In thermals, you need stretch. This is so they sit nice and close to the skin and provide the best insulative qualities. Pure merino is stretchy but not quite enough. Our Australian merino/elastane blend gives you softness, stretchiness, as well as all the benefits of merino.
You don't know you're missing a pocket until you need one. You're at Clinton Hut on the Milford Track or at a campsite on the Larapinta Track. Just in your thermal clobber—we hikers/trampers are all about high-fashion, after all—and you've nowhere to pop your headlamp or phone or pack of matches. Nice for warming the hands too.
They may roll off the line as early as mid to end of June. They'll hightail it to our warehouse. Then they'll be out the door. So, best case end of June, worst case first week or so of July. We'll provide regular updates on how they're tracking via email.
Same as with t-shirts. 30 days. No fuss. We're happy to do size and change of mind exchanges or credits or refunds. They just need to come back to us in pristine, resellable condition. Email firstname.lastname@example.org before returning any items though so we can walk you through the process.
If you place an order now and choose to cancel the order before the thermals arrive that's perfectly fine. A credit or exchange or full refund is available - your choice.
Ah, the logistics of manufacturing clothing.
The charcoal marle these will be produced in are a 'custom colour' with our manufacturer. We sampled in black as we developed the product. So we had to get a bit creative in Photoshop for the initial product photos, just until we get out batch of photography samples and we do a full photoshoot. Hopefully in Kosciuszko National Park which'll be a stunning backdrop!
Around 35gsm in weight for a start. Our lightweight 100% merino tee is 165gsm and our thermals are 200gsm. Perfect for cooler conditions. And, our thermals are a merino/elastane blend, which lends itself a bit better to 'baselayer' wear.
MADE IN MELBOURNE
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.
100% AUSTRALIAN MERINO WOOL
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.