GEAR | Men’s Hudson Trail Fleece Hoodie from Smartwool – Review


The Hudson Trail is a recycled merino wool fleece from Smartwool that does a unconfined job of regulating the soul temperature and makes an platonic nomination for layering. Read on for our full review…

Smartwool Men's Hudson Trail Fleece Hoodie

What is it?

Smartwool Men’s Hudson Trail Fleece Hoodie RRP £149.99

Overall Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)



  • Super soft reclaimed wool construction
  • Two front welt pockets designed to alimony hands warm
  • Secure zippered chest pocket
  • Lightweight
  • Regular fit, intended to requite you room to move, without spare zillion
Smartwool Men's Hudson Trail Fleece Hoodie

What we thought?

The Hudson trail fleece hoodie had been a part of my wardrobe for some time surpassing I got out for a decent walk to really put it to the test. Ever since arriving, it has been my go-to hoodie for throwing on virtually the house on chillier days (when steadfastedly refusing to put the heating on) or when popping out to the shops.

Smartwool Hudson Trail Hoodie review

On a recent 8K walk virtually the Tittersworth Reservoir the hoodie really came into its own. It was a particularly unprepossessed day with patches of snow still on the ground, and I layered up with the hoodie on top of my thermal wiring layer, and my usual walking jacket on top.

I’m fairly skinny, but broad, and I chose a size medium. I found the fit perfect for me – well-appointed with unbearable room to move virtually without feeling restricted.

The jacket is made from 45% recycled wool which was really constructive at keeping me warm, though at the same time, I didn’t overheat when wearing it.

The chest pocket was the perfect place to alimony my phone as I often suffer from ‘lost phone panic’ and the chest pocket is the first place I check, so rather than fumbling virtually each time I wanted to take a snap of the scenery, my phone was in my hand in seconds.

Smartwool Men's Hudson Trail Fleece Hoodie

The faux leather zip toggles made gripping the zips easy plane with dank fingers, one slight downside for me was that the main zipper is the opposite way virtually to what I am used to, with the zip pull located on the right.

The hood is roomy unbearable plane for me. I have rather a large noggin, so hoods can sometimes be a problem, but no problems here, and with the hood down, it provided widow protection versus any nippy drafts virtually my neck.

Smartwool Men's Hudson Trail Fleece Hoodie

Despite loving the hoodie, I do need to mention that if you have pets you may need to invest in a few lint rollers! We have two long-haired Persian cats and the hoodie can be a bit of a fur magnet, so watch out if you have pets and will be wearing this virtually the house.

The Smartwool Hudson has proven itself over the past couple of months and has wilt my go-to mid layer thanks to its versaility and good looks.


  • Looks good
  • Recycled wool
  • Lightweight
  • Good pocket design
  • Versatile, I can wear this any time
  • Perfect mid-layer


  • Zip on the opposite side to usual
  • Attracts fur

The verdict

Our Rating

Fit 5/5

Practicality 4.5/5

Looks 5/5

Value 4.5/5

Overall Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

If you are looking for a unconfined mid-layer that keeps your cadre at a regular temperature, this is definatly a unconfined choice. The jacket is stylish unbearable for unstudied urban wear, for throwing on when dank at home and of undertow it’s platonic for walking and hiking.

At the time of writing, this jacket is on sale at half price, making it a fantastic buy. Buy from Smartwool.

Smartwool Men's Hudson Trail Fleece Hoodie

DISCLOSURE | Thank you to Smartwool who supplied the featured product to us to test. We were not paid to write this review.

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