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    Merino Love - The 411 on Merino Wool

    Merino Love - The 411 on Merino Wool

    Wool used to be synonymous with itchy skin, thick unruly yarns, and dry clean only tags. Fortunately, the wool of today is nothing like that of the past. That said, not all wool is created equal – that’s why Krimson Klover chooses the finest Merino wool yarns and blends to craft our extremely comfortable, extremely durable, extremely sustainable knits and baselayers. If you don’t know yet, let’s give a little 411 on Krimson Klover Merino Wool.

    Where does Merino Wool come from?

    New Zealand, Australia, and South America are all known for their Merino sheep, which dot the countryside like little white cotton balls against rich green hills. Merino sheep are famous for their wool, and since it comes from a natural source, it’s naturally renewable and sustainable, and biodegradable. Only Merino sheep can boast wearing Merino wool!

    What’s so great about Merino?

    So much! First off, Merino is thermo regulating and breathable, which keeps you cool when you’re hot and hot when you’re cold - that’s why it makes great base layers. It’s also antimicrobial, so you don’t need to wash it as much as you might other baselayers or tops. This makes it good for the environment and good for our water bill! If you’re looking for a perfect travel material, look no further than Merino wool – it’s wrinkle resistant, dirt/water repellent and stain resistant, which means you’ll show up at arrivals as fresh as you did at departures.  

    Is all Merino Wool created equally?

    No – just because you happen to use Merino wool doesn’t mean that all Merino is of the same quality. Here at Krimson Klover, we use ultra-fine merino wool, which mean it’s softer on your skin and has a nicer hand feel. Also, and even more importantly, our Merino is sourced from farmers who treat their sheep responsible and ethically. There are no cruel practices or sheering techniques, and you can rest assured that no animals were caused undue harm or pain while sourcing their precious resource!

    Can I wear Merino all year round?

    Yes!  Merino is a year round fabric that is equally at home in the summer as it is in the winter. This is due to Merino’s excellent moisture transfer and temperature regulating abilities. Grab a short sleeve or sleeveless Merino top in the summer to stay just as cool as you do warm with a long sleeve top in the winter time.

    What do Merino sheep look like?

    They look like this! Aren’t they adorable?

    How long does Merino last?

    If property stored and taken care of, Merino fabrics can last long enough to be passed down through the generations - so choose your sweater wisely, because your grand kid might inherit it one day!








    The 2019 Gift Guide

    The 2019 Gift Guide

    Tis the season! Your gift giving list has been made and it’s time to start checking off the names. To help make your Holiday shopping easier, we’ve put together this handy 2019 Gift Guide. From stocking stuffers to grand gestures, Krimson Klover has you covered.

    Gifts Under $50

    Illustrated Gaiter $28 – A good gaiter is worth its weight in gold, helping to keep chill out without the bulk of a full scarf. Our illustrated gaiters make great stand alone gifts, or pair them with our Illustrated Beanies, Totes, and Baselayers for a full matching set.

    Hot Spring Beanie $44 -  This gorgeous solid cable knit beanie is also fully lined in soft fleece for an unbeatable combination of warmth and comfort. Made of a Merino blend, this beanie is also low care, odor resistant, and breathable.


    Gifts $50 - $100

    Tote Bag $59 & Weekender Bag $89 – These illustrated Tote and Weekender bags are equallty perfect for quick winter getaways and shopping trips downtown. Made of durable canvas and fully lined, these bags make the perfect gift.


    Orchid Scarf $98 – This luxurious merino blend scarf is the perfect accessory to any cold weather outfit. The playful pattern will both brighten your outfit and warm your neck at the same time.



    Aran Cable Seamless Legging $69 - Stretch, twist, relax, repeat. Find our seamless technology for comfort, contour, and performance without sacrificing style in these leggings featuring a raised cable knit texture.



    Gifts $100 - $150

    Aran Cable Seamless Top $109  -  Matching our Aran Cable Seamless Legging, this quarter zip top features the same gorgeous raised cable knit texture. Works equally well as a first layer for added warmth or an interesting knit top to wear around town.

