The Mirage Merino Sun Hoody
***The Mirage has a slim athletic fit. If you prefer a looser fit please size up.***
Developed over 3,000 miles on the Continental Divide Trail & tested in the Alps, The Mirage Merino Sun Hoody is engineered to elevate your outdoor experience and be the pinnacle of natural ultralight sun protection.
We’ve teamed up with Evolved Supply Co to create an expertly designed, ultra-comfortable, and lightweight sun hoody that provides superior sun protection, breathability, and advanced moisture management, ensuring you stay cool even during the most intense outdoor activities.
Thoughtful features include a quarter-zip to help regulate body temperature, a unique hood design to protect you from the sun while still allowing for air flow, and thumb holes that provide sun protection for your hands and prevent your sleeves from riding up.
- Designed in conjunction with Evolved Supply Co.
- Made with a 96% Merino Wool Blend, the shirt is soft and smooth against the skin with no itchiness or transparency.
- Our ultralight 135 gsm material is very breathable, but still thick enough to provide miles of durability on or off trail.
- Quarter length zipper allows you to regulate your body's temperature.
- Comfortable hood provides protection from the sun while still allowing for air flow.
- Integrated thumb holes prevent your sleeves from riding up and help provide sun protection for the top of your hands.
- The sleeves provide excellent range of motion while eliminating a top shoulder seam that could rub against your backpack straps.
- A gentle dove tail shape on the rear of the hoody helps provide coverage when riding a bike or reaching above your head.
- Sizes are US Men's, however the athletic fit and stretchy material work well for women's figures as well.
- The material is stretchy, allowing it to comfortably conform to your body's movements.
- Wool stays warm when wet and also helps with temperature regulation in warm weather.
- Moisture wicking and breathable material provides superior thermoregulation in a variety of temperature ranges.
- Merino is unique in that it absorbs odors and reduces unpleasant smells.
- UPF 40+
- Our wool fabric is pre-shrunk, however it will lose a small amount of length and girth if washed and dried with regular laundry. Hand wash or machine wash cold and line dry if you wish to preserve the initial sizing.
All Zpacks gear has a two year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. Please see our return / warranty policy.
Note: The Mirage has an athletic fit. If you prefer a looser fit please size up.
Our wool fabric is pre-shrunk, however it will lose a small amount of length and girth if washed and dried with regular laundry. Hand wash or machine wash cold and line dry if you wish to preserve the initial sizing.
Air dry or use a dryer set to low heat.
Goose Down Jacket
When I tried on the prototype of this jacket at Trail Days in Damascus earlier this year, I knew I’d be getting one! I think my search for the perfect backpacking jacket is finally over! Bonus that it matches my Zpacks full zip sleeping bag! Zpacks does not disappoint. Just get one.
– Jennifer B., ★★★★★
When those cold nights in the backcountry hit, stay warm and cozy with our Goose Down Jacket. Striking the perfect balance of warmth and weight, our ultralight Goose Down Jacket is the go-to insulated layer for outdoor adventurers looking to beat the chill at an unbeatable weight!
8.1 oz / 231 g
Men's Vertice Rain Jacket
Could be the best rain jacket on the market. Keeps you dry from the rain outside and dry on the inside as it is very breathable.
– Craig G., ★★★★★
When the skies are overcast and the rain is pouring down, our ultralight Vertice Rain Jacket offers superior protection and breathability. Our Vertice material is optimized to be lightweight without compromising on durability, and it is among the lightest possible choices for waterproof hyper-breathable rain gear.
Be sure to check out the rest of our Vertice Rain Gear.
5.4 oz / 152 g
Zpacks Trail Cool Merino Wool T-Shirt
5.2 oz / 148 g
Zpacks Crest T-Shirt
This is the lightest and most comfortable day to day t shirt.
– Jason H., ★★★★★
Designed for comfort and fashion, rep Zpacks on and off the trail with our high quality soft tri-blend T-Shirt.
Material: Tri-Blend 50% Polyester, 25% Cotton and 25% Rayon
Printed in the USA.
4.2 oz / 120 g
Foldable Trail Hat
The perfect Hiker Trash essential, the Foldable Trail Hat features an embroidered Zpacks crest sewn onto a relaxed unstructured crown with a soft flexible visor. The visor floats and is great for blocking the sun or propping up rain hoods and can be folded/flattened and stuffed in your pack when not in use.
