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Brand Ambassador Sean Gauvreau Review of the WoolPRO Merino Scout 1/4 Zip Baselayer

As I was packing for skiing last weekend I was getting ready to throw my Under Armor Cold Gear 1/4 zip top into my bag when I heard a “thunk” on the porch. Upon investigation I found a box from WoolPro. My shirts!

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Inside I found 2 smaller WoolPro boxes. One containing a shirt called “The Scout” and the other called “The Agena.” The Scout is a merino wool long-sleeve with a 1/4 zip and a stand up collar. The Agena is essentially the same shirt without the zip plus a crew neck. Both are 195g merino, which I put under the “light weight” category. A really versatile weight for cold and warm conditions in my experience.

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Woolpro Tag

WoolPro is based in Fall River, MA and the clothing is made in Turkey

Initial impression right out of the box was that the wool is very soft. I compared it to a relatively new Icebreaker top Sarah, my girlfriend, was wearing and it felt identical. In other words high quality wool was used for these tops.
A tight knit ensures warmth. The zipper on The Scout is light weight and doesn’t catch.

The fit was spot on and even a bit flattering. I am 5’10” and 178 lbs. Size medium fit me perfectly with a form-fitting, athletic cut. Happy with what I was seeing, I tossed my 10 year old Under Armor top aside and brought these two shirts along for the weekend. I decided I’d be wearing The Agena on the slopes and The Scout at the cabin. I didn’t bring along any other shirts because I wanted to give these “the stink test” at the end of the weekend. Would they smell after 2 days of constant wear and active use?

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