- Quick Drying
- Full Center Front Zipper
- Dual Hand warmer Pockets
Fit: Relaxed Fit
Fabric: Alpin-Wool™ Plus 43% wool, 38% polyester, 19% nylon // 100% polyester backer
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 25.7oz / 728g (L)
- Great flexible all-around hoddie for layering or on its own (Review by Ben R.)
I bought my first Exit Hoodie in 2008 and have worn it at least 4 days a week in cool weather ever since. It's still holding up fine, though it's got a few campfire singes now so I just picked up a second one in December 2014 to use for in-town jaunts around home where I want to look a little tidier. The old one is relegated to dirty chores around the house and backpacking trips. The new model lacks the thumb holes in the sleeve that the older one had, but other than that it seems to be the same great, warm, comfortable hoodie I've come to love. The wool doesn't hold odors from campfires or extended sweaty backpacking trips, and the poly fleece/wool combination does a better job of keeping me comfortable than any other layer I own. The wool does pill a little when you first wear it, but after a couple of washes it settles down. Use one of those fuzz shaver things if it really bothers you, to me it's entirely worth it as the wool combo provides so much value and comfort - breathes when it needs to and retains heat when I need it. If I'm on the move, I'll often wear this with just a mid-weight t-shirt in temps down into the high 30s fahrenheit with no worries. I've soaked it a few times and it dries quickly on my body while still keeping me warm, even in near-freezing temps. Definitely pair it with a rain shell if you know you're in for damp weather, but this hoody and an ultralight shell will handle just about anything active in style. This isn't a criticism but this hoodie is NOT a wind-stopper. It's fine in mild to moderate windy conditions but if you want something to block a real arctic blast you're going to want another thermal layer under it or a shell over it. Both of which work fine.
(Posted on 1/14/15)
- the hunting layer (Review by stephen)
I got this with hunting in mind, something warm that I would be able to move around in and not over heat, and most of all quiet. Success since the trip I wear it frequently from skiing to hiking and just around town or the house. I am 6ft 160 and went with an xl with the idea I may be wearing many layers underneath during the 430 am start to the tree stand, when temps could be inthe teens. The xl has worked out great, but a L would be just fine too
(Posted on 11/20/14)
- Classing up the classic hoody (Review by Peter)
We all love the comfort of an old school sweatshirt hoody, but we don't always want to look like we're on our way to middle school gym class.
The wool blend classes up the classic look, and also helps it shed drizzle, dirt, grime, coffee spills, etc.
Super soft on the inside, sharp looking on the outside, warm throughout....this is the adult version of your favorite hoody from middle school
(Posted on 3/19/14)
- Every day, any condition sweater (Review by Vimal)
I've worn this thing just about every day for the past two and a half years. It's a little heavy for backpacking, but it's been on plenty of backpacks with me even so. Comfy, durable, super breathable, manages moisture like a dream, so good I'm wearing it right now.
One of things I like best about this piece is that it has all the high tech performance you can ask for, but it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb in a crowd. Non-flashy looking gear can be hard to find but it's essential if you are say, traveling in a poorer nation, working with underprivileged youth, hanging out with "non-outdoorsy" friends, or just trying to relax and have a drink at your local watering hole without looking like some sort of futuristic robot alien.
(Posted on 3/13/14)
- "It's a beautiful day... (Review by Dan)
...in the neighborhood!" This thing is basically my Mr Rogers' sweater. On the off chance that I don't wear it outside to either walk the dog, go to work or out to a bar, it is always within reach when I walk through the door. It's cozy, it looks great and it's uber-durable. It only has two drawbacks that I have found: 1) It pills pretty easily with regular use. No big deal. 2) I had to buy one for my wife to stop her from stealing mine.
(Posted on 11/23/13)
- 6 years strong! (Review by Alfredo)
Purchased my exit hoody in autumn of 2007.
I wear it daily during spring, autumn & winter and love it. It's is rugged and durable and can handle some abuse.
2 years ago I had to have the zipper replaced by a local seamstress (she maintains that REAL zippers have teeth, not spiral winding, sorry OR).
Other than that, regular wear & tear on the cuffs, a few campfire burns, it's still in great shape for it's age. If it ever dies, I'll get another Exit Hoody without a second thought
(Posted on 11/2/13)