One of the newer Merino wool companies on the market is Ridge Merino, started by a husband-and-wife team in 2014 to provide premium wool products at a lower price by selling straight to the consumer.
The company has crafted products that range from base layers for your next outdoor adventure to clothing you can wear to a bar or restaurant or party with friends.
The women’s Ridge Merino boy shorts are a great addition to the small but growing line.
At just less than $25, they’re a great price point for a superior product crafted by a small company that shows attention to detail. The underwear feel great on your skin, breathe well, are naturally odor-resistant and wick moisture. That means they’re also quick-drying, an ideal property if you’re hoping for a great pair of underwear to wear on a long trip.
The only downside is these boy shorts tend to sit fairly high on the hips, so if you’re looking for low-rise underwear (i.e. a pair that won’t rise above your pants waist if you’re into low-slung pants), you’re better off buying elsewhere.
In addition to offering great products, the company gives 1 percent of every purchase to the environment through a partnership with 1% for the Planet, so you can feel even better about supporting a small business as well as an ethical one when you buy from Ridge Merino.
Ridge Merino also offers free shipping on orders more than $100.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
A growing trend in travel is to save as much money as possible in accommodations. Some travelers take this to the extreme by eschewing hotels and hostels entirely. Instead, they choose to spend the night in public places. If you’re opting to sleep outdoors or in a train station terminal, keep these tips in mind.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.