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Review: Showers Pass Rogue Hoodie

Product by:
Magee Walker
Version:
Chili Pepper Red
Price:
$175

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4.5
On April 27, 2015
Last modified:May 19, 2016

Summary:

Don’t be fooled by the name: this “hoodie” is really a light jacket to be worn as your outer layer. Waterproof and wind resistant, the Rogue Hoodie was designed for cyclists, but is equally suitable for hikers, campers, and other outdoor adventurers. There's also a men’s version.

roguesmallFunctionality: ★★★★★
The Rogue Hoodie is the ideal outer layer for the spring and fall months. The three-layer waterproof softshell Artex material means that this jacket will keep you nice and dry, while still being flexible enough to move around in, making it a perfect pick for hiking or biking around town. There are plenty of pockets for all your stuff, including one with a light loop and another with an audio port. The jacket was designed with cyclists in mind, as evidenced by the oversized adjustable hood that has plenty of room for a helmet.

Aesthetic: ★★★★
Forget stiff, boxy jackets: this jacket is flattering without sacrificing comfort and practicality. The small touches go a long way, like the wrist gaiters with thumb loops, the reflective trim, and a slightly longer back. It comes in black and in a striking orangey red color (called Chili Pepper Red), but it would be great to see a few more color options. You could definitely get away with wearing this jacket around town in a non-sports setting, especially in the casual Pacific Northwest, where it was designed.

Durability: ★★★★★
You get what you pay for. When it comes to Showers Pass products, you can expect durable gear that will last a long time. The Rogue Hoodie is well constructed and is easy to care for: just pop it in the washing machine with cold water, and then dry it on tumble.

Value: ★★★★
At $175, this is definitely not an inexpensive jacket—there are cheaper options out there, but you’d be hard-pressed to find one that offered everything the Rogue Hoodie has. If you’re looking to invest in a piece that checks all the boxes, then the Rogue Hoodie is a wise place to put your money.

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