Sheep Envy Contest: Win SmartWool 'Merino Suit'

UPDATE: We’ve announced the winners! Go here.

The fine, sweat-wicking and body-warming properties of merino wool have long been hailed here at GearJunkie. This week, to celebrate merino’s natural material superiority, we’re running a contest to award 10 SmartWool ‘Merino Suits,’ five for men and five for women, each including a head-to-toe spread of performance merino apparel from SmartWool’s finest stock. To enter, simply follow the three steps below. . .

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Entry Instructions: Sheep Envy Contest

1) Click the “Like” button on SmartWool Facebook.

2) Click the “Like” button on the top of this article. (this lets your Facebook connections see your affinity toward merino wool, and GearJunkie, too!)

3) Enter in the comments area below a response to: “I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . .

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Men’s prize: SmartWool Lightweight Crew, Lightweight Bottom, and PhD Outdoor Light Crew socks.

That’s it. We’ll pick the 10 most fun, creative, or true (desperate?) answers and ship out a full SmartWool getup to each winner next month. Baah!

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Women’s prize: SmartWool Lightweight Crew, Lightweight Bottom, and PhD Outdoor Light Crew socks.

UPDATE: We’ve announced the winners! Go here.

Posted by Brian - 03/27/2012 09:37 AM

Because they grow their own Smartwool.

Posted by Jeff king - 03/27/2012 09:44 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . . They get to wear it every day and don’t have to pay for it (or wash it)

Posted by keith - 03/27/2012 09:46 AM

…because their smartwool is buil-in.

Posted by Fixie Dave Nice - 03/27/2012 09:47 AM

because it keeps me from smelling like other livestock on my multi-day trips. and I need more wool for my divide trip this summer on a fixed gear mtn bike

Posted by Michael Jones - 03/27/2012 09:48 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because it keeps me toasty in the cool woods.

Posted by Jennifer - 03/27/2012 09:48 AM

“I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . . .they are clad in Smartwool comfort from head to toe no matter where they go. :-)

Posted by Don - 03/27/2012 09:49 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . . they stay comfortable year round.

Posted by Erin P - 03/27/2012 09:50 AM

They have the built-in gear to be comfy in all conditions.

Posted by Chris - 03/27/2012 09:55 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because it brings all the rams to the yard.

Posted by Sean Miller - 03/27/2012 09:55 AM

I am truly envious of these sheep because the ladies don’t think their body hair is “gross”.

Posted by Michael Defenbaugh - 03/27/2012 09:57 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because who else can use the song “Woolly Bully” as a theme song?!

Posted by Lauren - 03/27/2012 10:00 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because really, whats not to love about having a monopoly on superior warmth-to-weight ratio?

Posted by Alastair Jamieson - 03/27/2012 10:02 AM

I envy Marino sheep and their fine merino wool because…they get their product wool garments free,are always wearing a layer,and envy them even more as in my climate and terrain have the right equipment for keeping warm even when wet,and cold.tintin LinkText

Posted by Peter - 03/27/2012 10:05 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because… the ladies no longer say “hold that tiger”; they say bom-chika-baaaa-wow.

Posted by chris - 03/27/2012 10:06 AM

Because even they know you can eat, sleep, and live in this stuff…not too baaaaaahd!

Posted by Jason Lindberg - 03/27/2012 10:07 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because nature chose to garb them in a fiber suitable to withstand the fires of Mordor, balmy summer days in The Shire, and the freezing depths of Moria instead of me. And they get to live in New Zealand.

Posted by Jay Guthrie - 03/27/2012 10:08 AM

Ienvy Marino sheep and thrir fine wool because Its got too be the softest,WARMEST,SMOOTHEST wool in the whole WIDE WORLD!It’s GOt too be fine wool cause EVERYONE ON here wants THEM!

Posted by Jane - 03/27/2012 10:08 AM

because their stuff is seriously baaaaaaad! (in a good way!)

Posted by Alex J - 03/27/2012 10:09 AM

I envy merino sheep because they don’t have to worry about going bald.

Posted by Jeremiah - 03/27/2012 10:11 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because i have Smartwool socks and i absolutely love them,so obviously i would love to have more smartwool clothing!

Posted by kaylee - 03/27/2012 10:15 AM

because it is less flammable around a campfire than other disgusting smelly synthetics!

Posted by Shelly - 03/27/2012 10:17 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because everybody knows how cute they look in it, which is exactly what people will say about me when I’m wearing my winning merino suit!

Posted by Madeleine Carey - 03/27/2012 10:18 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because I got the short end of the evolutionary stick during insulation selection, and now must spend my days lusting after warm, Smart and wooly traits.

Posted by Richard Kolb - 03/27/2012 10:22 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because…well, because they don’t have to wear their wool in a cubicle.

Posted by Bob - 03/27/2012 10:24 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they get to spend a lot more time outdoors than I do. Maybe with some merino wool I’d get some more time outside.

Posted by Adam Nutting - 03/27/2012 10:24 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they can actually pull off saying “ba ram ewe” while wearing a stylish spring suit of awesome.

Posted by Anne - 03/27/2012 10:24 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they are born with the smart wool layer and don’t need buy it. That’s why they are saying “baaaah” to people!

Posted by Nathan - 03/27/2012 10:38 AM

“I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . My wife won’t let me touch her after a day in my synthetic undies”.

Posted by Dylan B - 03/27/2012 10:39 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because no one wants to turn my body hair into base layers.

Posted by Daniel McSwiggan - 03/27/2012 10:39 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they look so much better than I do, when they are dressed in it.

Posted by britta wahlquist - 03/27/2012 10:51 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because…when I count sheep I stay warm!

Posted by Seth Souza - 03/27/2012 10:56 AM

Always comfortable, warm&cool stylish.necessity

Posted by Steve Bobusch - 03/27/2012 10:57 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . .they have the sweetest birthday suit in town.

Posted by Christopher Sorel - 03/27/2012 10:57 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because it is comfy, warm and breathes

Posted by Lauren - 03/27/2012 10:58 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because I aspire to be not only cute and fuzzy, but warm and dry while frolicking in the backcounty.

Posted by Greg de Lima - 03/27/2012 10:59 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because is soft, smooth, and sexy-warm!

Posted by Barb - 03/27/2012 10:59 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because unlike me they are always warm and don’t need to wear long-johns to work!

Posted by Ben Barnard - 03/27/2012 11:01 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because…A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a sheep needs the approval of a person.

