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Don't you hate it when some random friend-of-a-friend shows up at your group ride wearing cutoff jeans and a T-shirt and just smokes everybody? Consider that the human version of the ZOIC Women's Eve Full-Zip Hoodie. The Eve looks like a casual hooded sweatshirt that you would wear just hanging out at the house with a good book, or maybe in the back yard pulling up weeds. Looks, in this case, are deceiving. The Eve is actually a minimalist performance cycling top. Softshell jacket might be a better description, actually.
The most important difference between the ZOIC Eve and a casual hoodie is the fabric. While most hoodies are a cotton blend, the Eve is a non-absorbent, moisture-wicking polyester. This is important because cotton absorbs rain and sweat and becomes heavy. This wet cotton robs your body of precious heat, causing fatigue. Since it's a synthetic fabric, polyester doesn't absorb moisture. It pulls moisture away from your skin and maintains its insulating properties, even when it's wet.
The Eve has other features that lend themselves to life in the saddle, as well. Zippered hand pockets keep your valuables from popping out when the trail gets technical. ZOIC also put a zippered media pocket on the left sleeve for your phone or MP3 player and included a headphone cable slit to keep your headphone cable safely tucked away. ZOIC also had the foresight to include a tagless neck label to avoid itching and irritation.
As far as style goes, the slim, woman-specific fit is flattering, especially with the Eve's wide, relaxed waistband, and double button cuffs allow you to customize your sleeve length. Another unique styling cue is the accent color stitching around the adjustable hood. It's the subtle little touches that really make the difference.
The ZOIC Eve Full-Zip Hoodie comes in sizes XS to XL and is available in Black and Castle Grey.