We originally thought La Sportiva’s Saturn hoody was improperly named as women’s attire, since Saturn is not a Roman goddess, but a Roman god. However, we quickly stood corrected after learning La Sportiva's naming intention with the hoody. Saturn is the god of liberation and wealth, and liberation from the elements results in a bounty of powder and corn skiing. Now the name makes sense. The EKS/Merino blend is one of the warmest combinations in cold temperatures due to its high thermal retention capabilities, but is also a secret weapon in warm conditions because of the unmatched sweat-wicking capabilities. A fitted hood won't corral wind around your head, but will stay tight around your face and seal the elements out. The hood also features a pony-tail flap, which ensures a proper helmet, goggle, and hood fit no matter the length of your hair. The Saturn hoody will quickly become a "necessory" regardless of temperature.
|Hood||Yes, fitted w/ ponytail cutout|
|Materials||Polyester, Polymide, Merino wool|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Mid layer, warm base layer|
|Notes||Half-zip front, opening in hood for ponytail.|
|Bottom Line||Great layering for when its cold.|