Good basic hoodie

Reviewed by Cruiser from Littleton, CO on Monday, October 27, 2014
I'm a big Icebreaker fan because I like the quality of the wool they use and because I find that the fit is good for my athletic build. I picked this up hoodie in the "trail" color recently to use as a basic casual layering piece. So far I've been quite satisfied with it. The fabric is medium weight with a looped terry-like interior face that seems to add a little insulation and a soft feel. It's no where near as thick as my Carhartt or Arborwear hoodies but that wasn't really the point. The style is chill and understated with just a hint of orange on the inside of the collar and near the right hand pocket. It's great for wearing with jeans or khakis.

I bought a large which is my usual size in their tops. For reference I'm 6' 180# with long arms. The cut is on the roomy side for Icebreaker as opposed to their typical trim fitting style but it certainly isn't a big boxy piece, just right for casual wear. I washed it in warm water and dried it on extra low heat before I wore it out and I found that it washed well without shrinking or becoming disfigured. So the quality appears to be in line with other Icebreaker pieces that I have.

Overall I think this is a good hoodie for casual in-town wear. It's probably not ideal for use as a performance layer under a shell for skiing or mountaineering because the fit isn't as technical as most of those pieces. And it's not going to be a go-to piece for chilly morning runs either. But if you're looking for a light merino layer to wear around town then you really can't go wrong here.
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