Constructed with Merino6TM Technology, the Chinook Merino Bottoms are the foundation for our layering system. This piece is designed to incorporate the soft feel and moisture-wicking capabilities of nylon while retaining the insulating and odor-resistant benefits of merino wool on extended backpacking trips. Layered under our outer shells, this piece is just enough to knock the edge off on the brisk mornings. The "Boot-Top" length ensures comfort when worn with tall top hiking boots and the low profile waistband is ideal for use under a heavy backpack waist belt.
Merino6 is our propriety blend of the highest quality Merino Wool and high performing Nylon 6.6 micro denier yarns. After extensive testing, we found the perfect combination to be 89% Merino Wool and 11% Nylon. By blending Wool and Nylon, we created a textile that leverages the benefits of Merino with the advantages of Nylon. Merino6 products have an extremely soft hand feel, regulate your body temperature while eliminating odor, and won't stretch or shrink like traditional 100% Merino textiles. Additionally, the Nylon fibers increase the moisture-wicking ability of the garment and enhance the durability of the textile, creating the perfect backcountry, next-to-skin, layering piece.
- Anatomical Fit
- Soft to the touch
- Moisture Wicking
- Quick Drying
- Odor Resistant
- Style: 10002
- Weight: 6.4oz
- Material: 89/11 Merino/Nylon blend
- Merino Diameter: 17.5 Microns
- Textile Weight - 170 g/m2