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Best hoodie choices


hoodie-200×148.jpgI need a hoodie for our next camp-out, and I was wondering what would be the best options?

– Underdressed Eric, Elmhurst, Ill.

A. Good question, Eric. Though we’ve seen lots of guys on outings wearing all-cotton hoodies, if that kind of jacket gets wet with rain or sweat, it’ll provide you about as much warmth as a soggy paper bag. Hoodies made of 100% polyester fleece are the best choice. Unlike cotton, these materials wick sweat and moisture away from your body and keep you warm even when wet.

Here are three good choices:

Comments about “Best hoodie choices”

  1. something says:

    what colour can the hoodies be

  2. troop45 says:

    try underarmor thats a good brand also try:RLE CABELAS BASS PRO

    PLAGICK . AND INVEST IN GOOD ONE BECAUSE LATER YOU WILL SAVE MONEY.

  3. good cub says:

    it keeps the person thats wearing it warm

  4. camper 101 says:

    i like to have a fleece hoodie, they dry quick and are very warm, you can get them cheap at wal-mart, or meijer

  5. SHOTGUN says:

    GREAT I LOVE HOODIES NOW I KNOW WICH ONE TO GET!

  6. BikesnobYW says:

    “NeoCamper,” wool keeps its insulating properties when wet just as well as polyester. Just knit it really tight and thick!

    I use Columbia polyester fleece jackets almost exclusively; they insulate really well and are desinged to keep your neck warm!

  7. 5Toes says:

    Under Armour makes awesome hoodies, and they really wick water!

  8. NeoCamper says:

    We have ordered our TenderFoot one of the hoodies offered by the troop — hey support the group as much as possible! Our son wears out the cuffs very quickly though on his hoodies so I was thinking of replacing them with hand-knitted ones made of superwash wool (machine washable) but wondered if wool is warm when wet or if its as cold as cotton? I know it makes great warm socks, but have always used acrylic yarns for hats, mitts, & scarves — does anyone know?

  9. Baller107 says:

    nice hoodie imma go get it for christmas now!

  10. BryGuy says:

    Thanks for the reminder that “cotton kills”. It always amazes me when Scouts show up for campouts with nothing but a cotton hooded sweatshirt as a coat. Polar fleece is a MUCH better option.

  11. Almost STAR!!! says:

    dude thanks!!! i never thought about that!

  12. NOTRE DAME FAN says:

    thank you for the tip know i now what hoodie to by

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