Selkie Sherpa Hoodie
Some of the WWW HQ team were recently sent a Selkie Sherpa Hoodie to test out.
This 100% Organic Cotton Hoodie comes in 3 lovely colours – Grey Marl, Bordeaux & Navy – a zip through that is fully lined with recycled Sherpa fleece.
Described as “the perfect companion for cooler days, warming up, or warming down” we wanted to see what all the fuss was about…
“I’ve a few other hooded sweatshirts on the go, it being lockdown I’ve practically lived in them for a year, well them and my old fairisle sweater.
This zip through though is my new favourite. The fleece is fully sherpa lined and it’s like wearing an actual hug.
I could go into the other features like the roomy hood which fits a beanie snugly underneath, the handy zip up pockets so your keys and pieces of cake don’t fall out, that it’s garment washed so it’s as soft as a kitten – but let’s face it, we haven’t had a “swim hug” for ages and this hoody delivers the closest thing to that so I’m not taking it off! The fit is snug – I’m a sm/med (12) so a medium is better, especially if you have longer arms/ wider shoulders. 10/10! (And no – you can’t borrow it)
Thanks Selkie! We love them.”
“I am a big hoody fan and once I find a good one it gets worn A LOT!
This one has hardly left my back since it arrived!
The internal fleece is super soft and when popped on after a swim you get those instant ‘aaaah thats cosy’ vibes!
The solid chord ends are a nice touch, with small details which give an added quality and a more longevity to its life than a cheaper alternative.
The Sherpa fleece is also recycled which is an added bonus.
The sizing is a little on the smaller side and I’d recommend going up a size, particularly if you like to layer up. But all in all a really top quality product that will be invaluable after those chilly early morning swims… or any time I’m feeling like a cosy hug!
This is the first Selkie product I’ve owned and if the Sherpa Hoodie is setting the standard I will definitely be investing in some of their other products.
“The last 12 months haven’t asked for much more than comfy practical clothes and I’ve lived in my fleeces. So this hoody was a pleasant surprise when it matched or even beat them for warmth.
Heavy (in a good way) , cosy and basically like cuddling into one of those super soft and stroke-able blankets it’s absolutely perfect for after swim warm ups.
Not only that but it’s zip pockets mean I can shove everything in this hoody without worrying that it will all fall out.
Much like the rest of the team, once it’s on it doesn’t come off for a while. It’s perfect for relaxing in but even better for throwing on early morning to give you that extra motivation to get out the door for that swim! A hug in a hoody and we all need more hugs!!”
“Hoodies are certainly a staple in my wardrobe, so I was really excited to see what the fuss was all about in relation to the Selkie Sherpa Hoodie. I love the Selkie brand ethos and ethics, using sustainable materials where possible and eco packaging. The hoodie arrived in a beautiful cardboard box and I haven’t taken it off since I took it out!
The hoodie is made from organic cotton with recycled Sherpa fleece and is incredibly soft and warm, perfect for warming up straight after swims. It is weighty which adds to that ‘hugged’ feeling in a lovely way. The ends of the cords are rubberised and add to the quality feel, the pockets have zips to keep your things safe. I am a 12/14 so I sized up to a Large and I love it. I reluctantly take it off before getting into bed and am happy to get it back as soon as I wake up! It’s not just for swimming, but for any activity or just hanging out in. It will be a staple for me throughout the year, perfect for early morning or sunset adventures going into spring/summer. A huge thank you to Selkie!”