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Why WeatherWool

"There is no bad weather, only bad clothes."- Old Norwegian Saying

WeatherWool has gone to great lengths to put all the ingredients together to maximize the wonders of wool and bring it to those who really can benefit from it - survivalists, hunters, birders, soldiers, fisherman... In short - anyone who goes outside in less than "ideal" settings. Clothing is your first shelter. Quality clothing can literally save your life, and we take that responsibility with great solemnity. And why go to that fantastic hideaway in the woods if all you can think about is how miserably cold you are while your there! 

  • Our wool fiber is longer, softer, crimpier and tougher 
  • Made with fine 21 micron Rambouillet Merino
  • Is comfortable in wide range of temperatures
  • Only prime processing techniques thoughout the sheering to fabric production
  • Loomed on an exclusive (and very expensive) Jacquard 3-D Loom
  • We pre-shrink the heck out of it
  • So soft, there is no need for inferior liners that hamper breathability
  • Made from "sheep to shirt" in the the USA
  • Wool is naturally odor, fire, wrinkle, static and stain resistant
  • Wool is quiet, highly insulating, non-reflective, water-repellent and breathable

Our FullWeight Fabric is about 19.4 ounces per square yard (661 grams per square meter. But the mill people call it 24 ounce wool because a running yard weighs 24 ounces. Some looms produce 56 inch and even 72 inch bolts, and such fabric is, by industry standard, designated as correspondingly heavier. But unless you quote weight by some standard size, you don't have any real basis for comparison. So, we normally say our fabric is “about 19 and a half ounces per square yard”, and we usually have to explain that our fabric is probably heavier than someone else's 22 or 26 ounce fabric. Our MidWeight Fabric is about 14 ounces per square yard (473 grams per square meter).

The weight of the fabric is not even as important as the quality of the fiber from which it was made and the way that fiber is cleaned, processed, spun, woven and finished. There is good wool, and then there is great wool!

All stages of production are geared to maximizing the performance of our garments, while respecting the people and places where the work is done. This is expensive, even at direct-to-consumer prices. Wish it wasn't so!  But our no-risk field test quarantee should help make the decision to give us a try easier.