I have recently purchased the Alpino Hoodie and it is a terrific jacket/hoodie. The wicking fabric wool blend of the Alpino Hoodie sets you up for "personal comfort" success in a variety of weather conditions. The fit is just right and the hood stays up without a drawstring. I feel like I am encapsulated in both warmth and extreme comfort when wearing my Alpino Hoodie. I purchased my the "ink" hoodie and now will get a second in manganese. My wife has already indicated that she will try to "confiscate" my Alpino Hoodie for her personal use. Great work as always Merrell!