Our Midweight styles have all the same natural qualities as our Lightweight Merino Wool, with greater insulation. Minus33 Merino Wool Clothing is perfect as a base layer for a day on the slopes or as an emergency pullover when a cold front rolls in just before you summit.
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.
Use this as a base layer in 60 degree weather under a wool shirt as well as frigid mornings where it’s down into the teens using additional layers. It is the perfect all around weight to handle a wide range of applications. Like others I wish it were not made in China although I was aware of that prior to purchasing so I cannot give a lesser review because of it. I understand it would be hard to manufacture these here but how about anywhere but China.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback on the Men's Isolation 1/4 Zip, we greatly appreciate it. Our 235 gsm midweight fabric with the 1/4 zip in this piece, allows this garment to be highly versatile and able to be worn in a wide range of temperatures and activities.
Reshoring our manufacturing is important to us and we can assure you that we are working on it! We have started this process with the purchase of 6 sock machines which we learned to operate here in Ashland New Hampshire on the grounds of our historical mill. You can see our USA Made Mountain Heritage collection on our website!
Additionally, I'd like to provide you with some brief history of our company that may provide some insight into why we source some of our products abroad. The parent company of Minus33 is L.W. Packard, a textile company created by our current president's great-great-grand-uncle in 1916. We were able to successfully run this textile mill for 86 years until, in 2002, the politics of globalization caused our president's father to finally go out of business as one of the last textile mills in America. He had to let go 300 employees, most of them friends and family that he grew up with. After that, he started a 100% merino wool base layer company which is now the Minus33 you know today.
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I’m 6’3” 300 lbs just got my 1/4 zip base layer in today. Fits great, you can feel it’s a quality garment Yes it is expensive but seems worth it. At this price point I wish it was not made in china. Thank you for making fat boy sizes 😊
Thank you for giving us your initial feedback on your Isolation Men's 1/4 Zip. We are happy to hear that you are enjoying the quality of the garment so far. Additionally, we are happy to offer all inclusive sizing! We want people of all shapes and sizes to enjoy the wonders of merino wool and be able to keep warm when enjoying the outdoors!
Hello we bought these in the male and female version for a trip to Northern Norway. We did have spectacular weather but the temps were 40 and wind blowing on the North Cape. We were never cold with this and a wind breaker. Love they are easy to wash!
Thank you for your feedback! It's great to hear that your midweight 1/4 zips performed well and kept you both warm on your trip to Northern Norway!
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review.
Minus 33 products are the very best in the market.
My minus 33 addiction started with socks that didn t make my feet sweat and then cold. I have tried every , and i mean every,sock, sock liner, powder, even tried antiperspirant on my feet. Merino wool was my answer.
Then I tried a 1/4 zip top and my polypropylene stuff got shoved to the back of the closet.
I tried medium weight bottoms and I was just so comfortable and perfectly warm.
Of course there is a trial period to zero in on your sizing, but minus 33 customer service is second to none.
For those of you who live in n.h., they also have, business hours, back door pick up service. Several times I ve driven to the mountains, and just exited the highway for about 8 mins, picked up my order, and i was back on my way.
Now I have progressed to mid and expedition pieces which really helps to fine tune for the forecast.
If I lost any of my pieces I would purchase them all over again without hesitation. I never have to consider any other manufacturer, there is no better comfort or warmth.
Can t say enough about minus 33, you won t go wrong, and they didn t give me free merchandise to make me say all this. Simply the best.
Thanks minus 33
Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear you are a fan of our Minus33 products!
I bought the Isolation Men's 1/4 Zip Midweight Black LT to layer over my Woolverino Men's Micro Weight L T-Shirt. I just got back from doing some short hikes in the Joshua Tree NP and these two layers worked well for temps in the 60s. Adding a 200 weight fleece on top was fine into the 50s. If it's colder and/or if the wind kicks up, you may want a windbreak from a rain jacket or down puffy coat.
I'm 6'2", 175 lbs and the Large size fits well. I've got long arms (36"/37" dress shirt sleeves) so the TALL size was perfect for the Isolation 1/4 zip.
I wore the Woolverino T-Shirt on the Appalachian Trail in 2021 for 1100 miles and it is a great shirt for hot weather. Day after day, completely soaked with sweat and it just didn't stink like the other hikers wearing polyester.
It is great to hear that our 100% Merino Wool Isolation Men's 1/4 Zip - Midweight, worked well through your hiking trips in the Joshua Tree. Hiking in the Joshua Tree is great and a lot fun to take pictures of!