Minus33 Company Profile

A well-established Merino wool clothing company located in New Hampshire, Minus33 crafts clothes for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels.

Disclaimer: To maintain genuineness and authenticity, Merino Wool Gear DOES NOT sponsor products. Yet as an Amazon Associate, we may earn a commission from qualifying purchases.

Mission Statement

We want everyone to feel welcome, comfortable, and safe in the outdoors no matter the activity. We believe in quality, yet affordable products that can be well-worn and loved from season to season by anyone who is getting outdoors, regardless of skill level or experience.

Minus33 – Our Mission

Brief History

Minus33’s roots go back nearly a century as textile engineers from L.W. Packard. The family-run wool textile plant formed in 1916 and started their own Merino wool clothing brand in 2002. Initially, the clothes were created for snowmobile enthusiasts but have since been applied to all outdoor adventurers.

With their base located in Ashland, New Hampshire, they use the harsh, windy conditions of the White Mountains to test their outdoor products.

Merino Specialties

If you are an outdoor adventurer, then Minus33 has the Merino wool clothing for you. They do everything from base layers to underwear to socks and more. Their products great for any time you feel the urge to explore the wilderness in comfort.

What We Like

Our favorite aspect of Minus33 is their commitment to the outdoor adventurer. They craft all their clothes with the consumer’s comfort and protection in mind. Overall, they separate their apparel into different fabric weight categories based on the type of activity you perform and the temperatures you’ll be experiencing. Below is a list of recommendations from their site.

On top of their dedication to comfort and protection, Minus33 is one of the few companies that continually introduces new Merino wool technologies with exceptional benefits. They are also the official sponsor of many sporting organizations, so you know their products are legitimate.

Fabric Weight Classifications

ClassificationMicroLightweightMidweightExpedition
Weight (gsm)145170235400
Microns17.517.518.518.5
UPF Rating252550+50+
SeasonsAllAllSpring, Fall, WinterLate Fall, Winter
Low Activity Temp. (F)60+60+30 – 600 – 30
High Activity Temp. (F)45 – 7530 – 600 – 30< 0
Suggested ActivitiesBiking, Hiking, Camping, Everyday, Running, SnowsportsHiking, Biking, Camping, Everyday, Running, BikingCamping, Hiking, Hunting, Everyday, Fishing SnowsportsHiking, Hunting, Everyday, Camping, Ice Fishing,
Snowsports

Areas to Improve

The only real issue we have with Minus33 is that their clothing is not really versatile. Their collections are specifically designed for the outdoors and are crafted with functionality in mind. That being said, we feel like it’s not the best casual wear. It may just be our personal style, though.

As it is familiar with Merino wool, there have been reported issues of Minus33 apparel’s durability. Some users have reported excessive pilling and pinholes after only a few wears. While we have not had this issue with Minus33, you must understand all perspectives.

Sustainability

Overall, it appears that Minus33 is fully committed to sustainability.
While Minus33 does not go over too much transparency on their sustainable business practices, they fully support non-profit, pro-environmental organizations.

Minus33 often donates up to 10% of their profits to great organizations, like The Conservation Fund, to help combat the effects of climate change.

Ethics

While not outwardly stated on their site, it’s clear that Minus33 is committed to ethical practices. Their wool is certified by the Australian Wool Testing Authority (AWTA). They have shown a solid commitment to improving the community through their charitable work.

Sourcing

The only information available about Minus33’s sourcing methods is that they use 100% Australian Merino wool (AWTA certified) to manufacture their clothing.

Products

Top Sellers – Men

Top Sellers – Women

Sizing Charts

Minus33 claims that their clothes fit true-to-size, but they often run slightly larger than advertised from our experience. Please consult the sizing charts and other user reviews before purchasing.

Men’s

Minus33 Men’s Clothing Size Chart

SizeChest (in.)Waist (in.)Sleeve Length (in.)Shirt Length (in.)Inseam (in.)
XS33 – 3524 – 2730 – 3125.5 – 26.525 – 27
S35 – 3828 – 3031 – 3226.5 – 27.528 – 30
M39 – 4131 – 3332 – 3327.5 – 28.529 – 32
L42 – 4534 – 3633 – 3428.5 – 29.532 – 34
XL46 – 4837 – 4034 – 3529.5 – 30.532 – 35
XXL49 – 5241 – 4435 – 3630.5 – 31.534 – 35
XXXL52 – 5445 – 4936 – 3731.5 – 32.534 – 36

