Women's Merino Lightweight Hoodie


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Our lightweight hoodie is perfect for sun protection or a light layer of warmth. Rated UPF 40, this layer will keep you protected from the sun in the mountains or on the water. And as always, the Lightweight Hoodie is Made in the USA.

Made with Nuyarn® Premium Merino wool, it has the technical chops for long, sweaty days, while a touch of nylon adds durability to more rugged detours. And with real-world adaptability — thanks to a relaxed fix, below-the-waist coverage, and natural odor-resistant properties — everyday excursions become a part of the journey, not the destination.

The World’s First Performance Wool. Nuyarn® offers a proprietary spinning technology that releases the natural performance characteristics of wool like no other. Making the once impossible, possible.  

Technology you can feel!


Product Weight Medium: 5 oz

Fabric: 85% Merino, 15% Nylon - 17.5 Micron

Fabric Weight: 125gsm (Equivalent warmth: 168gsm ringspun fabric)

Featuring Nuyarn® Technology

Knit in Vietnam at Bluesign® & Global Organic Textiles Accredited Facility

Made From: Non-mulesed Australian merino wool

Spun in an OEKO-TEX® Accredited Facility – Does not use environmentally harmful chemicals meeting or exceeding worldwide safety standards 


  • Handmade in the USA from premium Australian wool
  • UPF 40+ sun protection
  • Hidden Thumb Loops
  • High coverage collar and sleek hood
  • Locker Loop for quick-drying
  • Highly breathable and moisture wicking
  • Naturally odor resistant and antibacterial.
  • Blended with a touch of nylon for extra durability.


Machine Wash Cold Gentle Cycle.  Do Not Bleach.  Tumble Dry Low (hang/flat dry for best results).  Cool Iron As Needed.  Do Not Dry Clean.

Maintain Your Merino

Machine Wash - Cold Gentle Cycle. 
Do Not Bleach. 

Tumble Dry - Low (hang/flat dry for best results).  

Cool Iron As Needed. 
Do Not Dry Clean.

Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
Hellie (Santa Monica, US)
Wonderful, soft and lightweight merino.hoodie

I wanted the blue hoodie but it has been out of stock in the size I need for months. I was worried that the coral was just too bright for me.

About a month ago I decided to try it. I am 5’4” and my bust is 36H which puts me into an XL for most tops and that is the size I ordered.

It took about a day for me to absolutely fall in love with the color - it is a happy color!

I wore it every day for the first week. It got softer and more comfortable each day. I washed it and it got even softer and seemed to fit better with each washing.

I really like the hoodie style too. Because is isn’t huge it doesn’t drag back on the neckline - this sits very quietly and elegantly compared to the huge hoodie tops. And it still easily goes over my baseball cap. I have two other summer merino hoodies and this one is by far my favorite purely because I don’t need to adjust the top due to the hood weight. And I like how high the neckline sits.

The very simple thumb holes work well. As someone else noted in their review, the loop is attached a bit too far over so the sleeve does twist a bit.

I added a few photos as I wished there were more when I was trying to decide.

I am looking forward to getting the hoodie in blue too! Hoping it’s restocked in XL soon.

Jane (South Lake Tahoe, US)
Very good, but could be better

I prefer wool to other fabrics, so this shirt obviously meets the mark in that regard. For my uses, I want this shirt to shield me from the sun. It does on my body and arms, but the hood is a little shallow to reach far beyond my hairline. I'd prefer it were deeper (like my other sun hoodie shirts in less desirable fabrics) so I could better protect my face from the sun. No chance of fitting a helmet in this hood, either. So, fabric is good, I like the unique thumb hole design, and the fit/cut is mostly great... just wish the hood were larger/deeper.

Jane - Thank you for this feedback. I've passed it along to the design team to look into further for future productions!


Terri I. (Denver, US)
Great hiking sun hoodie

Just finished 5 days of backpacking the Colorado Trail wearing this sun hoodie continuously. Amazingly no stink and I sweat a lot while backpacking. Very comfortable in the daytime temperatures and the hood was wonderful to prevent the flies and mosquitos from attacking your neck and ears. The cuffs on the sleeves did stretch out from using the thumb holes while hiking and using trekking poles but nothing that a good machine washing couldn’t take care of. Washed up beautifully, believe me it was filthy. Love the blue color. I would recommend buying one. Please make this great hoodie in more colors.

Gianni (Fraser, US)
Perfect Layer!

Was looking for a sun hoody that was as high percentage merino as possible as I will be riding the Tour Divide (6 weeks of bike touring from Canada to Mexico) and wanted something that could be worn day in and day out. My riding partner and I both got one of these to keep us protected and comfortable and in our preparation we've been so excited to have this layer. It's comfy, soft, and doesn't smell after a hard day. Love how lightweight it is. If you're looking for the perfect sun hoody, you've found it. Glad to have found Wuru and will probably pick up a bunch more items for our trip!

C O. (Plockton, GB)
Great for backpacking!

This hoodie has been fantastic for a variety of weather conditions. I’ve used it in the desert southwest where it protected me from sun without making me hot. It was also perfect for a multi week backpacking trip across Scotland in the wind and rain. Never got stinky and the hoodie has held up well. I’m 5’4” and 135 and small was a great fit. Definitely recommend!