Merino makes the man.
You're not a British secret agent, or are you? Only off by a few numbers, the NAU M2 Pullover Hoodie sports sleek lines while doing double-duty as either a baselayer or casual top. Crafted from a blend of merino wool and Tencel, this hoodie helps moisture vapor make a speedy exit when you're working, secretly working, on vacation, or secretly on vacation. Without the lingering moisture from sweat, odor-causing bugs won't grow. This sweetly soft hoodie should stay stink-free. Pair it with jeans when you're heading to the farmer's market, or wear this hoody under a windproof piece for a late-fall trail run. The fabrics are fabulous, but the best thing about this hoodie is the utter lack of zippers, snaps, or buttons for super-simple undressing or dressing.
- Merino wool and Tencel jersey blend
- Thermoregulation and odor control
- Pullover hoodie
- Cross-over neckline
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Probably my most favorite piece of gear
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
When I first received the hoodie, I thought it was so light that there was no way it would keep me warm; I was wrong. Just a t-shirt underneath and I'm good to 50 degrees. Wearing a Stoic breathe 150 layer underneath and I was comfortable in a 25-30 degree range (~40 to 70) with zero bulk.
Comparable (full) merino hooded tops run $170-180 so this was nice to find at this price. Please note that the Nau M2 is half-synthetic.
I'm taking away a full star from an otherwise awesome product because the label says hand-wash only. Granted, I wore it 4 days in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and it didn't stink, hand-wash is a PITA. Would have been nice if they manufactured this to at least go through the delicate cycle.