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.
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.
These expedition weight bottoms have become my most used base layer bottom. Because wool has a wide temperature comfort range, I can wear these under thin pants in cold weather, under down pants in bitterly cold weather, and by themselves as indoors loungewear. In fact, they are more comfortable than sweatpants! Part of that is due to the extremely comfortable waistband that doesn't dig or roll.
Living in Northern Virginia, our winters are not that bad, but still these are my go to. The only times I don't use these in the winter is if we have a warm snap, or if I am doing strenuous exercise in temps above 20 degree Fahrenheit. With the "Expedition" label, it's easy to assume these would be a rarely used specialty piece, but they are so much more.
Thank you for providing such great detailed feedback on your Minus33 Katmai Men's Expedition Bottoms! We are happy to hear that they serve you well in so many different ways, during the winters down in Northern Virginia. The natural properties of merino wool, allow a heavier piece like the Katmai bottoms to be very breathable and able to be worn in a variety of different temperatures, even when it is not extremely cold, as you've found with your experience with wearing these bottoms. Thank you again for taking the time to share your feedback and experience with us, we greatly appreciate it!
This product is exceptional. It looks like fine woven cotton, but it feels much more pleasant. And it isolates very well. Unfortunately I can only really test it next winter. I drive my motorbike throughout the winter, and these pants should really help!
Thanks for the review! We're glad to hear that you're happy with the quality of your 100% Merino Wool Expedition Katmai Men's Bottoms. We're excited to see how they perform on your cold weather motorbike rides!
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!