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Patagonia Merino Air Baselayers

Patagonia Merino Air

We first wrote about Patagonia’s new Merino Air baselayers when announced at Outdoor Retailer last winter. Well, the time has finally come for these covetable pieces to hit the market. To create the innovative garments, Patagonia took merino wool and blended it with recycled Capilene polyester in a unique knit construction that delivers warmth, breathability, and high performance for those high-intensity outdoor activities in cold environments.

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Kari Traa-Scandinavia’s Best Kept Secret No More

Kari Traa base layers

One of the fastest growing women’s active brands in Europe is finally making its way over the pond. Norwegian brand Kari Traa will introduce their line of base layers and sport accessories to the US market in time for fall. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill base layers either– these are fun, colorful, well-fitting pieces that are meant to see the light of day.

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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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