DragonWool Hoodie

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The DragonWool Hoodie is the perfect layer for any adventure, whether you're needing a more versatile sun shirt option, or a performance base layer to regulate moisture and temperature. With the moisture-wicking & temperature regulating capabilities built into the hoodie along with the soft feel of high quality merino wool against your skin, you won't find a better baselayer for your adventures!

DragonWool dries 4x faster than regular merino wool!

Start "Living Ultralight" by utilizing the DragonWool Hoodie and simplifying your gear. Adventures take you from mountain peaks to flying around the world! When you want to focus on where you are, it's important to have versatile, functional gear. Take less and see more with the DragonWool Hoodie!

12 oz (Size Medium)


NuYarn DragonWool combines patented no-spin merino wool and a jersey-face polyester to create the most advanced performance fabric to be used in a baselayer! Warm when wet, quick drying, odor resistant, and breathable!

1/3 Length Zipper allows for ease while getting the hoodie on or off, and allows you to ventilate more when needed!

Hood keeps you more covered and protected from cold, wind, or sun!

Thumbholes allow you to keep more of your hands covered for added warmth!

Drop Back keeps you warm and covered even while sitting!

50+ UPF Rating protects your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays.

Odor Resistant Properties of merino wool helps prevent bacterial buildup and odor, even on multi-day trips!

Dries 4x Faster than merino wool with the synergistic weave of DragonWool combining jersey face polyester with patented merino wool!

Actively Breathable while in motion, allowing you to cool off while working up a sweat!


  • Fabric: DragonWool™
  • Blend: 53% Merino, 38% Polyester, 9% Nylon
  • Fabric Weight: 200 GSM
  • Fit Style: Athletic Cut
  • Color: Charcoal, Green, Blue
  • Zippers: YKK
  • PFAS free
  • Warranty: Outdoor Vitals Performance Promise

Cleaning: Machine wash cold, use wool wash or mild detergent, air-dry

Layering Collection: Kinetic

Layering Category: Moving Set or Baselayers

Product Care

Your Wool layer is a high performance piece of gear. It needs some extra attention to keep it performing at the highest level.

Please read through the care instructions below to ensure that you care for it properly:

Before Washing

  • Never wash your wool with anything with velcro or similar hook & loop characteristics.
  • Never wash your wool in a washing machine that has an agitator.
  • If your wool layer has a zipper, please zip it up completely to prevent it from snagging during the washing process.
  • If you cannot follow any of these prior instructions you should hand wash your product using the detergent and drying process described below.

The Wash & Dry Process

  1. Use a mild detergent like Dreft (for babies) or Nikwax (for technical gear).
  2. Choose Low Spin or Delicate wash.
  3. Choose Cold Wash & Cold Rinse (add extra rinse if possible).
  4. Hang dry until the product is completely dry.

For more information on caring for your gear please visit https://outdoorvitals.com/pages/care-guide-faq


Nuyarn® Technology

Outdoor vitals uses Nuyarn­­® Technology in all of our merino wool fabrics & apparel. Nuyarn® is a spinning technology that releases the natural performance characteristics of wool fiber that are otherwise twisted out by traditional wool spinning methods. 

Essentially the result is performance products made from natural fibers that can outperform synthetics. 

Nuyarn® can make wook that performs as closely as possible to the way it does in nature, to rival or exceed the performance of synthetic alternatives. 

Types of Spinning

 Ring Spun & Traditional Core Spun techniques compress the natural air pockets in the fiber, create loops, & restrict the natural movement of the fibers -essentially creating a rope-like structure that can be itchy next to skin. 

Nuyarn® does not twist the fibers. Instead it drafts merino fibers along a high performance filament, resulting in 2 ply yarns with much more volume & aeration.  (This 2 ply yarn structure is 35% finer than yarns spun on a conventional ring frame. Combined with the Nuyarn® thermal advantage, this offers the capacity to engineer much lighter, high performance fabrics as a result.)

Benefit Summary

The Nuyarn® method of twist-free spinning allows us to create products that outperform traditional merino wool & synthetics, and offer a natural enhancer to athletic performance. 

  • 5x Faster Drying
  • 85% More Elasticity
  • 120% More Seam Strength
  • 53% More Air Resistant
  • 30% Less Resources Used
  • 8.8x More Durable
  • 35% More Thermal Retention
  • 50% More Burst Strength
  • 25% Less Energy Used


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Customer Reviews

Based on 82 reviews
Hector A.
Dragonwool Hoodie

I love this piece of gear. The suggested size fit just right, XL 5’11 220 lbs. It wicks well, dries fast and is very confortable. Compared to other base layers I own, merino, capilene I like this the best.The well thought out Wool/Synthetic blend is truly the best of both worlds. I’ve seen some of your R&D videos, so I should have already known it would be great.

DiPadua Matthew
Dragon Wool Hoodie

This is one of my favorite pieces of kit. Perfect for that cool slight breeze day on a hike. It fits perfect and allows excellent movement. I'll be ordering another in another color just to have variety. OV nailed it with this one.

Michael Peterson
Dragon Wool Hoodie

This shirt looks Great, but it is not made to be worn outside. The fabric is just too fragile to be used anywhere that is can be snagged on something. I can’t imagine what it would look like after a long day under the straps of a backpack. It’s a great casual shirt, but I made the mistake of wearing it into the woods. It now has threads pulled out all over it, and I’ve found it impossible to pull them back in. Awesome shirt to wear to the office!!! Don’t wear it around sticks and leaves.

Second one

Loved the first one so much bought another. This has become a go to for me in 3 of the 4 seasons of hiking. Great part of a layering system. Love it!! Also great for casual wear as well. The material drys quick and is warm in winter and airy during the fall. Just a great material used. Definitely recommend.

Michael McCormick
One small peeve

I love that you are making sizes for larger folk. I still don’t like that your design assumption is that everyone has the same length arm. Because there is no cuff or gather or whatever you call it, there is nothing keeping the sleeve from sliding down over my hand. I hate that. It cost me $25 to have a short length of elastic added to make it functional.