I threw in an entry because I can’t resist the chance to win some new merino wool base layers. And it just looked so cool. I ate something lucky that day because I received one of the shirts in the mail a few weeks later. Stoked!
Two questions you probably have right now; Who’s Simon Beck and what’s merino wool? Valid questions.
Merino wool is a soft, fine wool from the merino sheep. Icebreaker and other outdoor clothing manufacturers have exploded onto the scene in the last few years with comfy, warm-when-wet base layer and insulation pieces that don’t smell. Unlike polypropylene or other synthetics, the wool naturally resists the bacteria that leads to the smell. No bacteria. No smell.
Now on to Simon Beck.
After mucking about with some designs in the snow after ski touring and orienteering, Simon started sharing his designs online. It took a while to take off but no he’s travelling the world stomping out beautiful, massive snow designs in the mountains.
He recently teamed up with Icebreaker to make designs for a line of shirts with them. The shirts are Icebreaker quality with Simon’s cool designs on them.
Icebreaker is donating $20,000 from the sale of the Simon Beck line to Protect Our Winters, a world-wide non-profit dedicated to keeping our winters around for the next generations.
Here’s Simon doing his thing.
You can find more about Simon and his artwork on Simon’s Facebook page