6 reasons why merino wool is great in summer

We tend to associate merino wool with cold and winter, but its many properties are also great during the summer season.

Here are 7 reasons to wear merino wool in the summer:

1. Breathability

Merino wool is highly breathable, meaning it allows air to circulate around the body, helping to regulate body temperature and prevent overheating. This makes it a great option for hot summer days.

2. Moisture absorption

Merino wool can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture, meaning it is very absorbent. This can help keep your baby's skin dry, even if they sweat a lot.

3. Temperature regulation

Merino wool is also very effective in regulating body temperature. It is able to keep your baby warm when it is cold and keep him cool when it is hot.

4. Protection against UV rays

Merino wool provides natural protection against UV rays, especially UVB rays which are the most harmful to the skin. Merino wool fibers can absorb up to 95% of UV rays, making them a useful option for outdoor clothing and sunny activities.

5. Antibacterial properties

Merino wool is naturally antibacterial thanks to the lanolin present in its fibers. This property prevents the growth of bacteria and unpleasant odors, which can be helpful in keeping baby's clothes fresh and clean.

Additionally, merino wool is very soft and does not scratch the skin, making it comfortable to wear, even for babies with sensitive skin.

6. Keeps mosquitoes away?

At first, I thought it was a coincidence. Every time we went to the forest, we came back covered in bites except for our little baby who wore merino wool from head to toe. I then received a testimonial from a client who experienced the same thing. Her children had been spared by the mosquitoes while their parents had been devoured! I decided to share his testimony and received several others. Does merino wool keep mosquitoes away? I have no scientific data to prove this and I haven't found any literature to support this. But... there are several of us parents who noticed that it was really effective!


Personally, I tested the first prototypes of thermal sets and wetsuits with my little friend while hiking during a heatwave! Not only did he not get hot, he didn't get bitten, he didn't sweat and, what's more, he was protected from the sun!

Our merino wool socks are 4 seasons and are also a great option even in summer! I highly recommend it!

And finally, our merino wool sleeping bag is a perfect choice for both sleeping at home and camping under the stars!

In short, I hope you have a great summer with your little adventurers!

Marie-Renée, founder of Timininous