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Solar hoody recommendation?

Postby skibum4life » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:53 pm

So I've been looking for a sort of "solar hoody" or "glacier hoody" and can't find anything of the sort. I'm looking for a light and thin 1/4 zip top but long sleeve with a hood. Been out on snow a lot of times wishing I had something like that. Anybody have a recommendation? Thanks!

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Re: Solar hoody recommendation?

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:48 am

For 40 bucks you can't go wrong with this:

http://www.rei.com/product/843433/mountain-hardwear-chocklite-anorak-mens-2012-closeout

Just got one last month and was loving it - till the hot weather came. Very wind resistant, and actually got caught in the rain with it and it did well. Packs quite small. Quarter zip, long sleeves, hood. Weighs about 8 oz.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Solar hoody recommendation?

Postby DaveSwink » Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:57 am

I use a Patagonia merino 3 hoody http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/mens-merino-3-midweight-hoody?p=37140-0-510 in outings where the forecast temps are over 20 degrees. It is super comfortable, warm but breathes well, with nice-fitting hood and thumb straps. It can handle temps up to about 45 degrees F but you will be wanting something lighter if the day is warmer.

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Re: Solar hoody recommendation?

Postby Dave B » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:37 am

Patagonia makes just the right thing, although not 1/4 zip.

http://www.altrec.com/patagonia/mens-lightweight-sun-hoody/
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Re: Solar hoody recommendation?

Postby Bean » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:19 am

skibum4life wrote:So I've been looking for a sort of "solar hoody" or "glacier hoody" and can't find anything of the sort. I'm looking for a light and thin 1/4 zip top but long sleeve with a hood. Been out on snow a lot of times wishing I had something like that. Anybody have a recommendation? Thanks!

Sounds to me like you're looking for sun protection only, without insulation or wind resistance to help with staying cool - am I interpreting that right?

If so, these two patagucci options look like they fit the bill, except for the 1/4 zip.

http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/mens-lightweight-sun-hoody?p=26653-0-303
http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/tropic-comfort-hoody?p=52120-0-275

One of those plus a 1/4 zip would be great for warmer days with blazing sun, hopefully you or someone else can find it (and post whatever it may be here so I can buy one).
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Re: Solar hoody recommendation?

Postby skiwall » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:41 am

Simms makes one for fishing- I have a friend who wears his all the time. I've touched them at the store but haven' bought one myself, yet.

http://www.fishwest.net/flyfishing/product/SI42SLRH.html?gclid=CMzS5rGBjLgCFWYV7AodzDMAWg#.UdBDRetQ3cs

It's pretty easy to find on sale in the $30 range.
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Re: Solar hoody recommendation?

Postby SurfNTurf » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:26 pm

First Ascent makes one called a Solarfoil Hoody. I noticed a lot of guides wearing it on Rainier last year, so I got one myself. I basically lived in the thing during a return trip to the PNW a few weeks ago. Highly recommended.

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Re: Solar hoody recommendation?

Postby skibum4life » Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:58 am

I found it. Or exactly what I was looking for. It's called the Boreas Pull-over by Rab. Super light, 1/2 zip, snug hood, super stretchy fabric (reminds me of a really really really light weight neoprene), and a light DWR treatment to boot. I'm 6' 1" and a medium fits great over a t-shirt. And for $43 on line, you can't beat it.

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