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.
100% Merino Wool (Woolverino 85% Merino Wool)
UPF Rating 50+
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Lifestyle, Snowsports, Hunting, Fishing.
Seasons: Spring, Fall, Winter.
High Activity Temperatures: 0°F to 30°F
Low Activity Temperatures: 30°F to 60°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.
Disappointed it’s made in CHINA 🇨🇳
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Here is 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 fire 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.
Recently, we have purchased several sock knitting machines and set them up in Ashland NH on the historic grounds of the L.W. Packard Mill. We learned how to operate these machines and designed the Mountain Heritage Collection of USA-made socks by Minus33. This sock line consists of four different weights of socks, in seven heights, four sizes, and five colors. We are currently looking to purchase more sock machines to make more weights of socks in the near term. Additionally, we are looking at purchasing machines that can produce hats and gloves in our mill in the next several years.
Rebuilding USA manufacturing is a very difficult process due to the trade laws put in place several decades ago, and we expect it to take time, but we assure you that we are working on it. We ask that if you feel strongly about bringing back production to the USA please contact your local reps and let them know that you're interested in seeing less globalization and more American-made products.
Thank you for purchasing from Minus33!
I give these shirts 3 stars, the wool is great as usual but the the way it is designed you can feel the seams on your body which isn't horrible but it is not as comfortable as it could be.
We apologize for any disappointment that you may have in your Minus33 Explorer Crew. Our Chocorua Men's crew https://www.minus33.com/products/chocorua-mens-midweight-wool-crew?_pos=1&_sid=b50c08668&_ss=r may be a better choice for you. Please contact us if you have any question.
Wanted a nice midweight layer and this comes thru with 5 stars!! Warm, soft, comfortable!
Thank you for the great review!
Well done Minus33...perfect heavier mid-layer with longer sleeves than competition. Usually find thumb holes restrictive, but this is the best...the BOMB!!!
i ordered one for my husband and my self
we love them mine has green seaming his is all black we love them both