One of my favorite pieces of clothing. Perfect balance…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $65 on sale


One of my favorite pieces of clothing. Perfect balance of warmth, comfort, and style.


  • Warm merino wool
  • Perfect fit and comfort
  • Lightweight
  • Looks good


  • A little pricey

This is one of my favorite pieces of clothing. I wear it all the time. It fits just right. Not too tight, not too loose. Feels comfortable against the skin and breathes well. 

I'm 6'2" 225 lbs. and the XL was perfect. It is plenty long in the sleeves and torso. Stretchy, but not constricting. I have used it both as a base layer and as a standalone top in milder weather. It layers well.

The hood is a little loose, especially if you like it tight around your face, but it serves its purpose to keep the chill out. I find I don't use the hood much, but I have pulled it over my hat or skull cap at times.

I love Smartwool clothing and own a few other items. It is quality clothing and helps keep me warm without overheating me. It can be little pricey unless you find it on sale or clearance, but it is a lasting investment.


Sharp looking hoody. What color do you have it in?

1 year ago

I have it in Black and grey. It's called the NTS 250 Mid Color Block Hoody. I don't think Smartwool is making this style anymore, I don't see too many left available on the internet.

1 year ago

Thanks for the review, VAHiker. Got any pictures of yours?

1 year ago

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The Smartwool NTS Mid 250 Hoody is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen November 11, 2018 at Moosejaw.

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