Posted by Jason Goray - 03/27/2012 11:01 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . . their gear is self repairing!

Posted by Joe Griffin - 03/27/2012 11:05 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because a life wrapped in the finest wool is a life worth living!

Posted by Tim Murphy - 03/27/2012 11:06 AM

“I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they can easily stay warm when training for a sheep marathon, fishing, or just going to work.”
I thought about saying “warm and sexy,” but that might have sent the wrong message…

Posted by Georgia - 03/27/2012 11:06 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. .

it’s not as itchy as regular wool, it’s not as bulky yet it keeps you sooooo very warm and snuggly!

Posted by Colleen Logan - 03/27/2012 11:07 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because…their job is to be in and enjoy the mountains all day long!

Posted by Rylon - 03/27/2012 11:10 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . . they make me happy!!

Posted by David Creech - 03/27/2012 11:10 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . .I would like to be able to grow my own full-body outdoor gear too!

Posted by Matt - 03/27/2012 11:11 AM

“I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because… when I’m workin’ up a sweat, I’m not drippin’ wet!!!

Posted by Chris P - 03/27/2012 11:12 AM

“I envy merino sheep and their fine wool… ewe would be too if ewe weren’t outside”

Posted by Alex Flamm - 03/27/2012 11:13 AM

I envy Marino sheep because they are mother natures fabric store.

Posted by Jim - 03/27/2012 11:13 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . I’d never have to change my underwear

Posted by Paul KIm - 03/27/2012 11:15 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they can go on days in the mountains without washing their “clothes” and still smell good! If only life was that easy for us mere homo sapiens…

Posted by robert - 03/27/2012 11:16 AM

baa baa marino sheep have you any wool!

Posted by Nicholas - 03/27/2012 11:18 AM

Because the lady sheep will still come by after a sweaty day’s activities!

Posted by PeterD - 03/27/2012 11:20 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because it is cold outside today and already have their SmartWool. I have to wait until the GearJunkie overseers pick my response and deem me worthy.

Posted by Chris Duerkop - 03/27/2012 11:22 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because I’m an alpaca, and before merino sheep, it was my hide that was getting sheared all the time. Now that merino is all the rage and the demand for alpaca is in decline, I’ve been adopted by a nice family in Wisconsin who’s only interested in me for my droppings (as fertilizer for their organic garden). Thank you merino sheep! Sucks to be you.

Posted by Colin - 03/27/2012 11:35 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they’re from New Zealand—where the men are men and the sheep are scared.

Posted by Caitlyn - 03/27/2012 11:36 AM

“I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . because they are the designers and stylists of the sheep world. They have passion in their wool and they aint afraid to show it! They are sexy and they know it.

Posted by tracey byram - 03/27/2012 11:39 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they feel good while looking good.

Posted by Ty - 03/27/2012 11:41 AM

because they keep me from smelling worst than I already do :)

Posted by Diane Mcginis - 03/27/2012 11:43 AM

…they’re stylin’ naturally and comfortable all day long, in cold and heat.

Posted by Dave Mitchell - 03/27/2012 11:46 AM

because people pay good money for their follicle gifts. Last time I gave that special someone a garment made from my body hair it was neither warmly received nor practical

Posted by Nick Wojtasik - 03/27/2012 11:53 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they don’t have try to be clever and think of why they are envious of themselves to enter a three step contest and try to win their wool.

Posted by Peter D - 03/27/2012 12:07 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they can strip to their SmartWool every day of the year. If I win I will be able to as well!

Posted by rhfjr - 03/27/2012 12:09 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because I sweat like another animal.

Posted by michael dixon - 03/27/2012 12:11 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because…they will never know the cold as we hairless men do!!

Posted by Beep - 03/27/2012 12:11 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because merino wool simply works well and looks good doing in the process.

Posted by Barry - 03/27/2012 12:20 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because it feels so good its baaaad.

Posted by Todd - 03/27/2012 12:20 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they don’t have to take it off to put on a suit during the work week.

Posted by Rob H - 03/27/2012 12:21 PM

Live in New Zealand…Check
Free room and board…Check
Free healthcare…Check
Free haircuts…Check
Hmm, what’s not to envy.

Posted by Chris Y - 03/27/2012 12:27 PM

you can’t pull it over their eyes…but it feels so good when I pull it over mine

Posted by Lyle - 03/27/2012 12:29 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they stay toasty warm in horrible weather and cool in beautiful weather.

Posted by mark gruskin - 03/27/2012 12:36 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they “shear “ with everyone.

Posted by Shaun Atkinson - 03/27/2012 12:44 PM

they feel O so good.

Posted by matt mc - 03/27/2012 12:45 PM

You’re all sheep.

I like SmartWool, not Facebook.

Posted by Steve Spaulding - 03/27/2012 01:02 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . They are so soft and warm, yet light and breathable.

Posted by Rev. John Patrick Riley - 03/27/2012 01:03 PM

I envy merino sheep because they are led by the shepherd, not having to shepherd others, and because they keep naturally warm and comfortable in the raw cold of the Midwest.

Posted by Jo - 03/27/2012 01:14 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because, in this case, baa means yes! Merino Sheep + Merino Wool = <3

Posted by Naomi - 03/27/2012 01:20 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they get to hang out in the bucolic New Zealand countryside without flying 20 hours and dealing with ridiculous jet lag.

Posted by Jess - 03/27/2012 01:30 PM

Ever sheared a sheep? Ever seen a sheep eaten by wolves? No envy here.

Posted by Dawn Reid - 03/27/2012 02:10 PM

because they are born with the smart wool layer

Posted by Andy Benkert - 03/27/2012 02:18 PM

“I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . .they don’t have to deal with stinky baselayers…wait…neither do I when I wear SmartWool. So, stop me from stinkin up the joint and pick me!!! ;-)

Posted by Simon - 03/27/2012 02:24 PM

They fit amazingly well and don’t smell baaaaaaaad !!!

Posted by Gary - 03/27/2012 02:31 PM

“I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because if they had a habit of flipping canoes in early spring races like CPO 2009 or Infiterra Spring Fury they would stay WARM.”

Posted by Rick - 03/27/2012 02:59 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they get to eat out every day and never have to worry about paying income taxes.

Posted by Cindy - 03/27/2012 03:02 PM

…because a sheep is never separated from her wool. Sheep live in a state of perfect union…one might say bliss.

Posted by Audrey - 03/27/2012 03:03 PM

I envy Merino sheep and their fine wool because they can play all day in the rain and never get wet!

