Patagonia Women’s All Weather Zip-Neck Hoody Review
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PATAGONIA WOMEN’S ALL WEATHER ZIP-NECK HOODY
Worn alone or as a second layer, the All Weather Zip-Neck Hoody offers versatile performance in a durable polyester/spandex blend, with Air Flow mesh panels for breathability.
- deep front zip;
- anatomically shaped hood,
- thumb holes and fold-over mitts.
PRODUCT REVIEW – Patagonia – All Weather Zip Neck Hoody – by Ashleigh R4W Forum Member
STYLE – Simple styling which is great for running, not too fussy. Practical yet attractive looking. Simple styling makes it an easy top to wear, like the holes for thumbs and cover for hands. Score 4/5
COMFORT – Very comfortable, I ran in several layers and the top stayed put! Which is rare for running tops. Score 5/5
BREATH ABILITY – Kept me warm but not too hot, excellent breathability. Fitting and material perfect for running short or long distance. I wore a skin underneath and felt great. Score 5/5
QUALITY – Excellent quality, washed and tumble dried and top has not bobbled. Score 4/5
COLOUR – I like the two tone, very flattering and excellent use of block colouring. More colours depending on seasons would be excellent. Turquoise and blue perfect for winter, I’d like to see a purple one. Score 4/5
OVERALL – Excellent top, I like the simplicity of the top, yet practical design add-ons such as the hole for my hair, brilliant idea! I don’t need loads of pockets for this kind of top. I don’t run all the time with an mp3 or iPod but maybe a small pocket on the sleeve would be useful. Score 4/5
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