The Katmai is our Expedition weight bottoms, made with 100% fine Merino Wool. You will barely notice these long johns as they are snug fitting and soft next to the skin. While in the wilderness, the odor-free properties of Minus33 Merino Wool will be appreciated by hunters and backpackers alike. When you need to be warm the Katmai is the garment for you.
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.
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Mt. Katmai is located in the Katmai National Park which is located in southwestern Alaska and is home to the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. This huge northern wilderness area is untamed and full of wildlife.