Hoodie Tuesday: Let’s Get Technical
It’s an age-old question: How do you go snowboarding in the summer without ending up totally soaked? Okay, maybe not “age-old,” but very important. Here’s how you can keep dry(ish):
Step 1: Buy some really waterproof pants.
Step 2: Swap out your cotton hoodie for one made of “technical” fabric. Hoodies are great for summer snowboarding; they’re warm enough without being too warm, they keep you from getting quite as sunburned, and they’re breathable if you get sweaty. However, the cotton fabric isn’t ideal if you start to get wet in the slush. Instead opt for a hoodie made of some fancy technical fabric, which will offer a bit of water-resistance and a quicker dry time. We like the Burton Park Hoodie:
Cute, huh? I like the simple design and neutral color, because it’ll go with any of my selection of tacky snowpants. Plus, people might not notice if I wear it over and over again because I can only afford one hoodie.
We haven’t actually tested this hoodie, but Burton won us over with their technical mumbo-jumbo like “Dryride Thermex” fabric. It claims to be quick drying and moisture-resistant, which I figure has to be better than your standard cotton hoodie. And it has something called “Mist Defy” which claims to fight the elements with performance and style. I had no idea style had any impact on the fight against the elements, that explains a lot about people who snowboard in skinny jeans.
Oh, and bonus, it’s only $65, so you won’t have to take up hooking to pay for it.
Here’s the other color way, which is also super cute, but doesn’t go with as many of my pants:
Posted by Kelly Vance on 05/01
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