Fabrics // Merino wool in sports

Fabrics // Merino wool in sports

Merino wool is used in some of our Ryzon products - what initially sounds like a material for warm winter clothing is also an exciting solution for sportswear and triathlon clothing.

But what exactly makes merino wool the right material for intensive training sessions?

  • Merino wool has a very low volume weight and is therefore perfectly suited for light, flexible clothing.
  • In addition, merino wool is a fine wool, which makes it particularly soft and skin-friendly.
  • The surface of the wool fiber initially repels water droplets. It absorbs moisture in the form of drops only very slowly. This property is called hydrophobic and it ensures that the clothing repels water even though it is made of wool.
  • Merino wool supports the body's own temperature regulation. The ability to regulate heat keeps the body warm in winter and pleasantly cool in summer.
  • By absorbing moisture, such as sweat, merino wool prevents cooling down during exercise.
  • Wool is hygroscopic. This means it can hold up to a third of its weight in vaporous moisture without feeling damp. As a result, clothing made from merino wool remains comfortable to wear even when wet.
  • Merino wool is a natural fiber, antibacterial and capable of chemically binding sweat. Not only do you sweat less in merino wool, it also smells less unpleasant, even after intensive training sessions.


In some of our products we add polyamide to the wool fibre. This reduces possible felting (tendency to pill) on the fiber surface, improves care properties and increases abrasion resistance. The properties of wool do not have to be foregone: as soon as the proportion of wool fibers in the material composition is over 50%, the properties of wool dominate.

To ensure that you can use your merino wool for a long time, follow the tips in our washing guide and find out how best to look after your new clothes.

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