KNOW YOUR TECH breaks down the scientific technology used in your favorite sneakers and activewear. Let’s demystify your next purchase: today’s technology is Merrell M-Select Warm. We've already gotten you up to speed on Merrell M-Select Dry, which provides waterproof and moisture-wicking properties so you can perform comfortably in wet weather conditions. Today, you'll get familiar with Merrell's insulation technology that allows wearers to stay warm and toasty without the need to layer bulky garments that can restrict your mobility.

What is it? Merrell M-Select Warm is an insulation technology available in the brand's boots and apparel. This soft, lightweight material is thin and durable, allowing garments to be easily packed away as you prepare for outdoor expeditions. 

How does it work? Instead of delivering warmth through a bulky fill or lining, Merrell M-Select Warm uses the wearer's body heat to create an insulated environment. Through the use of small, reflective areas in the liner, Merrell M-Select Warm traps body heat and reflects it back to the wearer, allowing for high levels of warmth in winter's coldest conditions.

Notable products: Merrell Thermo 6 Waterproof, Merrell Quentin Jacket, Merrell Iceclaw Mid Waterproof, Merrell Big Sky Hybrid

Bottom line: Instead of suiting up in bulky, restrictive gear that can slow you down, consider the lightweight benefits of Merrell M-Select Warm. 

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