Patagonia Men's Merino 3 Midweight Zip-Neck
The road trip essential - warm, stuffable, resistant to odor and soft enough to sleep in. Made from Merino 3, the go-to fall/winter Patagonia Men's Merino 3 Midweight Zip-Neck keeps you dry and comfortable during active pursuits in cold conditions. It naturally resists odor, regulates body temperature, has a great warmth-to-weight ration, is breathable, and stretches as you move. Patagonia gets their Merino from non-mulesed Australian Merino sheep, and slow-washes it for softness and shrink-resistance without the use of environmentally harmful chlorine. Recycled polyester (20%) increases durability, resilience and moisture-management. Details include a raglan shoulder design and underarm panels for mobility, offset seams for pack-strap compatibility and hidden thumb loops. Machine-wash cold; machine dry at low temperatures. bluesign-approved fabric.
- Fabric: 6.5-oz (220-g) 80% chlorine-free Merino wool/20% all-recycled polyester
- Merino wool/polyester blend keeps you dry and comfortable even when wet, is stronger and more durable than 100% wool, has a softer hand, naturally controls odor, and wicks perspiration
- 18.9 micron-gauge yarn and jersey-knit construction
- Raglan shoulder and sleeve detail seams are offset to prevent chafing under layers and packs
- Underarm panels with offset seams maximize range of motion and comfort
- Hidden thumb loops under cuff for extra hand protection
- Slow-washed without chlorine to prevent shrinkage
- Bluesign® approved fabric
- Machine-wash cold, tumble dry at low temperature
- Slim fit
- Weight: 301 g (10.6 oz)
Purchase the Patagonia Merino 3 Midweight Zip-Neck for Men from Altrec.com. All order totals over $45 qualify for free ground shipping.
- February 16 2012
I recently started switching out all of my Capilene for Merino due to the fact that apparently I am smellier than the average bear and synthetic base layers are rancid after a few days. The anti funk properties and the fact that it retains warmth when wet got me thinking I should make the switch. Upon receiving this top I was astounded at how much heavier it is, an XL is something like 13.2 ounces compared to the 8.8 of the Capilene 3 Zip Top Mens XL. I contacted Patagonia to inquire as to whether or not the Merino 3 would offer more warmth per weight than the Capilene 3 and I was told that yes the Merino 3 offers a better warmth to weight ratio. That being said I have not had an opportunity to test them side by side in frigid conditions but I look forward to it. Quality is what I have come to expect from Patagonia which is rock solid. A great product in hand and on the books, performance yet to be tested in real world conditions.