Pentapitch Pullover Hoodie
Pentapitch is a multi-pitch climb in Little Cottonwood Canyon in our home region of Northern Utah, and it stays in the sun most of the day. Instead of applying sunscreen at each anchor, the Backcountry Men's Pentapitch Pullover Hoodie shields your skin from the sun's harsh sunlight. Its light fabric feels great in warmer weather, and it has a four-way stretch for full mobility on the mountain. The hood keeps rays from burning the back of your neck while you belay, and the 1/4-zip front adds ventilation when you get too warm. An adjustable waist helps keep this hoodie under your harness while you climb.
- Backcountry Exclusive
- Backcountry's lightweight pullover for climbing in the sun
- Four-way stretch fabric provides reliable UV protection
- Polygiene treatment ensures odor control
- Fixed hood with 1/4-zip front for ventilation
- Shock cord waist adjustment stays secure under harnesses
- Item #BCC00D9
What do you think about this product?
December 3, 2019
Mid-layer or Summer Sun Protector
This pullover works great as a fall/winter layer, even though it's designed to be a sun protecting pullover for the summer. To me, the fit is slim in all the right places, the sleeves are the right length, the option to cinch the bottom tighter is clutch, and the style make this a knockout. I get nervous it might be too warm for hot and direct conditions of a Utah summer, but haven't tried it yet and cannot be sure. Based on the reviews below, I don't think I will need to worry too much.
November 26, 2019
Swiss Army Layer
Use it anywhere and everywhere. It's light enough to use as a summer jacket but robust enough to layer for winter. The fit is great, tight, but where you want in a pull over like this. Would recommend for anyone who wants a do it all layer with top notch quality.
October 28, 2019
Love this jacket
This is one of the nicest thin layers I've ever worn. It's super comfy, my girlfriend keeps stealing it from me because of how soft it is. I've taken this on several trips hiking, climbing, camping, etc, and it has not disappointed me yet. It's stretchy and movable and it breathes really well. For how thin it is, it's also really warm. I was hiking in temperatures around the low 30's and high 20's with this as a base and a thin insulated layer on top of that and it was actually keeping me warm enough. This jacket is also pretty durable, I've taken through the wringer and it's still holding strong and hasn't ripped or torn on me yet, I believe it'll last a long time.
October 23, 2019
I didn't expect a lot from the new Backcountry brand but was incredibly impressed by this piece. I wore it 3 days straight on a bikepacking trip and it was the perfect weight and pretty close to the perfect cut to keep me comfortable. It's fairly thin so I found it shed heat pretty well when I got moving but still cut the wind a bit when standing around . The hood was well cut to fit under a helmet if needed and the neck zip was just the right length. Fit is trim but not at all constricting with a good amount of stretch. For my long arms the sleeves were a little short when stretched out on a bike but anywhere else they were just fine. The bit of elastic in the cuffs kept them in place when I pushed them up my arms. Torso length was just right where it didn't pull up in back when I was pedaling. The odor fighting treatment did seem to work and the material seems like it's going to stand up to a lot of abuse. I'd love to see a darker color to hide dirt but the Sage is a good light gray that works.
August 27, 2019
Cool and Clean
Confused as to what jacket to take out on your adventure? Is it sunny but windy and cool, or maybe cloudy but the sun keeps popping out? This is the jacket for all adventures. Comfortable and lightweight, it's an awesome jacket to wear just over a t-shirt or as a shirt. Lots of maneuverability to climb in., I've used it high on some walls and it's great to break out when it gets windy, and wont get you too sweaty and warm when the sun comes out. The arms are a nice length as well so they'll cover you fully from the sun when needed!
August 11, 2019
I bought this jacket in the mens style instead of the womens because I like the relaxed fit of the sleeves. I have worn this a ton as an evening layer in the summer, backpacking in Glacier National Park and on a week-long rafting trip on the Main Salmon. It does a good job of cutting the wind but is very breathable and lightweight. It also stays super warm when it gets wet!
July 1, 2019
I really like this hoodie as an in between when you don't really know how to manage your temperature. I wear it inside a lot if a building is a little chilly but doesn't warrant a jacket. It is great for summer mornings and evenings when there is just a slight chill in the air. In direct sunlight, it is great for keeping the sun off your body. If the amibient air temperature is much over 75 or 80 you will definitely be sweating in this, but I'd rather be a little warm and not have the sun hitting me than be in a t-shirt burning all day. I recently took this to the City of Rocks for some climbing in Idaho. Despite the summer solstice, daytime temps didn't breach 80. This was my favorite piece on that trip. I am 5'9" and a medium fits really well. The sleeves are a good length and the elastic cuffs hold well. The hood fits nicely under my C.A.M.P. climbing helmet, and the torso comes down far enough to stay under my harness without rising up. It also cinches around the torso which is nice if it's windy. The addition of thumb loops to this hoodie would make it epic. Also, the Paprika Red color looks a little aggressive in the product photos but is much more gentle in person. I like the color a lot and have received several compliments on it.
July 16, 2019
Looks like you're wearing the Paprika Red (looks great btw!) and not the Sedona Sage...
August 5, 2019
Andy, right you are! Thanks for catching that. Just made an edit to the review.
May 16, 2019
Whereâs the Thumb Holes
Much to my wifeâs chagrin, I primarily live in shirts like this. They look good, i can work in them and play around in them. They are versatile and functional. This piece hits all of those marks. Great fit and great look. But where, oh where are the thumb holes? Its slightly overpriced compared to competative pieces but overlooking the thumb hole feature is a bit of a mis step
August 17, 2019
Any recommends on others? (sounds like you have some experience)
February 23, 2020
Any recommendation on similar options that do have thumb holes?
May 12, 2019
Lightweight Hoodie or Heavier Sun Shirt
The Pentapitch is a versatile lightweight hoodie for any adventure. The 4-way stretch fabric makes it one of the most comfortable pieces in my closet. I’m taking it on a bike trip to Moab for those cold evenings when the sun drops and you need a little extra warmth.
February 17, 2020
Does this have thumbholes? Seems like it would be a perfect 10 if it had thumbholes!
Lindsay Gilbert - Gearhead
February 28, 2020
Hey Josh, this pullover does not have thumbholes.
August 30, 2019
Please have someone weigh this piece in a size large. This seems like the kind of hoody that 3 season ultralight hikers might like.
September 3, 2019
The size Large Pentapitch weighs about 14 ounces.