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Gift Guide for the Outdoor Enthusiast in Your Life

Gift Guide for the Outdoor Enthusiast in Your Life

Gift Guide for the Outdoor Enthusiast in Your Life


You probably know someone who can’t get enough of the outdoors, whether it is camping, hiking, or simply everything that has anything remotely to do with nature. So, with the holidays approaching faster than you thought possible, what can you get the person who loves fresh air and adventure? Well, this gift guide will certainly get you started!


Iceland Hiking Trip Chris Nancarrow Customer Submission

Iceland Hiking Trip

“I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful product. I purchased 2 Chocorua Midweight shirts for a weeklong hiking trip across Iceland’s Laugavegur and Fimmvörðuháls trails. The shirts kept me completely comfortable through the constantly changing temperatures and intense wind/rain storms. I even wear them casually when I work and go out for the evening.


Your Merino Wool Ridge Cuff Beanie also accompanied me on the hike and worked wonderfully. Iceland’s temperature in mid-September ranged between 25F and 55F and the beanie kept me warm while sleeping through the freezing nights.”


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Camping With A Dog: Important Considerations To Make

Camping With A Dog: Important Considerations To Make

Camping is a great way to get out in nature, explore a bit, and get in some exercise that’s fun at the same time. Many campers bring their dogs along, especially if there’s hiking to be done, because most dogs love the trails as much as their owners. There are some considerations to make, however, so check out these tips on keeping your pooch safe.READ MORE

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Top 5 Reasons to Wear Wool in the Summer

Top 5 Reasons to Wear Wool in the Summer


Wool is a winter favorite for obvious reasons – excellent insulative properties, can keep you warm even when wet, and its warmth-to-weight ratio makes it a packable favorite on the go. But did you know that the same properties that make Merino Wool so great in the winter can also apply to summer conditions? Check out our top 5 reasons to consider keeping your Merino Wool out for the summer.



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Moose Hunting with Minus33

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My friend Dale Ash turned me on to your products last year. In September I did a DIY moose hunt in the Alaska Range. It was my first trip to Alaska. Your underwear was perfect for hunting in and sleeping in. Kept me comfortable even when damp. Temperatures ranged from 15 degrees F and snow to sunny and 55.READ MORE

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Check the Weather…Then Check Again

Weather can be harsh and changeable


You should always take the weather into consideration before setting out on any hike. If you’re hiking in a mountainous area, be aware that weather in the mountains is generally colder and more severe than in the valleys—and the weather can change quickly. Often in higher elevations, especially above treeline, rain, snow and fog are possible at any time of the year.


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Wool’s Arch Nemesis: Insects

Moths, beetles, and other insects love wool. However, they can damage your clothing. To prevent insect larvae from eating your wool, follow these quick tips for caring and storing.


Minus 33 Merino wool clothing, "I wore a pair of your medium weight wool pants almost every day when I did the John Muir trail a couple weeks ago. I did the hike by myself in 16 days and had rain and hail, hot days and cold nights and couldn't be happier with the performance of your gear." -- Thanks @ljammp for sharing these photos with us! -- Have adventure photos to share? Message us your story and you could be featured next. #Minus33Stories #Merinoholics

What to Take on the Trail: Proper Gear and Clothing

Having the right gear on the trail is important for safety, comfort, and enjoyment. The list of clothing and equipment below is recommended by the New Hampshire Fish & Game to bring with you any time you’re venturing onto the trail. You can learn more on the hikeSafe web site.


Layering 101 with Minus33

Welcome to Layering 101 with Minus33 Merino Wool!

Layering is a great way to thermoregulate your body as weather conditions and activity levels change throughout the day. Whether you’re going for a quick day hike, or taking on a thru-hike, having the right layers can make your trip more enjoyable and also keep you protected against hypothermia or heat exhaustion.READ MORE

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How to Stay Safe on the Ice

“Thick and blue, tried and true. Thin and crispy, way too risky.”

Before going out on any frozen water, whether it’s a small pond or a larger lake, you should always check the conditions beforehand. Never assume the ice is safe. Here are some quick tips from the New Hampshire Fish and Game for staying safe on the ice.


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Minus33 Algonquin – a wool shirt that keeps you cool

In all of my years of hiking I can think of only two shirts I’ve purchased specifically for my time on the trails. Both were long-sleeved hooded shirts purchased for sun protection (I am a bald guy, after all). When hiking in hot weather, I’ve always worn free shirts collected from various running races. This is because I am, ahem, thrifty, and figured it didn’t really matter what shirt I was hiking in because it would just get sweaty and stinky anyway.