The early-morning 20-miler’s out of the way – now you’ve got the rest of your Saturday to relax.  But there’s no telling if your work is done for the day; better throw on Merrell’s Hoffman shirt just in case.

Merrell Hoffman Shirt Features:

  • 100% polyester flannel
  • Merrell Opti-Wick fabric for moisture transfer
  • Weight: 16 oz (size large)
  • 30” center back length
  • Single left chest pocket
  • Three color options: Boulder (tested), Michigan, and Lava Plaids
  • MSRP $65

Merrell Hoffman Shirt Review

After a good hard winter’s workout, there’s nothing like slipping into a comfortable shirt to lounge around the house after your warm shower.  But what if you have to gather up some wood for the fire later, or take on a list of chores after watching the game?  In those cases, a shirt that can do double duty is doubly appreciated.

Merrell’s Hoffman shirt uses a midweight polyester fabric that is slightly coarser than cotton flannel, but still fairly comfortable against the skin.  The cut is perfect for layering over a T-shirt, but slim enough to wear under a jacket.  Warmth is reasonable for a midweight flannel, especially when worn as a top layer.

If you have to return to the active outdoors, no need to change clothes: Merrell’s Opti-wick technology moves sweat away from your skin, and allows the material to dry quickly afterward.  The fabric is durable enough for hiking, camping, or general outdoor activity; this year, the Hoffman was my shirt of choice for our annual Christmas tree cutting, as well as for sawing the tree apart after the holidays.  And when your work is over, you’re already in your comfortable shirt again.

Calico cat not included

Good Hoffman

  • Durable fabric construction
  • Effective moisture transfer

Bad Hoffman

  • Less soft against the skin compared to cotton flannel

Bottom Line: Merrell Hoffman Shirt

Equally suitable for lounging in front of the TV or working outside in the yard, Merrell’s Hoffman is a versatile flannel option for kicking around the campfire or coasting your way through a weekend.

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About Author

Donald is a physical therapist, ultrarunner, barefoot aficionado, and father of three with more than 20 years of experience in endurance sports. When he's not training for ultramarathons, he enjoys hiking or slacklining with his family in Monterey County, CA.

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