Hi Dan - got the hoodie and mitts in the mail today, everything looks great, thanks for running this group buy!
Impressions of the cloudwaker mitts - quite light, huge coverage. Definitely fills a void in my kit for a lightweight rain mitt.
Hoodie - I happen to have one of the patagonia capilene 4 zip tops on hand for comparison. Both are men's size medium, and as a reference for comments on fit, I'm 5'8", 160lbs, 39" chest.
The fabric in the T2 is a lighter weight, slightly thinner version of the fabric used in the cap 4. The raised grid sections are not as wide as those found in the cap 4, but the spacing for the thinner sections of fabric in between is about the same. The zip on the patagonia only runs roughly 1/3 the way down the front of the garment, whereas the zip on the MEC is far deeper, I'd call it a 1/2 zip.
As for fit, the T2 has a bit more volume in the arms and the sleeves are slightly longer. Additionally, the openings for the hands are slightly greater in circumference as well. I do find myself missing the thumb loops found in the patagonia, and I will probably modify the T2 by adding my own. Volume in the torso seems about right, although a little tighter in the underarm area compared to the patagonia. The length of the T2 is a bit longer than the patagonia, though not by much. I'm pretty happy with the hood, I find it form fitting and provides good mobility. Overall, I find the fit of the cap 4 close to flawless for my body type, and the T2 not far behind. Very happy with it for the price, I suspect it will be my summer long sleeve layer of choice.
Regarding weight, my patagonia cap 4 zip top (not hoody) weighs 176.3g, the MEC T2 hoody weighs 176.2g. So for pretty much the same weight as the cap 4 zip, I gain a hood and deeper zip, lose the thumb loops and a bit of warmth. Not a bad trade off.