The best wool jackets, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on March 22, 2023. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.
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Recent Wool Jacket Reviews
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The one that rules them all! Not long ago I reviewed the MKM Tasman 36.6 pull over and because of my experience with that decided to go for the Wilderness Jacket from MKM. MKM is the Manawatu Knitting Mills in New Zealand. They are the kind of company it makes one feel good when buying their products. You can read more about the company here: https://www.mkm.co.nz/about-us The Wilderness Jacket is another dual layer garment having a wool outer shell and a possum/merino liner. This combination has… Full review
This mid-to-heavyweight two-layer yak wool/synthetic hybrid jacket is a stylish garment that is very comfortable and is equally functional. The Stratam Hooded Jacket successfully transports moisture away from the body, and is quite water resistant to light rain/precipitation. Ideal as a piece of active-wear, this jacket is ideal for people wanting a double-duty midlayer that is constructed in an environmentally-friendly way. Born at Altitude: Kora Outdoor’s mantra tells a story, linking their… Full review
It's a sweater, not a jacket, but didn't have that option. I'm not sure how I came across MKM (Manawatu Knitting Mills), a New Zealand brand, but I'm glad I did! I bought the Tasman which is part of their 36.6 collection—that being ideal body temp in degrees Celsius. The outer layer is a thick, tight knit wool that does a good job blocking wind and shedding water. The inner layer is possum wool, which is very warm and very durable. It's a unique design that really works to keep you warm! See more… Full review
The Smartwool Smartloft-X 60 Hoodie is a lightweight jacket designed for active use in moderate conditions. Smartwool uses its blend of recycled wool and polyester as the primary insulation in a low profile application that works well with other layers above or below. Folks who snowshoe, ski uphill, or climb winter peaks will appreciate the balance between insulation and ventilation this very breathable jacket has found. Up on Table Rock in Grafton Notch (Maine) facing a sub-zero wind before… Full review
The Black Diamond Aspect Wool Hoody uses natural wool wadding as an insulative layer as opposed to goose down, or a synthetic fiber quilted into an insulated garment. This jacket has a surprising warmth-to-weight ratio (approximately the same as 800 fill down), while still providing wind and moisture resistance. This jacket excels in venting heat, while still providing warmth. Ideal for everyday use in both low and high-output outdoor activities, the Aspect Wool Hoody is an innovative alternative… Full review
Love that cozy merino and great fit, but zipper really sucks. I love merino wool hoodies. I have an Ibex Nomad, a Smartwool Phd, a Minus33 Kodiak, and an Ibex Aire. My favorites are the Ibex Nomad and the Ibex Aire. I haven't come across an Icebeaker model that suits me at a decent price point (all my others are ebay or sale purchases). Each has its own particular use. For backpacking it has to be the Nomad. I particularly enjoy the non-itchy, warm, comfy feel of the brushed merino wool close… Full review
A warm and low-profile insulating layer for active pursuits. It has the benefits of the warmth, versatility, and odor resistance of merino wool, for those looking for an all-natural mid-insulating layer that can deal with moisture. (It does not wick moisture as well as synthetics, though). The hood and other features are welcome in this jacket. Fit might be an issue for some. This runs narrow and can be at risk of shrinkage after laundering. You can thank Ibex for this 100% merino full-zip hoody. Full review
Great three-season outer layer. Warm, durable, water resistant. The Woolrich Mountain Parka has been a very important outer layer for me for four decades of hiking/backpacking here in northern New England where I have grown up. I have worn this parka on Mts. Washington and Katahdin during winter ascents of both. It has a water resistant outer shell of what Woolrich calls Ramar Cloth that in reality is pretty waterproof. A few weeks ago I tried out my third parka in 40 years during an all-day bushwhack… Full review