Originally designed for winter mountaineering on Mount Washington, Minus33 Expedition Weight clothing has seen action in both the Antarctic and Arctic, and even to the Summit of Mount Everest. Anyone venturing out in the cold will greet our Expedition clothing with a warm welcome as either a base, mid or outer layer. When you need to keep the ever-present cold from seeping in, our Expedition items will be your best friend.
100% Merino Wool
UPF Rating 50+
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Lifestyle, Snowsports, Hunting, Ice Fishing.
Seasons: Fall, Winter
High Activity Temperatures: 0°F and below
Low Activity Temperatures: 30°F to 0°F
Why Merino Wool?
Minus33 Merino Wool regulates the amount of moisture on your skin by absorbing any moisture or sweat on your body. Then, the absorbed moisture evaporates out of the fabric into the atmosphere.
Merino Wool fibers naturally reject any bacteria in moisture or sweat as it is wicked away, so foot fungus and smelly odor will not be a problem while wearing our products.
Insulates When Wet
Wool will absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling wet or clammy. If you do get wet, wool will insulate you better than cotton or polyester materials.
Merino Wool insulates against high temperatures and does not readily catch fire. If it does, it self-extinguishes. When Merino burns, it doesn’t melt and stick to the skin like synthetic fabrics do.
Don’t worry about sunburn on a sunny day summiting a peak. Lightweight layers have a UPF rating of 25. Midweight and Expedition have a UPF rating of 50+.
Merino Wool has a low environmental footprint and naturally returns to the elements. Shear a merino sheep in the morning, and in the afternoon they’re happily nibbling their way towards renewing next season’s clip.
MACHINE WASH AND DRY
Total Easy Care (TEC) Merino apparel is designed for today's busy lifestyle. Total Easy Care Merino garments are all machine-washable, and are suitable for tumble drying.
Even after frequent laundering they retain an 'as new' appearance. They won't shrink, lose their shape, fade or color-bleed. They remain soft and comfortable for the life of the garment.
I was out of town for a canoe race last April and the weather got suddenly very cold. The evening before the race, I drove to a high-end outdoor gear store and this beanie was the only winter hat they had in stock. I'd never heard of Minus33. It looked thin and was twice the price I planned to pay, but I had no choice and got it.
So glad I did! I stayed warm and won my class at the race the next day, and have worn it for several other races. It lets me dress lightly under my PFD (life vest) and control my body temp by putting on or removing the hat.
I thought it might be itchy, as I have lots of itchy wool and alpaca gear, but this hat is not at all itchy. It fits without slipping down, but isn't tight or pinchy. I have plenty of room to double it over at the brim to keep my ears warm. It's warm down to about 25F and I even wear it indoors. (I work next to a window and it's 10F here in Wisconsin as I write.) I like it so much I came to the website today to get some other Minus33 gear.
Great to hear our 100% Merino Wool Everyday Knit Beanie - Expedition is super comfy, warm, and not scratchy. Welcome to the Minus33 family!
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Bought a couple as gifts for family. All loved them.
Happy to hear your family loved our 100% Merino Wool Knit Beanie - Expedition.
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The material is nice, not what describe as expedition weight maybe medium weight, but the hat is a bit smaller than it looks. I had thought I could fold over the had to have a double layer at my ears and that's not possible. I have an average sized head and very short hair so my head's not exactly occupying a lot of space. So, if you wear it exactly as it shows in the pictures it's probably fine, but if you want to wear it watch cap style it's a no go. I like their sweatshirts a lot so I was hoping to get a heavy hat from them but if this is their heaviest I don't think it'll work for me (I like my heats heavy).
The return: Minus33 received my return on 11/26 and on 12/17 I haven't even gotten an acknowledgement email, and there's been no refund yet.
I am so sorry about the refund time frame. I am sending along a second email to you with a discount code for your next purchase.
Thank you for taking the time to give us a review of the 100% Merino Wool Knit Beanie - Expedition. We are sorry that the beanie did not work out to you. Customer feedback is very important to us, we are always sure to get reviews over to our Product Development Team.