Bergans burst on to the U.S. scene a few years ago as only the Norwegians can, bringing pragmatic products, solid construction and a trimmer, athletic fit. Engrapp is part of a tradition that’s pushed hard and long for polar firsts; every detail in this 100% Merino wool hoody says extreme. Comfort doesn’t come out at the back of the (ice) pack either with a soft hand and flowing fit. Testers wore it alone, over a Skala Tee and under a hardshell for freedom of movement without losing warmth. Frequent washings produced little pilling, hem stretch or seam fatigue, another reason it’s no surprise that the Engrapp won a spot on Active Junky’s best travel hoodies list. Even sun-torched days on South American volcanoes matched Engrapp’s easy-breathing weave and multisport adaptability. Thumb holes lock into place while the zipper glides effortlessly.