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Rab Nucleus Hoody
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Awards Editors' Choice Award   Best Buy Award  
Price $169.00 at REI
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$104.96 at Backcountry
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$133.73 at REI
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$89.97 at Amazon$225 List
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Pros Breathable, durable, helmet compatible hood, awesome thermoregulation, high valueLightweight, breathable, full-length zipper and a hoodSuper cozy materials, stylish, lightweight, warm, amenable fitSuper breathable, great price, wind resistant, quick to dry, long arms and torso, thumb loops, stretchyBalaclava hood with neck gaiter, good wind and water protection for a fleece, soft and comfortable
Cons Not weather resistant, expensiveNot very warm, no weather resistanceExpensive, zipper slips down, shorter sleevesLacks water resistance, fit constricts under arm pits for someNot very warm, expensive
Bottom Line The perfect fleece that will take you from the grocery store to the mountain topsA lightweight piece to add to your layering systemA stylish and comfortable fleece best for relaxed hikes and wearing around townBuilt for adventuring and sweating, this breathable fleece offers superb valueGreat technical fleece best used in alpine conditions
Rating Categories R1 Full Zip Hoody Rab Nucleus Hoody - Women's Kyanite Hoody Vigor Full-Zip Fortrez Hoody
Warmth (20%)
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Comfort And Fit (20%)
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Breathability (20%)
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Layering Ability (20%)
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Ease Of Movement (15%)
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Weather Resistance (5%)
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Specs R1 Full Zip Hoody Rab Nucleus Hoody... Kyanite Hoody Vigor Full-Zip Fortrez Hoody
Type Midweight Lightweight Lightweight Midweight Midweight
Main Fabric Polartec PowerGrid(93% recycled polyester/7% spandex) Thermic fleece & Power Grid Nylon, polyester 93% polyester, 7% spandex Polartec Power Stretch with Hardface Technology (88% polyester, 12% elastane)
Unique Features Hidden zippered pocket, balaclava hood fits under a helmet, brick-patterned insulation balances breathability and warmth Close fitting hood fits under a helmet Stretchy, abrasion-resistant fabric, gussets for movement, concealed neck gaiter Flat lock seams, UPF 30, thumb loops Balaclava hood with neck gaiter, weather resistant outer shell
Weight (ounces) 12.05 11.2 12.15 10.85 12.75
# of Pockets 2 hand, 1 hidden zippered pocket (right hand) 2 hand 2 hand 2 hand, 1 chest 2 hand, 1 arm
Hood Option? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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