Posted by Jessica - 03/27/2012 03:03 PM

merino sheep everywhere will be envying me in my new smartwool suit :0)

Posted by Deb K - 03/27/2012 03:06 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because… they get to be close to everyone’s heart as we humans snuggle in their wooly goodness.

Posted by Kathryn - 03/27/2012 03:09 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because everyday they get to live in the materials that I love!

Posted by J. Alex Cordaro - 03/27/2012 03:10 PM

I envy merino sheep because they don’t have to pay retail…

Posted by Jonny J - 03/27/2012 03:10 PM

they can go; Baaaaaa ! (or in Norwegian Bææææ!)

Posted by M&amp;M - 03/27/2012 03:10 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because… they have the best birthday suit of all.

Posted by Jam - 03/27/2012 03:11 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because…Smartwool was born a stones throw away from where I grew up, and the products they make from merino wool are second to none in both comfort and function.

Posted by Melanie Gibbs - 03/27/2012 03:12 PM

cuz they’re sheep… need there be any other reason? :)

Posted by Sean Patrick Rice - 03/27/2012 03:13 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . .I work as a fisherman in Alaska and sometimes it is very cold and very wet and those conditions don’t impact merino sheep the way they do the human body. If I had a suit of merino wool, I would be much more comfortable and therefore much more productive, even in my downtime.

Posted by Hank Harrison - 03/27/2012 03:13 PM

Nobody wants to kill ewe!

Posted by Jon J - 03/27/2012 03:13 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they get paid in free food to wear merino wool. I’d do anything to get paid in food to wear merino wool.

Posted by mikeross512 - 03/27/2012 03:14 PM

I envy the Rams because they look so good in their wool that they are irresistable to the Ewe’s. Maybe if I had smartwool all over me I would be irresistable to the ladies too.

Posted by Sarah - 03/27/2012 03:14 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because it doesn’t itch… or smell… and I feel like a merino sheep myself when I’m in the woods.

Posted by Matthew Spencer - 03/27/2012 03:18 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because it is Eco-friendly alternative to plastic based products.

Posted by Britt - 03/27/2012 03:19 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because….. they don’t get soaking wet and freeze while sitting on a snowy ski hill in the Swiss Alps with a video camera patiently waiting to film their boyfriend’s snowboarding descent…!

Posted by Eugene Lee - 03/27/2012 03:20 PM

Who wouldn’t be envious of someone who can grow their own clothes?

Posted by Andrea - 03/27/2012 03:20 PM

It’s so warm and snuggy. I even have dreamed about SmartWool once. I dreamt that when I opened a drawer on my dresser it was full of SmartWool socks and long johns. I was so happy. So, that’s why I envy sheep their merino wool, because they must be the happiest, warmest, snuggiest, creatures on the planet.

Posted by Brenda Brenneis - 03/27/2012 03:20 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because it’s in a category of it own, they’re cozy year around.

Posted by LKJ - 03/27/2012 03:20 PM

I want to be a sheep with fur all over my body then I would not
ENVY the goat in the other pasture, the grass would be greener with my
MERINO wool bodysuit from Smartwool that keeps me warm so all the
SHEEP will start to envy me for my sleek, colorful undergarments
AND I will be hooked for life, there will be more than just all of
THEIR Smartwool socks in my drawers and on my feet, I would feel just
FINE in that amazing fabric from head to toe, I could just say ‘more
WOOL!’

Posted by Dana D. - 03/27/2012 03:20 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because it gets so chilly in NYC apartments during unseasonable spring temperature changes!

Posted by Jane - 03/27/2012 03:21 PM

I envy merino sheep because they are adorable and get to be warm wherever they go!

Posted by Alexandra - 03/27/2012 03:21 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they live a very happy life for an animal that is used to help produce products for people. They are nice enough to share their bounty that I can then use to keep me warm while I try to produce a happy life for myself. Without the merino sheep I would freeze each and every day when I travel to school and work. Thank you very much to the best Happy Sheep ever!

Posted by Tanya FoxAlbin - 03/27/2012 03:22 PM

“I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . when they go to work in a National Park for the summer, they don’t have to worry about anyone stealing their SmartWool gear out of the laundry room”.

Posted by harding z - 03/27/2012 03:23 PM

I envy merino sheep because they are always stylish and they stay warm and dry even in the rain. If its good enough for mother nature it is good enough for me. Remove

Posted by Marlena - 03/27/2012 03:23 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they are always warm as they count each other to fall asleep!

Posted by Jesse - 03/27/2012 03:24 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because of it’s amazing ability to keep you comfortable when you’re damp, tired, and skinning back to the car after a long day of skiing.

Posted by Janie - 03/27/2012 03:25 PM

They never need to wear anything else!

Posted by Richard Durishin - 03/27/2012 03:25 PM

You are kidding me, right?

Why am I envious of Merino sheep? Hmmm…. The open fields of fresh New Zealand grazing – some of the best in the world. The fresh New Zealand water – also makes great beer. The merino coat they grow that keeps them warm in the winter, cool in the summer and never lets them stink like some bloke who just rode 100 miles in a jersey made of re-purposed soda bottles. Or the fact that they share that great gift with me so I can be comfortable regardless the weather and smell fresh even if I’m just in from riding up the Alpe d’Huez. It’s hard to decide. Probably, though, it’s that cool New Zealand accent they have. It would really help me with the ladies.

Posted by Meredith K A - 03/27/2012 03:25 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they have an endless potential supply of wool for yarn for knitting sweaters! … But by the time they sheared, spun, & knitted their own wool into a sweater, they would have grown a new one! Lucky them!

Posted by stefanie - 03/27/2012 03:25 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because it can absorb a third of its weight in moisture before it even begins to feel wet! Smartwool: as effective as a suit made of sponges, but with a million times more comfort and style!

Posted by Martin Potancok - 03/27/2012 03:27 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because I always feel warm, even if it is wet! Whenever I wear SmartWool, I feel ready for adventure! :)

Posted by John - 03/27/2012 03:28 PM

“I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because…frankly, when you get my age, your own hair is sparse and thin.

Posted by Jo Evans - 03/27/2012 03:29 PM

“I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they are adorable and productive. I need coffee before I can have either of those attributes!”

Posted by Andrew Federowicz - 03/27/2012 03:31 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they can make awesome gear, from their hair.

Posted by Will - 03/27/2012 03:33 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because… they don’t have to enter a contest and think of something clever to say to be covered head to foot in sheep wool magic.

