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.
Why Merino Wool?
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 am an avid outdoorsman living in Alaska. I have tried just about all of the insulating layers available in the U.S. and a few from Finland and Ireland. Minus 33 is my provider of choice. Their materials are first rate and the customer service is outstanding.
The Expedition 3/4 length zip off bottoms are well made and warm. Quality product like everything they sell. The one thing I would change with this garment is the direction of the zipper pull. The zipper, unzips from the top of the leg to the bottom. The advantage of this design is that you can unzip it part way like a shirt pit zip for ventilation.
For me, the garment will be in my backpack while hiking, then worn when not actively moving. If the zipper pull was the opposite direction, like zippered rain pants, it would be much easier to don the garment while in the field.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a thoughtful review on the Chugach Bottoms! We are still a small company and we love hearing what our customers think. We will make sure the Product Development team know about your thoughts on the zipper.
These are great and serve the exact purpose I was hoping! I got them to be able to add and subtract layers under my waders without needed to take my boots off. The 3/4 length is perfect for this application because the bottoms of them don’t end up in my boots making them difficult to remove in the field. I pair them with knee high socks. I used them extensively on a recent hunt in Minnesota and was pleasantly surprised with how warm they are.
I love these! I use them for the same purpose as you - to be able to add and subtract layers without taking my boots off. They're perfect for this application because the bottoms of them don't end up in my boots making them difficult to remove in the field. I love how warm they are, too.
Expedition Zip Off 3/4 Bottoms size: medium. My measurements: waist-32", hip-39", inseam-31". The mediums fit pretty good, a little tight through the butt and a little extra room through the waist. These pair great with a base layer and an outer layer. Very soft and very comfortable. The fly is superfluous, and they could use a bit more elastic through the waist to make them a little more snug for me; but I do have a narrow waist, so it might just be me. Highly recommend these to anyone looking for a quality mid-layer that is easy to get on and off in the field without taking your boots off.
Thank you for the great detailed feedback on your Minus33 Chugach Expedition Zip Off 3/4 Bottoms! We greatly appreciate your feedback and I will be sure to let our product development team know of your request for more elastic through the waist!
Thank you for highly recommending this product and for supporting Minus33!
Very soft and comfortable, real warm. Like all of 33 wool products, they last and very durable. Very happy with my order.
Thank you for your feedback! We're glad to know that you're happy with the Expedition - Chugach Men's Zip-Off 3/4 Bottoms 100% Merino Wool. They're very light, soft, and warm. They are my favorite to hike in. We hope you'll continue to enjoy them.
Been to warm to wear yet, but they look and feel great. Love the zippers on both sides!
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We agree they do feel 'great' and having the zippers on both sides makes them very convenient to wear for outdoor activities. We look forward to hearing your thoughts once you have had the chance to wear them.