For the majority of runners, gym-goers, hikers and exercise enthusiasts, the wash basket is always full to the brim with sweaty, workout gear. If you're lucky, you might get two wears out of a top and you can't wait to peel it off after. What if we told you there was a solution to keep up with your exercise habit...
The constant washing of sports gear actually deteriorates the garment's life, but it's also not good for the environment. Sweaty clothes typically need to be washed on a hotter setting to kill germs too... the more washing you do, and the hotter setting you have your washing machine on, equals more energy being used.
But what if we told you you could wear the same t-shirt for 7 days? Only wash it once a week (on a low heat)! And even then, it's nowhere near as limp or stale as your regular t-shirts? In fact, it's still pretty fresh...
Merino wool fabric is made from a renewable fibre that naturally resists odour, no matter how much you sweat. It also keeps you cool when you get hot or it warms you up when you're feeling cold. The fabric naturally lets your skin breathe. The Icebreaker t-shirts are made from Merino wool and so we at Wiggle put them to the test. 7 days. 1 t-shirt.
How it fits
The fabric of the t-shirt feels really soft to touch and is not what comes to mind when you hear the word 'wool'. Merino wool fibres are fine and the material feels thin, unlike coarse heavy typical woollen jumpers. This makes it lightweight and breathable. The t-shirts themselves are not tight-fitting, but are forgiving - making them ideal for sports!
The sniff test