Whether you're hiking the mountains in spring or rock climbing in summer, our Lightweight product should never leave your back. Our Lightweight items are always the first layer on and the last layer off.
100% Merino Wool
UPF Rating 25
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Lifestyle, Running, Biking.
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter.
High Activity Temperatures: 30°F to 60°F
Low Activity Temperatures: 60°F and up
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 bought this on clearance, and for the price paid, I think it was worth it. However, I do want to mention a few things…
I typically wear an XL or XXL in other Merino clothing (Wool&, WoolX, etc). Minus 33 was out of my typical sizes in this, so I bought an XXXL thinking it would be loose and baggy…great as a hoodie alternative with few layers underneath. Well, in an XXXL, this top is 100% a body skimming baselayer fit on me. It also has comically long sleeves, and the body is so long it is a tunic on my 5’1” frame. It seems well made, and being 100% merino, it will be a great baselayer, it is just not what I was expecting. I do have a hole in my merino wardrobe that this will fill, so I’m going to keep it, but only because I dot such a good deal.
I haven’t really tested it but so far it seems like it keeps the cold air out
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