Rating: 5 / 5
The Backpacking Light Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody
The need for a single, functional, highly versatile garment that minimized layering changes during the Arctic 1000 expedition inspired Ryan Jordan to create the Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody. The man is a genius! The Hoody is divine.
I ordered both the Hoody and Backpacking Light Merino UL Long John Pant late Tuesday and received them Friday. That's fantastic service. I used the free shipping coupon. Happy Holidays!
After a test this morning, the Backpacking Light Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody instantly became one of the most versatile pieces of my clothing system. As claimed, I found it to be warm, comfortable and provide excellent functionality. The neck zipper regulates temperature well, the balaclava-style warmth-retaining hood is superb, and the thumb loops are quite nice.
I'm 5'11" and about 185 lb. The fit was not tight, and not loose. Was quite comfortable for me. I have long arms so I really like the thumb loops.
It was 27 degrees F when I started and 33 at end. Slight wind. I wore the Hoody, Long John Pant, synthetic shorts, warm socks, and Terrocs. I headed out with a Coolpix and snotrag in my pocket. It was a great sensation - so light - so warm - so comfortable. I walked fast. After about 30 minutes I lowered the zip a bit. Later it got a bit sunny and I pulled back the hood. During the last 15 minutes, I slowed down and pulled the hood back over my head. It is definitely well worth its price. Beg, borrow or beg more to get one. Go hungry, go homeless, but get the Hoody!
I'm looking forward to taking the Hoody out into the wild with my backpack in the not too distant future.
Backpacking Light Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody Size Large 8.7 oz.
Backpacking Light Merino UL Long John Pant Size Large 3.8 oz.