Fall Gear Guide With Minus33 Merino Wool
The leaves are beginning to change colors here at the Minus33 headquarters in Ashland, New Hampshire, nature’s indicator that Summer has passed and Fall is underway. The change in leaves isn’t the only thing that Fall brings; crisp weather and sunlight shortages are becoming the norm across the country. In preparation for these changes, Minus33 has compiled a list of wool gear to adequately aid outdoorsmen as their adventures transition from Summer to Winter.
The shorter the days are, the quicker you are going to want to get your hikes in. As you work your way up the mountains, you are most likely going to work up more of a sweat. No worries, Merino Wool has its moisture-wicking natural properties making it the perfect fabric to use during Fall adventures. We recommend using products from our Midweight collection, like our Chocorua Midweight Wool Crew for Men, or Ossipee Midweight Wool Crew for Women. These Merino Wool pieces serve well as base or mid-layers, offering benefits like Flat Lock Seams which prevent chafing, and tagless labels to save your neck from itching. The Midweight interlock knit of the midweight series provides a happy medium between breathability, weight, and warmth to compliment the brittle temperatures of Fall.
Our staff favorites for Fall are the Midweight 1/4 Zips. The Men's Isolation 1/4 Zip and Women's Sequoia 1/4 Zip feature the same midweight fabric from our best-selling base layers, with thumb holes, 1/4 zips for venting and temperature regulating. These tops will help you create the perfect layering system regardless of the activity.
Bonus: Ridge Cuff Wool Beanie, Midweight Neck Gaiter
There is one thing outdoorsmen have in common when venturing out in the Fall, finding the right choice of lower body garments to wear. Should you wear shorts, pants, both? While the answer to that question may lie in the many variables it takes to decide, Minus33 has one piece that complements both shorts and pants. The Woolverino Midweight Flyless Tights for Men and the Woolverino Midweight Leggings for Women both stand as a go-to no matter which activity you decide to take on this Fall. You can wear them underneath pants, shorts, or just straight up! These superfine, soft, and breathable merino wool garments move with you, excellent as a solo layer for mild days, and heavenly as a base layer under pants when it gets chilly.
For colder days when you need a little more warmth, you can layer with our Midweight Bottoms - Men's Kancamagus Bottoms and Women's Franconia Bottoms, to create a base layer set.
Bonus: Woolverino Micro weight Boxer Briefs, Woolverino Women Micro Weight Boyshort
Finally, we have hit our (and your) favorite part, socks! When choosing socks for this Fall season, we think it goes without saying that Merino Wool socks are an absolute must. The natural properties that Merino Wool offers cannot compare to any other sock fabric. Minus33 recommends our NH-made socks, the Mountain Heritage Collection. These USA-made socks feature four different cushion levels, seven different heights, and are available in more than five different colorways. Featuring a seamless toe, cushioning in varying levels, and vented zones, you have yourself a sock for everyone, every activity, and every season.