What is Core Spun Merino?

Your next outdoor adventure or travel junket deserves gear that will last the distance while feeling fresh and keeping you warm. Step up core spun technology, which we’ve used to create a powerhouse fabric – the super-tough core spun merino.


Transforming merino wool into core spun merino

Core spun technology is a simple idea. We wanted to get as much as we could out of merino wool, so transforming theses fine fibres into a garment with more durability was a no-brainer.

Core spun technology takes traditional merino wool and spins it around a super-thin nylon core to create a stronger, more durable fabric.

The end result is a high performing merino garment that can stand up to more washes and longer use.

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When cold winds pick up at altitude, core spun merino will keep you warm

Should you choose core spun merino? 

Do you travel regularly, like to stay active in the outdoors or simply enjoy wearing merino? If you do, core spun merino is definitely for you.

The versatility of merino wool makes it suitable for a wide range of weather conditions and activities.

Core spun merino for your travels

Merino is a travel staple. It’s both suitable for long-haul travelling on planes and trains, while also suits travel plans that include more strenuous physical activity. The main benefits of travelling with core spun merino include:

  • Natural odour resistance for long-haul flights 
  • Temperature regulation makes it comfortable across multiple climates, meaning you can pack less
  • Extra durability – so you can trust it to last the distance over your travels

If you’re about to embark on a longer adventure, chuck a few core spun tees in your backpack so you can layer up when you need to.

Core spun merino for your outdoor adventures

Merino was built for the outdoors so it’s no surprise that core spun belongs there. It offers:

  • Insulating properties – keeping you warm on those frosty mornings, cool when on-the-go mid-morning and then warm again as you make the summit
  • A strong nylon core – helps the merino fibres stand up to more rigorous and regular washing (following the care instructions), ideal for multi-day hikes 
  • Moisture wicking – keeping that damp, clammy feeling away

If you’re flogging your gear on the trail every weekend, you can’t go past a core spun garment.

Image of three people on a hike taking a break and chatting
Hiking requires that next-to-skin layer that's going to do the job day after day

Core spun merino for your everyday use

If merino sheep can comfortably wear their wool each day, then so can we! The durability of core spun merino's nylon core is its main advantage as an everyday piece of clothing, while its breathability helps that awkward transition between seasons. 

If you want everyday warmth and comfort, plus a fabric that can stand up to more wears, take a closer look at core spun merino.

Check out our latest core spun merino gear