We all have the basic hooded sweatshirts--you know, the cotton one from college? Or the one that is of your favorite sports team? You love it, but it has its flaws--it's bullky, shrinks, and doesn't age too well. And you generally pay a lot for it. But the Hooded Monk is, by far, my FAVORITE sweatshirt. First, this is the only sweatshirt that I have ever had that is almost ALWAYS the right temperature--never too warm, never too cold. Just right. Second, the many colors and designs make this one that you can collect more than one if you want. Third, the hood is nice. And did I mention the nice interior liner? Nice and soft. The outside is a nice tight cotton/spandex weave. I have three of these now and have had them for over a year. Many wears, no shrinking in the washer. And they wear very well. The one is the price--it is a bit high. But, it is a much better value than your average cotton sweatshirt that you paid $40-50 for and was probably made of cheap cotton and just doesn't last. This is well made and is organic cotton. A standard for any wardrobe.
I have three of these (well one I gave to my mom cause she was looking at it longingly). This is hands down the best hoodie I've ever had. The hood is deep, thanks to the three panel design, so full coverage is assured and it doesn't bunch up when it's down. The cuffs are huge and the elastic endures repeated pushing up my arms with aplomb, doesn't stretch much if at all. Good down to mid-40s with a brisk wind and only a t-shirt underneath. Throw a Lined Canvas Hoody over and you're good to 25 and strong winds. One note, the older versions had the front collar stitched together. I had to stitch it back together, but the newer ones have an overlap in the front. Great hoodie, Patagonia did right with this one.
Itâs no secret.
People familiar with Patagonia, even those who work at Patagonia, complain about the companyâs sizing inconsistencies. The Menâs Hooded Monk Sweatshirt is no different. What it comes down to is how you expect a sweatshirt to feel, that is, what is comfortable for you. Thatâs the bottom line. It is, after all, a sweatshirt. To me, that means loose-fitting comfort clothing, and Iâm not talking about the baggy âgangstaâ look. Iâm 6 feet tall and weigh 150 pounds, and both the large and medium âlookâ fine on me; however, the medium is tight at the shoulders. If it shrank, Iâd be out of luck. As with all Patagonia attire, itâs best to try on different sizes prior to purchase.
Just what I wanted
This is exactly what I was looking in a Hooded Sweatshirt, super super comfy, light weight, and packable. I was pleasantly surprised I could pack it in my Atom bag with other stuff already in there. Other sweatshirts that I've had in the past shrink a lot in the back and continue where I end up using them as rags. I was a little nervous washing it the first time and I remembered Patagonia stands behind everything they make. It has become my favorite since the first time I wore it ( everything Patagonia is my favorite). I tell every one about Patagonia and the amazing quality and functionality of their clothing.
This hoodie is a great buy. Fit is designed just like a normal hodded sweatshirt but offers supreme feel. The shirt is 100 percent organic cotton making the shirt feel extremely soft and warm. However, due to the shirt being organic it will not shrink as much as a regular sweatshirt(something to keep in mind if your stuck between sizes). I use it all the time around the house, at school, and it works especially well under other jackets like: an r3, better sweater or rain jacket. All in all it a great everyday buy
Great comfort hoody
This product is thinner than most hoody sweatshirts but is just as warm as heavier models. I was suprised at how warm this is for the thickness. It does have a more athletic cut to it but it is not too tight. You can wear a long sleeve under it just as comfortably as a regular tee. I wear this around the house and it is really soft and warm. I am 5'10", 180lbs with an average build and the medium fits great.
This is a terrific hooded sweatshirt. It is easily the most comfortable hoody that I've ever owned, and the fit is excellent. I expected it to have a little more heft, but now that I've worn it a few times, I have no complaints. It's great for coaching basketball outdoors on a cool night, for casual wear and relaxing, and probably would be good for a run in colder weather or to throw on post-surf. I'm really pleased with this piece.
Great Lighterweight sweatshirt!
This is a really soft, comfortable, high quality and lightweight sweatshirt from Patagonia. It's nice a roomy without being too bulky. Soft fleece on the inside. The only thing that could be considered a con about this is that it's not heavyweight. If you're going to be in weather below the 40's you'll need to layer. Luckily it layers well under a heavier piece. I have five of these sweatshirts and really love them.
Insanely Comfortable Fit
Bought hoping to snag a hoody which both fit and didn't look like i was going to rob a bank. Blown away by the stretch of the material. I tend to prefer a thinner fabric, and this is a great example of thin but not to the point of being too cool.
Size chart showed me as an L, rest of my Patagonia gear is L...fit perfect.
Seriously the most comfortable hoody I've ever owned. 5'10 - 170 and the medium fits good, still a very relaxed fit. Material is thin for a hoody, more of a t-shirt++ with fleece inside than a big thick hoody material like I'm used to. I also really like the paneled hood, it fits really well and stays on my head even when it's a little bit windy.