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This is a review of the EDZ merino wool Plaid Flannel shirt. I’ve been testing it for hiking purposes but found that I like it so much, I’ve been wearing it every day as well.

EDZ Merino Wool Plaid Flannel Shirt

What I like about the EDZ merino wool Plaid Flannel shirt

I find merino wool extremely comfortable in a wide variety of conditions. This is ideal for hiking when one minute I’m too hot climbing a hill and the next I’m on a summit in a cold wind. Merino wool controls my body temperature well over a wide range of conditions. Being a shirt it’s, also easy to undo it to disperse the heat if I’m too hot instead of stopping to take it off. It’s also a lot warmer and more comfortable than synthetic clothing when it’s wet, either from sweat or rain.

On long trips away on my narrow boat or wild camping when I’m unable to wash clothes regularly, it’s nice, or should I say essential, to have clothes that don’t smell. Merino wool is perfect for this. It also doesn’t need ironing, so always keeps me looking smart. Nice when returning to civilisation after weeks in the hills or cruising.

I’ve found EDZ clothing to be good quality and good value for money for merino wool. The merino wool briefs that I used on my 1200 mile Lejog and 3 Peaks walk in 2019 and that started my interest in EDZ clothing are still in regular use and in good condition.

What I dislike about the EDZ Merino Wool Plaid Flannel Shirt

Nothing – I cannot fault it…


The EDZ Merino Wool Plaid Flannel Shirt is a reasonably slim fit and the medium fitted me perfectly, very comfortable on its own and leaving enough room for a t-shirt underneath in colder weather. I’m 5’8″ tall with a 34″ waist and usually buy medium shirts.

The EDZ Merino Wool Plaid Flannel Shirt – picture

The cuffs and collar fit well, neither overly loose or tight and the arm length is spot on too. I’ve found EDZ sizing to be accurate and you can be confident that the sizes stated on their website will fit correctly.

Environmental impact

Merino wool is environmentally sustainable because it’s a natural product and can be fully recycled at the end of its life. It also doesn’t pollute our water sources like synthetic fibres are doing, adding tiny pieces of plastic to our environment.

Saving energy

Merino wool products do not need washing as often as synthetic clothing and also don’t need ironing. This saves electric and water, ultimately saving money. This has got to be a good thing in this day and age of spiralling energy costs.


The EDZ merino wool plaid flannel shirt is not cheap but it’s extremely good value for merino wool. It’s by far my favourite shirt for wearing year round. The only time I would consider a thinner shirt is in a mid summer heatwave. Love it and I’m happy to recommend it for hiking and everyday use.

EDZ Merino Wool Plaid Flannel Shirt

If you wish to read more about or buy the EDZ Merino Wool Plaid Flannel Shirt, please click here. This is a direct link to the EDZ website. I do not receive commission from this link so please consider donating by buy me a coffee here if this post has been helpful. It would be much appreciated to help me keep the site running and do future reviews. Many thanks. Mark

Amazon link – EDZ Merino Wool Flannel Shirt

Further reading

My full EDZ clothing review

EDZ fingerless gloves review

My EDZ 135gsm merino wool T-shirt review

EDZ merino wool base-layer review

EDZ quick guide to Merino wool

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