Layer principle: inside or middle (1st or 2nd layer)
53% merino wool, 47% polyester (biodegradable)
A highly functional natural fiber from Merino sheep. They are characterized by the following properties:
Moisture transport and breakdown in merino wool. Wool is the strongest water-absorbing natural fiber (30% - chemical fiber only about 5% of its own weight), depending on the chemical treatment to which the wool has been exposed, for example chlorination. The ability to absorb moisture is an important functional property of wool, but perhaps even more important is the ability to break down that moisture. This happens within the wool structure through hydrogen bonds that build up. If the inside of the wool is moister than the outside, it will be absorbed by the wool and carried outwards until there is a balance on both sides. This creates a comfortable fit - the wearer stays dry.
Thermal insulation and absorption heat with merino wool. Due to the special structure of the fiber, a lot of air is bound in the fiber and thus promotes thermal insulation because this air reduces heat exchange. If moisture is absorbed into the hydrogen bonds of the fiber, a chemical reaction occurs between the fiber and the water molecules. This reaction generates heat and continues until the fibers are saturated with water molecules.
Self-cleaning properties of Merino wool. The wool core consists of chemically resistant and less resistant cell types that are connected to each other in a liana shape. If moisture gets into the core, one fiber swells more than the other - friction occurs and thus a mechanical self-cleaning effect.
Antibacterial and odorless with Merino wool. The creatine in the wool has an antibacterial effect as it naturally breaks down bacteria on the skin and thereby prevents bad smells. Bacteria are encouraged by damp surfaces - the water-repellent properties make formation considerably more difficult and the material remains relatively dry on the outside.