I get asked this question often as hunters search for a solid base layer that has all the performance qualities they are looking for. If you’ve never tried merino wool before it may just be the perfect blend of performance and features you are looking for in a next-to-skin layer.
Merino is an antimicrobial powerhouse. Merino garments can be worn for days at a time without producing odors caused by bacteria.I spent 18 days backpacking in Alaska for dall sheep and moose and by the end of our wilderness excursion the only garment without an a odor was my merino wool base layers.
The Best Merino Wool Base Layer System
The SKRE Gear® merino wool hunting series is durable, lightweight, and has unique concealment for any terrain.
Merino provides exceptional insulation by soaking up moisture to keep you dry. Merino can absorb up to 30 percent of its weight in moisture and still maintain its ability to insulate, keeping you warm, dry, and comfortable.
Merino is the finest wool fiber in the world which results in base layer garments that are soft, supple, and comfortable.
Merino has great memory and will return to its original shape even after being stretched while traversing rugged mountainous terrain.
The Kaibab Merino base layers by SKRE are the perfect choice when building an extreme layering system. The Kaibab series is a top staff pick and comes highly recommend by our top athletes.”