Superior Merino Wool Apparel Designed and Tested in Norway — Milled, Knit, and Distributed by Devold From Europe
Devold has developed superior long-strand Merino wool apparel with unrivaled comfort, quality, and protection for 165 years. They are international pioneers in the development of innovative Merino wool products designed for outdoor enthusiasts, adventurers, and professionals who work and play in demanding outdoor conditions.
QUALITY IS TRACEABLE 100% Merino Wool From Selected Farmers – From Sheep to Shop Accountability
100% NATURAL. BIODEGRADABLE. SUSTAINABLE.
An Outstanding Norwegian story Since 1853
Produces 100% Merino clothing for every level of outdoor activity with proprietary Award-Winning fabrics and design
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Proper layering of clothing is one of the most fundamental concepts for outdoor activities. Each layer must insulate, be moisture-wicking, and help protect against weather and wind.
ABSORPTION – Merino wool fights cold weather, and keeps you warm even if you get wet or humid. This is because merino wool is very hydrophilic. It absorbs greater amounts of moisture than synthetic fibers, and will therefore keep you warmer longer. Although it is always smart to bring extra change on challenging trips. Merino can carry up to 35% of moisture before the fabric feels humid. In other words, a fabric with 100 % merino wool can absorb moisture equivalent to 35 % of its own weight – without making you feel uncomfortable. Using wool directly on the skin reduces chills. This you will notice if you´re active and get sweaty, before taking a break.
INSULATION – Clothes made from merino wool are good insulators, because of the wrinkled merino fibers. This structure causes millions of small air pockets to hold on to the body heat, creating a buffer against the cold.
REGULATION OF TEMPERATURE – Merino wool naturally control temperature. It regulates by absorbing and releasing moisture. If it gets hot, the wool will make sure to cool itself down by evaporation. Our human bodies do something similar, we will sweat to cool down. This is how wool regulates body temperature and makes sure your don’t get too cold or too hot.
ODOR CONTROL – Merino wool has a constant and natural resistance to the growth of microorganisms, meaning odor. The wool can be used for several days without starting to smell anything as long as the fabric is dried and hung out for air after use. This is due to a combination of its excellent ability to quickly absorb sweat and allow it to evaporate, and the fact that the fibers consists of a negatively charged, ruggedly surface. Bacteria leading to bad odor thrive on a positively charged, smooth surface, as synthetic fibers often have. Actually, most synthetic fibers can increase the degree of bad odor because they create a habitat for bacteria.
HEALTHY MICROCLIMATE – The merino wool’s ability to regulate temperature and humidity, as well as its antibacterial finesse, will help create a healthy microclimate for your skin – which in turn can soothe eczema and other skin problems. An Australian study showed how children with eczema became significantly better by using superfine merino wool, meaning lower than 17.5 microns, over a longer period of time.
WOOLMARK – Devold is licensed by Woolmark and is permitted to use the symbols on our products. The symbols guarantees that the products meet the quality requirements established and controlled by The Woolmark Company. More about Woolmark
EASY-CARE – Merino wool is easy to care for. Most of the wool from Devold can be washed in the machine. The “Easy-Care” process prevents shrinkage and other unwanted surprises. Follow the washing instructions to see if the garment is fit for the dryer or not.
UV PROTECTION – Wool also absorbs UV radiation, providing a natural protection against the sun. The strength may vary from UPF 20 to 50+ depending on the density and color of the fabric.
The inner layer ought to be thin and tight-fitting. It must quickly wick sweat away from the skin and out to the middle layer, so that the wearer stays dry, warm and comfortable. Wool is the best option for most people, as it has naturally good moisture-wicking properties, and retains the heat even if it gets wet.
We recommend using several layers, according to weather conditions. Several thin layers can work better than one thick layer. Devold Breeze is superb for insulation, and is ideal as the innermost layer on trips where the wind conditions may vary. For the outer layer, Devold Hiking is a good choice. It has a light quality which warms the wearer well, while also regulating body temperature. Devold Expedition, with a double layer of Merino Wool, is the optimal choice for those cold trips. Don’t forget to pack a change of layers in your bag.
This layer has two functions: To keep you warm and to move moisture and excess heat away from the body. The middle layer ought to be more loose-fitting and bulky than the underwear, as it is very important that this layer forms a gap between the underwear and outerwear. A loose-fitting middle layer also provides better moisture-wicking (and warmth) through air circulation. We recommend a Devold Thermo Jacket or a Devold Tinden Spacer Jacket or Vest on trips with a higher level of activity.
The outerwear layer is often referred to as shell clothing. This layer must keep weather and wind out, while wicking away moisture. Choose breathable materials, that are water-repellent, and have sufficient ventilation possibilities. Good outerwear has a membrane that lets moisture out but not in. Devold® Trollkyrkja is both wind and water resistant. In addition to venting options, the wool material itself will transport moist away from the body and still insulate even when wet. Taped seams ensure the wind and water resistant qualities of the jacket. Trollkyrkja has an active fit with articulated elbow construction, high collar with hood and adjustment options to withstand rough weather. A spacious chest pocket keeps your essentials accessible. This is an outer jacket with all necessary technical details, perfect for year-round use. Contact us for a special order
The body will always sacrifice the feet and hands in order to maintain the temperature in the head and brain. Therefore, the head is the most important part of the body to keep warm. A beanie can also be used to regulate body temperature when one is out hiking. All beanies from Devold® are either knitted or crocheted in wool, and therefore possess all the properties that wool has. They remove moisture from the head, and move it towards the outside of the beanie, where the moisture evaporates. Even if the beanie gets wet, it will remain warm and comfortable, will breathe, and retain the heat well. Find your own favorite here.
