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Wilderness Wear Merino Fleece Socks

Wilderness Wear Merino Fleece Socks

Australia’s Warmest Socks

What keeps Australian Antarctic Division Field Officers warm? Our Merino Fleece socks do! Put your feet in heaven, when you slip on a pair of our world famous Merino Fleece socks. 

Australia's Warmest Merino Fleece Socks

Tasmanian Merino Wool Thick Socks

Merino Fleece Sock Reviews

Got 2 pair of your socks from a shop in Nagambie (Black Merino Fleece) and they are the solution to a long standing problem I have had with finding good socks to wear all day while having my feet in Gum Boots or waders. I inspect bridges for councils and need to wear either gum boots or waders all day, which without really good socks is a nightmare.nThey are without doubt the best socks I have ever worn, so I went back to get some more a week later.nI have tried all sorts of socks over the years and wool has always been the best fibre. But among all of the wool socks I have tried yours are clearly well ahead of the pack.nWell done and my feet thank you greatly. They may be a little expensive but they are well worth it – Peter Maloney

Merino Socks are great!I purchased a few pairs of the Merino Fleece socks! Fantastic! Comfortable and warm and Australian made! Thoroughly recommend these. As well, my black merino skull cap has been a perfect fit under the bike helmet, another great purchase – John Solomon


Australian Made Merino Wool Work Socks

Australian Made Work Socks by Wilderness Wear

Wilderness Wear has been manufacturing socks in Melbourne since 1989. Our 30+ years of knowledge means we know a thing or two about manufacturing high quality socks that are built to last. Whilst Wilderness Wear is known for producing hiking socks, we also manufacture a range of industrial specific merino wool socks for Australia’s workforce.

Socks designed for Tradesman, Firefighters & Cold Storage Workers

Merino Beast2 – Available in Hi-Viz 

The Wilderness Wear men’s Beast2 socks are tough and durable with solid nylon ‘reo’ through the heel and toe sections. Eco-friendly high grade Merino wool keeps feet warm and dry during difficult conditions and right through the day. There’s no chance of heel slip thanks to the Wilderness Wear SFS and the firm fit weave from top to tip keeps feet comfortable no matter what the job. Flame and static resistance also feature large in the Beast2. Available in high viz orange and yellow.

Fire Rated 800 Merino Socks – Featuring 93% Merino Wool 

The Wilderness Wear Fire Rated 800 socks have been designed using a unique 3 layer construction method. In most socks the wool and nylon yarns are drawn in at the same time and are spread throughout the inner and outer sections of the sock. Our sock technicians re-engineered our specialised knitting machines, so that the treated wool is knitted on the outer sock section, a nylon mesh panel in the middle and pure wool knitted in a deep, terry construction throughout the sock inner. The upper welt section is a 1×1 rib construction which helps reduce calf pressure. Ideal for fire fighting, emergency services, welding, electricity & gas workers, car racing, smelting industries and applications where extreme heat, fire, sparks, or molten metal are involved.

Frost Free Socks – Designed for Australia’s Cold Storage Workforce

Wilderness Wear’s Frost-Free socks have been developed specifically for cold storage/freezer workers & ocean racing sailors and is an ideal sock for anyone wearing gumboot style footwear. Features include Exemplary thermal properties, High moisture wicking, Fast dry, Rapid climate adjustment, Low odour
Ultra durability & Soft handle.

Long-standing and popular yarns, merino wool and schoeller polypropylene, have separately dominated the high end of technical thermal wear. Throughout the world with their superior performance abilities and comfort traits. Merino enables insulation in the cold (even when wet), maintains odour-free stability even after many days of constant wear and provides an ultra-soft touch to skin. Polypropylene is a highly engineered synthetic fibre that provides extraordinary insulation during physical exertion and wicks moisture away from skin due to its zero moisture retention capability, therefore keeping a person warm and dry during aerobic activity. The Frost-Free socks combine the nature-made and man-made yarns together to form a hybrid sock that enables the best of both worlds.


Australian made hi-viz orange merino work socks

The project was created for Cycling Fans around the world to engage and mobilise some of the best male and female cyclists in Uganda. These athletes just happened to be born and based in the South, yet do not have access to equipment or opportunity due to their extreme level of poverty.

The project may appear to be a Cycling Club on the surface, however, it is the underlying humanitarian elements that motivate donors the world over.

To find our more or to make a donation please click on the following link:

And checkout some of The Hidden Athlete’s great podcasts about life stories of incredible endurance athletes and adventurers removed from mainstream media.

Masaka Cycling Club

The project was created for Cycling Fans around the world to engage and mobilise some of the best male and female cyclists in Uganda. These athletes just happened to be born and based in the South, yet do not have access to equipment or opportunity due to their extreme level of poverty.

The project may appear to be a Cycling Club on the surface, however, it is the underlying humanitarian elements that motivate donors the world over.

To find our more or to make a donation please click on the following link:

And checkout some of The Hidden Athlete’s great podcasts about life stories of incredible endurance athletes and adventurers removed from mainstream media.

