Difference between Merino Wool vs. Wool blend vs. Cotton Thermals

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In winters, you invest in thermals to prepare a winter-protection-based wardrobe. The fabric technology of thermals matters when you are making such selections. There are three major kinds of thermal fabrics available- Merino Wool, Wool Blend, and Cotton Thermals.

To help you make the right decision, this post clarifies the difference between Merino, Wool Blend and Cotton Thermals.

Merino Wool

Merino is a special kind of wool obtained from sheep from Spain and New Zealand. The sheep breed is called merino, which has given the wool type its name. This wool type is admired for its ultra-fine fibers and soft feel. They also provide impressive temperature regulation, comfort, and sweat-wicking traits as well.

Using merino wool thermal clothing allows you to have a breathable feel and protection from extreme weather conditions. The thickness can vary between 15 and 23 microns. You should know that 1 micron equals 1/25,400th of 1 inch. This should help you understand how fine merino wool fabrics are, which is why they create a comfortable and soft feel.

Merino wool thermals are created in various weights. Depending on the weight, you get the protection efficiency in cold weather conditions. You can find ultra-lightweight and lightweight choices are pretty popular among wearers.

Wool blend

Wool blend is wool fibers blended with synthetic and/or natural fibers. A wool blend fabric doesn’t get damaged easily. Washing is easy and you have to pay a cheap price to obtain it. The fabric variety allows you to pick different styles. However, wearing a wool blend can make you feel uncomfortable. It is not usually soft on the skin. The comfort level is far lower than what you receive with merino wool.

Cotton

The thermals made of cotton fabric are rarely recommended. This is majorly due to the poor temperature regulation of this fabric type. Also, cotton absorbs moisture and doesn’t transform it. This increases the loss of heat and you feel chilled and wet all the time.

The price point of cotton thermals is usually lower than merino as well as wool blend. But still, they don’t get much preference in the world of thermals.

Comparing all three, merino wool, wool blend, and cotton will let you understand the importance of natural merino wool. Then, you can choose the best-suited brands to purchase thermals. There are merino wool thermals available in various sizes, colors, and styles for men, women, and kids.

