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.
Why Merino Wool?
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.
not sure how well it insulates, but i wear mine all day, its very soft and comfortable, i would have liked it to be longer, its not near as long as they lead you to believe. to get the coverage thy show you would need a very small head or stretch it out too much show
Thanks for the review! We're glad you like the beanie! Thank you for the feedback on the size and length of the beanie. Our product development team always appreciates knowing how our customers feel about our pieces.
I thought twice about buying this because a previous reviewer reported it as too small to wear in the traditional watch cap manner, folded up with a double-layer over your ears. But I have a small head (7 1/8 hat size) so I went ahead. It works well enough for me, but another half-inch of length would indeed be nice. I have a cashmere watch cap to compare it to, and this one of merino feels about as soft, and is more tightly-knit and therefore more wind-resistant.
Thank you for your feedback! We're glad to hear that the beanie is soft and tightly-knit! An increase in length of 1 half-inch could be great all around! so we will let our Product Development team know about your suggestion!
I was out of town for a canoe race last April and the weather got suddenly very cold. The evening before the race, I drove to a high-end outdoor gear store and this beanie was the only winter hat they had in stock. I'd never heard of Minus33. It looked thin and was twice the price I planned to pay, but I had no choice and got it.
So glad I did! I stayed warm and won my class at the race the next day, and have worn it for several other races. It lets me dress lightly under my PFD (life vest) and control my body temp by putting on or removing the hat.
I thought it might be itchy, as I have lots of itchy wool and alpaca gear, but this hat is not at all itchy. It fits without slipping down, but isn't tight or pinchy. I have plenty of room to double it over at the brim to keep my ears warm. It's warm down to about 25F and I even wear it indoors. (I work next to a window and it's 10F here in Wisconsin as I write.) I like it so much I came to the website today to get some other Minus33 gear.
Great to hear our 100% Merino Wool Everyday Knit Beanie - Expedition is super comfy, warm, and not scratchy. Welcome to the Minus33 family!
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Bought a couple as gifts for family. All loved them.
Happy to hear your family loved our 100% Merino Wool Knit Beanie - Expedition.
Thank you for the review!
The material is nice, not what describe as expedition weight maybe medium weight, but the hat is a bit smaller than it looks. I had thought I could fold over the had to have a double layer at my ears and that's not possible. I have an average sized head and very short hair so my head's not exactly occupying a lot of space. So, if you wear it exactly as it shows in the pictures it's probably fine, but if you want to wear it watch cap style it's a no go. I like their sweatshirts a lot so I was hoping to get a heavy hat from them but if this is their heaviest I don't think it'll work for me (I like my heats heavy).
The return: Minus33 received my return on 11/26 and on 12/17 I haven't even gotten an acknowledgement email, and there's been no refund yet.
I am so sorry about the refund time frame. I am sending along a second email to you with a discount code for your next purchase.
Thank you for taking the time to give us a review of the 100% Merino Wool Knit Beanie - Expedition. We are sorry that the beanie did not work out to you. Customer feedback is very important to us, we are always sure to get reviews over to our Product Development Team.