WoolX Women's Basecamp Hoodie
Colour: Black Pomegranate, Pomegranate Pop, Pomegranate Orange
Price: $95 USD
Weight: 6.4oz (medium)
Features: WoolX boasts that their Australian merino wool is one of a kind. They say it's the softest merino wool on the market. The Basecamp hoodie is lightweight and super wicking.
The baselayer has a large hood, 1/2 zip, and thumbholes. The shape of the garment is extra long. It has non-chaffe seams, zip guards, and is washer and dryer safe.
Pros: When feeling this baselayer for the first time, it does feel much softer and silkier than any other merino wool top I own. When wearing it, it feels super comfortable against your skin. It is hands down my favourite merino top I own because of the feel. If you're not satisfied, WoolX has a no-itch guarantee.
Another thing you'll notice is the long torso length of this top covering most of your your hips and butt. I generally like flattering longer length tops so I enjoyed this feature, especially when tucking it into winter pants and wearing over leggings. The arm sleeves are also fairly long, making it easy to use the thumbholes.
The 1/2 front zip comes in handy when needing to vent. I like how the zipper opens up wide-I am generally not a fan of tight things around my neck!
It is a lightweight merino wool thicknness that wicks fairly well. In some super-high output activites, I did get wet from sweat, but for most moderate activities I had no problem. There were never any issues with odour ever and the fabric seemed to dry fairly quickly.
After a winter's worth of wear, there are no signs of durabilty issues. The fabric does not pill, and the shape stays true to it's original design. I never put the top in the dryer though.
Best Uses: Hiking, snowshoeing, downhill skiing, ice climbing.
WoolX definetly got my attention with this hoodie. I would love to test some of the midweight and heavyweight merino tops in the future.