The Adult Alpen Sweater is a slim-fitted pattern that includes a hood, kangaroo pocket, cuffed sleeves, and banded hem. Please do NOT mix fabric types for coordinate fabrics. For a lighterweight hoodie choose the lightweight or merino-jersey fabric, for a midweight hoodie choose the midweight fabric.
If you are between sizes we recommend sizing up. If you are looking for a more relaxed look and feel, consider buying one size up; or if you would want to put it over many layers, 2 sizes up. However, please make sure you do NOT buy a size lower than your chest measurement. We have found that the seam across the front will not fall as pleasingly if it is pulled taut across the chest area.
Customizable: A coordinate color is allowed only as shown in the product picture (inside of hood and side panels). If you would like a coordinate color please write that in the customizations box found above.
The HumBird [ Merino x Tencel Collection ] is made with jersey fabric. It has a fabric weight of 200gsm (grams per meter) and is an ideal material to use for year-round comfort. Both Merino and Tencel™ are known for their breathability, moisture management, anti-bacterial properties and being gentle on the skin. These materials are combined to make an outstanding fabric that is comfy and environmentally responsible.
More on Merino: Our merino is made using the Schoeller EXP method. EXP stands for “EX-Pollution", which describes its avoidance of pollutants during the anti-felting treatment process.
Merino jersey that is considered "easy care" (can be laundered without fulling) is traditionally processed with the use of chlorine and often coated in a polymer (plastic) finish.
In contrast, the EXP method uses salts to keep the wool ecological.