How to pack for your next ski trip

Why you should bring merino wool clothing

Skiing and snowboarding puts high demands on our clothing and equipment, as it's not just the temperature in the mountains that can varies, but our activity level too.

Reasons to pack clothes in merino wool

It's a good idea to pack Merino wool clothing for your skiing trip. Read the reasons why merino wool is so great for skiing:

  • It keeps you warm and dry: The natural temperature-regulating properties of wool really comes in handy on skiing vacation, due to the constant shift between high activity and standstill. 
  • You won't smell: One of the less pleasant aspects of wearing the same clothes for an entire week on a ski holiday is the inevitable buildup of sweat odors. Merino wool contains lanolin, a natural antibacterial compound, which means you won't end up smelling like a locker room after a week of skiing.
  • It doesn't itch: A lot of your typical ski underwear tends to scratch when it is used as the inner layer directly against the skin. Unlike a lot of wool, our fine merino wool is super soft and very comfortable against the skin and does not itch or irritate.
  • It keeps its shape and form: Ski underwear tend to lose its shape after one or two days of wear, and then it will have loose knees and look scruffy. Merino wool will keep its form and look nice all week long. Which leads us to the last advantage
  • Nice enough to wear to dinner and afterski as well: Another advantage of wearing LOOW instead of typical skiing underwear is that it is nice enough to wear to dinner in the restaurant at night as well, and not to formal for the afterski when you throw off your jacket. This means you can pack less.
Tested in Svalbard

Anna and Anders have spent three months cross-country skiing around Svalbard wearing LOOW.

Tested in Japan

Mathilde has tested LOOW products in Japan's cold ski terrain during her time as a ski instructor.

Tested in Iraq

Jakob travels with his Sport X team to Iraq to run ski bootcamps for girls in refugee camps.


Now that we have established the many great reasons to wear merino wool when skiing, we have to look at how to wear it. The best way to make sure that you'll keep warm, be comfortable and still retain the right functionality is by using the layering technique.