IT STARTS WITH THE SHEEP
BRED TO ADAPT
Merino Sheep live in all types of climates, from freezing mountains to hot plains. Their coats have naturally adapted over time to help them survive in many extreme environments.
At Minus33, we strive to provide you with an all-natural advantage on your outdoor adventures. Merino Wool has so many wonderful properties, which provide you beneficial comfort, safety, and eco-friendly options. We’re convinced that once you give Merino Wool a try, you won’t want to go back to cotton or synthetic layers.
Old school wool has a reputation for being itchy. Merino wool is known for being super soft. Wool’s softness is determined by the micron of the individual fibers. The micron is essentially the diameter of the fiber. The lower the micron, the softer the wool.
Minus33 uses Superfine 18.5 micron Merino Wool for our Midweight and Expedition products, and Ultrafine 17.5 micron for our Lightweight and Micro products. This gauge of wool provides just the right balance of durability and a super soft feel on the skin.
Wool will absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling wet or clammy. If you do get wet, whether it be from sweat, weather, or water bodies, wool will insulate you better than cotton or polyester materials.
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.