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.
Nice and warm for winter cycling.
Happy to hear that our 100% Merino Wool Kobuk 1/4 Zip - Expedition keeps you warm for winter cycling. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!
…..found the perfect weight technical sweatshirt substitute. Great as a sweater, sweatshirt, mid layer and top layer in my favorite fabric….and is soft and worm. At 5’10” and 200lbs, the xl fits great and can looks good in the office too!
We are pleased to hear that you have found the perfect weight technical sweatshirt substitute in our 100% Merino Wool Kobuk 1/4 Zip. It is one of my favorites.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!
Best base heavy wool I have ever purchased. I work outside in Minnesota and I will not be taking this off. Thank you for
making such a great warm product.....FINALLY !!!
It's great to hear that your 100% Merino Wool Kobuk Expedition 1/4 zip will be keeping you warm during the cold Minnesota winter this year! Thank you for choosing Minus33 and for leaving us a fantastic review.
I have been wearing Minus33 for over 6 years now-- until this purchase made direct from their website, all my others came from Amazon. All of these garments are the heavy expedition types and all are men's even though I am a senior age woman. I am outdoors every day in winter to care for animals; but the main reason I bought these items are to wear inside under my clothing because I have baseboard heat and I keep it on the lowest setting when I have to have it on at all. I live in eastern USA in mountainous region and the climate can be quite cold at times.Throughout my lifetime I have purchased cold weather gear from at least 5 of the major brands of cold weather gear. Minus33 is my favorite, in spite of the high prices. I own just about every piece they make, including socks and hats. I have the hooded jacket and two pairs of the pants and tops. I love the 1/4 zip tops. I have washed and thrown the garments into the dryer as well as drying them on the line. They hold up perfectly, including the stitching around the thumb holes, which has always been a disappointment from the other brands. They do attract pet hair, and I don't like that they are manufactured in China, except for the socks. But I consider them absolutely indispensable for my winter wardrobe and would buy again in a heartbeat.
Thank you very much for leaving us such an amazing and detailed review. It's the customers like yourself that make us great! I'd like to thank you for choosing Minus33 as your go to brand for your cold weather gear. It's great to hear that our garments keep you nice and toasty while you care for your animals during the cold winter months. As well as indoors, here in the eastern United States. We design our clothing to be able to be washed conveniently with the busy life styles of our customers in todays day in age and it's great to hear that all your garments have been a great example of this. A main goal for the future of Minus33 is to re-shore as much manufacturing as we can! Thanks again for the review!
Very warm and seems to wick well. Higher quality that other companies I've seen. Would be too warm as an undergarment if active and it's over 20.
The Kobuk Expedition 1/4 zip is a personal favorite of mine. I'm very glad to hear that you're enjoying the quality and function as much as I do. Thank you for the fantastic review.