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.
This was my first neck gater made of wool.
The product was stress tested in several Colorado winter days, many of which were adverse conditions (wind at or above tree line during a lizard). The gaiter performed as expected, and was on par with thicker flease gaters I've traditionally warn. it handled wind well, because of the tight fabric. It did start to become a little cool in 30ish MPH conditions, but it was still keeping my face protected. It is thin enough you can buckle it below a helmet if skiing or doing other winter sports, and didn't seem to fall too much more than other products I've tried. When I fell in powder, or breathed on it, the gaiter performed as I'd expect wool to. it needs to be aired out at night to dry, and shouldn't be left in a bag (of course), but with wool, unlike fleese, drying just takes time.
I was really surprised at how warm this neck gaiter was for its thickness. It handled wind well and was still comfortable even in 30 mph conditions. It needs to be aired out at night to dry, but with wool, it'll just take time. Overall, a great product!
Thank you for your feedback, Derek!
I found the neck gaiter to be well suitd for the Colorado winter. The glove liners and the beanie were lightweight and are only marginal for our winters. I have paired the glove liners with a normal leather work glove and found that combination acceptable. That glove combnation reminds me of the 60's winter basic military training in Ft Knox Kentucky. The beanie is just to lightweignt for our Colorado winters.
Thank you for your review of our 100% Merino Wool Neck Gaiter - Midweight! We're glad you found it to be well suited for the Colorado winter, and we're sorry to hear that the glove liners and beanie are only marginal for your winters there. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback!
Soft, warm, and arrived two days after ordering!
I love it, very warm without being itchy. Wear it almost every day when I walk, can't go walking without it.
Happy to hear that you are loving your 100% Merino Wool Neck Gaiter - Midweight.
Thank you for the great review!
We bought two and wouldn't have another brand. Works well skiing at 0 deg f.