The DragonWool Zip-Off Thermals are the perfect layer for any adventure. With the moisture-wicking & temperature regulating capabilities built into the thermals along with the soft feel of high quality merino wool against your skin, you won't find a better baselayer for your adventures!
DragonWool dries 4x faster than regular merino wool!
Start "Living Ultralight" by utilizing the DragonWool Zip-Off Thermals and simplifying your gear. Adventures take you from mountain peaks to flying around the world! When you want to focus on where you are, it's important to have versatile, functional gear. Take less and see more with the DragonWool Zip-Off Thermals!
9.4 oz (Size Medium)
NuYarn DragonWool combines patented no-spin merino wool and a jersey-face polyester to create the most advanced performance fabric to be used in a baselayer! Warm when wet, quick drying, odor resistant, and breathable!
Full Length Stretch Zippers allow you to easily put on or remove the thermals without removing your boots, and the stretch zippers allow the thermals to comfortably move with you!
3/4 Length prevents uncomfortable bunching or rubbing while wearing socks and boots!
Flatlock Seams with 0% Overlap mean you get the most comfortable baselayer without feeling any seams rubbing!
Odor Resistant Properties of merino wool helps prevent bacterial buildup and odor, even on multi-day trips!
Dries 4x Faster than merino wool with the synergistic weave of DragonWool combining jersey face polyester with patented merino wool!
Actively Breathable while in motion, allowing you to cool off while working up a sweat!
- Fabric: DragonWool™
- Blend: 59% Merino, 31% Polyester, 10% Nylon
- Fabric Weight: 200 GSM
- Fit Style: Athletic Cut
- Color: Charcoal, Blue
- Zippers: YKK
- Warranty: Outdoor Vitals Performance Promise
Cleaning: Machine wash cold, use wool wash or mild detergent, air-dry
Layering Collection: Kinetic
Layering Category: Moving Set or Baselayers
Outdoor vitals uses Nuyarn® Technology in all of our merino wool fabrics & apparel. Nuyarn is a spinning technology that releases the natural performance characteristics of wool fiber that are otherwise twisted out by traditional wool spinning methods.
Essentially the result is performance products made from natural fibers that can outperform synthetics.
Nuyarn can make wook that performs as closely as possible to the way it does in nature, to rival or exceed the performance of synthetic alternatives.
Types of Spinning
Ring Spun & Traditional Core Spun techniques compress the natural air pockets in the fiber, create loops, & restrict the natural movement of the fibers -essentially creating a rope-like structure that can be itchy next to skin.
Nuyarn® does not twist the fibers. Instead it drafts merino fibers along a high performance filament, resulting in 2 ply yarns with much more volume & aeration. (This 2 ply yarn structure is 35% finer than yarns spun on a conventional ring frame. Combined with the Nuyarn® thermal advantage, this offers the capacity to engineer much lighter, high performance fabrics as a result.)
The Nuyarn® method of twist-free spinning allows us to create products that outperform traditional merino wool & synthetics, and offer a natural enhancer to athletic performance.
- 5x Faster Drying
- 85% More Elasticity
- 120% More Seam Strength
- 53% More Air Resistant
- 30% Less Resources Used
- 8.8x More Durable
- 35% More Thermal Retention
- 50% More Burst Strength
- 25% Less Energy Used
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I've been looking for thermal pants that have these zippers because taking off everything to remove a layer or add a layer while hiking/backpacking is very annoying and can introduce you to wet socks or dirty feet as well as losing some warmth. The initial packaging and box was very professional and I wasn't quite expecting it at first and thought I had been sent something else that I didn't order. I ordered the gray color and it keeps a good subdued feel while not being another black base layer. The stitching and craftsmanship is very tidy and I had no immediate issues that I could notice. The zippers are positioned at the bottom of the pant which I thought would be annoying but overall was more of a benefit when putting on the pant. With this being a 3/4 design (better for use in my opinion) you don't have to worry about that zipper being in a high boot or getting tangled/tucked into a sock for irritation. Zipping and unzipping the pant was easy enough once you understood how to hold it and match up the ends while standing with your outer layer pants around your ankles. Hiking was comfortable and they regulated temperature well. Sleeping was slightly less comfortable because I'm a side sleeper and I felt the zipper on my leg at one point or another but that's more user error. I wore these for a camping/hiking weekend with temperatures between 50F-20F. Overall if you're looking for a decent base layer, I would make this as a suggestion.
These were not as warm as I'd hoped they'd be. They are very comfortable, I like the fabric and the side zips are very convenient for putting them on and off without having to take off my shoes, however when standing around in them in 30 degree weather under a pair of softshell pants I found my legs getting cold, which was disappointing. I didn't wear them while hiking, I find that pretty much anything above 15 degrees or so my legs stay warm enough with just the pants as long as I'm moving, but I was hoping they were something I could put on once I got to camp and keep me warm while standing around. At 30 degrees that was not the case. People have different cold tolerances; they could be an option if you are someone who does need a base layer to wear under your pants while hiking in the cold but I'd say if you're going to be standing around in anything under 40 degrees you may want something warmer than this.
Comfortable if you get the size correct. Surprisingly I do not feel the zippers while wearing, the snug ankles and waist keep them from shifting around.
Hey make sure to check the features and technology, not just the description and the title because it's a 3/4 length and if your looking for a full length and want to return it they'll charge you $10 to return it. Honestly this company should put that in the title because it's out of the ordinary and unlike their other leggings. And they fit pretty weird as well. Tight in the waist and lose everywhere else. The size listed for inseam and waist are wrong
OV always ships out quickly. I received these in only 3-4 days from date of ordering. These zip off base layers are warm, comfortable and soft. It is very convenient to put them on and remove them without having to remove your shoes or boots. Only tricky thing is that on one side the zipper connection is covered up by the cloth so it takes a bit to get the zipper started on that side. It's not a deal breaker, just takes getting used to. In spite of this, I would highly recommend these.