- November 17 2011
Wear it all the time!
This is a very comfortable, warm hoodie. I have a slender build (5'6" 120#), and the size small fits great: shapely but not binding. I find that I have enjoyed wearing it in the home, as an outer layer when teaching gentler yoga classes, and for hikes through the local trails on colder afternoons. This is likely to become one of my winter favorites.
- February 18 2011
Slinky and soft
This soft merino hoody has a nice weight to it, making it both light and warm. The neck opening is a closer fit, but it's comfortable. Versatile sweater.
- February 10 2011
Versatile layering piece
Like all Icebreakers, this piece is made of the same high quality merino wool as other sporty tops. But this hoody is a lot more versatile. It's designed for city - I got the gray, and it has a subtle stitched flowery pattern that looks classy. But it's very functional in the backcountry as well due to the quality material. If you want something that you can wear both to the ski slopes and nice apres dinner, then this is the piece to get. I'm 5'6", 110LB, size small fits perfect.
- February 1 2011
Functional, warm, elegant, soft. Wool Hoody
I purchased this to take on the John Muir Trail for a 3 week journey in August. It is very lightweight for the warmth. This weight (Icebreaker 260) is the softest and most comfortable merino I have found, and it is good for summer morning and evenings. It is not bulky so can be a hooded layer under a patagonia down sweater or vest. It is the only woolen upper body item I carry in the backcountry (necessary because wool stays warm even if damp/wet). I am a small woman (5' 2" and 112 #). I chose a size large because for me Icebreaker sweater sizes run tight and small, particlarly in the armpits and upper arms. The large allows me to throw the garment on quickly over a baselayer even before getting out of my sleeping bag. If it is cold I can wear it inside the bag, with the hood up, keeping the cold from going down my neck. There really are no downsides. The garment has an elegant embroidered flower on the front hem (black on black). It is so nice that with the length of the large size I can pair it with Smartwool black leggings and go to casual dress affairs (have to turn up the sleeves as they are long). One issue could be that while the black color hides trail dirt, it also shows all pet hairs, lint etc. Most Icebreaker colors are too primary and bright for my taste.