Adidas Outdoor Stockhorn Fleece Hoodie II
Best protecting insulation layer from the Fall/Winter 2018 Gear Guide.
Brand: Adidas Outdoor
Model: Stockhorn Fleece Hoodie II
No one likes winter rain in the mountains, but our tester who wore the Stockhorn didn’t mind it. Made of wind- blocking Polartec Power Stretch Pro with a PFC-free DWR for added protection, the hoodie kept her toasty during a soggy season in Utah’s Wasatch. The upgraded Power Stretch has a “hard” exterior finish, which stopped 30-mph gusts on Utah’s Antelope Island. The Stockhorn kept our tester warm in the upper 20s while she climbed at the 9th Street crag in Ogden, Utah, and she noted that she only need to throw a shell over it in heavy rain.
“The cut is trim enough to slide easily under my harness and stretchy enough for high reaches,” our tester reports. The jacket’s hand pockets sit above a hipbelt, and the whole thing packs down to the size of a 1-liter Nalgene. Bonus: Our tester reports that the Stockhorn remained stink-free over a month of daily use with zero laundering.
“The Stockhorn resisted pilling from bush- whacks in the Wasatch, which would have roughed up my other fleeces,” one tester says.
Weight: 15.6 oz.
Sizes: Men’s S-XXL, Women’s XS-XL
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