October 14, 2019 at 09:50PM by CWC
It’s fall here in New York, and I am a self-appointed cozy queen, going straight into hibernation mode as soon as the temperature drops. As fun as fall activities sound, I’m very picky—it’s rare I voluntarily leave the comfort of my own cozy blankets.
So when I saw Outdoor Voices’ new MegaFleece pullover that dropped on Friday, I think I actually shrieked from excitement. Well, me and 20,000 other eager beavers who joined the waitlist, patiently standing by for the ultimate cozy, hygge-friendly sweatshirt to go on sale. You’re telling me I can go on autumnal adventures while staying just as warm and toasty as I would be underneath the covers? Sign. Me. Up.
The new MegaFleece Half-Zip ($135) riffs off of the brand’s beloved hooded MegaFleece which launched last fall, only this time, it swaps the snaps for a quick zipper and offers an improved, true-to-size fit. The hoodie now also incorporates a ton of storage, including a kangaroo pouch with a hidden pocket and a retro, zip-up arm patch for extra room—the perfect hands-free alternative for storing your phone, hyaluronic acid lip balm, and other essentials.
The best part of all? It’s eco-friendly. Designed from a blend of recycled wool and poly-nylon, the brand’s entire MegaFleece collection (which includes the Snap Up, $135 and the Crewneck, $85) curbs its carbon-footprint by saving water and reducing the chemical waste that comes with traditional wool production. Don’t let the traditionally sweat-inducing material fool you, though—it’s super breathable and versatile. So, whether you’re trekking into the office or up a mountain, you can do it in total comfort (while looking cool, too).
I especially have heart-eyes for the five autumnal colors, which have mega-cute plays on the pouch/patch combo: There’s Vine (a dreamy olive-green), Sunflower/Dijon (an on-trend mustard and beige), Himalayan Sea Salt/Truffle (an enticing pink and cranberry), Oatmeal/Amber (goes-with-everything beige and taupe) and, for the classic minimalist, Black.
It’s really no wonder over 20,000 people wanted to get their hands on this hoodie before it even officially launched. Thanks to this cloud of a sweatshirt, I can promise you I’ll actually be leaving my cave, er, apartment this fall to actually do things.