Great bit of kit for a bargain price. This is a great midlayer piece for walking, climbing and mountaineering. Made by smartwool you know the quality of the garment is of the highest order. Bonus is its fashionable enough to wear with a pair of jeans in the street as well.
Terrific technical top.
I purchased this top with confidence, based upon prior experience with a PHD Half Zip top. The material makes for an excellent weather resistant and resilient mid-layer performance - more comfortable than soft-shell but just as hard wearing. Nice and stretchy, it layers perfectly under a wind shirt or hard shell and requires no other mid-layer to augment it. The weather as yet hasn't required that I use this top in 'anger' but the design, with it's proven (in my experience) useful thumb-loop cuffs and well fitting hood, which can be used as a scarf-like neck warmer should, I am confident, be an on-the-hill winner. The fit is accurately described as 'semi-form fitting' and works well over a base-layer, a close but not restrictive fit with decently long arms. My advise would be to go for your normal Smartwool size.
Warm, snug fitting and a comfortable fit. Especially like the versatility that the hood and thumb holes in the cuffs offer.Would not hesitate to recommend the PHD Hoodie to anyone.