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Extra Fine Merino Wool Thermals for men
Mens merino Wool FS thermal Set Cream
Pure Merino Wool & WoolMark Certified
SKU: EM523-EM527
Rs. 3,874.00
116 Loyalty Points
  • Size
  • Multiple Size Options Available
Pure wool Neck for Unisex
Woolmark Certified
SKU: EM711
Rs. 1,259.00
38 Loyalty Points
Merino Wool Mens Long John Cream
Pure Merino Wool & WoolMark Certified
SKU: EM527
Rs. 1,937.00
58 Loyalty Points
  • Size
  • 80cm
  • 85cm
  • 90cm
  • 95cm
  • 100cm
  • 105cm
  • 110cm
  • 115cm
Mens Merino Wool Vest FS Body warmer Cream
Pure Merino Wool & WoolMark Certified
SKU: EM523
Rs. 1,937.00
58 Loyalty Points
  • Size
  • 80cm
  • 85cm
  • 90cm
  • 95cm
  • 100cm
  • 105cm
  • 110cm
  • 115cm
Extra Fine Merino Wool Thermals for women
Merino wool Thermal Family Set Cream
Pure Merino Wool & WoolMark Certified
SKU: EM527-EM523-EM534-EM535-EM535-EM523
Rs. 8,620.00
259 Loyalty Points
  • Size
  • Multiple Size Options Available
Women Merino wool Drawer Thermal Dark Grey
Pure Merino Wool & WoolMark Certified
SKU: EM565
Rs. 2,037.00
61 Loyalty Points
  • Size
  • 80cm
  • 85cm
  • 90cm
  • 95cm
  • 100cm
  • 105cm
  • 110cm
Pure wool Neck for Unisex
Woolmark Certified
SKU: EM711
Rs. 1,259.00
38 Loyalty Points
Women Merino wool SL Slip Type Thermal Dark Grey
Pure Merino Wool & WoolMark Certified
SKU: EM562
Rs. 1,675.00
50 Loyalty Points
  • Size
  • 80cm
  • 85cm
  • 90cm
  • 95cm
  • 100cm
  • 105cm
  • 110cm
Pure wool with acrylic wool blend thermals for warmness men
Mens Woolblend Bottom Body warmers darkgrey
Woolblend Material & WoolMark Certified
SKU: EM457
Rs. 1,307.00
  • Size
  • 80cm
  • 85cm
  • 90cm
  • 95cm
  • 100cm
  • 105cm
  • 110cm
  • 115cm
Mens Woolblend Vest FS Body warmers dark grey
Woolblend Material & WoolMark Certified
SKU: EM453
Rs. 1,307.00
  • Size
  • 80cm
  • 85cm
  • 90cm
  • 95cm
  • 100cm
  • 105cm
  • 110cm
Mens Woolblend FS Body Warmers Set Cream
Woolblend Material & WoolMark Certified
SKU: EM423-EM427
Rs. 2,374.00
  • Size
  • Multiple Size Options Available
Mens Woolblend HS Body Warmers Set darkgrey
Woolblend Material & WoolMark Certified
SKU: EM452-EM457
Rs. 2,336.00
  • Size
  • Multiple Size Options Available
Pure wool with acrylic wool blend thermals for warmness women
Women Inner Drawer Woolblend Thermal dark grey
WoolMark Certified & Woolblend Material
SKU: EM465
Rs. 1,307.00
  • Size
  • 80cm
  • 85cm
  • 90cm
  • 95cm
  • 100cm
  • 105cm
  • 110cm
Women Inner Vest HS Combo Woolblend Thermal dark grey
WoolMark Certified & Woolblend Material
SKU: EM463-EM465
Rs. 2,336.00
  • Size
  • Multiple Size Options Available
Women Inner Slip Woolblend SL Thermal Cream
WoolMark Certified & Woolblend Material
SKU: EM432
Rs. 819.00
  • Size
  • 80cm
  • 85cm
  • 90cm
  • 95cm
  • 100cm
  • 105cm
  • 110cm
  • 115cm
Women Inner Slip SL Combo Woolblend Thermal dark grey
WoolMark Certified & Woolblend Material
SKU: EM462-EM465
Rs. 2,210.00
  • Size
  • Multiple Size Options Available
Quilted & Lycra thermal wear for men
Men Cotton Long John White
Quilted Thermals
SKU: EM302
Rs. 609.00
24 Loyalty Points
  • Size
  • 80cm
  • 85cm
  • 90cm
  • 95cm
  • 100cm
  • 105cm
  • 110cm
Men FS Cotton Body warmers Set White
Quilted Thermals
SKU: EM302-EM300
Rs. 1,207.00
48 Loyalty Points
  • Size
  • Multiple Size Options Available
Men SL Cotton Vest Body warmers Set White
Quilted Thermals
SKU: EM303-EM302
Rs. 1,181.00
47 Loyalty Points
  • Size
  • Multiple Size Options Available
Men Spandex HS Themal Body warmers Grey with Lycra
Lycra Polyester Mix Thermals
SKU: EM201
Rs. 662.00
26 Loyalty Points
  • Size
  • 80cm
  • 85cm
  • 90cm
  • 95cm
  • 100cm
  • 105cm
  • 110cm
  • 115cm
Quilted & Lycra thermal wear for women
Woman Cotton Camisole Body warmers White
Quilted Thermals
SKU: em307
Rs. 420.00
17 Loyalty Points
  • Size
  • 80cm
  • 85cm
  • 90cm
  • 95cm
  • 100cm
  • 105cm
  • 110cm
Women Cotton warmers Set Slip Type White
Quilted Thermals
SKU: em308-em306
Rs. 1,102.00
44 Loyalty Points
  • Size
  • Multiple Size Options Available
Woman Spandex Drawer Thermal Grey
Lycra Polyester Mix Thermals
SKU: EM208
Rs. 683.00
27 Loyalty Points
  • Size
  • 80cm
  • 85cm
  • 90cm
  • 95cm
  • 100cm
  • 105cm
  • 110cm
  • 115cm
Women Spandex FS Warmers Set Slip Type
Lycra blended thermals for Snug Fit
SKU: EM208-EM217
Rs. 1,339.00
54 Loyalty Points
  • Size
  • Multiple Size Options Available