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A fantastic range of Merino wool thermal underwear, from quality German Brand Mey. Take a look by CLICKING HERE.
Ladies Thermal Underwear
There is a bewildering array of thermal underwear for women on the market, and choosing the best thermals can be quite tricky. This is why I have opened this webshop. I have selected a range of luxury products ranging from really comfortable vests & knickers all the way up to more serious thermal tops and warm technical undergarments for skiers and outdoor sports.
What is the best thermal material for my underwear ?This is a really tricky question - but I have tried to outline the characteristics of the different mixes of fibre that are used in the undergarments on this website.
It is perhaps worth saying that wool tends to make the best thermal underwear - it is a great natural insulator. Not the scratchy / itchy wool we all remember as kids, but soft high quality wool. All wools have the ability to "wick" moisture away from the skin (keeping you dry), keep their insulating properties even when wet, most importantly have great thermal insulation.
Perhaps the most luxurious thermal material on the market is Angora wool. Angora underwear is a little more expensive, but is seven times warmer than sheep's wool, and is a soft comfortable fibre. Its hollow fibres make it ideal for thermal tops and bottoms.
I have also included some details of the thermal fibre mixes used in the garments I sell, as well as a description of the individual fibres used - afterall do you really know the differences between wool and cotton when it comes to thermal underwear (well maybe you do - but most people don't). You will find this information on this website under the item "Thermal Fibres" on the horizontal menu at the top of the page.
In Summary, in my opinion, the main materials you should consider are:Angora Wool. The finest, and lightest natural fibre there is. The hollow fibres provide fantastic thermal insulation, up to seven times warmer than sheep's wool.
Merino Wool. Really soft and one of the most popular thermal materials given the balance of cost and performance.
Sheep's Wool. A great natural insulator. A slightly tarnished reputation due to the "itchy" feel it can give, but stick to the finer grades and this is not a problem at all.
Or just Simply Cotton. Not the best thermal fabric, as it does not "wick" moisture away from the skin like wool, and when it gets wet it loses all of its thermal properties. 100% cotton is great for the summer, but best avoided if you want to keep warm in winter. It does, however, make a great blend with wool - making for very comfortable (and more affordable) clothing.