I purchased the women’s orange hoodie in February ‘22 and waited to review it to see how it would hold up to extensive use. I wore this hoodie for a backcountry backpacking job, which averaged 50 miles weekly over a four month period in the southwest high desert. I also wore it on the JMT this past summer. After about 800 trail miles, the hoodie held up to the challenge.
The material is the softest I’ve found so far. It kept me cool in 95 degree heat and warm when I started my mornings at 25 degrees. It also kept me warm while wet one day when the weather kept shifting from sun-rain-snow. The recommended fit guide is true to size. Some have commented on the thumb hole location being off. I find it was placed perfectly for hiking with poles, The hood size kept the sun off my face and kept the bugs away. It did not pull on the neckline either. I did have an issue the side seam material not being folded enough in one place for the sewing thread to fully take. A friend who is a seamstress was able to fix it. The shirt is now showing some thinning on the upper back from my pack rubbing, but that is expected. It also has some fading and runs in the material from branch snags, but is no fault of the workmanship.
It looks a bit worse for wear right now but still has many trail miles left in it. I have purchased another for the upcoming season.