A cool morning and chilly evening are the first signs that fall has arrived! Are you already brewing bulletproof pumpkin spice lattes and filling up on bone broth? We definitely are. Today we are sharing our favorite ways to transition to fall with clothing that can easily be layered up to keep you at the perfect temperature throughout the day.
The reason that we are Icebreaker super fans is because merino wool is naturally temperature regulating, keeping you warm in cold weather and cool in warm weather. Merino sheep grow wool in a crimped fashion allowing for air pockets to easily insulate or breathe to keep your body modulated and prevent overheating and clamminess (hello best socks we’ve ever owned!).
No need to constantly take on and off clothing, Icebreaker’s got you covered. If you are thinking lightweight travel all of Icebreaker’s pieces can easily be layered for warmth and offer uv protection against harmful rays, naturally. It’s just a bonus that the antimicrobial wool is innately stink free and can be worn for days without washing (you’re welcome friends!).
There is so much to love about the fabric itself. But what about the sheep? We often have no idea where the material our clothing is made of comes from; and if it is a natural animal fiber, are the animals treated well? A typical merino station is about 40,000 acres and supports about 15,000 animals. The sheep live free range with appropriate shelter, comfort and freedom from distress. The growers who raise the animals are required not only to meet this standard for their sheep, but also any sheep dogs as well.
No wrinkles? No stink? No fuss? Happy well treated animals!….ok you get it, we’re in love.
Here are our top picks for Fall
Tech light ¾ Henley is a lightweight jersey merino with year round wearablilty.This incredibly soft first layer is a standalone: can be worn on it’s own or underneath mid and outer layers for ultimate warmth.
Crave long sleeve hood in metro heather: Combining luxuriously soft, heavyweight merino wool with a touch of LYCRA® for stretch and a relaxed fit, the Crave Long Sleeve Hood is a super-warm comfort piece you won’t want to leave home without. The eyelet stitching makes for a unique feel, and the cozy ribbed cuffs and hem lend some classic sweater style for nights by the fire or cocktails with friends. The double-ribbed hood opening features a deep button placket for easy layering, and the long, elliptical back hem offers additional coverage.
Villa legging: When you pack for your next adventure travel vacation, make sure you bring the Villa Leggings. Designed with the traveler in mind, they have a slightly lower, sculpted waistband that sits comfortably on the hip, and a relaxed bottom hem, giving them a casual style that fits as easily into a busy airport as it does on a mountain trail. Crafted from 260gm merino jersey, they keep you warm in cool conditions, but breathe well enough for comfort when it’s warm. The also pack very small and fight odor for days between washings, so you can spend your trip searching out the next activity, not searching for a washing machine.
Merino loft Chelsea zip hood: A stylish winter coat for ski town strolls and frigid commutes, the Women’s Chelsea Long Sleeve Zip Hood features a fully sustainable construction that will make you feel warm both inside and out. The Chelsea’s woven twill shell combines merino wool and organic cotton for a soft touch, with a fully recycled polyester lining. Inside is MerinoLOFT™ a merino-blend insulation that provides a warm and natural alternative to synthetics. The insulated hood stows away in milder weather, and the internal ribbed-knit collar wraps your neck in soft warmth with a stylish button closure. Two zippered hand pockets and an internal zippered stash pocket keep your hands and small essential items secure whether you’re on a winter dog walk or exploring chilly, faraway places
Scout Beanie: Whether you’re shipping out from the coast or weathering the storm in the city, the Scout Beanie is a modern merino spin on the classic wool watch cap. The Scout combines a fold-over design and variable ribbed silhouette with a no-pill merino blend for highly breathable winter warmth.
Women’s Lifestyle Lite Crew Sock If you’re looking for a sock that will keep your feet warm and dry, add a little cushioning, and make your shoes more comfortable day after day, reach for the women’s Lifestyle Lite Crew. With reinforced toe and heel, a little cushioning under the foot, and a light, breathable weave over the instep, it fits great and lasts longer than other socks. And because it is merino, it resists odor and bacteria, and keeps your feet dry and happy all day.
