Have you ever wondered what you’d get if you crossed a Merino sheep with a chemical engineer? Neither have we. Besides, we’re sixty to seventy percent sure that’s illegal.
Made From New DuraSpun Merino
But that’s kind of the idea behind Badlands' new Pecora Collection: the Pecora Midweight ¼-Zip, Pecora Lightweight Crew Top, and Pecora Lightweight Leggings. We created each piece using our new DuraSpun Merino: technology that combines the toughness of Cordura® with everything you love about Merino wool. For additional protection and durability, we’ve even added Cordura® panels in spots that take a lot of abuse. The result is gear unlike anything else you’ll find.
You’ll feel the familiar comfort of Merino every time you pull on a piece of Pecora gear. You'll really notice the difference when hunt after hunt, wash after wash, it stands up to the test of time. Add one, or all three, to your gear stash today.
Weird Science: The Story Behind DuraSpun Merino
When we first thought up our Pecora line, we had a very specific goal in mind. We wanted to create each piece using one of our favorite natural fabrics—soft, comfortable, moisture-wicking, odor-fighting Merino wool—but we wanted to make it tougher. Stronger. More durable than ever.
So we combined Merino wool with a core strand of one of the toughest fabrics on earth: Cordura®. Hunters around the world have punished Cordura® in grueling conditions for decades—and it still asks for more—which made it a perfect match for our new line. Once we perfected the right balance between the two, DuraSpun Merino was born, and the results are nothing short of incredible.
The Core of the Matter
Here’s the secret: we take a single strand of nearly indestructible Cordura® thread, wrap it in soft, luxurious Merino wool fibers, and weave that into fabric. What you get is apparel that combines everything you love about Merino wool—from its comfort to its ability to wick moisture and fight odor—with incomparable durability.
So, long story short, if you notice your Badlands Pecora apparel lasting longer, smelling better, and staying just as comfortable, rest assured our Merino sheep are safe and sound. We’re just throwing in a big ol' dash of space-age science for fun. It’s how we roll.