Minus 33 Men’s Big and Tall Clothing Size Chart

SizeChest (in.)Waist (in.)Sleeve Length (in.)Shirt Length (in.)Inseam (in.)
MT39 – 4131 -3335 – 3630.5 – 31.532 – 34
LT42 – 4534 – 3636 – 3731.5 – 32.533 – 36
XLT46 – 4837 – 4037 -3832.5 – 33.533 – 36
2XT49 – 5241 – 4438 – 3933.5 – 34.534 – 36
3XT52 – 5445 – 4939 – 4034.5 – 35.535 – 37
4X54 – 5749 – 5236 – 3732.5 – 33.534 – 36
4XT54 – 5749 – 5240 – 4135.5 – 36.535 – 37
5X57 – 5952 – 5436 – 3733.5 – 34.534 – 36
6X59 – 6154 – 5637 – 3834.5 – 35.534 -36

Minus33 Socks Size Chart

SizeMen USWomen USKids USEuroUK
S4 – 6.55 – 6.53 – 4.534 – 373 – 4.5
M6 – 8.57 – 9.55 – 738 -415 – 7.5
L9 -11.510 – 12.542 – 458 – 10.5
XL12 – 14.513+46 – 4911 – 13.5

Minus33 Gloves Size Chart

SizePalm Circumference (in.)Hand Length (in.)
XS6 – 6.56
S7 – 7.57
M8 – 8.58
L9 – 9.59
XL10+10

Minus33 Headwear Size Guide

Most headwear is one-size-fits-all, which equates to a head circumference of 20″ – 26″.

Women’s

Minus33 Women’s Clothing Size Chart

SizeUSA SizeChest (in.)Waist (in.)Hip (in.)Shirt Length (in.)Inseam (in.)
XS232 – 3324 – 2534 – 3523.5 – 24.526 – 29
S4 – 634 – 3526 – 2736 – 3724.5 – 25.528 – 30
M8 – 1036 – 3828 – 3038 – 4025.5 – 26.529 – 31
L12 – 1439 – 4131 – 3340 – 4226.5 – 27.530 – 32
XL16 – 1842 – 4333 – 3543 – 4427.5 – 28.530 – 32
XXL20 – 2244 – 4535 – 3744 – 4528.5 – 29.530 – 32
XXXL24 – 2646 – 4737 – 3946 – 4729.5 – 30.530 – 32

Minus33 Sock Size Chart

SizeMen USWomen USKids USEuroUK
S4 – 6.55 – 6.53 – 4.534 – 373 – 4.5
M6 – 8.57 – 9.55 – 738 -415 – 7.5
L9 -11.510 – 12.542 – 458 – 10.5
XL12 – 14.513+46 – 4911 – 13.5

Minus33 Gloves Size Chart

SizePalm Circumference (in.)Hand Length (in.)
XS6 – 6.56
S7 – 7.57
M8 – 8.58
L9 – 9.59
XL10+10

Minus33 Headwear Size Guide

Most headwear is one-size-fits-all, which equates to a head circumference of 20″ – 26″.

Kids

Kid’s Size Charts

SizeAgeChest (in.)Waist (in.)Height (in.)Weight (lbs)
XS4 – 524 – 2522 – 22.542 – 4842 – 49
S6 – 825.5 – 26.523 – 2448 – 5449 – 59
M9 – 1027 – 2824.5 – 2554 – 5759 – 75
L11 – 1228.5 – 3025.5 – 2657 – 6075 – 89

Warranties

For all clothing, Minus33 offers a one-year warranty against any manufacturing defects. They have recently provided an additional year warranty (two years total) if you register your product after purchase. Damage caused by excessive use, poor laundry care, or negligence is not covered by this warranty.

Unfortunately, if you choose to use this warranty, you can only replace it with the same item.

Minus33 offers a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a full refund for any unopened, unwashed, or unworn items. Although, this guarantee is limited to color, size, or style exchanges.

Return Policy

Any returns to Minus33 must be accompanied by a Return Authorization number, which can be obtained by filling out the return form on their website. Each return package must include the item, proof of purchase, original packaging (if possible), and a printed out RA form. The return addresses differ depending on which delivery service is used, so please check the information on their returns page.

If you would like to donate your used Minus33 clothing, you can send it to their Search and Rescue Kit program. Trust us; it will be utilized by a good cause.

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