All About Merino Wool

Minus33: The Leader in Comfort

Minus33’s merino wool was created to be soft and comfortable no matter the activity and is meant to be next to your skin to keep you warm in some of the world’s harshest climates and conditions. While these base layers were made for your most challenging adventures, they were also created to be comfortable enough to wear in your everyday life.

Minus33® Merino Wool Knit Guide
Here at Minus33, we use 100% Merino Wool in a variety of our garments. Understanding the types of knits we offer will help you understand what level of base layer you’re looking for and ultimately going to buy. Our garments are Knit, not woven, so we’re going to take an in-depth look at the various knits we offer which include Jersey, Rib Knit, and Interlock Knit.
Properties of Merino Wool

Minus33 strives to provide you with an all-natural advantage on your outdoor adventures. Merino Wool has so many wonderful properties, which provide you with beneficial comfort, safety, and eco-friendly options. It can also save your life. Once you try Merino Wool you will never want to go back to your old base layers.

Did You Know? - Sheep Shearing Facts
According to the American Sheep Industry Association, "as long as there are sheep, shearing must be practiced for the health and hygiene of each individual animal. Unlike other animals, most sheep are unable to shed. If a sheep goes too long without being shorn, a number of problems occur."
The Unbelievable Science Behind Wool
Through the millennia, wool has been unmatched by other textiles in terms of its collection of qualities. What makes wool such a miraculous material? Anyone who wears wool knows firsthand that it keeps you warm in chilly temperatures and cool in hot weather. You’ve probably also noticed how wool garments from companies such as Minus33 wick away moisture and stay odor-free. But how many wool lovers know the science behind this incredible fabric? Here are all the answers to the big questions you have about the inner workings of wool, giving you full confidence when choosing your clothes and accessories.
Wool vs. Merino Wool: 6 Notable Differences (And Why You Should Care)
Consider the early explorers of our planet’s farthest reaches—the hardy adventurers who climbed to remote summits and trudged to the Poles, often with minimal or barely functional equipment. Our ability to stay comfortable in harsh climates has come a long...
There are a lot of misconceptions about wool still flying around in the outdoor world: rumors that it’s hot, scratchy, or generally uncomfortable. However, these assumptions are the farthest thing from the truth. People in cold climates have worn sheep’s...
Top 5 Reasons to Wear Wool in the Summer
Top 5 Reasons to Wear Wool in the Summer Wool is a winter favorite for obvious reasons - excellent insulative properties, can keep you warm even when wet, and its warmth-to-weight ratio makes it a packable favorite on the go....
Wool’s Arch Nemesis: Insects
Moths, beetles, and other insects love wool. However, they can damage your clothing. To prevent insect larvae from eating your wool, follow these quick tips for caring and storing. Tips to Keep Moths and Beetles Away Clean Your Wool. Keep...
Layering 101 with Minus33
Layering 101 with Minus33 Merino Wool! Layering is a great way to thermoregulate your body as weather conditions and activity levels change throughout the day. Whether you’re going for a quick day hike, or taking on a thru-hike, having the...
7 Myths About Merino Wool
1. Itchy Nope! Merino wool is one of the softest fibers on the planet. You will not be itchy in merino wool at all. 2. Hot Wrong again! While synthetics are passive, Merino Wool is active, reacting to changes in...