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The virtues of merino wool are seemingly endless: extreme softness, temperature regulation, premium shape retention, moisture-wicking properties, and odor resistance. And no one makes better use of it than Western Rise, who just released the StrongCore Merino Hoodie Sweater in a trio of classic colorways.

Warmth and texture without bulk lead the charge, meaning you can layer it up or wear it solo with equal ease. Its hoodie shape, meanwhile, gives it versatility and a laidback presence. And due to the nature of merino wool, it a) doesn't need to be laundered regularly and b) is extremely difficult to wrinkle. Both of which make it an excellent travel companion.

The handsome all-rounder just launched right here, alongside a sleek and ultra-soft beanie cut from a merino wool/cashmere blend.