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Hi. Down sweater -- hood or no hood?

post #1 of 7
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Hi. These forums are excellent. I have one tiny question. I am finally getting back in (in 12 days!) after 15+ years of foolishness. This seems trivial, but hood or not? I'll now be wearing a helmet, (which is not as strange as the Q-tip skis). This would be a mid-layer under a shell.

post #2 of 7

If you are using it for layering, no hood.

post #3 of 7

As stated, no hood for layering.  I suggest you look at the Patagonia down sweater.  It is well constructed with 800 fill power down, making it extremely lightweight and thin, yet very warm on those cold days.

post #4 of 7

If layering NO. Since it's been so long since you have been you might not realize how warm a helemt is. I use a down insulation layer ( no hood) with a thin shell over it and only use the hood of the shell when it's really windy or really cold or both.

post #5 of 7

Welcome to Epic. If you have a seriously cold head, they make liner/caps for helmets that are fleece. (You'll want some kind of liner for the reverse problem, getting sweaty.) Anything thicker than that will mess up the helmet's fit, negate its purpose.

post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

Perfect. I got the Patagonia down sweater and was wondering whether I should have gone for the hood. This thing is so nice! I think it's my favorite article of clothing ever. Thanks.

post #7 of 7

I actually have your sweater with the hood. Great for around town, whether ski town or city. Skiing, no. 

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