Soft, warm, not too baggy which can kind of spoil mid layers. The arms are long enough--arms that are too short are a pet peeve of mine. The forearms are a little tight which feels a little out of place compared to how it feels everywhere else, but I think it will be fine. The fit around the neck isn't too tight or too loose. The chest pocket is small with an even smaller opening which makes it almost pointless, but it wasn't much of a selling point for me anyway. If they really want my take on a chest pocket I'd replicate Outdoor Research's--larger, accessed from the outside and with a zipper on the side. The change I really would like to make most if I could would be to make the torso longer. If I lift my arms, it rises above the waist of my pants, and even at rest I sometimes find myself subconsciously trying to tug it down. I normally wear a medium, have Kora base layers in medium, and I purchased this in medium. The short length of the torso is possibly bad enough for me to return this. It is shorter than every other shirt I own which means anything I might wear under it sticks out from underneath unless I tuck it into my pants. I can't believe they wouldn't want a garment that brags about its warmth to have better coverage/overlap to provide better protection against drafts. I feel it should hang at least one inch lower if not 1.5-2 inches lower than it does. I'm worried that up sizing to a a large isnt going to give me that much more length while throwing all the other proportions off at the same time. I'm 6' and about 175 lb -- not an especially oddly sized person by any means.
Now that we are getting into winter this is my go to hoodie. Comfortable, warm and good fit I am 5’10 and like the fit of XL. Highly recommended. I am thinking about getting another one.
This is a winner - it is sooooo lovely to wear - warm and cozy and the hoodie gives it an extra dimension and the choice of colours is great!
Received my Xenolith sweater in time for my recent three-week trip to Ireland. Wore it nearly every day in 40-50F wet windy weather with just a merino wool T-shirt & light hard-shell outerwear during frequent rain. Warm and very comfortable throughout varying conditions and moderate activity (long walks/climbs during the day, pub crawls at night..). My new primary top for cool/cold conditions and travel.