Posted by Petra - 03/27/2012 03:33 PM

…because it is cool to be warm and they are cool AND warm!

Posted by Jeramiah Paylor - 03/27/2012 03:34 PM

“I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . they make themselves scent free and always dry with there awesome hair. Plus they get free haircuts

Posted by Dan - 03/27/2012 03:38 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because quite honestly the hair on my body just isn’t cutting it.
You see, I am “blessed” with the fine genetics of hairyness, being covered with a fine coat of my own bodies production. I’ve avoided, much to my wife’s disappointment, all the standard methods of hair removal. I’ve had hopes that my body hair would grow into a microclimate preserving layer, but it just isn’t cutting it.
I glare with envy at my merino wearing friends as they scurry up the mountains secure in their SmartWool thermoregulating garments. Yes, they mock me and my furriness, bragging how their SmartWool keeps them warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. It irks me when they speak of how their baselayers don’t stink, while everyone in camp stays upwind of me.
It is time to give in, to evolve to a merino state of being. Break out the clippers boys it’s shearing time for me. I’m going merino!

Posted by Erica - 03/27/2012 03:39 PM

because they are always covered in the only natural substance that is fire resistant, does not tear or wrinkle easily and is resistant to dirt and body odor. Wool is a wonderful thing

Posted by Daniel Sullivan - 03/27/2012 03:45 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . .that sh!t cray.

Posted by Troy Ramsey - 03/27/2012 03:46 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they don’t know how cool it is to wear merino, but they wear it like a boss anyway.

Posted by Nick - 03/27/2012 03:46 PM

Merino sheep are engulfed in warm, comfortable, and practically stink-free layers for FREE! They are the ultimate dirtbag.
…besides, have you ever herd of a polyester sheep?

Posted by Zane - 03/27/2012 03:47 PM

smartwool thermals, socks, hats, gloves everything I own has worked better than expected and lasts and lasts ansd lasts!!! There is now scratchy feeling either!

Posted by jesse gleason - 03/27/2012 03:48 PM

I envy merino sheep because they get to number 2 where ever they want.

Posted by Stuart Payne - 03/27/2012 03:50 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because . . . not only do the sheep come in a snazzy range of colours, but after a hard day of extreme sport they still don’t smell like a badgers armpit!

Posted by Noel - 03/27/2012 03:50 PM

…their Born Ready, for the best and worst the weather can throw at them. And their just sooo darn cute.

Posted by Thomas McConway - 03/27/2012 03:52 PM

They live in the mountains with fresh air and the obvious…Because one ram can service ONEHUNDRED ewes in a mating season…..

Posted by Diego - 03/27/2012 03:56 PM

I believe anyone who carries a passion for being outside has some envy towards Merino Sheep. They wonder to those places we all wish to see. They provide a way of life for many cultures. They’ve hung out with people like John Muir. We want to wear what they’re wearing…why not?

Posted by Megan - 03/27/2012 03:59 PM

I envy merina sheep because… they get to live in New Zealand and they get their merina wool products for FREE! What’s not to be jealous of?!?!

Posted by Angela Robert - 03/27/2012 03:59 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they don’t itch or sweat as much as the other sheep- so ewe (baaaaad, I know) and I don’t either! Thanks, ewe guys!

Posted by Jim O'Callaghan - 03/27/2012 04:00 PM

….unlike me, they would be able to rock the crazy, crappy, stinky, wet daily bike commute here in Seattle without sweating profusely and thereby becoming crazy, crappy, stinky and wet on the inside . Did I mention that it is wet here in Seattle?

Posted by Peter - 03/27/2012 04:00 PM

…‘cos it takes me 20mins to clip my hair each week. It gets old. I’d much rather have someone shear me, for free! :)

Posted by victor carrano - 03/27/2012 04:00 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because even wolves in merino sheep clothing couldn’t be baaaad!

Posted by Kate - 03/27/2012 04:01 PM

I DON’T envy Merino sheep. They don’t even know how good they have it. Ungrateful little bastards.

Posted by BenMo - 03/27/2012 04:03 PM

I envy them because they convert grass to wool, whilst I have to come up with clever posts in an attempt to get wool.

Posted by Ross Remenak - 03/27/2012 04:04 PM

I envy Merino sheep and their fine wool because they never have to take it off!

Posted by Colin - 03/27/2012 04:20 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they are so low maintenance, especially when compared to their furry (high maintenance) cashmere goat friends!

Posted by kirsten grant - 03/27/2012 04:20 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they can always, always darn their socks on the run.

Posted by Deborah Pesa - 03/27/2012 04:25 PM

because they are surrounded by the perfect fiber all year round.

Posted by Marni - 03/27/2012 04:29 PM

I envy Merino sheep because God gave them cool coats!

Posted by Jeannie G - 03/27/2012 04:30 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they dont have to worry about smelling bad while curling up with that special someone after a long day of fun.

Posted by Kristen - 03/27/2012 04:32 PM

because having your own wool is like wearing flannel pajamas all the time!

Posted by Christian - 03/27/2012 04:39 PM

…nature weave and wears the finest coats.

Posted by Christian - 03/27/2012 04:41 PM

…nature weaves and wears the finest coats.

Posted by Chrissy H. - 03/27/2012 04:41 PM

I envy Merino sheep and their wool because…their body temperature stays regulated naturally keeping them warm in winter and cool in summer. When they sweat, it’s wicked away leaving them cool and dry. The lanolin provides natural antibacterial qualities. And they are so soft!

Posted by Lisbeth Rives - 03/27/2012 04:49 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because…. as an obsessive knitter and lover of smartwool, I wish I knew was it was like to be covered head to toe in the stuff 24/7

Posted by Marty C - 03/27/2012 04:50 PM

Sheep have more fun…..

Posted by Katie - 03/27/2012 05:00 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because it’s simply the best thing that I have ever worn next to my skin. If only I could be covered in it!

Posted by Stephen Huntress - 03/27/2012 05:01 PM

I envy Merino Sheep because they get to live in the sweet mountains of New Zealand’s South Island with 3 million of their buds. Their fleece keeps them comfy at temps from -15 C to 35 C. They get to run around on 10,000 Ha farms. Most important of all, they get tons of love from great companies like Smartwool

Posted by Fletcher Hamel - 03/27/2012 05:02 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because the only thing closer than ‘next to skin’ is ‘attached to skin.’

