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High Altitude Hoody

High Altitude Hoody

High Altitude Hoody

Weight: 14.0 oz
Item #: HPH
  • super soft and lustrous quick-dry polyester/rayon fabric
  • zippered kangaroo pouch for keeping hands warm and valuables safe
  • warm lined hood for insulation and comfort


The place: Lukla, Nepal. The region: the Himalayas. Your adventure: a 12-day 80.7 mile trek to Everest base camp with elevation gain of over 8,000 feet. A lifelong bucket list has finally arrived. It’s a chilly day upon landing on the most dangerous airstrip in the world. Once clear of customs and various yaks and Sherpas, you retrieve your pack and reach for your new High Altitude Hoody, a divinely soft pullover that feels like cashmere yet is synthetic, quick dry and oh so warm. We call this fabric Tech-Schmere, also used on our Halifax Henley and Mad River Mock Tee. It boasts twin zippers protecting a soft warm kangaroo pouch pocket, and a big lined hood that can accommodate a ball cap or skullcap. You hoist your 60 lb. pack onto your shoulders and head out in search of your new mates whom you will intimately spend the next 12 days living the dream. Your life is good, your dream alive, breath easy and stay hydrated.

High Altitude Hoody Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars (3 reviews)

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I don't normally do online reviews. But if you want feedback on the hoodie, I like it a lot. The feel of the fabric is great, the cut is a fairly slim fit which is what I prefer. If I had a criticism, I find the length of the body is a little shorter than I prefer. Not by much but maybe an inch. The sleeve length is fine though. I am 6' 1". I wouldn't want to go from Medium to Large because it would be too wide. I have yet to wash it and will be careful because of shrinkage but given the material I wouldn't expect that to happen.

The softness of this fabric is far beyond what one expects from a synthetic pullover. The comfort from the first wearing is luxurious with a much more relaxed even elegant hand and drape than you might expect. I ordered the charcoal and was so pleased I then order the camel. The quality is consistent. The camel is darker than the photograph almost a true brown so buyers ought to be aware of that. I am sure these two will be my go-to's for layering in cool weather.

This pull-over is as soft as cashmere far more appealing to the hand than any similar garment I have ever found. The fit is also really relaxed and comfortable with a casual drape that fleece never seems to have. I ordered the charcoal and it was so excellent I ordered another in camel. In this one I was slightly disappointed that it is darker than the photos and is more of a true brown. But I kept it. Close enough and as casually elegant as the other one.

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