Voormi Merino wool makes for cozy sweaters, but its Achilles's heel is durability: Abrasion shreds the soft fibers. Until now, Pagosa Springs Voormi has pioneered surface-hardened wool with the fall 2013 High-E-Hoody. Unlike most wol blends, which twist abrasion-resistant nylon and pure merino wool togethr into one yarn, Voormi uses all virgin fibers and weaves each one into a high-tech sandwich: tissuethin polyester interwoven with wool next to skin for wicking: nylon interlaced with merino on the exterior for abrasion resistance: wool in between for warmth voormi.com

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