5 Ounce Fleece Hoodie
Oct 11, 2018 at 5:36 pm #3559382Rob PBPL Member
Just got an email from Kuiu about some new products and thought this looked intriguing:
I’m not sure how this material deals with moisture as compared with regular Polartec 100, but it’s only 5 ounces with a hood so it might be worth an experiment.Oct 12, 2018 at 12:35 am #3559413Gerry B.BPL Member
@taedawoodLocale: Louisiana, USA
Rob, 5 oz is amazing for a fleece hoodie. I will be interested to get some feedback from users. Thanks for sharing.
GerryOct 12, 2018 at 2:50 am #3559447
5oz is almost too good to be true. I have a Cap 4 L/S Crew (no hood) that is 5.1oz. Is the fabric thinner than that?Oct 12, 2018 at 2:54 am #3559448Greg MihalikBPL Member
Somebody buy this magical garment and weigh it.Oct 12, 2018 at 4:19 am #3559458HkNewmanBPL Member
@hknewmanLocale: Western US
It’s the same fabric presented during IPSO 2015 (in the middle of other fabric and garment descriptions)
I’m interested too, though the now discontinued OR transition fleece had a full zip and hand pockets for a few oz more.Oct 12, 2018 at 7:29 am #3559464
This Mountain Fit hoody seems to be just slightly different from the Peloton 97 hoody that Kuiu has been making for a while. I bought a Peloton 97 earlier this year. It is a large, and I added a bit of elastic cord to help seal the hood to my face better. It weighs 160 g on my scale, or 5.64 oz.
So far I’ve only used this for 8 days in the field, but I really like this piece. It is comfortable, quite warm, and has a good hood and thumb loops. I do wish it had a 1″ longer tail, but the fabric is not too slippery so it still stays tucked in quite well. I would buy it again without hesitation. The fit is slightly loose and the fleece is stretchy. I paid 80 bucks and I note they’re down to 70 bucks in the Kuiu outlet.Oct 12, 2018 at 1:22 pm #3559477
Somebody buy one and do a review :). I wonder how this would compare to a Polartec 100wt fleece? I think this would make a great camp/sleeping layer.Oct 12, 2018 at 3:38 pm #3559499Casey BowdenBPL Member
@clbowdenLocale: Berkeley Hills
Here’s the link to the Peleton 97 hoody…Oct 12, 2018 at 4:12 pm #3559502
@eb – Just curious – what size is 5.64oz and how does it fit compared to other brands?Oct 12, 2018 at 8:29 pm #3559529Brad PBPL Member
I have to wonder if a 5oz top can do anything beyond covering one’s nakedness.Oct 12, 2018 at 8:40 pm #3559530JohnBPL Member
@johnnyh88Locale: The SouthWest
I have a Patagonia Thermal Weight crew that weighs 5 oz in a size S. It has no zippers and no hood. I would say it’s around 2/3 as warm as a standard 100-weight fleece. Unless this fleece is super magical, I’d guess it’s similarly warm, but it would be nice to get some user feedback. I like my thermal weight crew for trips down to 25 or 30 degrees – good for cold starts when a wind shirt isn’t quite enough and a little extra warmth when sleeping.Oct 12, 2018 at 9:24 pm #3559534
Brad R: my 5.64 oz. Peloton 97 is a Large. I wish I’d weighed it before I added the elastic cord and button to the hood, but that’s a matter of only a few grams. Kuiu fit is a bit unpredictable, but in this case I’d say it is pretty normal. I’m 6’1″ and 175 lbs. and the Large is a bit loose on my 32″ waist. I’m sure I would find the sleeves too short on a Medium (I like long-ish sleeves).
Brad P: You might be surprised at how thick and warm this fleece feels. I certainly was. The knit has considerable loft, much more than my other baselayers of similar weight. It remains to be seen whether it packs out quickly. I haven’t used it hard enough to have any idea of its warmth in the long term.Oct 12, 2018 at 10:04 pm #3559535Michael SirofchuckBPL Member
@mr_squishyLocale: Great Wet North
I wore the Peloton 97 zip t for hunting this year in 40-50 degree temps and it is a super lightweight base layer. The hoodie intrigues me – I’d like to see it in camo so I’d have a hooded baselayer for hunting.Oct 12, 2018 at 11:24 pm #3559543
Mike: They have the 97 hoody in 2 different camo patterns as well as grey/brown and brown/grey.
