There's nothing like a good hoodie. Soft, warm, and comfy, hoodies are the comfort food of clothing. Surly thought they could make some improvements to the standard options out there, the first one being that theirs is made of their own proprietary weave of 100% Merino wool. Wool insulates well, both warm and cold, and it's durable. Wool resists stink build-up, which also means you won't have to wash it as often as regular cotton sweatshirts (when you do wash it, hand wash it in cold water and lay flat to air dry. This will increase its lifespan and reduce any chance of it shrinking). Plus, Merino wool is nice and soft against even sensitive skin. Other companies have done wool hoodies but most of those are fitted like technical athletic clothing. This one fits like a regular cotton sweatshirt. It's loose enough to fit over other clothes. You can wear it everywhere and not look like a total dork. Add a shell and cut cold winds. It features high quality dual-pull zipper and deep front pockets. The sleeve cuffs keep cold air out, and the hood is big enough to fit over most helmets. They've put a lot of work into bringing you a high quality piece of clothing that will function well on and off the bike, and that with proper care will last a long time. If you like hoodies, this is it.