- March 24 2010
The perfect jacket - at a good price.
I used to think Mountain Hardwear's Power Stretch Hoodie was the closest thing to perfect, and I was waiting for one in a color I liked - but it does not compare to Patagonia's Stretch Velocity Hoodie. For this jacket, you get 2 zippered hand warmer pockets, thumb sleeves (which are almost like half gloves), the hood is not too tight on your head either. The neck zips up high, so you don't need a gaiter. The front is long, and so are the sleeves - which is great. The back drops even lower, so you're warm on the rock. The sleeves, torso, and waist are nicely fitted, but you can still wear base layers underneath. I weight 135, 5'6'', and size M is perfect. If you're on the fence - get it. You will not be disappointed. The bitter chocolate is like a dark raisin color.
- January 20 2010
Comfortable, versatile hoodie
I was a little wary of spending so much on a hoodie, but this jacket is worth every penny! I absolutely love it. The fabric breaths easily and dries quickly so it's great for running and biking. The soft fleece interior is also cozy just to wear around the house. The lines are sexy and flattering. The arms are nice and long and the torso dips a bit further in the back which makes it so great to bike with.
- January 16 2010
I love this jacket, it's very flattering, and a nice thickness. The sleeves are long enough, and the thumbholes are comfortable. I'm 5'5" and 140 lbs, and the medium fits nicely.
- January 8 2010
This is gorgeous. I got the seaport color & love it. The fit is cut close but not tight, very slimming on me. It's also warm & soft against my skin. Lots of stretch. I wear it alone or very easily under other layers. The sleeves are long for me, but I can fold them up. I also wear it with my thumbs through the holes in the cold which eliminates the need for carrying gloves when I walk the dog at night. The bottom flares out slightly on me, but it's not the least bit unattractive. I wouldn't change a thing. True to size. Highly recommend.
- November 18 2009
Finally, the perfect fleece hoodie
The quest is over, this is the fleece hoodie I was looking for. People told me it couldn't exist...they were wrong. This hoodie has a slim fit, cut close (but not tight) all over (including the arms, a tough thing to find.) I'm 5'6" 120lbs and the medium fits great. I could probably go with a small, but the medium fits close without being skintight. I get full range of motion without it riding up, the sleeves are long enough (even using the thumbholes) and it's warm! Plus, people started asking me how I stay in such great shape when I wear it, so apparently it's also slimming :)