Perfect on its own or as a light layer, the StrongCore Merino Hoodie Sweater is a sweater you can wear day-in and day-out that won’t show signs of wear or odor. It’s ready for anything you’re up to and anywhere you’re going.
I received the product, and the construction had no flaws that I could discern. No irregular stitches, fabric was not damaged in any way, and the hoodie is incredibly cozy. The fit around the chest was perfect, at 5'9", 41" Chest, Med was the ideal choice. Slim down to the waist, and the hood sizing is lovely. Not oversized, so I'm not constantly pulling the hood back, but not too small, meaning my head movements are not restricted in the slightest while moving my head. The sleeves are where the problem lies. I have average sized arms, not a power lifter, but fit, climber arms. The sleeves were twice a big as they needed to be. They were excessively loose, and were irritating when moving my arms around, due to the swinging material. The excess material also made putting a jacket (Arc-Teryx Atom LT, athletic cut) over the hoodie problematic, because the sleeve would bunch up around my elbow, and the overlap was bothersome. I had to take the hoodie to a tailor, and remove a few inches from each sleeve, and now it's a perfect fit. Trim around the wrist, and now it doesn't hang from my arm like fat does from the arm of an obese person.
The quality is really excellent. The online ordering was simple and the shipping was fast. The service is nothing short or greatness.
I tried this on as potential new travel hoodie. The construction was great and the Merino felt premium. I felt it was a bit too heavyweight for a travel companion. If I traveled to colder climates I would certainly bring this with me. The cut on the neck was a little odd hence the 4 stars, it might work for someone else though.
The material of this sweatshirt is unbelievable quality! I returned, but not for any reason that was WR's fault. I'm realizing as I get older than I don't like hoods. But this sweater felt very warm and comfy. You should absolutely buy!
My husband loves the merino hoodie by Western Rise. Very happy with the purchase!
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