Two zippered side pockets keep hands warm and keys, ID, and other valuables secure
Full, center-front zipper is easily adjustable
Extra fabric at chin/neck for additional coverage in cooler temperatures
Fabric Body: Toasty Twill Fleece 275g
Body Fabric Content: 100% Polyester
Center Back Length:28" / 71 cm
Apparel Fit: Standard
Weight: 1 lb. 2 oz. / 519 g.
Men's Toasty Twill™ Full-Zip Hoody is rated
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Rated 5 out of
Better than and 1/2 the price of Better SweaterI had purchased a Better Sweater Hoody from Patagonia and when it arrived I tried it on and the hood just billowed out around my head. I couldn't believe there was no way to tighten it up to keep the wind out. It was like wearing a wind sock. I returned it and bought this Toasty Twill hoody when it went on sale and I noted before I bought it that it did have two cords to tighten the hood opening. It's my favorite garment now, I'm outside most of every day and it's perfect for cooler weather. Thick, warm fleece with a very soft hand. A substantial jacket with a useful hood, can't beat that.
Date published: 2016-09-14
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Warm and functionalI bought this hoody as a spare for another polyester hoody I bought at REI a few years ago that is no longer available and is starting to show wear.
The Mountain Hardwear hoody is heavier material and warmer, which is good for layering on those cold winter days, but can be a little too warm over a t-shirt around the house (with the thermostat at 67 degrees F) or outdoors under a parka on days above 25 degrees F. In those cases I just unzip the hoody or the parka and all is well.
This hoody has 2 roomy inside pockets as well as 2 roomy outside zippered pockets. The hood has a nice embedded pull cord for snugging it on those windy days (no loose ends whipping around in the wind and very easy to use). It also has a nice long zipper that comes to your chin when fully zipped, and when it's down, the hood is well designed to form a warm "collar" around your neck without being constricting like a turtle neck would be.
If you do perspire or get wet while wearing it, it dries quickly without any noticeable effect (i.e. holds it's shape well).
My only 'complaint' is that the textured surface tends to collect dog hair (my yellow lab is all over me), which the other hoodie I have, with a smooth surface, does not. But that's what lint brushes are for!