Keep Cool During the Heatwave

This week the UK is set to surpass the highest temperature ever recorded.   Today temperatures are set to creep up to in excess of 38.5C.  Wow!

We all have different strategies for coping with this level of heat -taking refuge in the shade, paddling in the sea or eating copious amounts of ice cream to name just a few!  One of the simplest ways to ease the burden of the heat and remain comfortable is to dress sensibly -that’s where EDZ come in!

Many people make the mistake of thinking wool is only supposed to be worn when it is cold outside.  This is not true for Merino wool.  EDZ Merino garments need to be top of your kit list regardless of the time of year. Here are just a few reasons to wear Merino during the current heatwave:



EDZ Merino garments are all made from 100% Superfine Merino wool.  This ensures optimum performance when you need it most. As your body heats up, the moisture vapors will be absorbed by the Merino fibres, and released to the drier environment outside of the fabric.  In doing so it releases heat and keeps you dry and comfortable. This ensures that your body’s natural cooling systems perform at peak levels.

Even when the weather isn’t quite so warm, the same principles apply when engaging in activities.  When your body temperature is raised, the cooling effects of Merino wool will ensure that you remain comfortably cool even when you are exerting yourself!

All of our Merino affords these great cooling properties but our Merino T-shirts and Vest are particularly suited to summer so you can enjoy the sunshine!

UV Protection

Merino wool provides excellent natural protection from the suns harmful rays.  Merino absorbs UV across the entire UV Spectrum.  Research shows that it is far better than untreated cotton, linen, nylon, acrylic, silk and polyester.  However don’t forget to wear your sun cream too!


Odour Control & Moisture Management

Being hot inevitably leads to sweating.  Merino wool will banish that awful sticky clammy feeling.  It will wick away sweat from your body and help you remain comfortable.  It also has the added bonus of being naturally anti-bacterial, meaning it won’t smell.  Perfect for everything from running through to every day commuting!

Travel light & Easy Care

Whether you are enjoying a ‘Staycation’ or heading abroad Merino is a great choice.  Packing space comes at a premium, especially when flying with budget airlines!  Merino can be worn for days (we have had product testers and customers report wearing garments for over two weeks) without the need to be washed.  Just a few garments would easily see you through your trip.

If you did find yourself needing to refresh your Merino garments, simply pop them in a 30degree machine wash and you are all set.  Take a look at our full garment care instructions here to ensure you get the most out of your Merino.

The list goes on…

There are many more great benefits to Merino wool -indeed too many to list here today.  Its versatility lends itself to all climates and activities.

Try it for yourself

Pop over to our shop and browse our range.  With free standard UK delivery and a great selection of sale items available too!