From nature comes the world’s most technically advanced performance fibre. No other fibre can match all of wool’s benefits: breathable, odour resistant, soft next to skin, and keeps you warm in the cold and cool in the heat. With wool, Mother Nature got it right.
Ultimate Hiking Clothing
Towering above Wales, Snowdon is perhaps the United Kingdom’s most awe-inspiring mountain. On a clear day, the views stretch to Ireland and the Isle of Man; on a gloomy day the summit hangs amongst the clouds. We put fashion and fitness enthusiasts to the ultimate test, sending them up Mount Snowdon – kitted out in the best wool apparel available.
P.E Nation runs with wool
Designed to protect you from the great outdoors, Merino wool activewear offers year-round protection, no matter the level of exercise intensity. The unique benefits of Merino wool sportswear allow it to act like a second skin, helping athletes perform at their peak, from sea-level to mountain top. In contrast to synthetics, Merino wool can absorb moisture vapour which means less sweat on your body. Merino wool even absorbs and locks away the odour molecules from sweat, which are only released upon washing. Merino wool is also an active fibre that reacts to changes in body temperature. Its unique crimp structure helps you stay warm when the weather is cold, and cool when the weather is hot. And as a natural fibre, evolved over thousands of years to protect sheep against the elements, Merino wool absorbs UV radiation, making it a good choice for a wide range of outdoor activities.
CLIMBING MOUNT SNOWDON
Henry Holland wears an ultra-light 100% Merino wool T-shirt from Black Diamond (available early-2019) and an ashmei long-sleeve base-layer.
Roger Frampton wears the Aclima Double Wool Jacket.
The group puts wool through its paces as it cycles down Llanberis Pass.