Constructed of two weights of gridded Polartec Powerdry fleece fabrics and incorporating stretch, the Berghaus Men’s Smoulder Hoody Jacket is extremely comfortable, movement mirroring, and highly versatile. Climbers, backpackers, hikers, and skiers alike will find this an excellent year-round piece.
An active layer for alpine adventures, the Berghaus Men’s Smoulder Hoodie keeps you warm and dry when you are moving fast in the mountains. Using innovative synthetic fleece materials, this jacket will perform in a multitude of conditions. Let’s take a closer look.
This jacket is constructed with two different weights of Polartec Power Dry Fleece. It is a super lightweight and really breathable fleece material that is known for its thermal efficiency as well as how fast it dries. So you have got kind of a body mapped system here where there is thicker fleece where you need it and not quite as thick where you want that extra breathability or where the heat may build up faster. In combination with those power dry materials we do have some stretch fleece to offer ample freedom of movement. So, again, this is an active piece and it is meant to let you move while you are in the mountains, while maintaining that body’s natural thermal regulation. So you have got really good temperature control with the piece maximum breathability and quick drying materials. It is an excellent combination all around.
Some of the features I want to mention on the piece. We do have one pocket. It is a chest pocket. So there is a small kind of mesh lined pocket there. So you can definitely store some smaller items close to the body in that pocket. We do also have two thumb holes on the cuffs so we have a nice kind of elastic stretchy cuff. But there is an innovative little thumb hole there, so if you need to make this a little easier to layer you can use the thumb hole. It gives you some palm and back of the hand protection, but if you don’t want to use that thumb hole, you don’t have to. It kind of seamlessly lines up right with the piece so it is not laying uncomfortably next to skin. It is actually a very comfortable fitting thumb hole if you are or aren’t using it, so nice bonus there.
We do have a hood, as the name suggests, and it is a tight fitting hood. So I throw that on. You can see that it is a pretty form fit hood and the zipper comes up a little higher to give you some face protection. So it can zip all the way up and you have got some good protection in the face and, again, snug fitting hood. It will fit around a helmet or under a helmet, I am sorry, low profile. So you could layer on top of it easily.
The fit is very low bulk. So it is a streamlined piece. It fits very close to the body. It is definitely an athletic cut. So keep that in mind when sizing. I am wearing a large right now and I normally wear mediums, but the large is fitting me pretty well. I have a little bit of room to layer lightweight base layers underneath, but not much more. This would definitely be a base or mid layer piece.
So there you have it, ideal as a base layer in those colder climates or a mid layer if the temperature is a little cooler. It is definitely an athletic piece of those high adventures in the alpine. It is the Berghaus Men’s Smoulder Hoody.