Camping with Yogi in The Merino Tee
LOCATION: Victoria, British Columbia
OCCUPATION: Photographer, Bartender, Music Manager
WHICH GARMENT ARE YOU FIELD TESTING?
The Merino Tee.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION OF THE GARMENT?
Quality stitching, nice and soft. Just big quality feels. The amp up to 210 grams per square metre ; you can feel the difference.
DESCRIBE A TIME WHEN YOU WORE THIS GARMENT OUTSIDE.
HOW DID IT PERFORM?
I wore it camping and around town ALOT. I found it, paired with your Trail overshirt, to be very warm. I barely needed a sweater with that thing underneath any shirt.
HOW DOES THIS PRODUCT MAKE YOU FEEL?
I am a BIG fan of subtle branding, where the thick fabric, fit and stitching do the talking. I feel great in this and love wearing quality clothes that'll last. I'm into lifetime purchases and this is one of them!
HOW OFTEN HAVE YOU WORN IT?
This is kinda gross but someone told me they wore theirs for almost 12 days without washing it. I decided to wear mine, every day, for the month. I washed it every 2 weeks. It really doesn't take on smell in the pits like cotton does.
PS - I wash my clothes regularly, I just wanted to see how far I could push!
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE FABRIC?
LOVE IT. Soft and easy to wear. No itch here.
DID YOU FOLLOW THE WASHING/DRYING INSTRUCTIONS WHEN CLEANING THE GARMENT? IF NOT, HOW DID YOU CLEAN IT?
Yes, I did :) Cold wash and hang dry.
DID THE GARMENT CHANGE AFTER USE?
After two washes it's still nice and soft, the colour is still vibrant.
DID THE GARMENT MEET YOUR NEEDS?
Living here on the island, I've grown to love the properties of wool. It's a staple in my wardrobe and I wouldn't have it any other way.
HOW WOULD YOU IMPROVE THIS PRODUCT?
Honestly, I love everything about it! I love where the brand is heading with reliable, quality, solid, everyday clothing.
TELL US A STORY ABOUT YOU IN THIS GARMENT.
Sweating in it all day on a weekend hike, canoe adventure in Renfrew. When I got back, it didn't smell too bad so I wore it all week in town.
HOW DO YOU LIKE TO SPEND YOUR WEEKEND?
I recharge my batteries with my girlfriend, our camper & the canoe. Old growth forests are what make me deeply happy. I live to hike in them, I love being around them, they are truly untouched & undisturbed. There's a beautiful stillness in the air that can't be beaten. And at the end of the day, cooking over the fire & shooting the shit is what grounds me.
WHAT'S ONE WAY THAT YOU LEAVE THINGS BETTER?
I don't use plastic bags for produce and hell no to getting my meat wrapped, THAT'S ALREADY WRAPPED.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO TELL US?
Just keep leading the charge! I want everyone to see the value in buying and supporting local brands that are making quality garments. The $19.99 days need to stop being fed, nobody wins from that. You think you do, but you end up buying five of what could have been one. So it really ends up being the same price.