Bien comme un mérinos sur les pistes

You probably already know: wearing a merino wool t-shirt is ideal for outdoor sports, and in particular skiing and hiking (if this surprises you, you will see detailed explanations below!). It is no coincidence that merino sheep can live just as well in the desert as in the mountains in winter.

The only drawback is that this material is more expensive than synthetic. This is why, at Béni, we have created t-shirts and polo shirts that are perfect for winter sports, but which are also elegant and easy to wear in all circumstances.

Not only will you make people jealous on the terrace of the slope restaurant, but I also guarantee that they will not sleep in your closet while waiting for the next ski season.

The February holidays are approaching, it's high time to equip yourself! Discover our merino jersey collection here , ideal for your next descents!

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The basis of layering

The secret to feeling good in the mountains is to stay as dry as possible regardless of variations in weather and effort.

You think you'll have peace of mind with your ultra-waterproof Gore-Tex jacket, designed to face the worst snowstorms. Mistake: The main source of humidity is you. Inevitably you will sweat and therefore wet your t-shirt which will then let in the cold.

To limit damage, wearing a t-shirt made from a technical material is key. Above all, don't wear cotton! For what? Because cotton does not allow water vapor to pass through well, it will make you sweat and then takes a long time to dry. It is already better to wear a synthetic first layer because it is a more breathable material and dries quickly.

But for several years, if you go to a good ski store, we will strongly advise you to opt for a merino wool t-shirt. Several reasons for this:

1. Merino wool T-shirt fabrics have the same advantages as synthetic in terms of breathability, quick drying, strength, elasticity and ease of maintenance

2. In addition to this, merino wool is thermoregulating and therefore adapts well to variations

3. Like a sponge, merino wool can absorb a lot of moisture before getting wet (35% of its weight vs. 10% for cotton)

4. Wool also continues to keep you warm even when it is wet

5. Unlike synthetic, it does not absorb odors because it is anti-bacterial. This will be appreciated at the end of the day and will also allow you to put your t-shirt back on the next day without any problem.

6. Finally, wool is much more ecological than synthetic, in its manufacture and its life cycle (washing, end of life)

January 27, 2020 — Stéphane Pinatton

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