Timpanogos Tech Fleece Hoodie
The Backcountry Timpanogos Tech Fleece Hoodie is a versatile fleece you can wear alone on cool autumn hikes or as a midlayer at the resort. It features a stretchy, breathable construction to keep you comfortable moving in cold weather, with an articulated design for full mobility on wooded trail or snowy slope. Finished with a DWR treatment, this full-zip fleece sheds chance encounters with rain, while the active fit layers easily beneath a shell should you need extra warmth in stormy weather.
- Backcountry Exclusive
- A versatile fleece jacket for cool weather pursuits
- Water-repellent finish sheds light precipitation
- Stretch fabric ensures easy movements during active pursuits
- Quick-drying nylon-poly blend offers breathable comfort
- Thumbholes keep the sleeves in place while you move
- Brushed lining in the pockets provides a soft touch for cold fingers
- Active fit can be worn alone or as a midlayer
- Item #BCC00BF
- Q & A
Awesome alpine mid layer
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Med
- Height: 6'1"
- Weight: 175lbs
After testing this piece out I had to buy one for myself. It layers really well and served as better insulation than my previous option. The fit is great and the sleeves are the perfect length allowing the thumb holes to actually be functional.
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 175lbs
Love this jacket for layering under a down jacket on the way to the office or when I'm headed out on the trail. Fits really well!
What's the difference with the Pressure Drop Fleece in terms of warmth and windproofing?
Alan, the Pressure Drop and this Timpanogos Tech are made of the same materials and proportions of Nylon, polyester, and spandex. They will be similar if not the same in terms of windproofing warmth.
There are differences in the styles as this one has a hood and one pocket on the chest while the Pressure Drop has two chest pockets and no hood. Consider what you will be using this for and if you need a hood, this is the way to go. If only using as a baselayer, then the Pressure Drop might be what you need!
How would this stack up against something like the OR Ferrosi hoody?
They're similar in weight, stretch, and silhouette but their use is slightly different. The Ferrosi is a softshell meant for light wind/weather protection and abrasion resistance but doesn't have any insulation of it's own. The Timpanogos is a hard-faced fleece meant for warmth and lighter wind resistance. You'd most likely wear them in similar climates/temps however they are built for slightly different purposes. The two together could also be a great system where you could weather Timpanogos for warmth while moving and if it gets a little windier you could toss the Ferrosi on top for more weather protection without the loss of mobility.
Hope that helps!
Is this jacket windproof at all?
This jacket will be more wind resistant than a traditional fleece because it is made with a hard face construction, however it is not a windproof item.