    Jelena Skirt $136 – This best-selling ski sweater turned skirt has been part of the Krimson Klover line for years. Made with a Viscose Poly blend for easy care, it will keep its shape for years and pairs especially well with our Skye top or Mountainside sweater.

    Solid Skye Turtleneck and Striped Skye Turtleneck $129
    - Our classic Skye Turtleneck is back, a wardrobe essential that will mix and match with just about everything in your closet. In six basic colors, this turtleneck is a must for layering this fall. It makes a perfect under layer for ski sweaters for those extra cold days or wear it alone with your favorite skirt.



    Gifts $150 - $200

    Switchback Insulated Jacket $198 – Half sweater, half quilted wind blocking material, this hybrid outer piece is the perfect winter jacket for any ski outfit. Sleeves and sides are merino blend, front and back is quilted poly non-down fill.

    Solstice Pullover $179 - A crew neck sweater for the shortest day of the year, and every other. This Solstice sweater is a contemporary take on traditional, beloved knits that is sure to become your new winter favorite.

    Yorkshire Full Zip Sweater $189 – You can’t think of Krimson Klover and not think Ski Sweater, so whether you're shopping for an avid skier, or just someone who likes to be the center of attention back at the lodge, this timeless snowflake cardigan is a must for your gift list.

    Gifts Above $200

    Yukio Tunic $219 – For those occasions when you need to dress up just a touch, our tunic selection is second to none. The Yukio tunic is a super soft Merino blend and features a gorgeous asymmetrical collar. Pairing equally well with leggings or jeans, this winter sweater is the gift that will give for years to come.

    Dendrite Poncho $359 – When you want to give a super luxurious sweater, think no further than this sumptuous cashmere poncho. Both the lines and the color choices make this poncho the perfect addition to a winter wardrobe, and the best part – it will stay in style for years to come.


    Of course, it also goes without saying that all of our base layers and leggings make fantastic gifts, especially our signature, vintage inspired illustrated designs. 

    Check out our entire Fall 2019 Collection for more gift giving inspiration, and Live Boldly this Holiday season! 


    How To - Layer for Skiing

    How To - Layer for Skiing

    So you've bought your season pass and your ski gear is ready to go - but your wardrobe needs an update. How should you layer for maximum style and comfort? 

    Layering is the art of combining different clothes and fabrics to maintain your core body temperature during cold or hot weather. If you get too much of one extreme or the other, then both performance and comfort takes a nosedive. Fortunately, we are a company full of folks who love to enjoy the great outdoors, especially on the slopes! Read on for your How To on layering for the coldest (and best) of seasons - Ski Season!

    Base Layers 

    This is where it all begins - base layers. The song isn't wrong, it really is all about this most important of layers. A good base layer should be close fitting, slightly compressive, and extremely breathable - it's the first place where your temperate and sweat can breath out, or get trapped. If your base layer isn't breathable enough, you will start to get wet, which increases your chance of chill or even hypothermia in extreme conditions.

    Our Aran Cable Seamless Top and Bottom is a great place to start if you're going to be doing some extreme all-day skiing, as it's mildly compressive and very close fitting. They also look great under a skirt or poncho!

    Check out all of our best base layer tops and winter leggings here and build up your foundation!


    Once you've built your foundation, the first thing to add is some extra warmth on top with a gorgeous ski sweater! Look for a fabric that has a blend of both natural and synthetic fibers, which will be optimized for athletic pursuits while maintaining shape, performance, and comfort. Also, sweaters with some sort of zipper will allow you to regulate your body temperature as your activity level changes throughout the day.

    Some our favorites in this layer include the Astrid Full Zip Sweater, the Peak Season Sweater, and the Cascades Pullover. That said, you can shop all of our warm winter sweaters here. 

    Mid Layer

    Once you've established your foundation and chosen the perfect sweater or top, it's time to add your mid layer. Typically, mid layers are pieces that are worn when a large down jacket isn't needed (as on a sunny day on the slopes) that block out the wind and more of the cold without overheating your core. 

    Vests and light jackets with a wind blocking material around your chest and back are the staples of this collection. The Matterhorn Jacket or the Sela Reversible Quilted Vest are two of our favorites for keeping in the warmth and keeping out the cold. 