How did the fabric hold up in Kodiak alders? Did you put it to the test? :-)Oct 14, 2018 at 4:16 pm #3559761Brian LindahlBPL Member
@lindahlbLocale: Colorado Rockies
There’s also this piece: https://www.the-house.com/mh3mlfzh06sh18zz-mountain-hardwear-fleece.html
Full zip fleece hoody with pockets for 4.8ozOct 16, 2018 at 1:04 am #3559996
It’s an interesting piece. Fit is a bit loose, as on Eric’s Peleton 97, but not overly so. I’m generally between a medium and a large, and the medium fits fine, but not skin hugging (doesn’t even hug my bit o’ buddha belly). Usually the arms on most pieces are a bit long on me, but not so much with this, which is nice for me (but perhaps not for someone with long arms). Smooth face fabric outside, and while brushed inside, it has very, very minimal nap. Haven’t worn it on a trip so no idea how warm it will be, but I imagine less warm than my TNF 100, which seems just a tad thicker. Don’t know that, just a guess. It’s very comfortable to wear with a nice bit of stretch without being overly stretchy.
Also like Eric’s Peleton 97, not overly long. My medium is 26.75″ from the neck seam to the bottom of the garment. The hood is not form fitting, and there’s no way to tighten it (which I think is pretty standard on pieces like this). When zipped up completely there’s still a small rounded-v-shape opening at the top of my forehead. That’s not to say it’s loose all around, it isn’t. I just doesn’t quite hug all the way around either.
My medium is 5.3 oz. on my cheapo kitchen scale.Oct 16, 2018 at 1:19 am #3559997Ken ThompsonBPL Member
@hereLocale: Right there
Useless answer from customer service,
Q: What is the back length?
A: Depends on the size, they get longer as you go up in size.
Real helpful guys.Oct 16, 2018 at 3:17 am #3560014
I ordered a medium and large of the Mountain hardware one you posted.
As my Dad used to say “you couldn’t make it yourself for that price”.
DarylOct 16, 2018 at 5:13 am #3560027
Hope you’ll post the weights of those MH hoodies Daryl, as some commenters have said they’re closer to 8 oz.Oct 16, 2018 at 2:27 pm #3560062Brett PeughBPL Member
The Mountain Hardwear are closer to 8-10oz depending upon size. I went with it because it is made of microfleece which I find better at retaining warmth, cutting down the wind and shedding light precipitation than grid fleece.Oct 16, 2018 at 9:12 pm #3560110
“microfleece which I find better at retaining warmth, cutting down the wind and shedding light precipitation than grid fleece”
I’m heading toward a similar conclusion.
I’m a heavy sweater. This may be a factor.Oct 16, 2018 at 11:09 pm #3560139obx hikerBPL Member
Speaking of lightweight garments/shirts from Kuiu, and how do you say that anyway? Que Ee U? Anyway I was going to devote a little time when I finally get around to working up a trip report about an April hike in Salt Creek/Needles and a nice trip to the Winds in August to mention the Kuiu Tiburon shirt:
I treated mine with permethrin for August in the Winds but that turned out to be unnecessary. The shirt has just enough of a shell effect for knocking down the breeze, full sun protection and with those pin holes in the weave pattern breathes great! Wore it with one of those new Mt. Hardware T’s with the horizontal bands of open weave venting, the VNT and I was good in temps ranging from @ 40 crossing passes in snow fields (as long as I was moving) to @ 75+ (and it would be my first choice for higher temps when you need the coverage from the sun) . As you can see following the link; the tiburon specs @ 5oz (M?) and I checked mine in a large at 5.8 oz or 166 grams. Since I’d moved up to a full sized xtherm I was trying to compensate and shave a few oz. and instead of a compromise I got a better bonus! The shirt has a really deep zip and also a very handy semi-napoleon zip chest pocket. I’m 5″9/160 and normally wear a medium but got a large since I didn’t want it too form fitting and I was using the shirt as a sort of shell. It’s very well-made, really stretchy and also pretty darn tough. No problems with willows in the Winds though I did get a few random pulls in the weave when I went bush-whacking through/across Salt Creek right at Kirks cabin to check some sites on the west side. Anyone that’s tried that might appreciate the challenge to you and your clothing! Another level of bush-whacking!
As they saying goes it’s a little spendy but I really love it as a light shell for sun and bugs that won’t overheat. I don’t know anyone at Kuiu or have anything to do with them but they seem to be coming out with some good gear. I plan on getting a pair of the trousers and the shorts since I’ve been so pleased with the shirtOct 17, 2018 at 12:26 am #3560150
Koo-YooOct 18, 2018 at 10:06 pm #3560468
Mountain Hardware Microchill Lite Hoodies arrived.
Medium on my scale is 8.6. That’s only about 4 ounces and 180% higher than the advertised weight of 4.8 ounces.
Oh well, Mountain Hardware stuff is always kinda heavy.
The Large weighed 9.4 ounces.
Like Brett said…..8-10 ounces depending on size.
I otherwise like it.Oct 19, 2018 at 3:05 am #3560507Five StarBPL Member
@mammomanLocale: NE AL
Got my Mountain Fit in the mail today. 6.6 oz. in XXL. Fit and feel are fantastic. Can’t wait to take it out on my section hike in early December.
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