Meet Rob - Minus33® Merino Wool Clothing

Meet Rob

About Rob

Robert Weilbacher, a native of Columbus, Ohio and former Army Combat Medic. I graduated from The Ohio State University with a Political Science/English degree and set to finish my Master’s Degree in Public Administration December of 2017. I work in politics through the U.S. House of Representatives and my preferred career work tends to center around lobbying.


The outdoors is a release for me. I am an incredibly hard-worker and very competitive. The outdoors provides a strong challenge to the body and mind and endurance hiking truly tests the limits of one’s mental stamina. I have section hiked much of the Appalachian Trail – including a recent 75 mile hike from Davenport Gap to Fontana Dam in less than 3 days.

I am taking a break from my career to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018 and look to set off in April of 2018. I am a Merinoholic because the products are efficient and the wool is top of the line. I use the lightweight baselayer on many of my hikes because it is lightweight, reduces odor, and is cost-friendly.


In my free time, I play competitive rugby and no-gi ji-jitsu. I look forward to continuing my use of Minus33 products and sharing the great benefits that come with these products on a daily hike, section-hike, or on a thru-hike.


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For the past two years, I have worked for the U.S. House of Representatives serving the constituents in the most professional manner. Politics and service to others is in my blood. I have had a wealth of experience in my young life and I always have sought out ways to challenge myself and take risk. Risk that has always bettered my character and experience.  As such, I have been in the planning stages of completing a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018.READ MORE