This is the fourth one I have bought.
I'm 6', ~145 lbs and the large is a bit big but in a comfortable way that is good for layering. I LOVE the color of this year's fleeces! I have been buying them for a number of years and wear them around the house, when jogging, and (lately) while snowshoeing. I wore one this weekend with a wicking baselayer and a fleece vest and was comfortable snowshoeing in 25 degree weather; added a down coat and a shell and was comfortable in 4 degree weather (F). I've had one for 5 years that I ripped off the zipper pull on, but honestly I wear these daily from about October-April. They're fantastic! I recommend them highly to everyone, and have also purchased them as gifts. They are graciously appreciated when given.
Great, but this year's needs help
I own an embarrassing number of these, going back quite a few years. With the exception of the one ruined by my dog, they've held up very well, and I still wear them all... except this year's, which I returned. The original version had just the chest pocket. Last year's had a chest pocket and two pockets at the waist, while this year's version has just one. I'm not sure about most people, but I generally stick my hands in those pockets, and it was so incredibly annoying that there was just the one. Please, EMS, bring the better pockets back for next year (and bring the awesome turtleneck version back while you're at it!)
Love the hood and soft fabric
i like the top, but the fabric is not as warm as previous versions i've purchased previously....i love the high neck and well fitting hood....acts like a balaclava but is better b/c you have the zipper to adjust it...i would like it better if it had more pockets....like a zipper pocket in the back in addition to the front pocket.....it also runs a bit bigger than previous versions...i am usually a small but had to exchange for an x-small which fit much better...i would also like the sleeves a little longer so they didn't pull at all when i was using the thumbholes.
I bought two, purple for me, blue for my daughter. my friend has one too. I am 125 lbs, the small is a perfect fit. Great for hiking, trail running in the winter, and even under a regular jacket, running errands. I've gotten so many compliments. Love the flattering fit, the detailing on the neck and sleeves, the colors. Cozy, soft, and warm, and very lightweight. Also - the hood and neck are cut so when you fully zip up it covers your cheeks - a great feature in strong wind. Love this piece.
Love this Hoodie!!!
I this Hoodie its great for layering. You have a full range of motion for Rock climbing in it. Packs small enough to bring camping or hiking and light enough its not too much added weight in your pack. I even wear it on cold days to work. This is my second one, I wore the first one so much its seen better days.
Favorite mid-layer ever
I work in wet, cold environments all the time. This is my favorite layer, regardless of weather. 50deg- I can wear it alone. 40deg- I can wear with with long underwear. 35 or lower- long underwear, this and a light coat make for warmth while working! Plus the colors are great.
Great, comfy hoodie
Awesome product. I work as a guide and this hoodie is great for front and backcountry travel. I love the diagonal seam across the front, but the downside is only having the one pocket. The blue color also gets dirty easily in the back country. Otherwise, great hoodie
Great for running outdoors on cold days. Super comfortable, light-weight, but warm and cozy.
Awesome hiking top
Excellent product, a very warm layer that is easy to remove while hiking.
I'm in love so far.......
The few times I have worn it, I've been warm and comfy.