Merinoholic

noun, adjective | me·ri·no·hol·ic | \mə-ˈrē-(ˌ)nōˈ hȯ-lik\

1) adj. Someone who is addicted to wool, the great outdoors, and living an active lifestyle.

2) n. Minus33 Merino Wool’s Brand Ambassadors. Our Merinoholics put Minus33 to the test while they take on the world.

Meet our Merinoholics

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BEN

On Adventures
MEET BEN
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JULIA

wander-luster
MEET JULIA
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OWEN LEEPER

Big Mountain Skier
MEET OWEN
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EMMA

Outdoor enthusiast
MEET EMMA
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KYLE

fisherman / hunter
MEET KYLE
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STEPHEN

Wool saved his life
MEET STEPHEN
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EVAN

Classic Utahan
MEET EVAN
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MARTIN

alaskan explorer
MEET MARTIN
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WILLIAM

hill climber
MEET WILLIAM
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FELICIA

dog adventurer
MEET FELICIA
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JAMIE

NH native
MEET JAMIE
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NICOLE

Fitness Addict
MEET NICOLE

Stories from our Merinoholics

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From Alleghany National Forest to Haiti

This spring was a season of change and as always, adventure. I played my last college softball game, graduated with my Bachelor’s degree, completed a black diamond rope course (it was killer), adopted a puppy, traveled to Haiti, and started grad school.

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A Call Out, Mt. Lafayette

Its Saturday night right around 10:00 pm and I’m in the process of getting ready for bed. I’m brushing my teeth when my phone starts ringing and on the caller ID  it shows PVSAR, which is the acronym for Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue. READ MORE

Wool Gathering and Meditation

Woolgathering and Meditation

I recently discovered a new word that encapsulates my early twenties fairly well. It is an old word that has been around since domesticated sheep: Woolgathering.READ MORE

Sailing On Blue Water

Sailing on Blue Water

California has got the goods when it comes to climate. I’m finding Los Angeles to be more and more of an outdoor city. There are beautiful mountain trails, camping venues from the shore to the desert, and it seems everyone is constantly outside enjoying nature. The weather here allows for it. The ocean’s current brings cold water down from Alaska, but the sun shines on the same latitude as Georgia. The result is a warm sun with a cool breeze. This creates a Mediterranean climate that hangs out somewhere between 50 and 70 degrees all year long (perfect sailing weather). So if you are a fan of light jackets and ocean breezes, this might be the place for you.READ MORE

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

Last week I had the fortune of coming home for Easter. The East coast ordered us up chill nights in the 40s and sunny days in the 80s. (Layers of wool were applied and removed as needed.) While home in the Adirondack Park, we were sure to spend some time on the mountain-side; hiking the trails, drinking the spring melt water, and breathing in the evergreens. Some people say that a walk in the woods can be just what the doctor ordered and recently I found evidence supporting that claim.READ MORE

Moose hunting with Minus33 in Alaska

Moose Hunting with Minus33

Minus 33,

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

Big Windy

The “Big Windy”, Greenbacks and Minus33

Lake Winnipeg is a large body of water nestled in Manitoba strait north of Roseau, Minnesota. This lake produces some of the most sought after walleyes in North America. “Greenbacks” as they call them, are walleyes with a beautiful green hue to them –  almost looking transparent at times. These fish are spectacular to catch, however doing so can drive any great angler crazy trying to find them. The wind is unbearable at times and the terrain can be extremely dangerous.READ MORE

Overnight Hiking

Nature’s Challenge

I love overnight hiking. It allows me to take on longer trails, enables me to spend more time to appreciate nature and disconnect from the busy life.

Winters in the mountains are usually pretty quiet. Most of the wildlife has either traveled to warmer climates or gone into hibernation, the sap of the trees and bushes made its way down to the roots until the temperature rises again in the spring. The layer of snow that covers everything dampens all sounds and creates a feeling of stillness and peacefulness. A few hikers might brave the cold for a day trip.

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Alaskan Adventures

Tough on Nature, Soft on Skin

Since I was a kid, I’ve always had a sensitive skin.
I couldn’t go to the swimming pool without developing a rash from the chlorinated water.
I went through spouts of eczema and allergic reactions most of my life.
I cannot wear any synthetic fabric for too long and I can definitely not have polyester on my skin when involved in intense physical activity.
As I’ve learned to avoid those situations altogether, it has never been a major problem for me. But it eventually changed, when I moved to Alaska and felt compelled to take on the outdoors through various sports.READ MORE

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