Woolx always brings some great new products to the table every season and I know I’m not the only one constantly checking for new clothing items! This Fall, everyone has been talking about the Woolx Sawyer Shacket.
This piece is so magical because it’s got the retro-vibes we all love plus the shacket is majorly trending on all the fashion channels from Pinterest to the blogosphere. Sometimes a perfect design can be timeless and trendy at the same time and this jacket is BOTH! As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to try it.
As always, I couldn’t be happier that you are here checking out my little blog and I so appreciate you using my affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I might receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I would like to personally thank Nicole and Jenny at Woolx for working with me and sending over this incredible product for me to try. You guys are the bomb and I’m in love with your company!
In South Carolina, a good jacket can serve me for the whole cold season, especially if that jacket is made of wool. (For those of you who think we don’t get cold in the deep South, I would like to tell you about what humidity and low temps give you in January and February. It actually gets bitterly cold and damp!) What’s so great about wool, anyway? Here are just a few of the benefits:
Wool is naturally anti-microbial. Essentially, God made sheep and their wool has magical properties. Because wool resists bacteria, you don’t have to wash your wool as often. I promise, it’s a fact. I have personally tested this principle and I’m here to tell you: it’s true and it’s awesome. This is one of my favorite things about my wool wardrobe. In fact, our washing machine broke over a month ago. We ordered a new one but it has infuriatingly been delayed FIVE times. (Don’t get me started…this is the first time Costco has let me down). Guess who keeps wearing her clothes without needing the laundromat? Me!
Wool is sturdy. Wool is a very resilient and tough fiber that response well to wear and use. In fact, it tends to get stronger when you wash it and some people have told me it “self-heals”, I’ve tried to understand this, and my best grasp of it is that washing agitates the fabric and helps very small holes/worn spots to even out. My wool has held up GREAT which is so fabulous since I want clothing that I can wear and wear and wear some more.
Wool is temperature regulating. I thought wool kept you warm, but I had no idea it could also keep you cool! I’m always either hot or cold (thanks thyroid and hormone irregularities) and wool simply helps me feel less crazy. I don’t know how it works (other than God made sheep) but there is a HUGE difference in my comfort level in Wool compared to wearing synthetic fabrics. So much so that I’ve been googling Wool Sheets lately. I’ll probably just settle for the Woolx PJs instead, but believe me the temperature regulation really, truly works.
Wool is comfortable. Honestly, this list is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to wool, but for me comfort is a MAJOR factor. I have always favored comfortable clothing but the older I get the more it becomes a non-negotiable for me. If it’s not comfortable, and I mean, really, truly wear-it-all-day-all-night comfortable, I just won’t buy it. So please believe me when I promise that good Wool clothing is comfortable, breathable, and very soft. This is not the scratchy wool sweater from your childhood. My skin can be really sensitive and dry but I love the feel of merino wool from Woolx. It makes me feel happy to be comfortable and know that the clothes I’m putting on are also low-maintenance, sustainable, and ethically sourced. (We’ll talk more about the ethics later on the blog).
Woolx makes clothes that fit my life! Besides all the benefits listed above, Woolx has done an amazing job of designing clothing that fit into my lifestyle and are cute! (Yes, I need cute.) Some companies market their wool strictly to backpackers and campers and yes, wool is an amazing solution to any kind of outdoor lifestyle. It’s perfect! However….that is just not my vibe. I’ve never spent a night outside and I am simply not athletic. But these pieces are so well designed, they are the ideal solution for my mom-on-the-go wardrobe needs. I need practical, cute clothes that can be worn and re-worn without washing. I need clothes that will go easily from carline pickup to dinner out…..to a weekend away…. to a work event, and so on! And I have never been happier with my wardrobe until I started adding in some great wool pieces.
Getting off my wool soapbox and back to the item in question, the fabulous Sawyer Shacket. Let’s take a closer look.
Here are the design details:
- Extreme warmth
- Not just cute, functional & durable
- Maintains insulation when wet
- Breathable & moisture wicking
- Full movement stretch
- 2 hand warmer pockets
- Ultra soft feel — you won’t believe this is wool!
- Loose oversized fit, plenty of room to layer
- Chest button pockets
- Classic shirt jac style
- Tested & perfected for an entire year, the BEST fitting shacket on the market
Check out the Fabric Breakdown:
- 80% Australian Merino Wool, 20% Polyamide
- Non-Mulesed Wool
- Woolmark® Certified
Those are just the details straight from Woolx…..But how does it really feel? And does it keep you warm?
Over the last couple weeks, I’ve worn the Sawyer while working from home, running errands, out to grab coffee with my husband, and to a local festival with my whole family. It’s both warm AND light-weight which is absolutely my favorite part about it. When we were out all day at the festival, it started out really chilly so the Sawyer was perfect for keeping me comfortable and warm. (I wore it over the McKenna Leggings and the Jenny top). Once it warmed up later in the afternoon, I took it off and carried it. It’s so much lighter than a coat so it was much easier to tote around. I could have tied it around my waist also.
Woolx said they spent a year developing this design and I totally believe it! Somehow they nailed an over-sized yet feminine cut of this “masculine” style and made it cute, comfy, and functional. The pockets, also, are pocket perfection, almost invisible from the front yet generous and warm.
Well, that’s it folks. It’s a shirt, it’s a jacket, it’s wool, and it’s amazing. Any questions?
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