Another option - Kiwi merino wool via Spain; the As Tucas Cabietos Hoody
Pretty minimalist in design but does have a bit of a tail ... about $142 delivered downunder.
I found the Spanish connection interesting as I was trying to learn a little about merino and so did a google search as you tend to....
The breed (Merino) was originally from central Spain (Castille) (and Turkey).
Before the 18th century, the export of Merinos from Spain was a crime punishable by death.
The Napoleonic wars (1793–1813) almost destroyed the Spanish Merino industry.
From 1810 onwards, the Merino scene shifted to Germany, the United States and Australia.
Macpac currently has some decent reductions and specials. http://www.macpac.com.au/clearance
I've just ordered a couple of base layer merino 150 cycling T-shirts in black for $32 each http://www.macpac.com.au/clearance/mens ... e-men.html
as well as a thicker long sleeve zipped top merino 280 in blue for $59.96 http://www.macpac.com.au/clearance/mens ... zip-m.html
This is my first investment in merino and I look forward to trialing it as an experimental light weight clothing combo on my next tour.