Most of us who are old enough to have spent years in the outdoors before the advent of Merino wool underlayers associate ‘wool’ with that stinky, itchy, hand-knit sweater that weighed 20 lbs when wet and smelled like your 10 year old Golden Retriever. With the advent of Merino wool garments, all of that has changed. Merino wool fibers are some of the finest found in nature and produce material so soft, durable and naturally odor resistant that they surpass synthetics in nearly every way. Despite the advances of science and the creation of soft fleece and plush cynchilla, nothing beats the feel of Merino wool. Unlike synthetics which stink when they’re dirty with sweat, wool doesn’t stink even after you’ve sweated in it for days. Not only does this mean it needs to be washed far less than your other garments, it means not getting as easily “winded” by game when it matters most. You’ll be happy to know washing your wool is easy (when it needs it) and it can be dried in the dryer as well. Wearing our Merino wool base layers will feel like you’re wearing your softest cotton T-shirt.