A key piece in my layering system this year has been the lightweight hoody. The main features of this are a hood obviously and thumb loops. Taking the hood on and off and pulling the sleeves down over your wrists allows for really effective control of your comfort levels whilst on the move.
I have been using the Berghaus Smoulder hoody as it seemed really good value and the fit was good on me. Unfortunately with these things I don’t think it’s been continued. I have also had a Wild Things power-stretch hoody for a while which is a warmer layer but has the bonus feature of horizontally cut thumb loops which are really comfy to use. Most tops feature ‘vertical’ loops that can cut into your hand.
Best purchase of the summer has been a Rab Boreas pull on which I have used on its own and in combination with the other tops. It’s super breathable and dries quickly. The hood will fit over a helmet at a stretch. It’s a must have piece!
So there we have it, the lightweight hoody or a couple in different fabrics has become an essential part of my clothing system out on the hill. Get yours now!