Posted by Lindsay - 03/27/2012 05:05 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because…
they have extra padding for all their outdoor playing! Who needs a crash pad? Who needs elbow pads? Who needs a helmet? Ok, maybe sheep need helmets too. And those little booties for their tender hooves.

Posted by Megan - 03/27/2012 05:06 PM

…because sheep are not sheepish about sharing their shirts, skirts, and socks for other sure-footed species with lackluster locks.

Posted by Jim Henegar - 03/27/2012 05:09 PM

I envy them, cause I have read for so long, how good this wool is and have yet been able to purchase any. Mine time will come tho :)

Posted by Ari Leach - 03/27/2012 05:12 PM

Because why bother being a wolf in sheep’s clothing when you can be the real deal? Bah-bah black sheep, have you any wool for me?

Posted by Bruce Anderson - 03/27/2012 05:17 PM

…because they don’t have to pay for the fine wool they produce! They get to wear nature’s temperature-regulating wool with no odor to boot. It’s not fair if ewe know what I mean!

Posted by Michael Genovese - 03/27/2012 05:21 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because in 1840 they outnumbered people in Vermont 3 to 1.

Posted by Patio - 03/27/2012 05:35 PM

Because I own seven pairs of sheep socks and my friends own thirty pairs of holey cotton socks…

Posted by paula siebers - 03/27/2012 05:48 PM

I envy (and am grateful to) merino sheep and their fine wool because. . . they are clearly highly intelligent. Thousands of years ago before they knew man would would want “performance fabrics” (some made of polyester fleece! YUCK!) the merino sheep was already wearing (and growing enough to share) their thermal, water resistant, anti-bacterial, easy to clean, non-static, non smelly and “green” fiber. Brilliant I tell you. Absolutely brilliant. Thank EWE- for saving me from polyester.

Posted by Douglas Kline - 03/27/2012 05:49 PM

I envy Merino sheep and their wool because of their natural resiliency and adjustment to the weather in the natural environment whereas I have to put the wool on.

Posted by Mike Mitchell - 03/27/2012 05:50 PM

“I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . . they are soooo soft fluffy and warm!”

Posted by Kevin S - 03/27/2012 06:07 PM

because their back wool is softer then my back wool…

Posted by Phillip Attean - 03/27/2012 06:09 PM

I envy Merino sheep with thier warm coat of fine wool becuase they make it possible for us stupid humans to stay warm and dry, else we would still be in the the stone age trying like hell to make synthetics as warm, breathable and dry as what comes natural to them!

Posted by Tom Mrphy - 03/27/2012 06:10 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they are born with the finest outdoor layers ever.

Posted by Jon - 03/27/2012 06:26 PM

Smart Wool envy is what I feel when I view
those curly white woolens a’worn by that ewe.
Warm on cold nights and dry in the heat—
a Merino soft suit that could hardly be beat.
Out under the stars or on a trail hike,
GearJunkie equipped, I think I would like.

Posted by Debbie Chioffe - 03/27/2012 06:29 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they get to sport a beautiful, cravable coat naturally while I have to purchase mine. Also because they have the coveted distinction of being the best in their class, and the cream of the crop.

Posted by Dan - 03/27/2012 06:36 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . . they don’t have to pay the steep price of the wool that we do and if they get a snag they don’t have to shop for a new piece, just grow some more.

Posted by natureboy - 03/27/2012 06:38 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because the female sheep don’t have to keep borrowing the male sheep’s cold weather clothing.

Posted by Erin Williams - 03/27/2012 06:43 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . .they get to cuddle with their loved ones in their merino wool whenever they want. I want to hang out with my family in all over merino wool all day watching the clouds float by, just don’t dock my tail!

Posted by Debbie - 03/27/2012 06:54 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because,they are God’s creation doing all he has created them to be,and they in return have been a blessing to others even without knowing it.

Posted by ikedixon - 03/27/2012 06:56 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . . they are so fashionable and comfortable

Posted by Carl Dougal - 03/27/2012 06:58 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because I should have the soft warm feeling that they always have

Posted by Tim Rice - 03/27/2012 06:59 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because Ewe haz superior quality that I want! Well I actually need now, because envy is a sin of flesh. Therefore it would be very benign of ewe to cover my flesh with a suite err sweet ‘Merino Wool Suit’.

Posted by J.A. Smith - 03/27/2012 07:01 PM

I envy merino sheep because their coat is so awesome that my fishing trips are less tiresome on my feet, that, and their cousins in the high peaks are total studs and studettes…

Posted by Pat U - 03/27/2012 07:08 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . .they are born with it!

Posted by Nelson - 03/27/2012 07:25 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they do a great job keeping us warm and i could use some new gear!!! peace :0)

Posted by Andrew Guthrie - 03/27/2012 07:29 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they don’t stink(at least not like me), they never get cold, and they are so BAAAAAAAAD! O.K. that was goofy I know.

Posted by Kelli - 03/27/2012 07:38 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . .they don’t have to shave another species to be wrapped in the glorious fibers we humans call SmartWool.

Posted by Nancy L Anderson - 03/27/2012 07:48 PM

I envy merino sheep because they’re warm when it’s cold & cool when it’s hot… even when they’re WET!

Posted by chris - 03/27/2012 07:56 PM

I envy merino sheep because they dont have to hear my wife complaining shes cold because theyre warmth is built in.

Posted by AnnaMalia Ticknor - 03/27/2012 07:59 PM

because from Chicago’s winters to 100 in Thailand, their wool keeps me happy, dry, and smelling good. Wish I could have the stuff built in. Plus, they’re so darn cute!

Posted by Cameron - 03/27/2012 08:06 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they grow it consistently over the body. I only grow a patch on my upper back, where I need it the least! Ewe just never know how good they have it.

Posted by Lane - 03/27/2012 08:10 PM

…because they have an awesome attitude…shear all you want, we’ll grow more.

Posted by Jeannine - 03/27/2012 08:29 PM

I envy merino sheep and their smart wool because they are ready for any climate with their curly wooly locks. Comfy 24/7, 365 days a year!

Posted by Lance - 03/27/2012 08:38 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they do not have to wash it :) We take it to make more garments to fast!!!

Posted by Clayton - 03/27/2012 08:42 PM

…because I can get funky on the trail, slopes, or about town and it doesn’t smell funky.

Posted by lucas - 03/27/2012 08:50 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they get the wonderful warm, cool, and sweat free all year round. And they can just grow more. Built in comfort.

Posted by dstapes - 03/27/2012 09:08 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because my chest hair isn’t soft and warm and definitely doesn’t keep me and dry.

