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Chest shot of an Ottie Merino wool hiking t-shirt with an osprey backpack.

Men's Merino T-Shirt

Regular price$66.00
🇦🇺 Proudly Australian Made + Ethical Clothing Australia Accredited



SIZE CHART - Richard, wearing the Granite, is 182cm and is wearing an M. 

Relaxed fit with a bit of length, the Ottie Merino Men's Short Sleeve Merino Wool T-Shirt is designed to be worn on and off the track.

Ethically made in Australia (Melbourne, in fact) from Australian grown mulesing-free wool, this tee is ideal for that gruelling multi-day hike in Tasmania, your favourite day hike, and even with a pair of jeans on a nice night out. 

  • Made from 100% Australian merino wool
  • Relaxed fit for normal bodies (no clingy 'athletic cuts')
  • Longer cut to avoid ride up when wearing a backpack, for easy tucking, and also ideal if you're on the taller side 
  • Crew neck with self-fabric neckband 
  • Available in S to 2XL (see size chart)
  • 100% mulesing-free 
  • Ethical Clothing Australia Accredited 
  • Made in Melbourne
  • Australian Made certified
  • Our supply chain is Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) certified
  • All the benefits of merino wool—odour resistant, moisture wicking, temperature regulating, super soft, biodegradable, and comfortable AF!
  • Designed by hikers, for hikers (and climbers and runners and... whoever, really)

We charge a flat shipping rate of $9 Australia and New Zealand-wide. Spend over $125, get FREE shipping. Upgrade to express for $12.50.

Order dispatched within 1-2 business days.

Standard shipping will take 3-7 business days from dispatch. If you upgrade to express expect your order in 1-3 business days.

International orders are charged a $20 flat rate and will take 2-3 weeks.

Buy the wrong size? Change your mind? No worries at all.

Any dramas with your order, flick us an email and we'll sort it out. If you selected the wrong size or changed your mind we'll usually ask that you cover return shipping to us and that it arrives back in sellable condition. We'll then provide an exchange, credit, or refund—your choice.

We run pre-orders and backorders for when we introduce new products and when we sell out. This is an opportunity for you to get first dibs on a certain size or colour because often they get snapped up as soon as they roll off the line.

Right now (late July) this is when we're expecting our next runs to drop:

Out of Stock Black/Otway Fern/Plum - Late August 2022

New Granite Colour* - Late September 2022

* This is a special pre-sale. We need to get 50 sales for this colour in order to kick off the run. If we don't hit it by 15 August we may not go ahead with it and will simply process a full refund back to you.

If you do happen to buy a pre-order/backorder item along with something in stock we'll ship the instock item straight away. :)

More info on pre-orders and backorders here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 130 reviews
Jo-Anne Mead
Fit: Runs True to Size
Activity: Every Day Wear
Great T shirt

I love the bright colour, the fit, the comfort, the quality. I like that it’s long. And it is not the slightest bit scratchy.

Mark Briscoe
Fit: Runs True to Size
Activity: Every Day Wear
My go to weekend T-shirt

This is my second Ottie T-shirt (the first is still going strong). Fits great, and really like the extra length. Pretty much the only T-shirts I wear on the weekend, very comfortable.

Scott B
Nothing Special

Paid a fortune for it but was really disappointed when it arrived
Thin flimsy fabric will never keep me warm
So thin and waste of money
Not worth the money


Hi Scott,

Thanks for your review. Pity we only earned 1 star, and what you have to say comes as quite a surprise.

Our lightweight tees (as opposed to our thermals) aren't really designed for insulation. In fact, they're super popular even in the warmest of conditions. It's a misconception that wool is only for cool conditions. That said, you're better off being in merino than cotton if you're wet or sweaty and get caught in a cold breeze. They work best as part of a laying system.

If you're after something warmer, I'd recommend going our 200gsm thermals. These are designed to be worn close to the skin and are heavier (but without being heavy and bulky) and genuinely act as an insulative layer as opposed to our light, relaxed fit tees.

Sorry to hear you feel as though you have wasted money. We make a quality product with hundreds of happy customers. We know our product isn't a waste of money and will continue to do what we do.

Cheers, Paul

Ron Frederick
Comfortable and I like blue colour.

Very happy.

Great, as always

Between my partner and I, there must be about 10 Otties in our wardrobe by now, in all sorts of colours and sizes, and they never dissappoint. Solid product, I will be back for more.

Troy Savvas
great product

breathes and fits well

Justin O
Another Winner

Great fit and colour which is shaping up as another winner from Ottie. Looking forward/hoping to Ottie coming out with a more winter oriented heavier weight Tee in both long and short sleeve versions.

Stephen Marsh
Wears well and is comfortable

I think for the price I expected a merino wool T shirt to be a bit thicker. Compared to a cotton T shirt it was thin on material.

Thanks for your review, Stephen. In our lightweight tees, we use a 165gsm superfine merino. This weight is a great balance between durability and warm and cool weather performance. We also now have our 200gsm merino thermals which are designed to be more insulative.

When buying merino, do look at the gsm (grams per square metre) to determine the weight of the tee you're buying. Lighter gsm will mean a lighter, airier tee, but less durability. Heavier will mean more insulative and the added bonus of greater durability, but this isn't ideal for wearing in warmer conditions.

Price doesn't determine the weight of the fabric. What you're paying for with us is a top quality Australian (and ethically) made product. Hope that helps and hope you still enjoy the tee.

Cheers, Richard.

Daniel Patman
Great all-rounder

Just bought my second ottie tee - I wear my first all the time, for everyday stuff as well as hiking and paddling. Great for travelling, love that I can get away with not washing it for a few days!

Michael de Mestre
T - Shirt

Very happy. Good length, very comfortable quality material ,no compromise has been made in choice of micron for the yarn Top . Also not trying to compromise with a blend .


Not only are we Australian Made certified, we're Ethical Clothing Australia accredited.

When you choose Ottie Merino you're choosing to support local manufacturing and a supply chain when workers are paid properly and are treated well.


Our superfine merino wool is traceable and mulesing-free. Our merino fabric is knitted and dyed in Melbourne. And, importantly, it's comfy AF.

Our supply chain is RWS accredited.

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