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The Evolution Of Wool

Duckworth Wool

Your basic merino wool gear is evolving. Whether mixed with other fabrics in baselayers, or used as insulation in a variety of outerwear, next generation merino is here. Below are some of the more interesting uses of merino wool that we saw at both Outdoor Retailer and ISPO this winter.

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The Return Of The Onesie

Airblaster Ninja Suit

Once an iconic symbol of the neon-obsessed 80s, the onesie is making a bit of a comeback. From baselayers to full outerwear ensembles, outdoor brands are gradually bringing the style back. And for good reason.

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Icebreaker MerinoLOFT Wool Insulation

Icebreaker MerinoLoft

A couple of years back, both Smartwool and Ibex introduced wool insulation—so you knew it was only a matter of time until Icebreaker followed suit. Found in a variety of technical and lifestyle pieces, Icebreaker’s new MerinoLOFT insulation is created from premium, ethically-sourced wool fibers.

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Haglöfs Ultralight Backpacking Kit

Haglofs Trekking Less Is More

Similar to what Kelty did with the TraiLogic collection, Swedish company Haglöfs put together a base backpacking kit that includes all the basics you need to hit the trail. Designed more for hut-to-hut type hiking adventures (there is no tent-just a sleeping bag), the kit can easily be upgraded to suit a full backpacking trip.

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