Posted by dgagner - 03/27/2012 09:24 PM

they are comfy when it’s hot and when it’s cold – and no one says pew to the ewes :), they don’t need to shower need because they never stink! I wish I could say the same!

Posted by Claudia - 03/27/2012 09:27 PM

I envy Marino sheep because they always stay “Wooly” Warm and never look Sheepish :)

Posted by RitaG - 03/27/2012 09:54 PM

I envy Marion sheep because they have the perfect outfit for under a dry suit when paddling this Spring.

Posted by Jennifer Phillips - 03/27/2012 10:22 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they know how to stay warm and dry so that they don’t end up getting that awful, itchy, sweaty feeling against their skin that when cold air hits it is just miserable, and ends up making you twice as cold!

Posted by Sints - 03/27/2012 10:28 PM

…because I can’t afford my own.

Posted by Stephen Heil - 03/27/2012 10:54 PM

I envy Merino sheep because they were born with a lifetime supply of custon fit SmartWool.

Posted by Shannon - 03/27/2012 11:22 PM

Because the wooling elite are masters of digital social media and their plot to fleece the 99% will be no sweat!

Posted by gentlegiant - 03/27/2012 11:32 PM

because they ask not what wool can do for them, but what they can do for wool.

Posted by Mary - 03/28/2012 12:29 AM

I envy merino sheep their wool because they never get the cold post thyroid cancer chills to bring them down, survivors like me, that they are… So dreamy and warm would I be sitting, running, post swim or foggy riding wrapped in that perfect knit that makes me never want to quit!

Posted by Reuben C - 03/28/2012 12:59 AM

I envy Merino sheep and their fine wool because, unlike me, they only have to take it off once a year!

Posted by Ginga Ninja - 03/28/2012 03:32 AM

because people don’t judge them on the colour of their hair, just the quality.

Posted by David Berta - 03/28/2012 04:09 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . They can simultaneously stand around all day doing nothing and provide a world class product.

Posted by Rob Drain - 03/28/2012 05:06 AM

I envy merino sheep and their wool because it feels soooo good.

Posted by pelagia - 03/28/2012 05:10 AM

sheep are eternally waterproof-look at the water bead on their wool and they never get raw, chapped skin-aka lanolin. LUV FOR SHEEP

Posted by Damselmiss - 03/28/2012 05:52 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because…I always wanted wavy/curly hair with natural highlights and…I still smell sweet after a 20 mile day of kayaking in my merino baselayer, and no chafing. Do sheep kayak? They would if they could in their garb :0)

Posted by dutchburrito - 03/28/2012 06:24 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because… their sheepy friends never say “Ewe, you smell” and they never have to feel baaad or sheepish!

Posted by Scott Niska - 03/28/2012 06:47 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because Chuck Norris doesn’t try on merino SmartWool … SmartWool tries on Chuck Norris.

Posted by M.A. - 03/28/2012 07:07 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they’re so very WELL BALANCED: hydrophobic AND hydrophilic at the same time!!!

Posted by Loni S - 03/28/2012 07:11 AM

I envy merino sheep because they do not ever have could paws, my mitts are always cold, until I put on my smart wool gloves!

Posted by Lori S - 03/28/2012 07:29 AM

I envy merino sheep because they get to spend their days on beautiful green pastures, in the sun and breath the fresh clean air everyday, and I envy their fine wool because it keeps temperature controlled so well and comfort levels to a maximum, unlike people who have hot flashes and unexplainable embarrassing sweat marks under your arms.

Posted by bt - 03/28/2012 07:53 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because..never appreciated the importance of the warmth merine wool provides when damp. I’ll take the whole outfit, but ever since catching the tail end of rainy season on the Inca Trail I realize that Merino wool bottoms would have kept certain ‘areas’ much warmer when wet than the synthetics I had. My feet and top were warm on me because I had to the wool there..just not the ‘rest’

Posted by jim - 03/28/2012 08:05 AM

“I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they have figured out how to give a renewable resource without giving their lives.

Posted by carlos - 03/28/2012 08:16 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because I’d like to have long, white, curly hair…

Posted by Julie - 03/28/2012 10:03 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they are born with awesome gear and can use it everyday. I only get to use it on weekends and maybe a few sick days!

Posted by Bob - 03/28/2012 10:05 AM

…they have built-in heaters and air conditioners all year long.

Posted by orlando gomez - 03/28/2012 10:09 AM

a built in coif that is functional: warm and keeps them cool. I need some of that

Posted by Michael - 03/28/2012 10:54 AM

…because they’re warm, even when wet.

Posted by jamie - 03/28/2012 10:58 AM

“I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . .it is a great layering system that keeps you warm and dry.

Posted by altair - 03/28/2012 11:03 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. .
Day or night they looking cool
Summer & winter wearing smart wool
24/7 all year round
Merino sheep deserve to be crowned!!

That’s right!

Posted by Patrick - 03/28/2012 11:53 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they just eat grass, make love, bear cute little merino lambs. I am sic with envy of them. (Then again, maybe I am sick because of the lack of merino wool on me).

Posted by Corbin - 03/28/2012 12:11 PM

Because I imagine that, like mine, their feet smell less terrible while wearing it!

Posted by T.J. Kigar - 03/28/2012 01:34 PM

“I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . .I am leaving in 5 days for the 2650 mile PCT and I don’t have own any to take with me….I hope I don’t freeze out there. Thanks for the wonderful contest and I hope to hear from you real soon. T.J.

Posted by billy bathgate - 03/28/2012 02:12 PM

I eny the merino sheep cause they never have to do laundry or take a shower..man I hate laundry day.

Posted by Lauren - 03/28/2012 02:39 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they can run, bike, hike, hang, sleep, anywhere whenever and not have to think twice if they’re wearing the proper gear or look good doing it. Yes, sheep can totally bike.

Posted by LouAnne - 03/28/2012 07:09 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they are baaaaad, so baaaaad.

Posted by Jordan - 03/28/2012 07:32 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because their fur is so warm and luscious…and that face, anyone seen a cuter face?! And it can’t get any cooler than New Zealand. I mean come on, warmth, attractiveness, NEW ZEALAND!! I’m sold! …Oh how I wish I were a merino sheep…:)

Posted by Jason Dickerson - 03/28/2012 08:20 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because.. they got it good. my hair sucks. :) also id rather be wearing merino wool than polyester when i catch fire in afghanistan. also i wont stank like a mofo when ive been wearing it for a month or more w/out washing! this stuffs great! darn u sheep! gimme gimme!!!

