Point6 is named for 98.6 degrees F, the body's optimal temperature and stands for the temperature stabilizing properties inherent to Point6 merino wool. Merino wool naturally regulates body temperature to keep you cool when it is warm and warm when it is cold, and creates a cozy environment of efficient insulation even when wet. The perfect companion for extreme climates, merino wool has evolved over thousands years as nature's performance fiber. The natural crimp of merino wool fibers traps body heat and provides excellent thermal insulation. Point6 merino products are engineered for activities that often involve wide and varied ranges in temperature and elevation, including backpacking and hiking, snowsports, cycling, running, fitness and mountaineering.
The hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties of Point6 merino work together to maintain a complex moisture-management system. The hydrophilic core of the merino fiber can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture, while the hyrdrophobic properties naturally wicks moisture away from the skin and transports it as vapor, before it has time to bead up on the surface. Unlike cotton or synthetics, merino fiber removes perspiration between the skin and garment, and maintains its thermal properties even when wet.
Our merino wool socks will not leave you embarrassed to take your shoes off after a long day. Point6 merino is anti-microbial and proven to be more odor-resistant than cotton or synthetic fabrics. Point6 merino helps manage excess perspiration by quickly transporting it away from your skin, allowing it to evaporate before it can grow odorous.
Not all merino is created equal. Just because it says merino, does not mean it is superior Point6 quality merino. Wool is mother nature's miracle fiber and no laboratory has been able to create a synthetic fiber that can match up to its inherent natural properties. There is a huge range of quality of merino wool, with specific fiber specs including micron (fiber diameter), length of fiber, percentage of fibers outside the desired micron count (coefficient of variance), whiteness, and strength. The Point6 team has spent over 20 years producing merino wool products and we have the expertise to select only the best fibers with very tight specifications. The result is high performance merino wool whose quality, durability and comfort is unmatched.