Patagonia Snap T Hoody Review
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If you have ever been lucky enough to own a Patagonia Synchilla fleece pullover, you will be elated to see the Synchilla has a new sibling call the Snap T-Hoody. For starters, I’ll give you a little background on the Patagonia Synchilla. I’ve owned a few Synchilla’s in my day and they are a great work horse whether you are using it for a cold weather hike or hanging around the camp fire in early spring or the fall. And while it has great outdoor performance features, most people I see wearing this jacket is using it for casual wear.
When I noticed Patagonia has a Synchilla like fleece pullover with a hooded version, I jumped at the chance to see how it performed. With my love for the Synchilla, I was hoping the Snap T Hoody would have a similar look, feel, and performance. Time for the details… The Snap T Hoody is made from a thick recycled fleece that is super warm for colder fall days and even moderate winter temps. I was able to get up to Aspen for a weekend to test out this jacket in the colder temps while staying fashionable for people of Aspen. You never know when you’re going to run into Tom Cruise in Aspen, right?? While hanging around the campfire with friends in Aspen, CO, the temps dropped fast at night and to keep warm, I took advantage of a few of the Snap T Hoody features. This includes the thick fleece and the kangaroo pocket. Thing about the old school sweatshirt, but in a even better fleece. Another cool feature in the Snap T Hoody is the Hood. The Hood is a continuation of the fleece material throughout the jacket and while I didn’t have to use it in 40-50 F temps, the hood will come in handy on those colder winter dog walks.
The fit of the Patagonia Snap-T Hoody is generous, i.e. not a snug technical fit. I am 173lbs and 6’0 and I found the jacket to provide plenty of room around the midsection and shoulders. I tested out a size medium. To give this pullover a somewhat fitted look, there there is a spandex binding around the waste and the cuffs of the sleeves. This also helps keep cooler weather out, and warm air in. While we do a lot of technical product testing at AGR, there are sometimes classic products like the Patagonia Snap T Hoody that steal our hearts. And if the Snap T Hoody is anything like the Patagonia Synchilla, this jacket will last for an easy 10 years. For more information on the Snap T Hoody and other Patagonia products, visit www.patagonia.com or www.rei.com/patagonia.