Clothing can be the make or break factor in having a fun day in the outdoors. Not only does your clothing provide comfort during your outing, it can be a crucial safety factor. Improper clothing and materials like cotton draw heat from your body and take a long time to dry when wet.
One of the best materials for hiking and trail running is merino wool. Merino wool is great because it insulates even when it’s wet. It’s also a naturally breathable material and moisture wicking, making it great for both hot and cold conditions. And to top it all off, merino is anti-microbial and resists odors.
For these reasons, merino clothing has been my go-to for all my hikes and trail runs for several years. Especially during multi-day hikes and ultrarunning – where comfort and high performing clothing is critical.
I was recently able to try out product from a newcomer into the merino technical clothing world: Revellion.
Revellion makes ultra-premium merino designed for the outdoors. What sets Revellion apart is they only use superfine merino and manufacture in small runs to ensure quality.
Among the gear I’ve been able to test out during multiple outings in the mountains are the short sleeve and long sleeve baselayer shirts, headband and wristbands.
I have loved wearing the Revellion baselayer shirts. Revellion makes both a long sleeve and short sleeve baselayer shirt. Both are great. They have a slim, athletic fit that conforms nicely to the body. I’ve found that while being a slim fit, they are still stretchy to provide plenty of comfort while trail running.
I’ve enjoyed these shirts so much I’m not just wearing them out on the trails, but also as undershirts during the workweek. They go great under a hoody during weekend chores. Essentially, they make a great baselayer out in the woods, or a comfortable shirt to wear around the house.
The longsleeve will definitely be my go-to during winter runs around the neighbourhood, and on the trails.
Beyond the shirts, Revellion has some nice accessories in their early lineup. The first is the headband, which is a nice, lightweight layering option. With activities like hiking and trail running you always want to make sure you have extra layers to throw on. Carrying the headband is a great option to help keep your head warm. Its snug and comfortable to wear, and didn’t shift around during my runs on the rugged North Vancouver terrain.
Revellion also has unique wristbands. The wristbands are another great option for layering and keeping your arms warm. Additionally, they have a unique pocket that actually allows you to slip your hands into the lower end of the bands as well. This makes it a cinch to slide them down if your hands are getting cold during a fall/winter outing!
The arm bands aren’t officially launched from Revellion yet, but I’ve been told they are expected to be released in 2017.
Revellion is a new company just getting started, so their lineup will evolve and expand over time. Check out their website for more details and to get on their mailing list for new product releases.
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