Wool Hunting Pants are SPECIAL - WHY?
The fibers that weave wool pants consist of an inner core of protein, which is covered by overlapping scales. This protein core is very important and gives wool one of its special properties. Woo pants will absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without becoming damp or clammy. The hard scales reduce wear and and shear on the fibers, at help to shed water and reduce penetration. Scroll to learn more about wool hunting pants.....
.....Wool Hunting Pants also contain lanolin. Lanolin is a natural water-repellent grease which is present in wool and in all wool hunting pants. The wool or fleece on a sheep protects the animal by first turning away rain and water. The fibers are strong and elastic, and are usually wavy, or crimped. The crimp enhances the insulating properties. The wool crimp of the Wool Hunting Pants produces captures air and it is this dead air space within the fleece, which insulates and reduces the flow of body heat.
So let's sum it up. Wool and wool pants are an awesome outdoor wear because they keep you drier and therefore warmer. When wearing a Wool Hunting Bib, the air near the skin is kept dry as the core protein traps moisture from this air, and repels it toward the outside of the fleece. The elasticity and strength of the wool fibers add even another special insulating feature to wool pants. The fibers stretch and allow movement of the fleece without losing the air spaces or breaking the fibers. This means the trap air remains in place even during active hunts such as stalks. The scales, aside from repelling water, also naturally repels dirt. Since all wool fibers outer ends point in the same outer direction, Wool Hunting Bibs remain clean longer, because movement of the fleece tends to push dirt to the outside.