Defend yourself from the elements in nature’s perfect materials. The zip-up hoodie is a modern suit of armor, featuring Merino wool and tree-derived Tencel knit to be fleecy-soft inside and trail-durable outside. Features include a mesh-lined hood, kangaroo split pocket, zippered security pocket, and thumb holes. The Kitsuma Merino Hoodie is your new happy place, your first choice for crosstown burrito rides when the weather looks iffy, and your versatile second layer for everyday duty.
"Combining merino wool and Tencel, Kitsbow has made a hoodie that is comfortable, durable and not smelly. The full-zip jacket has a split kangaroo pocket in the front and a small zippered security pocket on the back. The thumb holes in the sleeves will keep your hands and wrists warm, and it looks good enough to avoid going home and changing before heading into town."
"Defending the elements in nature’s perfect materials, the zip-up hoodie is a modern suit of armor, featuring Merino wool and tree-derived Tencel knit to be fleecy-soft inside and trail-durable outside."
Love this hoodie! I wear it on while biking and going out, great fit!
In love with this hoody. Literally want to wear it everyday. Feels like pajamas it is so cozy. It is warm, but also very breathable. Have done a couple rides in it and have loved it. Fits a touch larger than other Kitsbow products, but not sloppy.
I love this hoody. I’ve had one for about a year and it has probably been my most worn, used and enjoyed clothing item of 2019, so I decided I had to have another. On the bike, in the airport, around the house, hiking on the trail.... this one does it all, looks great, stays soft and doesn’t stink even with days on days of use. Waiting for some new colors and inventory and I’ll be grabbing #3! I’m 5’11” and around 150 lbs and the size small fits me nicely. Similar sizing to the Icon.
Use this guy for pre- and post rides, travel on the plane, etc where I was some warmth without any bulk. I appreciate its understated design and functionality. I never use the thumb holes and could do without them but it’s no big deal. I also ordered a size above my typical as I didn’t want a tight athletic fit. This was a good choice-it’s comfy without being baggy. If you are buying it purely for rides etc then probably get your regular size, but I’m 85% wearing it off the bike and this is the way to go.
I originally ordered this hoodie in size medium, but it was too small for me. I am 5' 9" and somewhere between 145/150lbs. On the skinny side in the upper body. In medium the sleeves were too short, and the hoodie was tight across the back of my shoulders, particularly when I assumed a cycling position. I exchanged the medium for a large. Sleeve length and room in the shoulders were now good, but I feel like I am swimming in the lower torso part of the hoodie. It's very loose around the waist and I feel like it needs some kind of elastic or chorded adjustment feature there. The "flappiness" means that the material isn't doing a very good job of insulating, and a lot of heat gets out there. Also, it looks a little silly. The material isn't a very tight weave. If you hold it up to the light you can see a fair amount coming through. As a result, it doesn't cheat the wind very well when being worn whilst riding on the bike. I bought this hoodie on a clear out sale and no returns were allowed however, the good people at Kitsbow did allow to exchange the medium for a large, so I do appreciate that. The customer service at Kitsbow is very good but unfortunately this hoodie is only so so in my opinion. Such is the nature of mass produced (albeit very well made) clothing I suppose. I can only assume that I am outside the norm when it comes to the body proportions that Kitsbow designs for although I would say that I feel I am pretty normal amongst my cycling brethren.