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.
I have all 3 weights of these leggings and basically wear them as pants. They are soft and comfortable and look good! The big thing to know is use a gentle detergent and the “hand wash” cycle on your machine. I also dry them on low. I ruined my first pair by washing them in the regular wash! I didn’t realize the special qualities of Marino wool. They are awesome!
Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review and give us your feedback! We're glad you're enjoying the comfort and style of your Minus33 Midweight 100% Merino Wool Franconia Women's Bottoms.
Our Merino Wool 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. However, we do have instructions on how to best care for you wool on our website.
Visit here: https://www.minus33.com/pages/wool-care for more details.
I got the burgundy color in large, and they fit my 5’8” 160 lb lower body perfectly. I wore them under rain pants on a wet snow day, as pajama bottoms, and with a dress! No outside seams to give it away ;)
Thank you for your review! We're so glad you're enjoying our 100% Merino Wool Franconia Women's Bottom - Midweight! They're perfect for any activity - be it snuggling under your favorite coat, or keeping you warm on a chilly day. Thanks again for writing!
I'm tired of outdoor clothing for women only being sold to the skinny, athletic types. Big women go outdoors too and Minus 33 gets it! I love my midweights because they fit well, they stretch, they're soft, and they're comfy! I tend to freeze or melt with little time spent in between. My midweights helped to keep me comfy no matter whether the weather turned warm or cold during the day. I wore mine outdoors earlier today in the cold rain. I came inside and stripped down to my base to wear them indoors like pajamas. Now I just need a set in every color!
Thanks for the feedback! We're glad to hear that our midweight 100% merino wool Franconia women's bottom is working well for you. Our goal is to make sure that all our products are versatile and comfortable for all body types, so thank you for supporting us in this goal. We hope you'll continue to shop with us and recommend our products to your friends!
I bought these to wear as an under layer while working with a service group in Iceland. As we had to walk 3K to get groceries each day in -2F, they kept my legs very warm under my jeans. They were so comfortable I forgot I had the extra layer on. They do stretch though and became baggy after awhile. For my next pair, I will go a size down. And I'm excited to get my next pair!
Thank you for your review! We're glad you found these pants to be comfortable and warm in Iceland.
I love how soft these are! Although next time I’m ordering a size smaller as they stretch. Excellent base layer
Thank you for the review! We're glad you love the softness of our 100% Merino Wool Franconia Women's Bottoms. We apologize that the bottoms stretched out. If you would like to exchange a pair or both of the bottoms, we would be happy to set up a quality exchange for you. Please contact our customer service at 603-968-3351 if you would like to initiate this process.