Is our new merino “weightless”? No, but we definitely got your attention, and our new Weightless NuYarn Merino Wool T is so incredibly light and airy that you will probably question it’s non-weightlessness. The fabric itself weighs 110 grams/sqm, and the finished garment (Men’s M) clocks in around 4oz.
WHY YOU NEED THIS
It’s the best warm-weather wool shirt ever, and probably the most versatile and incredibly lightweight t-shirt you’ll ever own. Wear wool on more occasions, during more activities, and experience more of the benefits of ultralight merino wool. The structure of wool fibers naturally impedes the growth and proliferation of odor-causing bacteria, which means you can wash your shirt less and wear it more often. (When you do wash, follow our merino washing instructions).
LESS WEIGHT MORE GOOD STUFF
Merino wool is a naturally lofty and lightweight fiber. At a fiber level, it dries fast and feels airy against your skin. Our 110g NuYarn enhances these natural benefits by keeping the fiber lofty and the finished fabric is extremely light which lends to accelerated dry times, more efficient moisture-wicking, and airy comfort.
SO, IS THIS THE LIGHTEST MERINO SHIRT EVER?
Yeah…maybe? A quick search of competitor’s lightweight wools and you’ll find that most of the lightest weight wool you can find is in the 120-130g range. Anything less than 120g will usually have a higher content of synthetic yarn in the blend, which is a different experience altogether. Merino blend tshirts are typically blending synthetic yarns with merino yarns, not at the fiber level, and more importantly not with merino wool against your skin. So we’re feeling pretty confident, that as far as 100% merino-next-to-skin shirt goes, it’s probably the lightest.
HOW DID WE DO IT AND WHY DOES NO ONE ELSE OF WOOL THIS LIGHT?
NuYarn® is the answer. Traditional ring-spun merino yarn that is less than 120g in weight lacks the durability to be an everyday garment, and most of the time the fabric comes out as almost transparent in those weights. You can read about NuYarn® technology on other places on our site, but simply put, Nuyarn® creates loftier, stronger yarn. So our 110g NuYarn® has the appearance and durability of a much heavier yarn, while being a fraction of the weight.
TIME TO ROCK ON WITH YOUR WOOL ON!