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.
After trying just about every synthetic insulating layer and various wool garments, my preferred material is merino wool. Minus 33 provides a quality product with great customer service. I am an outdoor photographer living in Alaska. Clothing is an essential piece of kit if you are going to be outdoors for an extended period of time. I have numerous insulating layers from Minus 33. The expedition weight Katmai bottoms are my most recent purchase from Minus 33. These bottoms are comfortable, and very warm. Thank you Minus 33 for another well made garment!
Thank you for your review of our 100% Merino Wool Katmai Men's Bottom - Expedition. We're glad you've found our product to be of quality and enjoy our customer service. We're glad to hear you're a fan of our products and that they help you to be outside in the elements doing what you love, we appreciate your feedback!
As an older man that works outside, sometimes 10 degrees or less, I can appreciate Merino wool. Thank you for base layers
Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that our 100% Merino Wool Katmai Men's Bottom - Expedition is keeping you warm!
These were a gift. The recipient loves them. Keeps him warm doing outdoor activities.
Thank you for your feedback! We're glad to know that our 100% Merino Wool Katmai Men's Bottom - Expedition are keeping them warm!
On cold days I can use a single Minus33 Expedition instead of doubling up on thinner Smartwool or Icebreaker layers.
Thanks for the feedback! We're glad to hear that your Minus33 100% Merino Wool Katmai Men's Bottoms are providing a great thick layer option for those cold days!
I bought these to have a heavier base layer for outdoor activities in the deep winter months of December, January, February and I have been pleased with their performance. They have been great on my pre dawn runs, even when the temps get down to the single digits. I just wore them for a 5 mile and 2,000 ft of gain snowshoeing adventure and they were perfect - comfortable, warm, wicked the sweat, and kept my legs in hiking mode. I would definitely recommend these to anyone looking for a skiing or snowshoeing base layer.
Thanks for the review! We're happy to hear that you're enjoying the 100% Merino Wool Katmai Men's Bottoms. We hope you have a great rest of your winter!