Why I Love My Merino Thermals
Adventure is truly in the blood of Australian mountaineer Claire Mackay, who earlier this year conquered all 6,962 metres of Aconcagua in Argentina. The highest mountain outside of Asia, summiting Aconcagua requires courage, commitment and the ability to deal with the cold. Read on for Claire's review of our 100% Merino thermals, an essential item on any mountaineer's packing list.
100% Merino Thermals Range
I used to find myself layering base layers to keep myself warm until I started using the Mountain Designs 100% Merino thermals range. Nowadays, if I spend any amount of time in the mountains, I pretty much live in them, if not for warmth then purely for comfort. As someone who hikes and climbs a lot, I wanted a product that is comfortable, breathable, temperature-regulating and odour-resistant. These thermals are all of these things.
The Mountain Designs thermals are also fantastic as their composition is entirely 100%-certified Merino wool, making them superior to other thermals with a blended composition. As an athlete, the moisture wicking technology means I stay dry during physical activity, and the close fit ensures there is little bulk under my outer layers.
Very comfortable in my Mountain Designs 100% Merino wool thermals (left), which are my number one go-to choice for their lightweight, quick-drying, next-to-skin knit construction (right). (Image courtesy of Sofia Jin)
These thermals are quick drying, light as a feather and anti-bacterial, making them perfect for extended expeditions. They were the only layers I wore underneath my down suit while climbing close to 7,000m, and I was incredibly impressed with how warm I felt. They are a quality-guaranteed, long term investment for anyone who loves the outdoors.
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