Masaka Cycling Club

Sustainable and ethical manufacturing

Do you want to be inspired?

Women’s Adventure Film Tour features some of the world’s most inspiring women in adventure.

Kate Leeming
Wilderness Wear Brand Ambassador & star of “Breaking the Cycle: Greenland”.

The Women’s Adventure Film Tour was launched to a sell-out crowd in Sydney in May 2017 and has grown to become a success throughout Australia, Asia and the United Kingdom. The tour is now back in Australia for the first 2 weeks of September.

Being adventurous doesn’t always have to mean being the fastest, going the highest or doing the most extreme things. Adventure for the most of us is stepping outside our comfort zone and climbing our own personal Everest.

The festival selects unique films, that have been carefully chosen to show awesome women achieving their adventurous goals.  The films showcase real stories about women from a variety of cultures and sports with a strong focus on Australian and New Zealand stories.

Click here for tickets.

And remember … Wilderness Wear is 100% Australian owned and 100% Australian made – we reckon that’s 200% Australian!

Xavier Reales

“I’ve just got back from my trip around the Larapinta. And the performance of the T-shirt Fusion 160 over the whole week hiking has been excellent. The wicking of the fabric was unbelievable and aid me during the unseasonable hot days. Also its breathability kept me cool under the sun and quite warm during the evening. I wore the T-shirt during the days and the evenings since the expected nights around 0C did not occur. Moreover, after 7 days of heavy usage the clothing barely had any smell so I can assure you that its antibacterial properties also worked well.

Again thank you! Your company has developed an incredible new fabric that sustained really tough conditions over a whole week of walking an average of 6 to 7 hours, 20 km per day, carrying 18 kg and day temperatures of 28 to 30 C”.

Shot of our Merino Fusion base layer in Rainforest Green
Wilderness Wear Merino Fusion top on the Larapinta Trail
Zoomed in close up of Merino Fusion material

Carl Cubitt

“I’m loving the MerinoFusion Light – wearing the base layers every day, not just when cycling. In fact it’s awesome! I have worn the fusion light top out sailing but as a cycling top it was amazing! I’ve ridden it a number of times. Its ability to wick perspiration is better than I have ever worn. My polyester mesh bibs straps underneath were wet from perspiration but the fusion was still dry – I was wishing the bib straps were also made from the fusion fabric”.

Wilderness Wear Merino Fusion Base Layer
Close up of Merino Fusion Base Layer fibres

Simon Bischoff

“Unfortunately I have some niggling injuries that I’m trying to sort out, so I won’t be on the rock for a little while. Although I’ll be doing some fairly specialised training over the winter months for some upcoming projects in Spring. I was actually really surprised with the shirt straight out of the packaging. It had a lovely feel and I really liked the natural colour. To be honest a lot of stuff I get sent, I would hardly think of wearing, let alone buying. The dirt bag streak runs deep in me. With this thermal though, I said to my girlfriend straight away “I’d actually buy that”, which coming from me, I thought was a pretty bloody good review. I chucked it on and it felt excellent. I really liked the fit an also the length is something that was pleasing. I like my outdoor tops to generously overlap the waistline. This is really important when carrying a pack or wearing a harness, or god forbid, both at the same time”.

Merino Fusion Light Top in Fusion Rainforest colour
Front on image of our Merino Fusion Light Top in Fusion Rainforest colour

Angi Kim

“One of my favourites. Great green colour with cool texture. Nice fit that is very flattering. I have gotten so many compliments for this top, it looks very outdoorsy but can still wear with jeans around town. Wore this climbing in the Arapiles for a week, climbing and sleeping in it. No smell, very comfortable. Little bit of rubbing where harness sat, but didn’t pill and still looks great”.

Angi Kim wearing Wilderness Wear Merino Fusion 160 short sleeve top
Angi Kym rock climbing at Mount Araphiles wearing Wilderness Wear
Angi Kim wearing our Merino Fusion short sleeve top at Mount Araphiles

Shareen Underwood

“I’m so pleased I found your page on Insta & it feels great having some completely Australian owned and made items. The delivery couldn’t have come at a better time either with the cold arriving and me needing to buy new socks. MerinoFusion short sleeve tee will be a favourite, particularly during the colder months. Opening the box you instantly notice the quality and the fabric is so soft. I liked the cut and how it sat when I wore it, the additional length is appreciated too. I’ve worn it on several runs and it kept me dry & toasty”.

Shareen Underwood wearing merino fusion short sleeve top
Merino Fusion trail running top worn by Shareen Underwood
Close up of Merino Fusion 160 short sleeve top

Tom Dunn

“I was asked to test out the Wilderness Wear MerinoFusion 160 Light SS Tee… so today I drove to the Grampians and ran up a mountain! Any excuse to explore.
Big tick of approval from me!”

