An interesting base layer that can hold its own in good weather. The La Sportiva Stratosphere Hoody is woven with warming blend of EKS fiber and Merino wool yarns, which make a garment optimized for cold weather athletic endeavors. Invented by the Japanese, EKS can absorb moisture and generate heat while you perspire, and the blend with wool further optimizes the temperature regulation. La Sportiva made this hoody one that you can use to layer under a shell, or simply skin uphill in when the temps are appropriate. You can also use the fitted hood and half-zip chest to control heat loss, giving enough flexibility for an average climb. Back at the hut, the Stratosphere Hoody makes a perfect lounging companion.
|Fit||Comfortable, alpine cut|
|Materials||75% Polyester, 40% Merino Wool, 15% Polyamide|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Any cold weather activity|
|Notes||Combo of tech and natural fibers, best of both worlds|
|Bottom Line||An ideal comfort layer|