- January 27 2012
This jacket is very warm for its weight. It is warmer than the pull over capilene and can be easily regulated because of the full zip. Also, it is really soft which is an extra bonus. :)
- January 18 2012
By far, the #1 Go-To Winter Hoodie in my closet.
I should start by saying that Patagonia's products have yet to fail me, and I own several (definitely looking to obtain more- there will never be 'enough') pieces of their summer and spring gear. This was my first winter purchase from them, but certainly not the last. I live in New Hampshire, and in the mountains, the weather can be quite unpredictable. Warmth is a top safety concern, right up there with whether or not my repel line is properly anchored. The Capilene 4 Hoodie is a secure base that your other layers can't be held up by. I layer this with a tank underneath, and my hooded Nano Puff over it, and I'm warm as toast in -10F... and I used to tend to run cold. ha! No more. It has thumb-loops (which obviously gets Awesome Points) that not only make it so there is no chance of your sleeves bunching up with your other layers; they act as full length warmers. Girls, it comes with the warmest, nearly 'fingerless glove' length hand and wrist space imaginable, and don't worry about the fabric piling from wearing it over your hands, because it doesn't. This fabric cannot get a 'pull' in it. The darn thing is practically impermeable. Another bonus? You don't sweat in it at all. The wicking is excellent for high levels of exertion and the capilene fabric is silky smooth on the outside, and super soft against the skin. Any wind that gets through it's impossibly tight weave seems to be warmed before it gets to your body. It's like wearing a soft, light, and ultra thin wetsuit... in town. If you've purchased hoodie after hoodie- waiting to find that 'perfect' go-to for your closet- your search is over; functional and fashionable to boot, welcome to the Capilene 4.
- October 24 2011
best hoody ever
Sleek & sweet definitely describes the Patagonia Cap 4 Exp hoody. I now own 5 of these jackets! It started with the Velocity hoody which was similar and now the Capilene 4 Expedition. First of all, the colors are always stunning. More importantly, the longer length (just below the hip) keeps the cold out and provides the sleek look. The arms are long, but that is a good feature in my opinion. The arms can be pulled higher if thumbholes get in the way. I get more compliments wearing this hoody than anything else. Most times I wear alone over a t-shirt and that is great. Using under a parka is perfect when more warmth needed. I usually wear small in Patagonia and the small works for me (5'4, 120) w/o being tight (fitted but not tight).
- August 12 2011
I have been looking for the perfect fleece--long torso, hood, long arms with thumb holes, super warm--for about a year. This is it! The fit is WONDERFUL! It's long on your torso so you don't get any cold drafts, and the hood fits snugly. If anything, the arms are a little too long, so if that bothers you, then you might want to get a size down. The only thing I can't speak to is how warm it is--it hasn't dropped below 70 since I bought it, so I haven't tried it for heat. I'm 5'7" and 125, and the small fits great.
- February 14 2011
This is a great jacket. It is comfortable and flattering. The only thing I would change is the thumb holes. When it is cooler, they are great because they help to keep your hands warm, but they look a little strange when you push up your sleeves.