Irelands own Urbanfrog specialise in Merino Tops aimed at the Urban Cyclist,High Performance Perfect for Runners,Skiiers &Yoga.Wear all week Wash once
"Urbanfrog is just cool, clever active wear...simple" ...." Merino doesn't just perform..... it out performs"
A Natural Fibre, Merino is Sustainable Year on Year.......
Humans Sweat - FACT- Odour Resistant
Merino has an amazing capacity to absorb moisture, helping draw sweat away from the skin and releasing it into the air, its natural anti-bacterial properties ensure odour resistance. You may be surprised to hear that sweat doesn't actually smell, it's only when it sits on your skin that odour causing bacteria is produced which then multiplies. Merino, unlike most synthetics, has a natural ability to actively move sweat away from the skin and release it as vapour. You can go weeks without washing your Urbanfrog Top...honestly! No More Smelliness or Uncomfortable Stickiness : a plus for you, your friends and the environment!
Merino is naturally thermal neutral, responding to changes to the micro climate of your body. Summer or Winter, Merino Performs and regulates your core body temperature.While synthetics are passive, Merino is active, reacting to changes in ones body temperature to keep you warm by retaining heat when you're cold but releasing heat and moisture when you're hot, thus keeping you cool when it's hot.
In extreme exertion, you need a garment that 'breathes', which means it must be able to absorb moisture vapour and allow it to escape. No fabric does that quite like Merino - Merino is different to synthetics - it's natural, man made, chemically based fibres are not, so can only offer limited breathability and moisture absorbtion. Once merino is worn you'll never go back to synthetics, that's the overwhelming message Merino lovers repeated over and over again to us whilst we were researching this whole idea, so we tried and tested and, although it's the obvious statement... We Agree!! Which means we can 100% stand by the outstanding performance and breathability of our brand!!
Moisture Control Management
Merino absorbs moisture (up to 1/3 of its weight) and releases it into the air, but unlike cotton and many other fabrics, Merino retains warmth when wet, helping wearers avoid hypothermia, that awful chill factor and the feeling of wetness after strenuous workouts or weather events.
Studies have shown Merino offers a natural UV protection of UPF40+ providing great protection from the suns harmful rays, much better than most other fabrics on the market.
No need to treat your Urbanfrog top like a new born baby. Machine Washable @ 40 degrees normal cycle with like colours is just fine. A wool specific detergent is about all the care that's recommended. As it's odour resistant you will soon come to appreciate how little your Urbanfrog top needs washing. We know it's hard to imagine, we felt the same..... Yuck...... How could you not wash a top you work out in after every use? well believe us, these tops can go weeks without washing, natural anti-bacterial properties allow this fabric to resist smells produced by sweating- it's great-less washing can only be a good thing! Merino is quick drying and if you are ironing (although we find you don't need to), just use a cool setting.
The natural elasticity of the Merino fibres means they stretch with the wearer, but then return to their natural shape so there is less chance of garments sagging or losing their shape - we all like that.
Merino is so much finer than other types of wool and feels luxuriously gentle against your skin, so don't panic, you won't be cycling about in anything that even remotely resembles an Aran Jumper! So soft even babies can wear next to their sensitive skin-promise! So Superfine you won't believe it's wool! This innovative new fabric wasn't even available 10 years ago.
A Natural Product, Merino Wool is authentically sustainable, renewable and bio-degradable. In todays climate it just makes sense to support the Merino Industry as well as the world we live in.
Merino also has natural water-repellant, flame retardant, anti-static, and UV-protective qualities. And since Merino is 90 percent keratin — you can feel good about having it next to your skin.