The layering principle is the solution for anyone who enjoys, or whose job requires, being outdoors in all kinds of weather. The principle is based on an unlined outer garment over one or more layers of clothing. A layer of air is thus formed between the garments, allowing moisture to be wicked away from the skin surface.
Start with the layer closest to the body. Choose thermalwear in Woolpower® 200 g/m2 (0.7 oz/sq. ft). In severe cold, you can add an additional garment in 400 g/m2 (1.3 oz/sq. ft). The outer garment should protect you from moisture and wind, and should be breathable to prevent condensation from forming on the inside. The Woolpower® 600 g/m2 (2 oz/sq.ft) jacket can be worn against the body or as a supplementary garment over Woolpower® 200 g/m2 and/or Woolpower® 400 g/m2.
** Thermalwear in 200 g/m2 is suitable for temperatures from +50 °F down to -4 °F, depending on the level of activity. In lower temperatures add an additional garment, such as a jacket and pants in 400 g/m2.
Since warm air rises, proper ventilation is important. The clothes should be designed so that they can be opened slightly at the chest, neck and cuffs when necessary. On the other hand, if you want to retain warmth it should be possible to close these openings and put on a hat. Good ventilation has been a guiding principle in designing the entire Woolpower® line.
Enjoy the comfort
We wear clothes primarily as a protective shield between our bodies and the surrounding environment. This shield helps to regulate our body temperature both under normal weather conditions and in strong winds, high humidity and extreme heat or cold.
Tests in numerous areas prove that Woolpower® feels both warmer and less damp than any comparable thermalwear. If you dress right, with Woolpower® next to your body and quality outerwear on top, you have an unbeatable combination that will keep you warm and dry in all kinds of weather. Enjoy the comfort!
Choosing the Right Socks
Woolpower ® LITE: Woolpower is introducing a brand new material, Woolpower LITE, to fill the need for a thinner base layer.
Function is still the main focus. There are no more seams than are absolutely necessary. The material is very soft, smooth and stretchy, and it does not smell.
The new material still provides insulation, but more importantly its merino wool adapts to temperature and activity level.
Woolpower LITE is constructed with a rib knit and is made with 80% merino wool (superfine, 19.5 micron). The merino wool is combined with 20% of synthetic, polyamide fiber, to create a stronger and more durable garment.
Still made in Sweden of course.
Lite Sock: Woolpower LITE is constructed with a rib knit and is made with 80% merino wool (superfine, 19.5 micron). The merino wool is combined with 20% of synthetic, polyamide fiber, to create a stronger and more durable garment.
Active Sock: 200 g/m2 (0.7 oz/sq.ft) - A thinner recreational sock made of our finest gauge knit. Suitable for both summer and winter in lightweight shoes.Activities:Travel, Walking, Sailing
Sport Sock: 400 g/m2 (1.3 oz/sq.ft) - Sport sock for year-round use. Suitable in both jogging shoes or lightweight hiking or work shoes. Activities: Skiing, Hiking, Hunting
Wildlife Sock: 600 g/m2 (2 oz/sq.ft) - A thick durable sock for cold weather. Suitable in heavyweight shoes and boots. Activities: Hiking, Climbing
Arctic Sock: 800 g/m2 (2.6 oz/sq.ft) - For the harshest weather conditions. Most suitable as an outer sock in combination with Sport or Leisure. The Arctic sock requires extra roomy footwear. Activities: Extreme Expedition
Woolpower®'s fire protection series has been developed to meet the criteria established by the European work environment committees with regard to protective clothing for industrial workers. Woolpower® meets the standard of EN 531 A B2 C1. Code A indicates the garment's resistance to open flame, code B its protection from convective heat and code C its protection from radiated heat.