Aclima – Woolshell Jacket w. Hood Review

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Aclima Woolshell Jacket w. Hood is a great jacket with a tight-fitting hood, that works equally well alone or as middle layer. Thumb loops, chest pocket with media port and asymmetric main zipper is some of the great features that makes the Woolshell jacket rise to above average.

Aclimas Woolshell quality is a wool fleece produced in superfine merino wool and exterior reinforced with polyester to increase the wear resistance. Woolshell fabric is very flexible and allows a great freedom of movement.

With 54% merino wool the Woolshell Jacket is a warm acquaintance under your outer shell when the cold bites, but due the temperature regulating properties of the merino wool, it operates as efficiently as an autumn and spring jacket.

The temperature regulating benefits is complemented perfectly by the merino wool’s naturally anti-bacterial effect, it means that you can use the Woolshell Jacket many times between washings. Just hang it out for venting and use it again.

When you wash the the jacket, it’s recommended washing the wool with lanolin that keeps the merino fibers elastic and enhances the anti-bacterial effect.

The outer layer of polyester provides high wear resistance, and light wind and water resistance, perfect as autumn and spring jacket.

The Woolshell jacket has a tight-fitting hood integrated into the high collar. The hood fits under a ski, biking, or climbing helmet and follows the head movements so you can seamlessly orient you in all directions.

The asymmetrical zipper that ends in a chin guard ensures that you can have the collar completely closed without being bothered by scraping or tap on the chin or neck.

Place on the chest, is a zipper closed pocket which easily holds a smartphone and with an outlet for headphones at the inside, it is the perfect home for the music player on tour.

The extra long sleeves with thumb loops can either delay the need for, or give a perfect integration with gloves.

Both zippers are equipped with discrete reflective stripes like all logos which are printed in reflective material.

Materials:
54% merino wool
42% polyester
4% elastane