Constructed from ultralight quick drying nylon and featuring a breathable wide-set nylon mesh and an adjustable nylon woven strap in the back, the Foldable Trail hat is a great choice for warm days on trail or kayaking trips on the river.
1.9 oz / 54 g
Brushtail Possum Beanie
This is without doubt the warmest beanie l have ever had on my head in still air. Kept me toasty in sub zero. I’ve recommended it and Zpacks to several friends.
– William C., ★★★★★
When winter arrives, cold nights at camp are no match for our ultralight Brushtail Possum Beanie. Made from a combination of New Zealand's brushtail possum fur, and New Zealand Merino lamb's wool, these beanies will keep your head warm around the campfire and those frigid days on trail.
For a lighter weight 3 season option, check out our Fleece Hat.
2.4 oz / 67 g
Conductive Brushtail Possum Gloves
Excellent! I have the worst circulation and have tried literally every glove and mitten on the market. My hands and fingertips freeze within a few minutes of being in the cold wether it's mild or below zero. These gloves keep my fingertips warm! I do not have to wear anything else.
– Dave H., ★★★★★
Winter weather can be harsh, but when the digits drop yours don’t have to feel the chill. Made from a combination of New Zealand's brushtail possum fur, and New Zealand Merino lamb's wool, these Brushtail Possum gloves provide plenty of warmth when you need it most.
Featuring conductive ends on both the index finger and thumb, these gloves will allow you to use your smartphone and other touch screen devices without having to remove them.
1.3 oz / 36 g
Brushtail Possum Socks
These are absolutely the warmest socks. I take them backpacking to put on when I get into camp and they keep my feet toasty.
– Amy W., ★★★★★
When the campfire just isn’t enough to keep you warm and your feet need a little extra help heating up, Brushtail Possum Socks are an ultralight must have. Made from a combination of New Zealand's brushtail possum fur, and New Zealand Merino lamb's wool, these socks are sure to keep your toes nice and toasty.
These socks are very thick and warm! They are rugged enough to hike in on cold days, and they also make excellent sleep socks. They are great for winter sports as well.
For extra warmth pair these socks with our Brushtail Possum Gloves!
*Socks are non-returnable if they have been removed from the packaging.
3.0 oz / 85 g
Zpacks Trail Cool Socks
They are really comfortable, true to size, and really help with keeping your feet cool on a hike.
– Debbie L., ★★★★★
Prevent blisters and let your feet breathe with our Zpacks Trail Cool Socks. Enjoy the same performance elite athletes have come to expect in other sports with an ultralight hiking sock that's comfortable, breathable, and dries in minutes.
0.7 oz / 21 g
Zpacks Lotus UL Umbrella
It was great at blocking the sun and flexible in the wind. I used it for hours in a rain storm yesterday and it was so light I barely noticed I was holding it that long. I plan to bring this umbrella everywhere.
– Julie C., ★★★★★
Take cover from brutal sun and intense downpours with our Lotus Ultralight Umbrella. We worked hard to develop the world's lightest backpacking umbrella. Weighing in at just 6.8 ounces it is perfect for beating the heat or helping you stay dry in a storm while still being durable enough to stand up to the abuse of a thru-hike. This umbrella will have your back rain or shine!
6.8 oz / 192 g
Carbon Fiber Trekking Pole
These things are sweet. Light as a feather, and stiff as a board. I love the additional grip down low under the handles. Adds way more versatility on steeper grades.
– Jesse B., ★★★★★
Don’t tackle peaks and valleys alone, always take a friend, and in this case take two! Our trekking poles are made from ultralight, ultra-strong carbon fiber, with sturdy clasp locking mechanisms. They have a foam or cork handle for a comfortable sweat free grip.
In addition to being fantastic trekking poles, they can also be used to set up all of our Plex tents excluding the Altaplex.
7.2 oz / 205 g
Zpacks Minimalist Trekking Pole
When weight is at a premium, our Minimalist Trekking Poles allow you to navigate the most rugged of terrain without sacrificing performance or function. These stripped-down, foam handle, trekking poles are made from ultralight, ultra-strong carbon fiber, and feature a sturdy twist locking mechanism.
In addition to being one of the lightest trekking poles available, our Minimalist Trekking Poles were specifically designed to be used in the set up all of our Plex tents; excluding the Altaplex.
5.1 oz / 144 g