Information about Medima Merino Wool-Angora Long Underwear Bottoms - Lightweight, Wool (For Men)
Closeouts. When you wear Medima's long underwear bottoms, you'll never go back to simple cotton again. Super soft angora not only has the best heat retention and wicking properties of any natural fiber, it also has the widest comfort range of any fiber, synthetic or natural.
Reviewed by King from Chicago, IL on Saturday, December 1, 2012
In the chill midwest, underlayers are de riguer from fall through spring and I've owned all the well-known brands in merino wool and polyester and these Medima angora/merino blend garments are truly exceptional. The quality of the material is luxurious due to the high angora content while the wool p...
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Reviewed by Pyrenees Rescue Ranch from West Virginia on Tuesday, October 28, 2014
I have very sensitive skin, allergic to wool, etc.; so silk used to be my only winter option. I tried these angora long johns a few years ago & I am completely hooked! They are truly itchless, warm, lightweight & easy to care for. Cannot go a winter without a few new pair!
Reviewed by Outdoor Geek from Tx. on Monday, February 17, 2014
As others have said the sizing is strange on the top, the bottoms were true to size. I purchased the short sleeve to avoid the long sleeve issues.
I went up to XXL and I usually wear a men's Large. I wanted a looser fit. The XXL fit well but is very long. This is good for outdoor sports but may not be what someone wants for under office wear. It could be hemmed if it is an issue.
They are super comfortable and adaptable to a wide temperature range. The third time I wore these and the first time I sweated in them I developed a rash on my upper body. It was odd this didn't happen other times I wore them so may not be the fault of the top at all. But if you are hyper allergenic might want to find out before ordering.
Very good product if they could be improved ( other than size issues) it would be to reduce the percentage of synthetic or use one that increases wicking like capalene.
Not sure about the top sizing but as soon as I am sure I am not sensitive to these I would buy more.
Reviewed by akie from florida on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
just bought two sets for my husband,he thought it was expensive,but when he put them on he noticed a big difference,bought his long johns from walmart,but nothing beats merno wool,im ordering him few more,very light ,but he says keeps him very warm,with a thin pair pants,thats all he needs.thank you.
I wasn't aware of any problems until your question. I did look on youtube and noticed that many videos were done by caring people that obviously do care about their animals. I grew up on a farm and realize that farmers vary in how they treat their animals.
I have not checked into who Medima purchases their angora from, if they care about such matters.... Have you?
My comments were for other buyers regarding the quality of the items Medima made and that STP sells. I was not commenting on the ethics of Medima.
Answered on 1/3/2014 12:01:56 PM by Mike from North of Pittsburgh
Thank you for your reply. In answer to whether or not I know where Medina sources their Angora, no I do not--that is what I have been trying to find out. Not their specific source, since I of course do not know which specific farmers adhere to which practices, but whether or not someone somewhere down the line does have such knowledge and can guarantee that they are using cruelty free sources. There is a translation of Medina's response under the Medina underwear tops. It seems that their buying policies do exclude at least the worst possible scenarios.
Answered on 1/3/2014 5:11:01 PM by California jackson from ON Canada
This is where Medima gets there Angora from, a company in Germany called "Naturfasern" "Caregora" which supposedly adheres to rather strict animal welfare standards.
""Update on the Angora Wool Market: Last year we reported on how a video depicting screaming Angora rabbits being plucked for their fur almost destroyed the market for Angora products as leading retailers removed all products from their shelves. Targeted were the Chinese suppliers of the fur. European suppliers have stepped up and taken advantage of what they claim is more responsible harvesting of the rabbit fur. Chief among them is German supplier Naturfasern who claim to supply products in full compliance with European animal welfare standards, and have created a standard for the fur, Caregora. This is a prime example of an extremely narrow social/ethics issue giving rise to a very specific standard.""
It appears as though and as usual the Chinese suppliers are the problem as they are utterly ruthless in their treatment of all animals.
The Germans however are exactly the opposite.
Answered on 12/19/2014 8:27:26 AM by Nunyabiz from Raleigh NC