I started with one of these and wore it so much it seemed wise to get more. The first was an older version that was cut longer and had thumb holes. This version is cut a little shorter in comparison and does not have thumb holes. I'm pear shaped, and would usually prefer the new cut, but while they both work, I actually liked the previous one slightly better.
The bottom line though, is that this is a merino hoody you can, AND WILL, wear for almost everything in life, and it won't stink.
I have used this for many purposes including biking and jogging in cool early spring temps, sitting on the couch, sitting in a yurt, camping, travel (hello! No stink merino! Perfect travel hoody), every day wear (in fact I have worn a couple holes next to the ribbed cuff in my grey one, had to pull out the ol' sewing kit), and I work in a casual office, so I wear it to work constantly, I'm sure my co-workers are bored of it by now, have also used this as a layer for ski touring, as a layer for post-skiing or biking depending on the season...
And it looks like an everyday normal hoody. i.e. not some skrink-wrap-too-slim-active-wear layer.
I'm 5'5", 175lbs, and pear shaped- I got the XL.
One small note of caution on the Cognac color though... it is not as purple as it looks on screen. It is almost black. Maybe closer to a midnight navy, but pretty much black. It was close enough to black that I returned it, as I already have a black one and was looking for something different.