Merino Wool – Top Picks

Keeping you dry and warm this winter season

Merino Wool Top Picks - cyclists on road in cold weather clothing

Merino wool is an incredibly versatile and effective material when used for high-performance athletic clothing. While it excels in cool weather, merino still works well on warmer days due to its unmatched wicking properties. In the winter, a merino base layer or merino accessory is the perfect cold-ride companion.

Merino Base Layers

Pearl Izumi Merino Base Layer short sleeve

Pearl Izumi Merino Base Layer

A short sleeve base layer helps keep your core protected from the worst of the elements. This garment from Pearl Izumi is excellent in cool temperatures from 30 to 50 degrees and works great when paired with a long sleeve winter jersey

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Mons Royale Cascade Merino Flex long sleeve

Mons Royale Cascade Merino Flex

Made from ethically farmed ZQRX merino, this long sleeve base layer combines the warmth of merino with 4-way stretch synthetic materials for warmth and comfort.

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For the full scoop on wintertime warmth, check out our article on Cold Riding Layering Basics.

Merino Socks

Specialized Merino Midweight Socks

Specialized Merino Midweight Socks

A perfectly styled road sock, these are great for keeping your toes cozy on cool winter rides. Plus, 7” socks really are the perfect length.

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Castelli Distanza 20 Socks

Castelli Distanza 20 Socks

Designed for winter road riding, these socks are a little warmer and still utilize all the great properties of merino wool. For low-light visibility, the Electric Lime colorway is an excellent option.

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Want to learn more about why merino socks are so great for cool riding? Check out our article on Merino Wool: The Best Winter Socks.

Merino headgear

Endura BaaBaa Merino Tech Multitube

Endura BaaBaa Merino Tech Multitube

A neck gaiter is essential for cool weather comfort. You can use it as a neck covering, a headband, or even a makeshift cap.

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Castelli Bandito Headband

Castelli Bandito Headband

Having cold ears is painful! A dedicated cycling headband that’s designed to be worn under your helmet is the perfect solution.

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