Wind, rain and abrasion resistant, the new PhD HyFi midlayer range is said to withstand the elements without diminishing the properties of Merino wool. Designed for use with a baselayer, the midlayers provide warmth, breathability and have a moisture management system. Next is the new PhD SmartLoft clothing range, including the Men’s PhD SmartLoft Divide Full Zip (above), which has been created to offer warmth while remaining lightweight and compressible. SmartWool claim these garments regulate temperature more efficiently than synthetics and can stay warm when wet thanks to wool’s heat retention properties.
Finally, SmartWool’s PhD HyFi tops and bottoms, which feature Merino wool inners and nylon exteriors for abrasion resistance, manage moisture, aid breathability and fight odours inside, but have a durable outside for wind and abrasion resistance. SmartWool have also expanded their PhD Performance Accessory collection, which now includes training beanies, balaclavas, headbands, gaiter masks and TouchTec leather alpine gloves for use with touch screen devices.
Full PhD collection details can be found on the SmartWool site.