Why You Should Exercise in Merino Wool

August 12, 2022 1 min read

Why You Should Exercise in Merino Wool

What do you wear when you exercise?

Research shows that Merino wool is a favourite choice for high-performance activewear. Why? Because no man-made fibre can match the qualities of merino wool fibre: Breathable, superior moisture management, quiet when moving, odour resistant, and temperature regulating. These are the qualities that make wool a perfect technical fabric for activewear clothing.

When we started Smitten nearly 15 years 😳 ago, we were motivated to utilise these amazing qualities for women's fashion and streetwear. But we also wanted to make the basics - functional activewear that makes life more enjoyable and comfortable when you're in the beautiful outdoors doing your favourite thing! Looking good whilst feeling like an athlete.

With new colours added to this range, here are some of our most popular active Smittens:

Jaye wearing long sleeve crew top in grey

Long Sleeve Crew Top

Available in 170g and 200g this top is a perfect top for walking, biking, running, yoga. Pictured with the 200g Leggings.

Holly wearing fleece leggings and vest in black

Fleece Leggings

Our leggings are the dream for outdoor activity, you'll be insulated but comfortable. Holly paired the leggings with the Fleece Vest. Available in 5 colours.

Jaye wearing blue zip neck

Zip Neck Top 170g

Light and comfortable this is our bestselling Zip-Neck- with thumb-holes, a high zip neck and built in UV protection like all our Smitten! Available in 7 colours.

Holly wearing white merino t-shirt with grey leggings

Merino T-shirt

The classic T shirt. A base layer in all-natural merino fabric is cool in summer, warm in winter and naturally odour resistant, which means less washing! Ivory T-shirt paired with the Light Grey Marl Leggings pictured.