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Questions tagged [wool]

A type of fiber obtained from various animals such as sheep.

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What are the differences between alpaca wool and merino wool?

I'm curious what the differences are between alpaca wool and merino wool. Say for hiking in hot weather and cold weather, using socks and base layers. I'm especially interested in the durability of ...
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What are the differences between black sheep merino wool and other merino wool?

I've noticed that some icebreaker clothing is labeled as "black sheep" merino wool and the same with other brands, so I am wondering if someone can explain or link to something that explains well what ...
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Using Lanolin for Merino Clothes

For our little baby's merino wool overtrousers-diapers we use Lanolin, which is absolutely recommendes by all producers of this kind of overtrousers. My question has two parts: I have googled this ...
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What are Filson hats?

I saw the following - Filson Hats: Navy USA-Made 60198 NA Merino Wool Cuff Water-Resistant Cap The cap/hat is described as Filson hat. Is this a brand-name or the type of hat ? If it's not the hat/...
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What would you call wool taken directly from a sheep (unprocessed)?

Late I've been shooting with a friend and he had a sack filled with sheep wool a target. This was quite impressive! I've never seen such a cheap and yet qualitative target! As I don't have any ...