An essential on every packing list is a light sweater. Even when you’re traveling to a warm destination, you will want to have a cardigan available for chilly flights, excessive AC, or just a cool evening. And if you’re like me, trying to pack light, you’ll want to choose a lightweight and versatile sweater! That’s why I reached out to Wool& to ask about their merino wool Landmark Cardigan.
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I have been wearing Wool& merino wool dresses for a while and have been impressed by the comfort, quality and ease of care. Merino wool is a sustainable fabric, and ideal for travel. The company gifted me the black Landmark Cardigan and it has surpassed my expectations! I have been wearing it almost every day since I received it in June!
About me: I’m in my late sixties. 5’6″ with a generous :), athletic build. I tend to dress for comfort rather than fashion, but like to look put together. I love travel, time with grandkids, the outdoors, and have little interest in doing laundry!
About the Wool& Landmark Cardigan:
Fabric: 78% ultrasoft merino wool, 22% nylon
Style: Open Cardigan (no buttons)
Features: Pockets, Long length
Item weight (large size) – 11 oz
Price: $148 USD
Available Colors: Black, Washed Navy, Gray Heather
I don’t recommend purchasing new if you already have good options. But WHEN you’re ready to invest in a new clothing staple, choose a well made classic in a sustainable material. It might cost more initially but will be better for you (and the planet!) in the long run!
Is This Design for You?
The Landmark Cardigan is long – more tunic length than your average cardi. It’s perfect for women who like tummy and hip coverage. Perfect for me! but maybe not you if you like a more fitted sweater.
Why Pack this Merino Wool Cardigan on Your Next Trip?
At 12 ounces (.34 kg) this cardigan is almost half the weight of my former go-to travel wrap. That in itself recommends this as a capsule wardrobe winner!
But there’s more:
The fabric maintains its structure, so works beautifully as a blazer. Great for the business traveler! Or perfect to keep in your work area when you’re not traveling.
But the fabric is light enough that you can tie the ends for a casual look over jeans!
(In both pictures I’m wearing a Wool& lapis blue Camellia swing dress.)
Merino wool has some almost ‘magical’ features – it’s warm when you’re cold and yet won’t overheat you on a warmer day. It’s also wrinkle resistant.
But the big selling point for travelers is the odor resistance of merino wool. Wear an item all day, leave it to air out at night, and you’ll find it fresh the next morning. My Landmark Cardigan has been washed once since I received it!
Note: Wool& recommends washing in cold water and hanging to dry. I usually roll the merino wool item in a towel to absorb most of the moisture before drying it flat (if possible)
I’m off on my first trip in a long time and I’ll be wearing my Wool& Landmark Cardigan. I know I’ll enjoy the warmth on the long flight and will reach for it most evenings at my destination.
I’d love to see Wool& design another cardigan with buttons or a zip closure. A slightly shorter sweater would appeal to more women, and I’d love to see more, lighter, color choices.