Men's Wick Hoody
Ultralight 150 Aerowool
Men's Wick Hoody Details
- Next to Skin
- True to size: Purchase your normal size to wear over or under other layers
- 17.5 micron, ultrafine, Merino wool
- Easily concealable hood
- Ultralight 150gsm jersey knit fabric for hot weather
- Mesh vent panels to maximize ventilation
- Exclusive 37.5 Active Particle Technology to exhaust moisture and maintain optimal core body temperature
- Ergonomic, loose-fitting hood to maintain airflow while providing concealment and protection from sun
- Modified raglan sleeve moves seams out from under backpack shoulder straps
- Ergonomic cuff with thumb loops
- Flatlock seams for next-to-skin comfort
- Machine wash, line dry
How It's Built
- Material: Aerowool
- Cut: Athletic
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Tree Stand
- Material Weight: 150 Ultralight
- Weight: 9oz.
Where to Use
- Temperature Range:
- 60F - 80F
- Above 80F
Early-to-mid 2000's Icebreaker and Ibex products will forever be the gold standard in merino, and no company appears likely to attain that quality and durability again. I have 10 year-old 200 weight Icebreaker t-shirts that refuse to fall apart. The Kiln hoodie is awesome, but too heavy for me in Western Montana until about the beginning of rifle. There is a definite need for a durable, lightweight merino hoodie.The fit, panel layout, and overall conceptual design of this hoodie are fantastic, but I essentially destroyed it in fewer than 10 days this bow season, even though I was as careful as possible. The weave of the fabric is just too light-duty and delicate, and the stitching between panels, though at first glance appears really stout, is comprised of a thread that catches on anything it comes into contact with and begins to fray. The area around the thumb loops in particular is delicate and prone to ripping. They would benefit from reinforcement. I've also seen some companies building in slits so you can check your watch while wearing thumb loops, which could be cool. Pack straps are also not particularly kind to the fabric.I had a bunch of the holes sewn shut by a tailor, but the repairs aren't going to hold in the woods, so this has unfortunately been relegated to cool-weather road running duty. Hope to see this lightweight hoodie again soon in a more durable weave with key structural reinforcements.
Outstanding base layer for early season archery in SW Washington when temps get up to 75+. By late morning to evening it's the only layer I needed. Drys quickly and breaths very well.
they really nailed it with this top. fit, function and materials are a big improvement from the previous aerowool base layers. it's incredibly comfortable on its own for hot weather hunts, but easily serves as a great next to skin layer when you need to layer on top. my favorite part is the hood design, amen to no zippers. super comfortable and functional. provides great cover for when you're in close, with no worry of it interfering with your anchor point or hitting you string. i'm a fair skinned hunter unfortunately, so this provides excellent sun protection without feeling like you're going to burn up. you can have it up alway with no stress. can't think of any hunts where i wouldn't want this with me. sick top
Buttery soft and warm. The hood is a perfect fit and keeps the back of my neck warm. My new go to for early season base layer.
I used to wear the llano as a base layer but I decided to try this out and I'm glad I did. With the hood it does a great job of keeping the sun off. I stayed dry despite much hiking in a lot of September heat. I also slept in it and noticed that my armpits were a little uncomfortable in the mornings...about my only complaint. This also was a on the smelly side for first lite gear. After 5 days of continuous wear my wife rated it a 6 on a scale of 10 with 10 being "e;burn it."e; I wasn't surprised as I could definitely smell myself by the end of it. The llano was not as smelly.