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Yes, You Can Wear Merino Wool Down There

By Don Jurries

Icebreaker Anatomica Boxers

Part of the "Beast” Premium Underwear range, a pair of Icebreaker Merino Wool Anatomica Boxers, given to me at a trade show last year, has sat in my cupboard for over 6 months, unused… until now. I love Merino wool. I keep coming back to wool layers for winter activities. But, I’m sure like many, I have a hard time getting past the thought that Merino wool equals exceptional warmth, not something you particularly want in your nether regions, and is therefore best used in colder weather. 

Icebreaker Running And Cycling Apparel

Icebreaker Run and Cycling apparel

Even though you already wear
Icebreaker
merino wool clothing for a variety of activities, the company decided to design two new sport specific lines, one for cycling and one for running. Making use of the 10 distinct merino fabrics in the Icebreaker arsenal, the cycling and running apparel will deliver the same performance benefits and odor resistance that you expect from Icebreaker. 

Pearl Izumi Merino Wool Cycling Jersey

Pearl Izumi Merino Wool Cycling Jersey 

Merino wool is no longer just for sweaters and base layers. Many outdoor companies are waking up to the high performance benefits of using merino wool in all types activewear from Icebreaker's latest running collection to X-Bionic's new Apani line. Now Pearl Izumi has teamed up with Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) to integrate merino wool into their 60th anniversary (2011) cycling jersey range.  

X-Bionic Launches Apani Technical Merino Base Layer

X-Bionic Apani technical merino base layers

Swiss company X-Bionic, know for their technical clothing, is launching a whole new brand called Apani. Using 100% all natural materials and mixing a bit of fashion with their technical function, X-Bionic hopes Apani will attract the more eco-conscious consumer. Their new merino base layer line is a unique fusion of the company's famous technology and design with 100% natural fabric. 

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