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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Owen Leeper Skiing Chile with Poor Boyz Productions

Jackson Hole Athlete Owen Leeper (o_leeps) won the “Undiscovered” contest last summer to go film in Chile with Poor Boyz Productions and 4 other athletes. Here is his skiing segment from the 8 day trip to Valle Nevado and Nevados de Chillán. Follow Owen on Instagram at https://instagram.com/o_leeps/

Video includes big mountain couloirs, double flips, straightlines, backflips, powder and heli-skiing.

http://www.owenleeper.com/ for season updates.

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Why You Need to Prepare for Your Hike

I have been learning how to hike for a few years now. I know it may sound silly to learn how to hike, but there is so much more to hiking than throwing on a pack with some granola bars and water in it and setting off to find the best views the mountains have to offer. There is a lot of preparation and research that has to be done in order to assure you did everything possible to be prepared and return safely.

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Oula with Minus33

Each Wednesday in small-town New Hampshire, I teach a booty shakin’ sassy, and sexy dance fitness class called “Oula.” The playlist is loaded with popular music with artists like Pitbull, Nicki Minaj, David Guetta, and Elle King…But unfortunately for me even if my dance moves are on fire, so is my body….and not in a good way. You know those girls who say “I don’t sweat, I sparkle?” Well, I am not one of those girls, I just straight up sweat. Like a lot. It’s hard teaching a sexy class when I feel very un-sexy! I mean, how am I supposed to channel my inner Minaj when I look like I was caught in a water-balloon ambush?

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Biking Los Angeles

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I recently made the jump from the east coast to the west, and have just settled in the beach city of Santa Monica, where I will be doing a bit more of the same: a little bar-tending, a little sailing, pursuing that dream of dreams, now in the City of Stars.

One thing that I’d heard over and over again from experienced Los Angelenos before I moved is: “You’ll need a car,” “You have to have a car,” “You definitely should get a car” …welp, I have been here for over a month now, and I have some news to share.

You don’t really need a car in Los Angeles.

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January 2017: The Adirondacks to the Andes

January 2017 was a month of adventure.  I started the New Year snowboarding with friends at Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid, NY.  Temperatures hovered around 0 degrees Fahrenheit at the summit of the mountain.  Visibility was poor at times but it was still some amazing riding. After 4 days in the Adirondacks, I made my way down to Eastern PA to meet my girlfriend and fly out of Philly to volunteer in Ecuador.  Our nine hour layover in Atlanta gave us enough time to leave the airport and explore what the city had to offer.

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Thermerino’s Maiden Voyage

I had a plan to hike Mt Willey on 01/09/2017. I wanted to hit the Tom/Field/Willey loop to bag all three 4000’ers but my hiking partner cancelled and I didn’t want to make that road trek back to the vehicle or be stuck hitching.

I had been waiting to get my grubby little hands on the new Minus33 Thermerino Jacket and finally pulled the trigger on it.  This was to be its maiden voyage.  I’ll admit, I was apprehensive of taken an unknown/unproven (to me) product into Crawford Notch when it was -10* out.  I own a heavier down jacket that I had been taking into the woods with me but was too excited for this jacket to leave it behind.  I opted to throw an extra, “heavy” top in my pack just in case.

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