WHY ARE WE SELLING OUR THERMAL BOTTOMS FOR 45% OFF? (WE’VE PERMANENTLY REDUCED OUR THERMAL TOPS BY 30% TOO.)
Yep, you read right. Our thermal bottoms—which have been marked as 'sold out' on our website for several months now—are back on sale but at a clearance price at 45% off. Our thermal tops have been permanently slashed too by 30%.
Well, let's do what we try to do best and be transparent with you.
1. WE'RE NOT REALLY HAPPY WITH OUR UNISEX THERMAL BOTTOMS
What we originally designed and sampled and what ultimately came off the production line were two rather different things. This resulted in us having some words with our previous manufacturer but, when you're producing several hundred units of something you can't really 'fix them'.
The issues were largely to do with the waistband and sizing. The waistband that ended up in our bulk production is not as stretchy as it should be and had to be rather robustly sewn in, resulting in less stretch than originally designed. This proves a bit of a sizing issue with some wearers, especially if they have a bit of a bum or bigger legs.
So, you want to snag a pair at 45% off but you're a bit concerned about sizing? Here's what you should do. Check out the size chart here and follow the measurement instructions to an absolute tee. If you do have thicker legs or a bit of a bum perhaps move up a size or two. And, when trying them on for the first time don't just hoist them up with all your heavy-pack-carrying might. Get them up past your knees and if they feel like they're going to be a bit too snug drop us an email and we'll send you a bigger pair.
Legs and bum straight up and down? You shouldn't have much of an issue. Just follow the size chart carefully.
2. WE HAVE WAY TOO MUCH STOCK
We withdrew our thermal bottoms for sale right during the peak winter/spring period last year. They've sat in cartons in the warehouse gathering dust (figuratively, not literally—they're all neatly bagged in eco-poly bags) ever since.
Our thermal tops too. There is nothing wrong with these, they're a great top. But, people generally want to buy thermals as a set so these have been a bit of a slow seller all along because people don't really just want to buy a loose thermal top. They want the bottoms too. Got stacks of 'em, so they're now permanently reduced by 30% too.
3. WE'RE HEADING INTO WINTER—WHAT A GREAT TIME TO BUY THERMALS!
People are prepping for winter hikes—and those early spring hikes in Tasmania or the Aussie Alps or NZ where carrying a good set of merino thermals is a must.
What's more, we have heaps of customers who tell us they just like to kick around their thermals at home rather than cranking up the heater in the middle of winter!
4. CLEARING STOCK = REINVESTMENT IN POPULAR PRODUCTS
Clearing this stock will see us invest in more stock of our core products so we don't run out as often. Plus, we're keen to play around with some new colours—we get asked daily for new colours! And... drum roll... Our Merino Boxers may make a come back soon. (It's our most requested product and we haven't been able to do a run of them in over a year!)