- 100% Super Geelong lambswool
- Unique basket weave construction
- Heavy 5-gauge knit
- Naturally thermo-regulating and insulating
- Odour resistant and non-allergenic
The Hero is Shackleton’s most successful knitwear product and has received consistent high praise since its launch five years ago. It’s warm, soft and comfortable to wear and looks as good as it performs - the ultimate combination of smart and rugged.
Made in Italy, the design of this classic roll neck is inspired by the iconic basketweave sweater worn by Ernest Shackleton throughout the Endurance expedition of 1914-17. It is crafted in Italy from some of the softest and most sought-after lambswool on earth, Super Geelong. This 100% natural fibre is produced from a unique breed of Australian sheep and has a softness and warmth that rivals that of cashmere. Even those who would not usually favour a roll-neck have found this yarn to be a revelation- not the least bit scratchy on the neck and a consistent warmth throughout.