I’m a huge advocate of the new wool fabrics. Unlike the scratch, smelly wool sweaters of old, these new blends, yarns and weaves are soft, comfortable, and breathable. Properly manufactured, wool clothing is strangely cool in the summer and warm in the winter. My go-to socks on hot summmer days are wool.
Icebreaker is a New Zealand company that offers a variety of wool clothing. The Icebreaker Merino Wool sweater vest is manufactured from 86% Merino wool, 10% nylon and 4% lycra. The RealFLEECE™ fabric wraps merino fibers around a nylon core. These are then brushed to a fleece texture for warmth and softness.
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