Review: Showers Pass Basecamp Merino Hoodie
The Showers Pass Merino Hoodie is soft, warm and lightweight. Perfect for wearing on outdoor adventures – and unlike other hoodies, this one is not too bulky for layering.
About Showers Pass
Showers Pass is a small company of outdoor enthusiasts based in Portland, Oregon. Many of their products are made for adventuring in the wet climate of the Pacific Northwest, with a wide offering of waterproof apparel items.
Purchase from Showers Pass: $135
What I like about the hoodie
My skin tends to be sensitive to wool, but the merino blend fabric of this hoodie is soft and not at all scratchy. I like to wear it when hanging out at camp, on the beach, or around town. It doesn’t look like outerwear, so I find it’s suitable to wear anywhere. I also like the longer length for coverage when wearing leggings, and the hood provides an extra layer of warmth in cold or windy conditions.
- fabric: 95% merino wool / 5% polyamide
- sizing: XS to XXL
- all-season 230 gsm midweight fabric
- convenient zippered Kangaroo pocket
- UPF 40 sun protection
- merino wool naturally resists odor, wicks moisture
- reflective label at hem
Fit: The cut is a bit on the athletic side and it fits close to the body. I’m 5’1″ and wear a women’s size small.
Durability: This is a very well made garment and I haven’t noticed any wear issues after several months of regular wear.
Washability: I’ve washed this hoodie several times in the washing machine using cold water and regular laundry detergent. As with all of my outdoor apparel, I hang it to dry instead of using the dryer.
Layering: This hoodie is lightweight and not bulky, so it works well with additional layers.
Additional features: The kangaroo pocket has zippers on both sides to keep any items kept inside from falling out.
My review policy
Showers Pass sent me this product to test and review. Regardless, I’m under no obligation to give it a favorable review. As an independent gear reviewer, my policy is to review only items that I have used on multiple backpacking or camping trips and that I feel are quality products worthy of recommending. If I don’t like a product, I send it back and don’t review or recommend it.
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