I came across an article in Outside magazine recommending Wuru's NuYarn shirts as being some of the best wool shirts for running, and decided to check them out. I purchased one of the Men's NuYarn T shirts and wasn't disappointed! The feel of the shirt and performance on the trail were exceptional, so I figured I should check out the rest of Wuru's line.
Fast forward and I now own the NuYarn Merino Wool Everyday Zip up and it's incredible! I've worn it almost every day since I've gotten it. It's incredibly soft and comfortable next to skin when worn as a mid layer over T shirts, and it's both breathable and warm, perfect for wearing on hikes, camping, or on cool evenings around town when temperatures tend to fluctuate.
The fit is excellent, too. I'm 5'6" with an athletic build and the size small fits me perfectly. It does tend to be more on the snug side, but I like my clothes to be form fitting (slim cut shirts, straight leg/tapered jeans, etc.), so for me it's perfect. There's enough room for base layers underneath, and the construction allows for good mobility during a range of activities like hiking, climbing, or biking.
I'm especially impressed with the thoughtful details throughout the piece, like the internal placard behind the zipper, the built in thumb loops, and the internal/external pockets. Between those things and the overall styling, this is truly a "do anything" item. I try to follow a "buy right, buy once" philosophy for clothes and outdoor gear, and I appreciate items that serve as many purposes as possible. For clothing, I want to be able to wear it to the office, then the climbing gym, on date night and, and weekend hike, and to look good doing it all, and the Everyday Zip-Up does just that. In fact, I'd love to see Wuru produce a pull-over hoodie of this featuring the same NuYarn construction and weight!
Well done, Wuru! I look forward to more purchases in the future.