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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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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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Isolation Men’s Midweight Wool 1/4 Zip

Isolation Men’s Midweight Wool 1/4 Zip

Product Story

Versatility. Versatility. Versatility. If you haven’t guessed it already, this ¼ zip is extremely versatile! Comprised of our Midweight fabric, it provides the extra warmth and insulation you need when battling the cold. Ideal for when temperatures vary throughout the day, zip it up to utilize the mock neck or unzip it to vent out unwanted body heat. Take it on your next outing and you’ll soon find you won’t leave home without it!

RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES: Everyday Wear, Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Snowsports, Biking
LAYER TYPE: Mid Layer, Insulating Layer
FABRIC: 100% Merino Wool, 230 g/m2 Interlock Knit, 18.5 Micron Fibers, UPF Rating 50+
STYLE #: 714
GARMENT WEIGHT: Size Large = 12.8 oz. (363 grams)

Minus33 Product Story
Isolation [ahy-suh-ley-shuh n]

When trekking your way to the summit of this mountain you may find yourself in temporary isolation in its pristine forests. Like its name implies, Mount Isolation stands alone at the southern end of White Mountain Presidential Range. Epic and alone, it is on the list of New Hampshire’s 48 4,000 foot or higher mountains and often the last peak to be climbed.

Minus 33 Merino wool clothing, 1/4 Zip gear review.. Hiking with kids

Minus33 Isolation 1/4 Zip Gear Review

I’ve been really lucky to have three healthy boys that love enjoying the outdoors as much as I do . Some are more motivated than others but in this day and electronic age I’m glad they can unplug, get off the couch and see one of the most beautiful parts of our country, New Hampshire.