The Empress Crew Neck is designed and made in New Zealand from 100% traceable New Zealand merino. Ergonomically designed for active comfort it is cut to move with the natural stretch of the Merino fibers. Suitable for all activities from hiking, climbing, winter sports to day-to-day leisure.
Edmund Hillary’s unique knit maximizes the wool's natural temperature regulating properties using traceable 17.7-micron Merino. This provides a soft and comfortable feel, whilst providing warmth and moisture management.
Our Merino can absorb 40% of its weight in water and still retain all its thermal properties.
The objective was to create a Crew Neck with the technical features that allowing it to be of universal use. Our Designers Hillary Test Team created a Crew Neck with comfortable thumb holes in the sleeve cuff, a long rear panel to tuck into your pants and maintain warmth, the highly wickable spine panel to remove perspiration.
The hottest part of your body during any exercise is the Spine, and rather than using nylon we created a knit for a spine insert panel which on the inside has a higher propensity to wick the moisture away and on the outer surface a knit with a greater surface area to speed up evaporation allowing your body to conserve energy for when and what its needed for.
We use Merrow stitching which is sometimes known as overlock sewing or overlocking is the process of wrapping thread around fabric, yielding an efficient and uniform stitch on all critical seems, using 3 times the thread and allowing the Merino to stretch and move naturally and removing abrasion next to the skin. This in turn provides not only a better fit but increased longevity, how things use to be done.
After 5 days testing on the West Coast of the South Island both Alex and Lily Hillary came back with a big thumbs up and wanting more.
Baselayers are lovingly made in Aotearoa, New Zealand with 100% traceable merino from one flock of sheep in Marlborough in the South Island.
Longevity is important to us. We will repair your Edmund Hillary garments for you within the natural life of the product
Proceeds from every sale go to causes close to Ed's heart. Supporting Himalayan Communities and outdoor education
Lovingly made in Aotearoa, New Zealand, our base-layers are made with 100% traceable merino from one flock of sheep in Marlborough, New Zealand
We ship anywhere in the world via DHL Express. Normally takes 5-7 days. Next day for NZ orders.