    Once you have your body taken care of, you can't forget about your head or your neck/face! Most of your body heat actually escapes via your head, so try to go without a winter beanie, and you won't get very far. 

    We have a wide variety of warm ski beanies that will keep your head cozy and stylish! Some of our winter beanies have removal poms on top, so they easily fit underneath your ski helmet. They also match our printer base layers for a fun look from top to bottom! 

    Our winter neck gaiters also prevent wind burn or chapped skin as you move down the mountainside, and are also excellent extra removable layers for regulating your body temperature. 

    Shop all of our winter accessories here!

    Have more layering tips and tricks? Leave a comment and share it!

    Introducing Our New Fall 19 Collection!

    Introducing Our New Fall 19 Collection!

    It's that time of year again! Our Fall/Winter 2019 collection has dropped in stores and online even though the temperature hasn't yet. It isn't quite sweater weather, but these new arrivals are too beautiful to keep to ourselves. Your favorite Krimson Klover styles are back again in new bold colors and patterns. The Krimson Klover team has also created some new styles you are sure to fall in love with! Here's a brief introduction to our Fall New Arrivals:


    Transition from cold summer breezes into crisp autumn days with a collection of sweaters, dresses, and skirts. Looks are enriched with distinctive patterns, soft waffle-knits and alluring color stories. This group features a few of our favorite lightweight pieces.


    Envelop yourself in our luxurious collection of cozy knits inspired by relaxing next to a crackling fire. Stay comfortable and warm in stylish pieces, celebrating our finest yarns and jacquards.


    The inspiration for this collection stemmed from the team’s travels and adventures. Mid and base layers with seamless technology for comfort, contour, and performance without sacrificing style. Perfect on and off the slopes, this innovative group offers the ideal balance of stretch and soft compression to be flattering in all the right places.


    Krimson Klover has expanded the successful vintage inspired base layer collection. Each unique piece features original artwork from a Colorado artist, with a modern twist on retro ski fashion. The vibrant designs featured on this year's collection of base layers were inspired by Nordic folklore, Peru and our very own Rocky Mountains!


    Fun vintage inspired designs on hats, gaiters, and bags add a touch of whimsy to every outfit.


    Our Mountain Elegance collection combines buttery-soft viscose stretch yarn with distinctive patterns and knit techniques, to give you style and natural performance without wool. This group's favorite styles feature classic styles for the slopes or apres.


    Born in the mountains of Colorado, ski culture runs deep in our veins. Our colorful and innovative sweater designs in luxurious merino blends are as perfect on the slopes as they are for your apres-ski merriments.


    This collection is a contemporary take on traditional, beloved knits. We combined classic silhouettes and timeless desings with bold colors and extra-fine merino yarns.

    #WCW -- Katerina Nash

    #WCW -- Katerina Nash

    Our #WomanCrushWednesday this week is Katerina Nash.

    She is a pro mountain biker after our own hearts with her two-wheeled adventures and accomplishments. She continues to amaze after 5 Olympic appearances and too many winning races to count on our fingers as a Clif Pro Team member. 

    @katkanash InstagramShe told the Clif Pro Team why she loves biking: “It’s a great way to live life. People dream about riding bikes and can’t wait for the weekend. I get to ride my bike every day. I like that my sport happens outside and it takes me places. I never spent time in a gym. I’m always outside. I also like that racing is always different because courses and conditions are always diverse. It keeps me interested and with its evolving nature I have to keep learning and working at it.”



    We agree, it is a great way to live life boldly and we dream about the mountain trails we might conquer next weekend. That is why she is the inspiration behind Krimson Klover’s long sleeve tee of the summer. Our designer created original artwork for the tee featuring Katerina and her two Vizsla pups, Lola and Rubi, racing down the mountains on a summer bike ride. You can’t help feeling inspired to be adventurous with this illustration on your back. The Katerina Tee’s Viscose and Spandex blend lends itself to active spring, summer, and autumn adventures. Bonus if those adventures are on a bike!

    Learn more about our #wcw Katerina Nash from the Clif Pro Team, or follow her on instagram to see more of Lola, Rubi, and Katerina’s mountain biking adventures!