I’ve been looking to replace my well-worn and loved Cloudveil walk don’t run power stretch hoody. I’m planning on staying synthetic and have come up with these 3:
NW Alpine Black Spider Light, $90- 10 oz. in medium, made in USA, microgrid fleece?
Patagonia RI, $149- 11.5 oz in medium, Made in Colombia, polartec power dry
Wild Things ¼ zip hoody ,$119- no weight given, made in USA, polartec power stretch
I am a big fan of Wild Things with a number of pieces of their kit and was leaning towards their hoody because of the power stretch, but the top has two big negative issues; no thumb loops and the zipper does not go deep enough.
I'm am now leaning towards the Black Spider. it's the least expensive and lightest of the three. What are some of the other synthetic hoodies out there that people can recommend.