The highly breathable and quick-drying nature of wool makes it ideal for all summer activities. Add anti-microbial and odor resistant properties of Duckworth Merino wool and you have the perfect layers for traveling or enjoying multi-day adventures. Our hometown of Bozeman, Montana is the perfect place to see people dressed in Duckworth layers. Whether you are out for a run in the Bridgers, climbing in the Gallatins, cycling thru the valley, or enjoying a stroll down Main Street, you will spot active people wearing our Duckworth products.
One of the many wonders of Merino wool is its ability to absorb moisture in the form of perspiration. The microscopic pores on the outer layer of the wool allow water vapor from the skin to pass through to the center of the fibers. While the core of these natural fibers traps perspiration, a dry layer of air is created next to the skin resulting in excellent body temperature regulation. Merino wool's amazing wicking effect leaves our skin feeling cool on warm days!
Long, wool coats keep Helle sheep warm throughout the winters in Montana. Come Spring, the sheep are ready to be rid of their thick wool coats. After the sheep are shorn, they grow about an inch of wool before the summer heat sets in. On the hottest summer days, this new wool coat wicks moisture away from the sheep's bodies while regulating and lowering their core temperature. Similar to a person wearing a wool layer, the Helle sheep keep cool instead of overheating during the summer. We invite you to check out a few of our favorite wool products here in our Duckworth Summer Gear Guide!