Tom Dunn wearing our Merino Fusion 160 short sleeve top in rainforest green colour
Tom Dunn trail running in the Grampians National Park
Tom Dunn wearing our merino fusion top, compression thermals and merino socks

Angi Kim

“Love the Fusion Shiraz colour… it is fantastic!
Wore this all through winter climbing in Sydney and the Blue Mountains and it was a great layer that kept me warm without restricting movement. After one particularly long day multi-pitch climbing, I literally took it off and lent it to a friend to wear the next day (she hadn’t bought enough warm clothes). Was a bit worried it would be all sweaty and gross, but she said there was zero smell and still felt clean. Awesome!”

Angi Kim wearing our merino fusion 160 thermal top whilst rock climbing
Angi Kim wearing Wilderness Wear Merino Fusion Short Sleeve
Wilderness Wear Merino Fusion top in red earth colour

Absolute Outdoors, Halls Gap VIC
Adventure Gear, Albury VIC
Adventure One, Melbourne VIC
Alexandra Apparel, Alexandra VIC
Alpine Country, Sale VIC
Armadale Angling, Armadale VIC
Aussie Disposals, Bairnsdale VIC
Aussie Disposals, Ballarat VIC
Aussie Disposals, Bendigo VIC
Aussie Disposals, Warragul VIC
Blue Sky, Swan Hill VIC
Bright Disposals & Outdoors, VIC
Cobram Outdoors & Disposals, Cobram VIC
Down Under Ugg Boots, Killarney & Carrum Downs, VIC
Echuca Camping, VIC
Fat Rat Trading, Kilmore VIC
Horsham Disposals, VIC
Kryskens Outdoor, Kyneton VIC
Mansfield Hunting & Fishing, Mansfield VIC
Millers Mensland, Alexandra VIC
Mim Found Ena, Northcote VIC
Mystic Mountain Ski Hire, Narbethong VIC
National Wool Museum, Geelong VIC
Outdoor Pleasure, Mansfield VIC
Philip Island Nature Park, VIC
Swan Hill Disposals, VIC
The Outdoor Sportsman, Geelong VIC
Tidal River General Store, VIC
Timberline General Store, Heyfield VIC
Vast Outdoors, Moorabbin VIC
Velo Cycles, Carlton VIC
Walkers Wheels, Montmorency VIC
Wallers, Mildura VIC
Wangaratta Camping World, Wangaratta VIC
Wheel Heat, Wonthaggi VIC

South Australia
Glenelg Podiatry Clinic, Glenelg SA
Heards Mens & Boyswear, Naracoorte SA
Exurbia, Norwood SA

New South Wales
All Things Country, Tumut NSW
Armidale Outdoors, Armidale NSW
Aussie Digger, Lismore NSW
B & V Engineering Yass, NSW
Ballina Camping & Disposals, Ballina NSW
Blue Sky, Forbes NSW
Blue Sky, Illawarra NSW
Braidwood Outdoors, Braidwood NSW
Camping Plus, Merimbula NSW
Coffs Harbour Disposals, Coffs Harbour NSW
Cycle Station, Albury NSW
Frank Smith Work Clothing, Bathurst NSW
Lakes Army Disposals Boolaroo NSW
Lucknow Skin Shop, Lucknow NSW
Outdoors & Beyond Camping, South Nowra NSW
The Great Outdoor Centre, Lavington NSW
Tumut Fishing & Camping, Tumut, NSW
Wilderness Sports, Jindabyne NSW
Your Outdoor Store, Cooma NSW

Down Under Camping, Slacks Creek QLD
Gladstone Camping Centre, Gladstone QLD
Iggulden’s Menswear, Tully QLD
Outdoor Adventure Gear, Maryborough QLD
Wild Earth, Burleigh Heads QLD
Wildfire Sports & Trek, Milton QLD

Western Australia
Bunbury Army Surplus, Bunbury WA
Edge Gear, Roelands WA
Esperance Camping World, Esperance WA
Trailblazers, Albany WA

Allgoods, Devonport TAS
Allgoods, Hobart TAS
Allgoods, Launceston TAS
Aspire Adventure Equipment, Launceston TAS
Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre, Cradle Mountain TAS
Lake St. Clair Visitor Centre, Cradle Mountain TAS
Northwest Safaris, Sheffield TAS
Tasmanian Wool Centre, Ross TAS
Tier Gear, Deloraine TAS
Tuffwear, Burnie TAS

Northern Territory
NT General Store, Darwin NT

As part of this challenge, Lilli & Will Guelen trekked at high altitude for 11 days, pushing themselves to the limits with this adventure of a lifetime. At the same time, Lilli & Will spoke out against human rights abusers, helping to expose human rights injustices across the globe and raising much needed funds to protect vulnerable people and communities throughout the world.

The important part of this challenge was to raise $8,200 for Amnesty International Australia’s work defending human rights and it was a success.

Click here to read their groups blog

Compression Merino 200

Lightweight, robust and comfortable, Compression Merino™ 200 maximises performance potential of the wearer by promoting balanced regulation of core body temperature and giving protection and comfort during extreme, competitive conditions. At the core of Compression Merino™ 200 is an inner base of 100% Merino wool which is integrated with a protective outer layer of performance fabric that combine to give next-to-skin core comfort with a form-taking outer face. Perfect for maintaining positive circulation in high aerobic, stop/start activities.