Mons Royale was started back in 2009 when an ex-pro skier, who was sponsored by another merino underwear company, decided to create his own brand. He loved the insulation and anti-odour properties of merino wool, but didn’t like the skin tight fitting plain black baselayers that were given to him so never wore them. He wanted something with a looser fit, something you can wear in the bar or in the gym, something you can wear everyday.
“For a long time, wooly undies were what your Dad wore in winter. A few people had discovered the miracle fibre, merino wool, but frankly, wooly undies just weren’t that sexy. “. Hamish Ackland – Founder of Mons Royale.
Year on year the brand has grown and so has its range, now including mid layers, hoodies and the very popular Monsie, all in fantastic colours and fits that look just as good on the street as they do on the mountain. They have an impressive group of athletes on their team including the entire New Zealand Winter Olympic team as well as lots of other athletes that swear by it.