Why Merino Wool?
MACHINE WASH AND DRY
Total Easy Care (TEC) Merino apparel is designed for today's busy lifestyle. Total Easy Care Merino garments are all machine-washable, and are suitable for tumble drying.
Even after frequent laundering they retain an 'as new' appearance. They won't shrink, lose their shape, fade or color-bleed. They remain soft and comfortable for the life of the garment.
The wool is heavy, dense, and very warm. It seems well made.
I had to return a women's medium for a large. I suggest ordering one size up if you're in the middle or high-end of a size, especially if you're tall. Ordering the 'correct' size results in a snug fit like the model photos, or even tighter, but that might not be what most people want in a hoodie.
The sleeves are short if you want to use the thumb holes, which was my main reason for going to a large. Adding an inch in the sleeves would be an improvement.
But after up-sizing, it's a very nice garment. Have not tried it in cold, but in warm weather one starts to overheat fairly quickly. Look forward to snow again.
Thank you for your feedback! I really like the Kodiak Fleece Women's Brushed Wool Hoodie - Expedition! The wool is heavy and dense, and it's well made. I had to upsize to a large, and the sleeves are short if you want to use the thumb holes, but after up-sizing it's a very nice garment. I look forward to snow again!
This is a gorgeous garment. It's soft, warm, and has a great weight and feel. But the fit has been so frustrating! I am 5' 7"/145 lb and I measure exactly for a medium (37-29-39). The medium in this hoodie fits SO exactly that I can't push the sleeves up or put more than a long sleeve tee under it, and it's cut long for me (mid hip). As the other reviews said, there is very little stretch in this knit. Ultimately, I love it for the office and casual wear, but it doesn't work for layering as part of my field gear, which is why I wanted it. I think I will be ordering a men's version for that purpose. Bottom line: it's a great hoodie, but be sure of the way you want it to fit!
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a thorough review. We love getting feedback on the fit of our pieces. We will definitely be letting the product development team know about your experience!
Bought this for my partner (so she would stop borrowing mine!), and, unlike the men's version, the ash gray women's version has no hanging loop on the interior neckline. I called the company to confirm whether this was an accidental omission or a different design from the mens, and they said none of the ash gray women's hoodies have the hanging loop. It's not the end of the world, and may not matter at all to some, and the hoodie is still fantastic and very versitile in cold weather. We both wear ours down into the low 40's with just a base layer and it's plenty warm. With aerobic activity, it's comfortable well into the 30's. Interior pocket is very handy. Sleeves run a little short, even after sizing up.
I bought a size small (4-6) because it’s the smallest size available, I normally wear a size 0-2 petite 5’0 100lbs. The arms are super tight and I have very skinny arms. The thumb holes are also positioned very poorly so although my arms are shorter than normal I cannot use them. I do not like the fleece material either feels itchy, I have the kenai expedition leggings and the material is softer and much better. Two stars for the hood itself and warmth.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on the Kodiak Fleece Women's Brushed Wool Hoodie - Expedition. I'm sorry that the fit is not working for you. We are getting shipments in regularly and we are happy to get you an exchange going for a better size!
I typically wear small to medium. I ordered a medium so I could layer. This felt like an extra small. It does not have much stretch like I was expecting. It is soft though. The return process was such a pain that I ended up giving it as a gift instead.