REI Merino Wool Full Zip Sweater

REI Merino Wool Full Zip Sweater

REI Merino Wool Full Zip Sweater

Merino Wool is one of the best materials used in today’s clothing.  The mere fact that it is renewable, durable, doesn’t hold odors, keeps insulating when damp, and remains breathable are just a few advantages of Merino Wool.  While several companies are using it, this review pertains to the REI Merino Wool Full Zip Sweater.

REI did a great job of ensuring that this isn’t your mother’s wool sweater, itchy and heavy…instead it’s a soft and very lightweight full front zip sweater.  The Merino Wool ensures that you are kept warm and dry as it naturally breathes and wicks moisture while providing a sun protection of SPF 50.  Currently offered in black and grey (or “Rockwall” as they refer to it as!), the sweater is a lightweight outer layer for those somewhat cool evenings of going out on the town or days out on the trail.

The sweater basically doubles as a light jacket, usable for all those days when you don’t necessarily want to do laundry everyday (you know, since it packs down it would make a GREAT travel shirt!).  Do take note that it doesn’t have any pockets, so if you are considering using this as a light jacket and would miss pockets, look elsewhere!  If you don’t require pockets, then this makes a great light jacket whether you’re staying warm in that cool office or hiking on a cooler fall day, or anything in between!

Just{elation} is currently testing this REI Merino Wool Full Zip Sweater, and will provide 1 month, 2 month, 4 month, 6 month and 1 year reviews!  Stay tuned!

1 Month Update:

After using the REI Merino Wool Full Zip Sweater for a month now, there’s no reason not to love it.  It’s a wonderful light layer, which fits nicely and keeps you warm on cool evenings while staying good enough looking to wear wherever life takes you today.

After multiple washings in a front loading machine using cool water with Woolite Detergent there’s no noticeable color change or piling going on (allowing air drying only as well!).  It’s seen lots of use both around the campfire as well as out and about at the local establishments, and several day hikes too!  Not being washed after every use is a bonus feature of the fact that the Merino Wool isn’t holding onto any foul scents.

After 1 month…Completely recommend the REI Merino Wool Full Zip Sweater!

Product being tested: REI Merino Wool Full Zip Sweater

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