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.
Black Kodiak zip Hoodie, size: Medium; I'm 5'9" 165lbs and muscular (I lift weights). My size: sleeve-34", chest-43", waist-32"; based on my specs I am a medium except in chest (upper side of large) and the medium still fits great. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a quality merino mid-layer or outer layer. I sweat a lot and this thing keeps me comfortable and warm, especially when used with an outer waterproof layer. Get one, you won't regret it.
Thank you for taking the time to give us a great detailed review! The Kodiak Fleece hoodie is a personal favorite of mine as well and it practically goes everywhere with me during the winter! Thank you for recommending this product to others and for supporting Minus33!
Warm sweater when used with a jacket. If there’s any wind it blows right through it. I’ve had this sweater for 11 months and I have a hole in the left elbow and the cuff is coming apart. I hoped it would have lasted longer than a year.
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Really enjoy this wool sweater. Kept me warm in multiple cold, windy, rainy nights watching my kids at track meets. Fits well in all the right places. The large hood took my a bit to dial in because I’m not really into oversized hoods, but I finally found a way to see well and still be covered by tugging the neck section back a bit. It stayed in place well.
This hoody has replaced my favorite hoody from REI that lasted 25 years of everyday use? But finally gave up the ghost when the seems pulled out and the material had worn so thin, repair was no longer possible (though I did try). That thing grew with me then shrunk with me over the years. This hoody has the same properties only in wool! I have no doubts that this will be my last hoody I’ll ever have to buy. Thank you so so much.
We are glad you really like the Kodiak Fleece Men's Brushed Wool Hoodie - Expedition! Great to hear It kept you warm in multiple cold, windy, rainy nights watching your kids at track meets. Glad you found a way to make the large hood work. We are happy to hear that we have your future support.
I bought this to go along with a merino wool long-sleeve shirt from this same company, for times when that shirt wasn't warm enough indoors in winter. This hoodie is indeed thicker than the shirt, and warmer than the shirt, but surprisingly still wasn't as warm as I hoped it would be, even though it is the thickest currently offered.
So, back to adding layers to get the needed warmth. For instance, the thumbholes are great when I am out bicycle riding in winter, but the hoodie isn't wind-resistent, so I add a windbreaker on top when riding below 65 degrees. The Merino wool is very comfortable on my skin, not scratchy at all.
This is actually my second hoodie. A small seam failed mysteriously on the first one after a few weeks, so the hoodie was replaced under warranty, which the company did quickly, easily and cheerfully.
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Perfection with the exception of the hood draw strings. They are set too high on the garment. They should be set at the base of the neck.
Thank you for your feedback! We're sorry to hear that you don't enjoy the hood drawstrings - we'll be sure to pass on your suggestions to our product development team.