Here at Skimo Co, we love us some spandex and lycra. If it doesn't snap tight when you put it on, we usually aren't interested. However, our friends over at Atomic introduced us to this new stuff called cotton-blend, and we were wildly impressed with its comfort. The all new Atomic Alps FZ Hoodie features a slick polyester shell on the shoulders and hood so that folks don't forget that we are really, really outdoorsy, while a cozy cotton/polyester blend makes up the rest of the hoodie. In addition, it comes in a sharp looking ombre-blue (ombre means two-tone) that your mom and girlfriend are sure to appreciate. With a full zip, you're never very far from freedom, and no matter how tightly you cram this thing into the bottom of your bag, it is bound to come out wrinkle free and ready to rock.
- The 70/30 cotton/polyester lower is soft and cozy- much more pleasant to lounge in than our usual lycra race suits.
- A 100% polyester upper sorta repels wind and rain, as well as comments from Mom about needing a haircut.
- Full length zipper to help you sneak snacks into the movies.
Questions & Reviews
There’s a hoodie spectrum: from “The Belichick” to the “Carhartt, to the “Dynafit Speed Thermal Hooded Jacket,” to [a bunch of stuff in between], to what might be the most expensive hooded thing at Skimo, the “Ortovox Col Becchei Jacket (~$320!).” You might be asking, when does a hoodie stop being a hoodie and start being a jacket with a hood? I don’t know. We may never know. If hoodie research continues to be underfunded, we’ll have to live with uncertainty. In my opinion, a hoodie has to be soft to be a hoodie. A shell with a hood is not a hoodie. If you’re having doubts, ask yourself: would I wear this hooded garment to bed? If the answer is yes, then it’s probably a hoodie.
So, about the “Atomic Alps FZ Hoodie.” It’s a ‘lifestyle’ piece. I prefer life, to lifestyle, but you’ve heard that all before. It’s a go-to hoodie. Dress it up. Dress it down. It goes with all the pants you own except for a couple that you never wear. It would look good in the Alps if you were planning to go. It’s flattering. For example, let’s suppose you’re aging and your shoulders are starting to droop: the FZ will make you look nine months younger, at least. The color is nice, especially if you’ve got ombre-blue eyes. And there’s some red trim to go with your eyes in case you’re an aspiring alcoholic. I had a strapping young fella ask me where I got my “Atomic Alps FZ Hoodie.” If that doesn’t rate five stars, I don’t know what does.
Imma start saving money for the Ortovox Col Becchei and let you know how it goes.
Whether you're a hippie (hippy) or a yuppie (yuppy), you can sleep soundly in a true hoodie (hoody).
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