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Merino wool base layers from New Zealand that come with style and color

Updated: October 4, 2012, 1:53 PM ET
By Molly Baker

In 2009, Mons Royale founder and professional freeskier Hamish Acland sent the first Mons international shipment from New Zealand to Switzerland. The small, base-layer company from Wanaka, New Zealand, uses 100 percent merino wool and is rapidly becoming a noteworthy competitor in the world of ski skivvies. Since that first shipment in 2009, Mons has expanded to shops all over Europe, North America, and Japan.

Pros like Jossi Wells and Dane Tudor sport the long underwear, ...

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