Womens Merino Wool Thermals, Activewear & Socks Range

Natural & Sustainable Garments. Designed & Made in Australia

Wilderness Wear Socks

Wilderness Wear have been designing and manufacturing merino wool socks in Melbourne since 1989. Originally we designed hiking socks, however over the years we’ve expanded our range into trail runningcyclingskiing along with casual wear and work socks. Our most popular & iconic sock is the merino fleece range which have been trusted by the Australian Antarctic Division and is arguably Australia’s most comfortable and warmest sock.
When comparing brands, you’ll notice that Wilderness Wear socks feature a higher % of merino wool and our merino is 100% Australian and is blended with nylon and lycra for durability. For those men that suffer from blisters whilst hiking or trail running we’ve developed a blister free range of socks featuring Profilen®.

Sock Range Features

Sourced from the highest grade merino wool from specific growers in Tasmania who have been selectively breeding sheep for generations. It is great that the provenance is clear and that a product range of this quality level can be truly referred to as completely Australian.

Profilen® is PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene). It has an extremely low friction coefficient. Profilen® yarns decrease friction to reduce the formation of blisters and abrasions and 5% of this yarn is added to our Merino wool eXtreme range of socks to ensure your hiking adventures are blister free.

Merino Fusion Climayarn® provides multiple benefits including the elimination of sweat (rapid dry time), heat preservation at low temperatures and the prevention of heat caused by hiking in warmer temperatures. This blend really does combine the advantages of natural merino wool with the performance & strength of polypropylene.

Coolmax® fibres are engineered to transport moisture away from the foot to keep you cool and dry during high aerobic and endurance activities.


Celliant recycles human energy. Heat emitted by the body is absorbed by the thermo-reactive minerals in the fibre. Transferred back as infrared light, it penetrates deep into the tissues to increase circulation, oxygen and blood flow.

Wilderness Wear 100% Merino Wool Thermals

Wilderness Wear has been designing and making base layer tops and leggings from our home in Melbourne since 1989. Made from 100% pure Australian merino wool, this sustainable clothing product is perfect for a wide range of recreational pursuits. Our range comes in four different weights, each suitable for a different temperature rating, so give this careful consideration when choosing your layering system.

Merino Ultralight 150 
Made from 100%, Australian, 17.5 micron “Superfine” merino wool, Cumulo Merino 150 base layers are styled, fitted and crafted to enable high level insulation, moisture wicking, mobility comfort and a touch that is sensitive to the skin. Suitable for recreational, exercise, travel, sporting or occupational activities down to single digit degree celcius temperatures.

Merino Light
The lightest of the three weights of Wilderness Wear Merino Wool active wear, the Merino Light Base layer thermal is a premium material technical garment designed and produced to provide protection in cool to moderate weather conditions.

Merino Mid
The midpoint of the three weights of the Wilderness Wear Australia Merino wool thermal active wear, the adventure Merino Base layer is a premium material technical garment designed and produced to provide a broad range of protection from a wide range of challenging weather conditions.

Merino Max
The heaviest of the three weights of Wilderness Wear Merino Wool active wear, the Merino Max Base layer thermal is a premium material technical garment designed and produced to provide the utmost in protection from moderate to extreme, hazardous, cold conditions.

Wilderness Wear Merino Fusion Thermals

Merino Fusion 190
MerinoFusion is a hybrid weave of superfine merino & polypropylene that creates a hard wearing, yet soft & luxurious, next-to-skin feeling material that is perfect for base layer thermals. It’s ideal for skiing, bushwalking, sailing, running and cycling, along with travel and casual wear.

Merino Fusion 300

The 300 range of Merino Fusion base layers are designed for high performance activity in colder climates. These base layers feature 100% pure Australian merino wool next to skin but are blended with 100% super fine schoeller polypropylene 18.5 micron 300gsm bi-layer knit construction.

PolyPro+ 190 
Wilderness Wear Australia PolyPRO+ thermal active wear base layers are mid-weight garments designed for recreational, exercise, sporting & extreme temperature activities across a wide range of weather and climate conditions.

Wilderness Wear Merino Activewear 

Mens Cool Merino 155 

Our signature Cool Merino 155 is the best fibre blend thanks to the perfect combination of merino wool and Tencel®.  Tencel® is a fibre derived from eucalyptus wood that stands out thanks to its high basic fibre humidity, great evaporative coolness and its flat fibre surface. This means the fibre can cool entirely on its own – without the need for any additional chemicals. At the same time Tencel® products are also particularly long-lasting.  Additionally, the use of fine merino wool means that Cool Merino 155 garments are not just easy to care for and soft on the skin, but also odour neutralizing and temperature and moisture regulating. 100% nature equips you for your outdoor adventures.

Merino Fusion Light 160 

Best of both worlds- “nature-made plus man-made” Merino Fusion is a hybrid weave that creates a hard wearing yet soft, luxurious next to skin feeling material that is perfect for base-layer thermals. Ideal for running, multi-discipline adventure racing, climbing cycling, hiking, skiing and sailing. It provides the best of both worlds – nature made plus man-made.

• Exemplary thermal properties
• High moisture wicking
• Hyper quick-dry
• Rapid climate adjustment
• Silk like next to skin
• Low odour
• Ultra durable

Men’s Compression Merino Active Wear

Lightweight, robust and comfortable, our compression merino 200™ maximises performance potential of the wearer by promoting balanced regulation of the core body temperature and giving protection and comfort during extreme, competitive conditions.

Wilderness Wear Beanies, Neck Warmers & Wrist Gloves

Wilderness Wear manufactures a range of merino wool, merino fusion and PolyPRO+ accessories right from our home in Melbourne.

Our range covers skull caps, beaniesneck warmers, balaclavas and wrist gloves to ensure you stay warm whilst enjoying the great Australian outdoors.

Our skull caps are particularly popular with cyclists who want an extra layer of warmth under their helmets and with trail runners who are looking for a lightweight layer on cold morning runs.