Material Study — Merino

Meet Merino, a collection of his and hers styles in nature’s performance fabric. Ice skates optional.

“Skating is about stretching and flexibility. Merino keeps me warm on the ice, but is still breathable. I feel like I can move freely.”
— Lyra Katzman, competitive figure skater


The Merino Cheat List

  1. Temperature Regulating: Merino functions like a wearable thermostat, keeping you cool when it’s warm and toasty when temps drop.
  2. Sweat-Wicking: Merino breathes as much as you do, drawing sweat and moisture away from the skin and out into the world. So you stay dry and fresh smelling.
  3. Antimicrobial: We see your week old laundry pile, and we’re not judging. But in case you’re (long) overdue for a wash, Merino fights off bacteria and other funky stuff.
  4. Supersoft: Challenging yourself shouldn’t mean roughing it. Light and lux, Merino’s the kind of feel good fabric you want to rub up on.
  5. Sustainable: We source our wool from Global Merino, a farm-to-store fabric supplier committed to cruelty-free, eco-friendly, ethical manufacturing. #DoingGoodThings


A Merino Case Study

We believe our fabrics are only as strong as the doers who wear them. So when competitive figure skater Lyra Katzman reached out to rave that she’s been wearing her OV gear in the rink, we decided to put our newest performance styles to the test. Tara Lipinski style.

After being sidelined by an injury last season, Lyra’s been busting her butt to get back in the game. Translation: coffee, skate, more coffee, sleep, repeat. These days, she’s training for the National stage, but her longterm sights are on the 2018 Olympic Games.

Daily Training Schedule

8am: Rise and shine. but first, coffee and green smoothie.

9:45am: En route to the rink.

10:20 – 11:10am: Skating practice. (#doingthings on ice)

11:10am – 12:20pm: Practice jumps and spins. (#doingthings off ice)

12:20 – 1:20pm: More skating.

1:20 – 2:20pm: Rest, relax, refuel.

2:20 – 3:10pm: Interval and strength training off the ice.

3:20pm: Afternoon jog.

Wear. Workout. Wash. Repeat.

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