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 an employee with a larger cranium. we have had a difficult time finding a balaclava that fit correctly. This one was perfect. keeps him warm too.
Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear that the 100% Merino Wool Balaclava - Midweight was a perfect fit for your employee and that it kept him warm too. We hope you continue to enjoy it!
The balaclava is well made with quality materials.
The tag boldly states “made in Vietnam”. I thought this product was made in the States. I could have gotten one at Walmart if I wanted something made in Vietnam. Don’t know if going to keep. So disappointed
We apologize for your disappointment in where this item is currently being manufactured. We try our best to be clear on which items are manufactured here in the United States. Which at this time is only our Mountain Heritage line of socks. We will gladly set up a return for you if you'd like. A current goal of ours here at Minus33, is to re-shore as much of our manufacturing as possible in the coming years. The start of this, was the purchasing of our first four sock machines which are currently up and running here in Ashland, NH. In addition, we currently have more machines on the way to increase the variety of socks that we can manufacture here at our facility. Beyond that, we have plans to continue the remodeling of the original L.W Packard mill to include more machines, for more items to be made here in New Hampshire.
As all goods from Minus33, these are excellent quality. Soft, absorbent and perfect weight and warmth even in subzero temps.
Thank you! We are happy to hear that you love our quality, and warmth on our mid-weight balaclava.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!
It is real warm, which is what i wanted. It slides alot and covers my eyes so I probably should have gotten a small.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear that your Minus33 100% Merino Wool Midweight Balaclava gives you the warmth that you were looking for. Please let us know if the fit becomes to much of a problem for you and we will gladly set you up a free return. You can contact us at 603-968-3351.