How it works
PERFECT FOR COLD AND HOT ENVIRONMENTS
You may think that Merino Wool is only a winter product but this is actually a common misconception. Merino actually works better than most as a performance garment in hot climates. The reason for this? It acts as a body temperature regulator.
When exercising in hot climates the body produces a huge amount of heat molecules. With normal synthetics, these molecules build up in the layer between the skin and garment causing you to overheat. With Merino however the super fine fibres of the wool trap the heat molecules and allow them to build up within the garment itself. Once the garment reaches its maximum capacity of heat molecules it starts to release them into the atmosphere which allows us to cool to a more comfortable temperature.
SAY GOODBYE TO EXCESS SWEAT
XTM Merino has amazing breathmoisture control properties. The sweat produced during exercise is quickly absorbed into the merino fabric. From there it is broken down and transferred to the outer layer of the garment where it is released into the atmosphere as vapour. Want to know the benefits to this rapid removal of moisture?
Being wet dramatically speeds up the bodies cooling process which can lead to frostbite and hypothermia. Merino moves the moisture away from the body better than most other fabrics and does it while still maintaining its heat. Keeping you dry, warm and comfortable on the inside.
The moisture against your body can create a very humid atmosphere causing you to overheat, by taking the moisture away from your body quickly it keeps you cool and dry. Being dry also helps to eliminate the build-up of bacteria and odour molecules keeping you fresher for longer. This process has also been known to help reduce your heart rate during exercise.
To test XTM merino’s superior moisture wicking properties simply feel your garment after a high intensity training session. The exterior of the fabric will be wet to the touch yet inside you will remain dry.
SAY GOODBYE TO STINK
During exercise the body heats up and emits sweat which is a mixture of water, fats and salts. The moisture from your sweat increases the humidity between your body and your clothes creating the perfect atmosphere for bacteria and odour molecules to thrive. These bacteria cling onto the smooth, non-coated surfaces of the synthetic fabrics and begin to grow causing your clothes to stink. So bad in some cases that even washing can do little to remove the odour.
XTM merino is made up of many interlocking fibres. Each fibre has a natural anti bacterial coating which attracts these bad bacteria and odour molecules and locks them deep down into the garment. Once trapped the merino naturally begins to break them down and eliminate them. The result is a fresh smelling garment that can be worn for a number of days. Unlike most synthetics any odour molecules that remain in the garment