Review: The Way-New Wool

Feb 1, 2003
Outside Magazine

a. For chopping wood, ice skating, and dragging the sled around, try PATAGONIA's very livable MEN'S COMFORT WOOL ZIP-T. Lined with wicking fleece, the sweater feels great over short sleeves. Wool facing adds warmth and an aesthetic boost over the old college sweatshirt, and a chest pocket easily swallows your cell phone and Palm. A bargain at $98. b. Ahh, skiing in France: the Alps, the wine, the fact that you can fit only one sweater in the suitcase. Take a SMARTWOOL MEN'S GUIDE SWEATER ($199). After touchdown, enlist the heavy merino sweater for triple duty: Zip the high collar to stay warm on the slopes; attack the backcountry with long sleeves that fit neatly under gauntlet gloves; and cruise downtown La Grave—the body-hugging ribbing will give you the silhouette of Connery's Bond.

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