How to pack lightly for hiking

Why you should bring clothes made of merino wool

Planning your next hike? Packing the right clothing is important, and merino wool is an excellent choice. Known for its comfort, breathability, and moisture-wicking properties, merino wool keeps you warm in the cold and cool in the heat. Discover why many hikers prefer merino wool and improve your hiking experience with this reliable natural fabric.

"The fit is good, it's comfortable to wear, both when it's cold and warm, and even when it's soaked. It dries quickly and smells less. At the same time, it weighs and takes up little space. It's ideal for our outdoor life, but is also often used in everyday life"
  -  Charlotte & Ole

Reasons to pack clothes in merino wool

It's a good idea to pack clothes made of merino wool when hiking for several reasons:

  • Adapt to Changing Temperatures: Hiking often involves varying temperatures throughout the day and at different altitudes. Merino wool helps keep you warm when it's cold and cool when it's hot.

  • Stay dry: Long hikes inevitably lead to sweating. Merino wool excels at absorbing and releasing moisture, keeping you dry and comfortable. It's also quick-drying, making it easy to wash and dry clothes on the go.
  • Pack light: When carrying your gear, it's essential to have lightweight and space-saving clothing. Merino wool is lightweight, freeing up space for other necessary items.
  • Odorless for days and weeks: Merino wool has natural antibacterial properties that reduce odor, allowing you to wear the same clothes for longer periods without worrying about bad smells.
  • Comfort for the Long Haul: Wearing the same clothes for extended periods requires comfort. Merino wool is soft against the skin and reduces the risk of irritation and itching, unlike synthetic materials or traditional wool.

Tested on various hikes

Solo adventure towards Mont Blanc

"I chose Mont Blanc because it's in Europe and the trip lasts one week. I also considered altitude sickness and the distance from home since I was traveling alone for the first time"

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Hiking vacation from Skagen to Agger

"When we look back on the trip, we have to say that Northwest Jutland is fantastic. Even though the weather had to challenge us, it was an incredibly beautiful and eventful trip"

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Camino brothers - the road to Santiago

"The Camino will forever be a memory of ultimate freedom, simple living, and peace in both body and soul. Time stands still on the Camino"

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Are you going to hike the Camino?

Hiking the Camino is an unforgettable experience, embarking on a journey filled with adventure, reflection, and personal growth. That's why your luggage and clothing should be the last thing on your mind. In collaboration with @camino_brothers_dk, here you will find tips and inspiration for your journey towards the Camino.