The name of this hoody seemingly fits me very well. But another name that would be appropriate for this hoody could be the do-everything or anything hoody. I’ve literally worn the Nomad Hoody FZ by Ibex almost every day since I’ve gotten it. Skiing, walking the dogs, working outside, or a nice coffee date with friends, it’s been my go-to layer. When I’m going to coffee or working outside, it’s often my first layer. When I’m skiing, I zip the Nomad up over my crew Ibex Woolies and I’m set for any cold temp that Old Man Winter throws my way.
While the Nomad is extremely warm and functional, it’s very stylish. I have the “Cabernet” color and it’s a beautiful deep red/purple. If you’re feeling as though you’re not getting enough attention, purchase this hoody and you’ll get a ton of compliments, stare-downs in the grocery store checkout line, and jealous friends asking you where you got it.
I’m 5’10 and have an average length torso so I ordered the medium. I usually have problems with sleeve length but that proved to be no issue with the Nomad. If you have a long torso, I would recommend paying attention to the sizing chart, as the medium may be a bit too short (if you’re a taller lady like myself).
Some may be scared of the 100% merino wool build of the Nomad Hoody but it’s not itchy or uncomfortable. It’s very soft and… did I mention that it’s warm? The Nomad full zip has a couple of quirky features, which don’t bother me at all, but may be worth mentioning. Because of the stylish offset zipper, the hoody is a little awkward fully unzipped. The pocket on the right is bigger than the pocket on the left. I read reviews noting these unique features and they scared me a little bit. After a two-day break-in period, both the offset zipper and different pocket sizes go unnoticed.
If you only have the budget or the closet space for a mid weight layer, let this be the one. The Nomad Hoody is a good weight, versatile, and multi-seasonal.
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