Merino Sport Full-Zip Fleece Hybrid Hooded Jacket
Take off on a cold shoulder season trail run, or catch the sunset in the foothills with the Smartwool Merino Sport Full-Zip Fleece Hybrid Hooded Jacket. This lightweight jacket boasts a soft brushed merino wool interior that wicks moisture, resists odors, and stretches while you move, combined with a synthetic outer that is able to fight off wind and light precipitation. To boost its performance in weather Smartwool added a synthetic overlay on the chest and shoulders that is windproof and additionally water resistant to keep your core dry and help you get home in one piece.
- Weather resistant jacket for exploring trails or commuting
- Brushed Merino against skin boosts comfort and odor resistance
- DWR treated Synthetic overlays block out wind and resist moisture
- Drawcord adjustable hood blocks out additional weather, traps heat
- Full length zipper boasts a draft flap to keep heavy gusts out
- Zippered hand and chest pockets are lined with Merino Sport 150
- Item #SWL01LB
- Q & A
Going to Use This One A lot!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: medium
- Height: 6'0"
- Weight: 170lbs
I like wool, wind resistance, breath-ability, and some durability for bashing through the woods. Think of this jacket as a fleece jacket with a vest over it, except the vest doesn't cover your sides so you don't overheat. I think it will work well as a main jacket for mild winter weather and with the thumb holes and fleece interior, layer well. The hem is not form fitting, but plenty close to keep cold air out. I'm hoping to use it for skiing and a backpacking trip this winter as well as for peak bagging in the summer. Till then, it works well for riding my bike, walking the dog and creek walking. While this jacket makes me a pretty happy dude, I have some mild criticisms. The pockets while warm are small and zipped shut with a highlighter colored zipper. Why? Perhaps style. I don't know. I'll probably Sharpie them black. The other thing is The hood adjustment. It looks cool, but unless you throw the cords behind you, they hit you in the face while running. That's a classic hoodie move. I think given the overall utility of the jacket, the hood should use cord locks. I'm 6 feet tall and 165-170 lbs with a runner's build. The Medium Fits great. I rarely buy new to market items, but this jacket looks like it will survive many years of my adventures. If durability is a problem, I'll just write another review!
Here I am sitting on my standing desk!