Hiking boots : The Vivobarefoot Tracker Ladies is crafted from beautiful rich leather to deliver a boot that looks as good as it functions; 4.5mm lugs on top of our patented 3mm puncture resistant sole provide immense grip over the toughest, muddiest terrains meaning you can bag peaks with ease.
When walking barefoot, we walk correctly. This means landing softly on the heel and using the power in your toes to push off. When we walk this way we tone muscles, increase sensory perception, improve posture and strengthen core. Join the barefoot revolution!
Oasis Long Sleeve Henley Combining a classic lightweight baselayer with timeless style, the Oasis Long Sleeve Henley is as suited to adventure travel as it is to urban exploration. Made from 200gm weight BodyFit fabric, the Oasis Long Sleeve Henley brings the warmth, breathability and natural odor resistance you expect from 100% merino wool. The classic button-front placket adds a stylish touch and aids in ventilation, while offset shoulder seams and flatlock stitching reduce chafing when you’re on the move or wearing a pack.
Lodge Long Sleeve Flannel Shirt After a long, cold winter’s day outside, peel off your technical layers, mix up a hot drink and button up the Lodge Long Sleeve Flannel Shirt. Made from 100% merino wool flannel in a hefty winter weight, the Lodge Long Sleeve Flannel Shirt is as warm as a woodstove. A classic checkered plaid print, button front and two chest pockets provide reliable style and function.
Seeker Pants: Selecting a pair of travel pants just got a lot easier with the men’s Seeker Pants. Bridging casual style and active performance, these pants are made from a woven blend of merino wool and organic cotton. Exceptionally durable but still very soft and breathable, the fabric also resists odor naturally, so you can wear them day after day no matter how active you are. Articulated knees help mobility, and a zipped side stash pocket keeps small valuables secure, whether you’re hiking a technical trail or navigating the urban jungle. Always comfortable, always looking great, the Seeker Pants fit every adventure.
MerinoLoft Scout Long Sleeve Zip Hood A fully insulated winter jacket for the coldest days of the year, the Scout Long Sleeve Zip Hood protects you from icy winds and bone-chilling temps with the all-natural benefits of merino wool. A soft blend of merino and organic cotton on the shell is matched with 100% recycled polyester panels and lining for highly sustainable comfort and protection. The quilted inside is stuffed with the innovative 180gm MerinoLOFT™ insulation, which forgoes traditional synthetic fills for a sustainable, water-resistant merino blend (featuring recycled wool content) that provides ample warmth even when wet. Snap hand pockets, a snap front placket, an internal ribbed collar and a removable insulated hood provide additional protection from the elements.
Destiny Scarf As warm and comforting as a cup of tea, the Destiny Scarf fends off the chill on cold, winter days. Made from an incredibly soft merino-wool blend, the Destiny combines classic scarf versatility with the undeniable comfort of merino.
Men’s Ultralight Crew Bisect Sock Made from a durable, breathable blend of merino and Nylon, this sock has a reinforced toe and heel, and seamless toe box that eliminates bunching inside your shoe. Wide stripes create a fun, modern look, and merino delivers all day, every day comfort.
The feeling of merino on your bod with a barefoot shoe on your feet cannot get any better. Come in and visit us to try on your favourite style!
The Vivobarefoot Ra :The Ra lets you work, rest and play in comfort and style as if you were barefoot. This classic barefoot Oxford lace-up lets your feet behave naturally whilst the smart leather upper does a perfect job of keeping up appearances.
. With 200,000 nerve endings, 33 major muscles, 28 bones, 19 ligaments; the human foot is a bio mechanical masterpiece.
In the last 40 years we have been led by a common misconception that cushioned, padded shoes are better. Despite all the developments in sports shoe technology, around 80% of runners are injured – injured carrying out a movement that should come naturally. No heel, no midsole, no arch support, no gimmicks! VIVOBAREFOOT helps encourages us to move as million years of evolution intended – barefoot.