This hoody is awesome. It is super light (and almost transparent), so it is great on its own in the hot AZ weather, and works great over a light base layer t-shirt when it gets cooler. I'm not sure it offers a lot of UPF protection due to the see-through nature of the fabric, but it's better than bare skin. This is my go-to piece of clothing when trail running, hiking or mountain biking here in the Arizona heat. The fabric also seems very durable despite being very thin, as I haven't ripped it yet. An added bonus is that it didn't shrink in the drier when I accidently forgot to air dry it. I'm 6'1" and 205 lbs and the XL fits perfect. Not too loose, but not too tight.
This is a versatile shirt that I expect to use for a number of years for trail running and hiking. The comparison to merino wool is accurate: similar feel but more breathable and less piling after use. Not as good with odor after repeated uses, but still much better than most other synthetic fabrics. I am 5'11"/ 160 lbs and got the medium. I would describe the fit as "fitted" but not as tight as typical baselayers. All in all a great shirt at a reasonable price. You will get your money's worth.
I love this piece! Light weight and durable, great features like thumb holes and hood. On top of that it is extremely comfortable and very good looking. I would recommend the Rock Hoody to everyone!
Nice athletic fit for outdoor adventures ...the material is soft, kinda like merino wool, which I primarily use for hiking .... should work well with my Hyoerlite backpack on cool spring hikes and early fall days ....and as always nice to see it made local from a venerable establishment ...
This is an interesting item. I'm glad I got it, but I think that people should consider carefully why they are getting it. It is an alternative to your "meant to be destroyed" cotton clothing that you would wear at the crag. It fits like a comfortable athletic shirt, neither a base layer nor mid-layer. It's shear (yes, it is see-through, like a black undershirt can be seen through a white button up), and lightish, not ultra-light, just, not heavy. It's not hot, but not really cool. It's hood isn't huge, nor small, just big enough to fit loosely under a helmet. I thought it could work as a sun-hoody, and it does indeed, but not as well as a dedicated sun-hoody. I can run in it, but it's not light or cool enough to call it running gear. This is a warm weather climbing piece. It SCREAMS climbing. I haven't climbed in it yet (thanks Covid), but I feel secure in describing it as such. Get it for climbing. Specifics: I'm 5'10", skiiiiiiny (145-150lbs, depending on my candy intake), broad shoulder and long arms. Nordic climber body. I got a medium. It fits like NWA items seem to fit, similar to OR but longer arms and wider on top. Long sleeves, doesn't constrains the shoulders, boxy. If you have the shoulder of a climber but emaciated body of trail runner, congrats, it will fit you but you won't fill it out. All I can ask for really.