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.
The thickness was amazing yet it fit without binding under my outer layers. Fit was just what I wanted not baggy or too tight. Cuffs were snug but not constrictive.
They will get the first cold weather workout from the end of November through December.I am confident they will pass the test.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! The Kobuk 1/4 Zip 100% Merino Wool is going to be a great insulator in the cold months!
I used as a base layer in Northern Montana when the temps dropped to near zero and a foot of snow on the ground. Stayed warm and comfortable with another mod weight minus 33 wool layer and outer layers. I am very glad I purchased before going on this trip. Can't recommend enough.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review of our Expedition 1/4 zip merino wool shirt! We are happy to hear that our gear was there when you needed it to stay warm and comfortable.
Stay warm out there!
But I still like it very much and plan on wearing it in layers to keep warm in the house
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We love that you have found a use despite it not being as warm as you expected.
I've been switching over to wool and have tried ibex, smartwool, point6, and icebreaker gear in the 150-300 range. This 400gsm series is awesome. I ordered a medium and it would comfortably fit over a baselayer or could be worn as a baselayer just more of a loose fit (5'9" 150lb athletic). When you look at the material you'll understand why it's possible to dry it in a drier as it has a substantial heft and build quality to the knit. I'll probably still stick with air dry but I wouldn't worry if it got mixed in by accident. It's extremely soft yet robust for wool. The navy color looks far better than the picture as well and is a true navy in person. Of all the above brands the minus 33 definitely feels like it will hold up the longest by far and I look forward to getting additional wool products from them in the future. I wish they were available in store to try on which was the reason I delayed ordering so long as I prefer to test the products, but when forum posts from years back all the way to present still recommended minus 33 I figured it was worth a shot. Don't expect this to be thick like a fluffy hi pile fleece when it arrives, but do expect that it will be a nice soft and thick wool if you are more familiar with 250ish grade material.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great, detailed review! We greatly appreciate your feedback. It's so great to hear that you enjoy our 400gsm fabric so much. The garments that are made in this fabric are my personally favorites for when we get the coldest temperatures of the year. The Kobuk is one of my favorites as well because it is so versatile and can be worn as a base layer or over another base layer like you mentioned.
Thank you again for your feedback and for your support of Minus33.
warm, soft use for motorcycling in up state ny ride in 40's
Thank you for leaving us a review. We are happy to hear that the Kobuk kept you warm during your chilly ride!