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Backcountry wardrobes just leveled up. Introducing Ridge Merino's latest innovation, the Convict Canyon Merino Wool Hoodie, seamlessly blending performance and comfort like never before. Constructed with Polartec® Power Wool™, the stylish new ½ zip pullover hoodie is setting a new standard for performance in outdoor apparel. 

As a small, family-owned business based in Mammoth Lakes, California, Ridge Merino’s connection to the outdoors is a core element of the company. With founders steeped in the snow sports industry and continuing to live the mountain lifestyle, their experience and designs lend itself to provide merino wool apparel accessible to everyone, from pro level athletes to anyone looking to stay warm and comfortable in the wild.

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The new Convict Canyon Merino Wool Hoodie, also known as “the quiver killer,” offers exceptional versatility and the ability to handle a wide range of conditions and activities, while meticulously designed to cater to the high demands of backcountry enthusiasts. The key to its exceptional performance lies in the grid construction of Polartec® Power Wool, offering an optimal balance of breathability and lightweight comfort. Next-to-skin, the merino wool delivers classic comfort, warmth, and wicking, while the advanced synthetics of the outer surface enhance durability and resilience.

This thoughtfully designed garment has a treasure trove of features crafted to enhance comfort during outdoor escapades. The inclusion of a low-profile hood, designed to go under a helmet if needed and a high collar shields the wearer from the elements. Designed with underarm gussets to eliminate shoulder seams, the Convict Canyon Merino Wool Hoodie minimizes abrasion points that could lead to chafing, especially when worn with a pack. Full featured but without added weight, this timeless piece will compress and stow, at the ready for any adventure.

Polartec and Ridge Merino are united not only by a commitment to produce high-performance outdoor apparel but with a shared dedication to sustainable practices. As a proud member of 1% for the Planet, Ridge Merino contributes at least one percent of its annual sales to environmental nonprofits and only uses 100% sustainably sourced wool from certified humane sheep farmers.