Smarter Than You Think…Smartwool

dievca mentioned that Master’s core temperature has dropped since He was sick. He had lost weight – so there isn’t as much insulation on His body.

Master arrived at dievca’s apartment in the bitter cold with His nose running, cold hands, cold nose and cold toes.

dievca and Master hopped into bed, under the down comforter. Master put His cold feet and hands on dievca’s body.  That helped, but it wasn’t enough – so dievca set-up the shower for her Master to warm His body and then they got back into bed. Much better.

When Master decided to get up and moving towards a meal, dievca realized that her Master had worn cotton socks! a hat made out of only acrylic! and unlined leather gloves! Not good items for dealing with temperatures below zero due to windchill….

After serving breakfast, dievca sent Master on His way and hopped on to the computer to remedy the situation.  she knew a visit to http://www.smartwool.com was called for~

Why Smartwool?  because dievca uses their wool socks exclusively throughout the winter (they resist smell, wick away sweat, wash well) and she has been very happy with the other Smartwood products she owns (ski socks, hat, long underwear, pullover).

What she bought for Master:

SmartWool is an American company founded by New England ski instructors Peter and Patty Duke in Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 1994 and acquired by the Timberland Company in 2005. The company makes eponymous products primarily from treated merino wool. SmartWool claims that this proprietary treatment makes its products itch-free and resistant to shrinking. SmartWool is also claimed to have moisture-wicking performance and odor-reducing, anti-microbial properties; it is thus marketed primarily as performance apparel. Reviews for SmartWool products are typically found in the context of equipment for hiking and other outdoor activities.

In 2005, SmartWool implemented the requirement that its New Zealand wool suppliers no longer practice mulesing. In 2010, SmartWool signed a contract to exclusively source its Merino wool from the New Zealand Merino Company. (Wikipedia)


10 Comments on “Smarter Than You Think…Smartwool”

  1. esther says:

    sounds great…functional and fashionable! you should encourage Master to layer during the winter as well…maybe they have a wool vest or cardigan or v-neck sweater M can layer over a shirt or longsleeved tee. and if he doesn’t already, start with an undershirt. the multiple lightweight layers will trap the warmth 🙂 or, he can always travel with you wrapped around Him? xx

    • dievca says:

      I’m working on the layering thing (patagonia down sweater, etc.). As for me draping myself over him? Absolutely joyous, but I run a little cold, too. Dueling cold tootsies….a problem. Hello, smartwool!

  2. Pelelotus says:

    Socks to the rescue x

  3. jackiemallon says:

    You have a wonderful bedside manner, Doctor Dievca! X


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