The Thermal Hoodie is an awesome Technostretch jacket for casual racing and training. Made by Italian manufacturer and tongue-twister Pontetorto, the fabric is a light blend of polyester and spandex woven into a grid pattern that makes it warm and breathable. The waffle structure on the inside enhances moisture wicking and the 4-way stretch design keeps everything moving with you. With small skin pockets and thumbholes, the jacket is ready to be run uphill. The hood will be there when you reach the top and need some downhill protection.
- Technostretch is so good that Pontetorto is being sued by Polartec.
- 4-way stretch, elastic hem, and thumbholes keep everything in place.
- Garment is Bluesign® approved with rigorous production methods.
|Cuffs||Elastic w/ thumb holes|
||Technostretch, polyester, spandex|
|Lining||Moisture wicking waffle structure|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Casual tours, training|
|Notes||Top of the line weave|
|Bottom Line||Simple, comfortable piece|
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Questions & Reviews
I've used this piece for just about every weather condition while touring and out in the backcountry. It works great as a midlayer under a windshell while out on more moderate-paced tours between 0 and +30F, or as an unzipped top layer for faster-paced workouts/warm-weather tours. It's not super wind-blocking but it will repel light snow/rain pretty easily. Best features: long sleeves for easy striding; HUGE front pockets for storing skins (not just teensy race skins, but big >100mm skins too), drying gloves, nordic wax, Snickers bars, whatever; hood zips all the way up for added warmth on blustery days. Worst features: tears easily (a couple rips after using this as an outer layer while schwacking through krummholz approaches), hood will flap awkwardly if not zipped up.
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