Now, you may be wondering is does Betty Mountain Girl have any other useful information to disburse or is she basically describing the reason why she didn't make it into a college sorority? In fact I do! There are even more reasons why to wear wool than those I described. I've compiled a list of pros and cons to help you decide if you should join the wooly clan.
Misty Wearing Some Wool- okay they're just my Smartwool Socks
It keeps you warm.
It's old school warmth. For years explorers, skiers, and wood stackers have stayed warm by wearing wool.
It's water resistant
Basically, the outer layer of wool has it's own waxy coating providing some water resistance.
Umm... I think I've gone into that one enough.
It's flame resistant
That's a new one for me. Never tried it, just sort of taking Ibex's word for it.
Wool regrows. That's a wonderful thing. Plus, have you ever heard the process to make synthetic materials? It involves a lot of machinery using a lot of energy.
Whereas that synthetic material will be around for way, way too long.
Be careful washing
Even though there has been drastic improvements to prevent shrinking, I still sometimes get some shrinkage. Plus, always pulling it out of the laundry can be a pain.
They don't wick quite as well as synthetics
I don't know the exacts on this one, but I do know that wool does wick- just not as well as synthetics.