Posted by Chris Plentus - 03/29/2012 08:57 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because marina fish and their rough scales would just be weird

Posted by Jody - 03/29/2012 09:03 AM

I envy Marino sheep and their fine wool because they are named after one of the best NFL QBs of all time.

Posted by Dave Mitchell - 03/29/2012 10:07 AM

I envy Merino sheep because no matter what, their outfits always fit them, they always get the newest line of the season first and their ex-girlfriend never borrows their favourite sweat and never returns it.

Posted by shayla - 03/29/2012 10:47 AM

i envy merino sheep because they’re baaaaa-d to the bone!! (you know, in the best possible way!)

Posted by samantha k. - 03/29/2012 10:48 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because wearing it feels like you’re getting a warm, comfy hug

Posted by Claire - 03/29/2012 10:54 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they knew about merino before it was cool. So hipster.

Posted by Bill Hardgrove - 03/29/2012 11:31 AM

…because it feels so good you don’t even realize how great a job it does keeping you comfy ‘till you don’t have it.

Posted by Lindsay O. - 03/29/2012 11:47 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . .it is all encompassing…unique, economical and desirable in every way and most of all naturally waterproof.

Posted by Gerry Marra - 03/29/2012 12:41 PM

Ienvy merino sheep and their fine wool because the lanolin in their fibres will keep me snuggly warm in all my outdoor activities.

Posted by Daniel F. McAllister - 03/29/2012 12:42 PM

I envey merino sheep because they experience TRUE BLISS wrapped up in their Smart Wool!

Posted by Jeannine - 03/29/2012 12:51 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because what’s NOT to envy?

Posted by Lewis - 03/29/2012 12:59 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they don’t seem to walk around feeling cold all the time. Brrrrr…

Posted by Marcy - 03/29/2012 01:07 PM

not only are they just the right amount of snuggly warm but they never have a bad hair day

Posted by Lynn Estep - 03/29/2012 01:13 PM

I like merino sheep as the rain and snow don’t bother them…just give ‘em a shake and the’re good to go.

Posted by Jamesk - 03/29/2012 01:13 PM

they’re so friggin’ smart

Posted by mike erickson - 03/29/2012 01:19 PM

I envy them because they have A LOT more hair than I do! Plus, it’s really curly which all the women like.

Posted by Bowl carver - 03/29/2012 01:42 PM

Smartwool — the best layer next to your own hide!

Posted by Todd - 03/29/2012 01:48 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . .someone else has the privilege of shaving their hairy backs for more than sport, but for love:http://google.com

Posted by Todd - 03/29/2012 01:49 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . .someone else has the privilege of shaving their hairy backs for more than sport, but for love.

Posted by Chris - 03/29/2012 01:58 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . . they ro-o-o-o-ck!

Posted by Craig W - 03/29/2012 02:15 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . .of its softness and warmness.

Posted by Harps - 03/29/2012 02:25 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they stay warm or cool and don’t stink too bad…

Posted by Thayer - 03/29/2012 02:48 PM

…they make SmartWool possible by sharing the “shirts” off their backs.

Posted by nosogirl - 03/29/2012 02:55 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they’re cute, cuddly, stylish and warm wherever they may go.

Posted by Michael Davis - 03/29/2012 03:09 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they keep warm without itching or stinking

Posted by J. Alward - 03/29/2012 03:51 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they get their haircuts for free.

Posted by Eric Bonin - 03/29/2012 03:51 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they are coveted by many people for all the known properties of their fleece. Along with the sweet royalties they are getting for sharing all their wool with so many companies. Imagine the pay outs these sheep must be getting and its no skin off their backs their coats grow back and are always in style. I think I just turned another shade of green.

Posted by jennifer - 03/29/2012 04:18 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they have cool clothes like Smartwool named from their stellar wool.

Posted by ash - 03/29/2012 04:34 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because it would take me months, nay years, to knit the equivalent fine wool shirts, underpants and ginormous size 12 socks for my SO. We’ll not mention the sweater curse the merino sheep avoid by producing their own lovely outerwear by simply being sheep. Lucky bastards.

Posted by Judy - 03/29/2012 04:34 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they are so admired by the whole world. Everyone knows their wool is very fine and much sought after!

Posted by Steve - 03/29/2012 05:07 PM

Because they have the smartest wool there is!
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Posted by Katie V - 03/29/2012 05:41 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they are a majestic breed with the finest renwable resource on earth.

Posted by Tom Bellamy - 03/29/2012 06:08 PM

They look fabulous.

Posted by Gisela Koplin - 03/29/2012 07:04 PM

It makes them look sto cuddly.

Posted by Hannah Lee - 03/29/2012 08:51 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they make for some comfy socks.

Posted by Tom Go - 03/29/2012 10:59 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they have natural merino as thick as they need. Thin in summer and thicker in winter they do not have to buy varios merino gear for different weather conditions.

Posted by Roberto - 03/29/2012 11:37 PM

envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. .they stay warn even if they are wet!!!

Posted by Daniel Newell - 03/30/2012 12:22 AM

Its the best.

Posted by Theresa J - 03/30/2012 02:35 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they keep me toasty

Posted by Colleen G - 03/30/2012 06:10 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because it keeps me nice & warm!

Posted by Scott - 03/30/2012 08:50 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because it proves that the best solutions come from nature!

Posted by Sadie B - 03/30/2012 09:45 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they get to live in comfort all year long.

Posted by Richards - 03/30/2012 10:29 AM

If I had wool like a merino sheep my heart would swell with pride, I’d be able to grow the finest, freshest coat of wool and you wouldn’t believe your eyes. It would have volume and body and a faint pearly glow. I’d wax it and style it, braid it and paint it and regularly give it a clean. But seeing as I’m simply a human, a bald bodied mammalian man I have to cover myself with the wool of a sheep right the way down from my head to my feet – so yea I think the merino’s pretty neat and that’s why I envy the sheep! :)

Posted by Ellie Durant - 03/30/2012 11:08 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool as an a English chick in New Zealand, when I wake up in my Bivi bag, and it is cold and wet and I have to get through a soggy, dewy field as the sun is rising, off to bike another 50 miles.

They look so surprised to see me coming through their breakfast grass with their warm, impenetrable wool and their wise eyes saying ‘dude, where’s your fleece?!‘And if I had my own fine coat of merino, when it comes to shearing time, I’d be the envy of them!

