October 28, 2013
The Simms Montana Wool collection uses a supply chain of fibers sourced from Montana farms and ranches, and is washed, and made into yarn, fabric, and garments right here in the U.S. We love that Simms doesn't just ask consumers to buy local—the company walks the walk in supporting local Montana resources and communities.
Perhaps you've heard of Merino wool—a breed of sheep originally from Spain that is prized for its small-diameter fibers generally smaller that 24 microns. These small fibers are soft next to the skin, and more numerous and smaller fibers do a better job at transporting moisture and maintaining temperature. Well, Merino has nothing on this high-quality Montana Wool that clocks in at 21 microns, doesn't itch, and keeps you dry and comfortable all day. The Techwool Zip Top also has a fleece-lined collar and flat lock stitching for the ultimate next-to-skin comfort on and off the river.
Simms Montana Techwool Zip Top, $180. simmsfishing.com