Women's Merino T-Shirt

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Otway Fern

In-Stock - Dispatched in 1-2 business days. (Our Indigo colour is currently out of stock so you'll be ordering as a 'pre-order'. Expect delivery in June/July. If you order an Indigo as well as another 'in-stock' colour, we'll ship the other item in the next 1-2 business days.) 

SIZE CHART - Model is 5'6"/170cm. She's wearing a M (10-12) in a colour we don't offer yet. 😂  All sizes are in cm. 

With the Ottie Merino women's merino wool t-shirt we set out to give women what they wanted. Out with the bright colours. Out with the piddly little sleeves and gaping neckline. In with a tee that's designed for the woman that hikes. 

Ethically made in Australia (Melbourne, in fact) from Australian grown mulesing-free wool, our women's merino tee is ideal for that gruelling multi-day hike in Tasmania, your favourite day hike in the Blue Mountains, and paired your favourite bottoms at the pub at the end of that trip of a lifetime.

"The softest merino I've worn" ~ Emily F from Sydney ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 


- Relaxed fit
- 160-165gsm (our new Whisky and Indigo colours are 170gsm) 18.5 superfine Australian merino wool — great weight for most conditions
- Available in sizes XS-XL (see size chart here, or by scrolling images)
- Double stitched shoulder seam and neck ribbing to keep things in shape when you're wearing a pack
- 100% mulesing-free 
- Ethically made in Melbourne
- All the benefits of merino wool - odour resistant, moisture wicking, super soft, biodegradable, and comfortable AF!
- Designed by hikers, for hikers (and climbers and runners and... whoever, really)

Colours may differ slightly to how they appear in the photos. 

Fixed priced $9 shipping in Australia and NZ-wide.  You’ll receive your order in 2-4 business days. 

We use Australia Post and NZ Post, depending on your location. Once your order is out the door, you'll receive tracking info. Buy 2 or more items and shipping is FREE.

Buy the wrong size? Change your mind? No worries at all.

Any dramas with your order, flick us an email and we'll sort it out. If you selected the wrong size or changed your mind we'll usually ask that you cover return shipping to us and that it arrives back in sellable condition. We'll then provide an exchange, credit, or refund—your choice.


Customer Reviews

Based on 62 reviews

Thank you for my t-shirt! Beautiful and soft and great finish. I would definitely order another one if that mustard colour comes back in!


Just as advertised and exactly what I wanted. Loose fitting women's cut, longer length and a decent sleeve. Super comfy and high quality. I've bought one and I want two more.


It’s just as good as the reviews say it is!

The softest merino I've worn

This t-shirt that can't get much better. Not only is it made from quite literally the softest merino that I've worn (and I've tried a few!) but it washes and dries beautifully, and is a really comfortable relaxed cut. AND it's made sustainably in Australia! I ordered the XS and found it true to the size guide, and on the roomier side of other womens' cuts, which is exactly what you want when climbing mountains and working from home - both of which I've done in my Ottie!

Great colour & cut but too warm for summer

I love the cut & colour of my new green tee! However it’s too hot for me for summer hikes. I have lots of icebreaker merino/tencel lite mixes and wanted to give this Melbourne brand & 100% merino a go. The weight is much warmer.
I’ll wear it in winter am sure but the west coast heat & my sweaty ways was too much for this tee today.

Women’s tshirt

Very happy with my new tshirts - Comfortable to wear

Perfect 👌 t-shirt

I love my new t-shirt . I love that it is such brilliant quality and I absolutely love that it is an all Australian product !!

Twists after washing, colour difference, pulls at shoulders.

I recently received my first ottie shirt and must say I'm unfortunately quite disappointed. The colour plum has a cooler tone than it looks on the photo, and the shirt pulls into horizontal lines across my collarbones. Although I may have slightly wider shoulders than most women, I do have a small chest and went for a Large - which based on the size chart should have fit me generously. I have also washed the shirt once to get rid of the 'new' smell and although I washed it on a cold and gentle cycle, after one wash the shirt is already twisted: the side seam is now at the front. I saw later that the label says it's handwash (which would've been good to know beforehand and have clearly displayed on the website as that is definitely an issue with hiking clothes that get dirty and might've even stopped me from purchasing) but as icebreaker merino tops are fine to wash, even at 40c, I expected this to be the same. Also a shame to have to pay shipping fees if only buying one (I wanted to test one first before buying more). I'm giving 2 stars instead of 1 as the fabric does feel nice and it might still be comfortable enough on a hike, but definitely not what I expected - and especially not for this price. Would have liked to return or exchange if that process was more straightforward. If I may just have come across a faulty shirt and can exchange it still after washing I would be keen to know.

Hi Len,

Thanks for your review, though it doesn’t sound like you have had a good run with us at all. Let me start by saying, we will work with you to resolve this. Our exchange/refund policy is very straight-forward. Have an issue—contact us and we resolve it with you.

Firstly, as for the colour not being quite what you expected. Indeed, the colour can differ from actual to the digital rendition on the website. I’ll place a note on the website to explain this.

I’m not quite sure what you mean about 'horizontal lines across your collarbones'. Can you please elaborate? But, it sounds like this isn’t something that is meant to happen, so we can help you with that.

In terms of washing the tee—you can absolutely wash it in your washing machine however we provide care instructions for optimal care for your merino wool. In fact, we sent an email out to our customers earlier today with a link to our care guide We do have extensive info on our website about how to care for your merino. And, I machine wash my merino exclusively and have no issues. We just recommend the best steps to get the most out of your merino—hand wash is the gentlest option regardless of brand. If yours has gone out of shape, again, I’m really keen to help you with this.

Here’s what we can do—I’ll get a replacement tee to you in Wednesday’s dispatch if that’s okay and will send a prepaid return satchel for you to get the faulty-sounding tee back to us. Please do let me know more about the issue with the horizontal lines, though.

Hope this helps.

Cheers, Paul

Great shirts

Really pleased with my Ottie tshirts: great fit and feel, and beautiful colors. I’m 180cm so women’s tshirts are often too short in the body: while I’d appreciate a slightly longer sleeve, the overall fit is comfy and shapely enough without being too tight.
Perfect for hiking, and I’ve also found mine to be great for cooler day runs as I stay warm during slower cool downs or post-run cafe stops!

Fantastic shirt!

The merino t-shirt I bought is extremely comfortable, a great fit and lovely colour. I wore it on a long and hot day hike and it didn't stink at the end. I'm going to buy another one.

I would love to see longer sleeve options (including a full-length sleeve) in the future too.