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.
100% Merino Wool
UPF Rating 50+
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Lifestyle, Snowsports, Hunting, Ice Fishing.
Seasons: Fall, Winter
High Activity Temperatures: 0°F and below
Low Activity Temperatures: 30°F to 0°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.
Perfect for me. I wear this under my bike helmet on really cold days. It’s made all the difference. Comfortable to wear. Easy to wash.
Great to hear your 100% Merino Wool Balaclava - Expedition, has made all the difference under your bike helmet on cold days.
Thank you for the great review!
Both the lighter and heavy balaclava are the perfect head sock under my snowmachine helmet! I love that I don't have to use the synthetic material head socks.
I bought the expedition weight expecting it to be much more than it is. I feel that the expedition weight is more like what I expected the lightweight to be. It is very thin and not at all adequate for below freezing weather especially if there's any wind even a breeze. I will say that it is very comfortable and feels high quality.
We are sorry to hear that you are not satisfied with your purchase.
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I purchased this to use hiking and hunting in cold weather. I used it recently to hike up Mt Pierce and ended up taking it off after about 2 miles as I was warmer than preferred. It was about 10 degrees with no wind so I was fairly impressed with the performance. I also used it sitting in a tree stand and couldn't have been happier with the function.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review on your 100% Merino Wool Balaclava. We are very pleased to hear that you are enjoying the quality and performance of this piece on all of your winter adventures! Thank you for choosing Minus33.
Best balaclava ever. Long down your neck and close around your eyes
Great to hear that you think our 100% Merino Wool Balaclava - Expedition is the best ever.
Thank you for the great review!