The hiking sock should have wool as its main fibre, as wool retains heat even if one gets wet. Devold has a number of woollen socks for different applications. Most of them are adapted to right and left foot, have a y-heel, and a Pique knitted instep shape, which means that the sock sits well on the foot and does not chafe. Socks from Devold. Alpaca/Merino blend Socks from Dahlgren.
NOT JUST FOR COLD WEATHER
Everyone knows that wool is an indispensable material for your winter wardrobe but did you know that it’s just as indespensible for summer? The wonderful feeling of Devold’s summer wool is the product of millions of years of evolution. Through time, the long-strand merino wool fibre has developed into nature’s own little miracle, keeping you warm when it’s cold and cool in the heat. The fabric’s natural UV barrier protects your skin on sunny summer days. And when it’s hot, the fibers will wick perspiration away – keeping you fresh and cool. Merino wool can absorb up to 35% of its weight in moisture without feeling moist, and it dries quicker than other fabrics. Ultrafine long strand Merino wool is extremely gentle and soft against the skin, and research shows that Devold’s Breeze collection, with hypoallergic fibre, relives the symptoms of adult and infant eczema. It is also odour-resistant, keeping you fresh all day long no matter how hot it is and reduces the need to machine-wash your clothes – just hang them out to dry and wear again.
Devold® TuveggaSport Air is a reversible 40 baselayer in Merino wool. The baselayer is developed for high-intensity activities where the need for insulation and the ability to regulate body temperature is important. The flat surface offers efficient moisture transportation and high breathability when worn next to the skin. If more insulation is required, the garments can be reversed where a 3D fabric construction with air channel knit will generate additional insulation. To further enhance the ability to regulate body temperature and provide extra insulation, we have strategically placed Wool Mesh on the back panel. An elastic insulating rib knit, lightweight and soft, has been incorporated to absorb moisture and keep you dry during activity. For increased comfort the baselayer has a wide Merino wool waistband, providing a comfortable fit and optimal shape. This all-in-one garment eliminates the need for extra clothing, reducing weight for demanding trips.
Devold® Egga is a series of technical mid-layer garments in 100 % Merino wool, with exceptional air flow. This gives you the perfect combination of insulation and breathability, besides comfort, in one single garment. The inside of the material has a grid pattern, for a flow of temperated air. The flexible fit allows optimum freedom of movement which, combined with a high warmth-to-weight ratio, makes these garments perfect for high activity levels on the ski slopes and in everyday life.
Devold®Tinden Spacer is a revolutionary product series combining great insulation with lightweight performance. This is the first time the Spacer fabric has ever been combined with wool; where you create pockets of air for enhanced insulation. This innovative technology makes it possible for wool to compete with other garments with high warmth-to-weight ratios. These products will also keep their natural wool properties like the ability to regulate body temperature and create warmth even when wet. The Spacer series consists of several lightweight, yet super insulating mid-layers.
Devold® Trollkyrkja is a wind and water resistant outer layer in 100% Merino wool. In addition to venting options, the wool material itself will transport moisture away from the body and still insulate even when wet. Taped seams ensure the wind and water resistant qualities of the jacket. Trollkyrkja has an active fit with articulated elbow construction, high collar with hood and adjustment options to withstand extreme weather. A spacious chest pocket keeps your essentials accessible. This is an outer jacket with all necessary technical details, perfect for year-round use.
Merino wool is one of the most sought after, premium choices for apparel in the world; simply because of its diverse benefits. If merino wool is thin enough, it will prevent itching, if it’s stable enough the thin fibers will not tear, if it’s as good as it gets, you would only need a small amount of water and soap to clean it. Because quality merino wool is really a direct product of the landscape around the animals, a product of grass, water, and air, it is also biodegradable. If you were to compost it, within three months it would most likely disappear. Merino wool, with its fine and soft wavelike ripples, is almost magic.
On windy, hilly, grassy farmland, where crickets bring out their fiddles at sunset and remarkably silent and fluffy sheep graze together during midday – that´s where it seems like time has stood still for centuries. Except, it hasn’t at all. The most outstanding merino sheep farmers in the world, in Australia and on Tasmania, are working hard to innovate their production, procedures, and product every year.
The dozen or so farmer-families that have made the cut for Devold’s exclusive partner list, have evolved for generations, some counting nine back, and the sheep have evolved with them. The production of these farmers is extraordinarily sustainable, remarkably environmental friendly and has eliminated harmful handling of the sheep. The farmers care for the wellbeing of both their land and their animals and have learned to know that a sheep who´s enjoying life, makes enjoyable wool. But most importantly, merino farmers believe in “handing over a farm in better condition than it was at the time of receiving”, from one generation to the next. This way of thinking does not just ensure a more efficient and sustainable farm, it also helps the quality of Devold’s clothes to improve.
All of Devold’s Merino wool is long-fibered, which is a biodegradable type of wool with outstanding features. Garments in pure merino wool are basically made for physical activities, in summer as well as winter, because clothes made from this renewable material can absorb and release moisture. Due to this exceptional feature, you will not overheat nor start to freeze. The quality of the wool depends on how the animals are being treated. That is why “The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare” are supported by all of the farms we work with:
1. Freedom from hunger or thirst by access to fresh water, and a diet to maintain full health and vigour
2. Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area
3. Freedom from pain, injury or disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment
4. Freedom to express normal behaviour by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal’s own kind
5. Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering
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