About Smart Wool
In 2005, Smart Wool was acquired by Timberland Company and in so doing placed
restrictions on the practice of mulesing, a procedure of removing the wool producing
skin from around the buttocks of the sheep. This has been a controversial practice.
Mulesing was done to reduce the risk of myiasis, a parasitic infestation, in
sheep. Nevertheless, some saw this as a cruel and painful procedure. Smart Wool’s
mission promises to provide positive changes in the world through accountability
and demonstrating compassion and respect to humankind.
The range of SmartWool Clothing is comprehensive ranging from socks to everyday
wear. The popularity of Smart Wool base layers is due to their incredible warmth.
The Smart Wool Microweight Bottoms for men are extremely lightweight and feature
a smooth embossed logo elastic waistband providing the ultimate in comfort.
Additionally, the flatlock seam construction eliminates chafing in this undergarment,
and it can be washed repeatedly without risk of shrinking. On the other hand,
Smart Wool provides a line of heavier undergarments. The Smart Wool Midweight
Bottoms for women are perfect for those alpine environments when the temperature
drops to well below zero. These bottoms are made from 100 percent merino wool
interlock knit with a UPF of 50+. This heavier bottom provides the right amount
of insulation to keep you cozy during the worst winter day.
Smart Wool offers the light fabrics as well as the heavier lines of merino wool
knits. The Smart Wool Microweight Crew is perfect as a base layer in cold conditions
or great by itself when the sun comes out and heats the day. It is soft to the
touch and versatile for any outdoor activity like trail running, hiking and climbing. A heavier version can be found
in the Smart Wool Midweight Crew. When extra warmth and insulation is needed
this 100 percent merino wool interlock knit does the job. The crew neck and
form offer an attractive fit. The shoulder panels eliminate shoulder seams and
flatlock seam construction eliminates chafing.
The Smart Wool designs guarantee the appropriate garment for the various conditions
you will encounter. The Smart Wool Midweight Zip for women provides the warmth
of 100 percent merino wool interlock knit with the UPF 50+ similar to other
Midweight garments, but the eight inch center front zip with a semi locking
slider provides that extra versatility for adjusting body temperature as the
day changes. The back body seams wrap to the front for an attractive fit. Smart
Wool knows how to keep you warm and comfortable as you endure the outdoors activities
that bring a smile to your face.