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Merino Wool Base Layers for Elk Hunting and More

By:  | Sep 21, 2017 | HuntingWestern Exposure

Do you want good Base Layers for Elk Hunting and More?

Last fall I tested several merino wool base layers for Elk hunting.  I really liked a pair of Merino Wool long Johns I bought locally and looked the company up, it was called Minus 33.  I contacted them this spring and received some “skin garments” for my spring bear hunting and summer mountain work.  I wanted to test these items to try and resolve an age-old problem, that swampy feeling under your backpack and in your crotch. READ MORE

minus 33 merino wool clothing, Algonquin- a wool shirt that keeps you cool, outdoors, hiking, hiking with the baby.

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.

minus 33 merino wool clothing, Algonquin men's lightweights wool s/s crew

Algonquin Men’s Lightweight Wool S/S Crew

Algonquin Men’s Lightweight Wool S/S Crew

Product Story

When the warmth of summer starts to peek out from winter, you’ll be glad to reach for this great tee! Use it as a base layer on a chilly morning or wear it all by itself during your next summer summit. Soft and versatile, you won’t believe how many uses you’ll find for it. Oh…and did we mention it won’t stink?!

IDEAL SEASONS: Spring Summer Fall Winter
RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES: Everyday Wear, Hiking, Camping, Biking, Running, Fishing, Hunting, Snowsports
LAYER TYPE: Base Layer
FABRIC: 100% Merino Wool, 170 g/m2 Jersey Knit, 17.5 Micron Fibers, UPF Rating 25
STYLE #: 703
GARMENT WEIGHT: Size Large = 6.6 oz. (186 grams)

Minus33 Product Story
Algonquin [al-gong-kin, -kwin]

Beautiful Algonquin Peak is the 2nd tallest and most challenging of the Adirondack High Peaks. It once marked the border between the Algonquian and Iroquois peoples. This challenging hike rewards adventurers with a 360-degree, all around view from its bare summit. When you’re climbing to the snowy Algonquin winter peak or hiking to its beautiful summer summit, add our Merino Wool tee to your wardrobe for ultimate year round comfort.