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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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OWEN LEEPER

Big Mountain Skier
MEET OWEN
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BEN

On Adventures
MEET BEN
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JULIA

wander-luster
MEET JULIA
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ROB

works hard... plays hard
MEET ROB
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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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TREVOR

where will he be next?
MEET TREVOR
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MARTIN

alaskan explorer
MEET MARTIN
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WILLIAM

hill climber
MEET WILLIAM
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EVAN

Classic Utahan
MEET EVAN
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RICARDO

pnw adventurer
MEET RICARDO
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ALEX & LAURA

the professional amateur(s)
MEET ALEX & LAURA
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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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Lark Mountain Merinoholics Adventures Martin The Ideal Adventure Partner

The Ideal Adventure Partner

It might sound silly to someone who spends most of their time on well-beaten paths, but for some of us, coming across the right adventure partner can be as difficult as finding the right life partner.

There are a lot of things to take into account in order to create the right chemistry and make sure that everybody comes home safe and sound.

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Lark Mountain Alaska Merinoholics Adventures Martin

A New Friendship on Lark Mountain

I met Tim through one of my wife’s long time friends. At the time, I had no idea that we would end up climbing mountains together. I was planning to catch a few silver salmons during the Fall run down in Seward, AK and as I knew he was an accomplished angler, invited him to join me for the day. We had a good time and we got along from the start. After talking outdoors for a while, I brought up the idea of him joining me up in the mountains and he seemed very enthusiastic about it.

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Great Himalayan Trail – High Route

The Great Himalayan Trail… I heard that it hadn’t been done solo before (later to find I was the 5th), so I derailed my plans to go scuba diving for a Himalayan adventure.   The trail traverses the country of Nepal and I was awestruck by the extreme ruggedness, and the unbelievably intense and beautiful scenery.   Equally as amazing, were the unbelievably kind and hospitable locals, surviving in the harsh landscape, yet always happy and welcoming.  During my traverse I traveled through lowland jungles, across high alpine glaciers, stayed in a couple of local’s homes, had a near death experience, and a nighttime run in with a snow leopard.  Everything you could ask for to make a wonderful adventure.

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Colorado to Alaska 2016

As my first real backpacking experience the 4700 mile journey from Steamboat Springs, CO to Prudhoe Bay, AK was a trial by fire.  Starting in the middle of May on 8 feet of snow, I began the trip that would have me finish in snow on October 1st at Alaska’s Arctic coastline.  From the high ridgelines and rugged peaks of the U.S. and Canadian Rockies, to the strong currents and unpredictable weather on the mighty Yukon River, and North through the Brooks Range of Alaska.  The trip was a fabulous expression of not only the grand beauty of the wilderness, but what we can all be capable of.

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Opt Outside for Thanksgiving Holiday

Opting Outside for the Holidays

The holiday season is a time when, as a society, we all get caught up materialistic behaviors and other unhealthy habits. Less time is typically spent outdoors in an effort to prepare for the holidays. This Thanksgiving, I vowed that I would spend time outside and moving before indulging in dinner.

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Cold Weather Layers for Fall and Winter, Midweight and Expedition Wool Base Layers

A Simple Clothing System

The System

The main point of my clothing system is to have a few key clothing items that can be used for a variety of environmental and route conditions.  Being able to mix and match these key clothing items will allow you to be able to carry only what items you need for the location you’ll be hiking in.

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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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Minus 33 Merino wool clothing, wool saved my life: Part II

Wool Saved My Life

It was a morning like any other.

 

Just your typical Upstate New York polar vortex bringing the air temperature somewhere well below zero. It was however, a gorgeous day with blue skies and green pines and there was fresh snow on the ground. I decided to go for a jaunt on cross country skis through our family’s backwoods out to the lake for some crisp air and exercise. Because it was so cold, I layered up. I put on some Wool Knee Socks with long underwear and topped with a wool sweater, jacket and cap to keep me cozy as I began to traverse the woodland trail.
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