Posted by Camille - 03/30/2012 12:57 PM

I envy merino sheep because if I had my own coat of wool I would never have to attempt to look good while wearing 3 layers of from fitting clothing. There would be no more bunching or riding up or lamenting the static elecrticity that my various layers are creating as I walk. Plus, someone else would take care of all of my haircuts.

Posted by heather - 03/30/2012 01:34 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . they are just so soft and warm and cuddly…what could possibly be better. Nothing..that’s what.

Posted by matt - 03/30/2012 03:21 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because clothing made out of it can be worn all year round.

Posted by Jason - 03/30/2012 04:25 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because no matter how hard I try, they will always be more popular with the ladies than me.

Posted by Mark Lugo - 03/30/2012 04:49 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they do not need to “unzip” to pee whilst donning merino wool bottoms.

Posted by Myk OLeary - 03/30/2012 11:58 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because instead of blindly following the pack like regular sheep, they’re leading us into a smart new world of clothing options.

Posted by Dusko Kantardziev - 03/31/2012 12:45 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because I will be the only kid on the block / town / country proudly to show off their hairiness might!

Posted by Jen F. - 03/31/2012 06:48 AM

I envy merino sheep because they don’t feel socially compelled to shave their legs

Posted by Scott Brown - 03/31/2012 08:19 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they stay warm or cool no matter the clime (climate).

Posted by Ryan - 03/31/2012 09:43 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they grow it au naturale, and its the only thing they wear. I have to wear lesser forms of insulation from time to time.

Posted by Erin Haugen-Jackson - 03/31/2012 01:01 PM

…I live in ND where is is frequently -40 degrees…oh, and I had pet sheep named Oscar & Telly (I grew up on a farm)…

Posted by natalie martinkus - 03/31/2012 04:47 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because…they have the honor of making the best fiber on the planet for those of us that love to play in the planet and need that extra layer to protect us from the elements.

Posted by Eric Johnson - 04/01/2012 11:36 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because their regular haircuts produce something of value and keep me from being chafed raw and smelling like a middle school classroom an hour after P.E. class.

Posted by Cara - 04/02/2012 07:33 AM

I envy merino sheep because they are always outstanding in their field…..

Posted by darlenecom - 04/02/2012 05:29 PM

I envy merino sheep because they have the best wool

Posted by nicholaschia - 04/03/2012 01:47 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they can survive a student exchange to Finland, with zero degree temperatures and months with only a few hours of sunlight, FOR FREE.

I can’t…

Posted by seth - 04/03/2012 09:26 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because…. of a night spent bivying in a tool shed in norway in minus ten shivering and shaking…whilst the sheep around the little shed didnt seem to be suffering quite so much

Posted by Scott McNally - 04/03/2012 12:18 PM

I envy merino sheep because they DON’T WEAR COTTON! Instead, they bask in the glory of a fast drying, odor-nuking, temperature regulating and completely natural fiber… best of all, its 100% renewable!

Posted by Jen - 04/03/2012 11:23 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because I like it when cold runs away from me.

Posted by Nieka - 04/04/2012 02:11 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because its all natural and not harmful to the environment. My clothes react to my body’s needs because its just as organic as i am :)

Posted by Ryan - 04/04/2012 03:08 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because wool is naturally anti static. I get zapped A LOT because of all the “technical” fabrics most of my clothes are made out of. That and I drag my feet because I am a slob.

Posted by Will - 04/05/2012 02:56 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because…I am one ‘baad’ man!

Posted by Siu M CHAN - 04/05/2012 08:41 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . they don’t have to choose which awesome Smartwool products to wear.

Posted by Adam B - 04/06/2012 07:21 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because…I’ve worn it and how can you not?

Posted by Shawn - 04/06/2012 07:25 AM

They don’t have to bundle up in the winter because they are already dressed for the cold.

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Posted by Sherry Friedrichs - 04/06/2012 07:31 AM

“I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they are always prepared for whatever weather they’re out in. Their wool is self wicking, which keeps them cool, comfortable, and dry plus wool is fire proof because it’s self extinguishing.” I’d love to like this article, but I can’t find a like button at the top of the article or anywhere else on the page… :( Nothing like being comfortable as well as making a fashion statement!

Posted by Cissie Quinn - 04/06/2012 07:37 AM

because I want to win some new Smartwool. love their socks

Posted by TAG - 04/06/2012 07:43 AM

because Smartwool isn’t itchy.

Posted by Douglas Carney - 04/06/2012 07:45 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because its frickin’ cold in Canada.

Posted by Larry Hardie - 04/06/2012 07:51 AM

If I an fortunate enough to win this contest, I won’t envy Merino sheep at all—they will envy me for my fine, fine soft and toasty-warm base layers!

Posted by Saveria - 04/06/2012 08:16 AM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because they get to wear merino wool every day for free and they get to live In New Zealand… I want to be a merino sheep! Baaaaaaa!

Posted by Alex Rothenberg - 04/06/2012 09:34 AM

I envy Merino sheep and their fine wool because it costs them nothing to spend every day enrobed head to toe in the most superior fabric known to man. I should win a Merino Suit because I am an ambassador of Merino Wool and Smart Wool as it is the most comfortable, best designed line of Merino Wool garments available. Anyone who knows me, knows that I Merino and Smart Wool fanatic. My friends tell new comers to the fold…if you want to know the benefits of Merino Wool and Smart Wool, ask this guy.

Posted by Bogdan - 04/06/2012 10:15 AM

I envy Merino sheep and their fine wool because they don’t need petrochemicals to stay warm and dry while enjoying outdoors, and because they can share their wool with the less fortunate humans. I also envy them because they don’t need Facebook to get a chance at some fine merino garments.

Posted by Christopher Gomez - 04/06/2012 10:53 AM

because Smartwool is the only wool fabric that is comfortable AND not itchy! And there’s different thicknesses of just about every product, so there’s clothes for all climates! I love Smartwool~

Posted by Eric Seberg - 04/06/2012 12:05 PM

because they have it and I don’t. Yet!

Posted by jim palermo - 04/06/2012 03:06 PM

I envy sheep because they don’t get beaten for losing contests…

Posted by Danielle - 04/09/2012 04:34 PM

I envy merino sheep and their fine wool because. . .they get invited into my home to sleep on my bed and get pet and cuddled and loved and they don’t have to do anything for it!

Posted by Editor - 04/10/2012 12:24 PM

UPDATE: We’ve announced the winners! Go here – http://gearjunkie.com/sheep-envy-contest-winners

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