Sunday, January 03, 2010

Review: Under Armour Cold Gear Hood

I do believe I official have a new favorite cold weather item: the Under Amrour Cold Gear Hood. I spotted it over at Amazon where it gets high reviews, and then picked one up at REI a couple days ago.

So far, I've worn it on our 8 mile New Years Day schlep hike, and then yesterday morning to shul in a feels like of 14° F. In both cases, the hood made the activity much more comfortable. It's kind of like wearing a scarf, though more convenient and snuggly.

There's actually a lot to like about this one item:

  • It's really lightweight, so tossing it into a pocket is easy
  • It converts to from a full mask to a partial mask to a neck-gaiter naturally - so repositioning it for comfort is easy
  • It fits well under a typical knit hat, making the hat quite a bit warmer than it normally would be
  • The material is supposed to wick away moisture, which is a plus
  • It could very well be the missing piece to your next Halloween's Ninja costume

The hood is a bit pricy at $25.00 - but given the size to warmth ratio, it's worth it.

2 comments:

  1. just looked at the hood on amazon... looks like something out of GI Joe.... you are going to have to post a picture of you wearing it for us all to enjoy.

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  2. Post a photo? Hmmm...I don't think you'll be able to take me seriously afterwards.

    Like I said, maybe next Halloween I can bust the hood out if I go as an Under Armour ninja ;-)

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