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Rab Nucleus Hoody
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Awards Best Buy Award Editors' Choice Award   Best Buy Award 
Price $36.06 at Amazon$169.00 at REI
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$83.97 at Backcountry
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$133.73 at REI
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Pros Super warm, inexpensive, cozy and comfortableBreathable, 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, stretchy
Cons Not breathable, thicker for layering, pills after a few washesNot weather resistant, expensiveNot very warm, no weather resistanceExpensive, zipper slips down, shorter sleevesLacks water resistance, fit constricts under arm pits for some
Bottom Line A non-technical fleece that boasts value and comfortThe 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 value
Rating Categories Benton Springs R1 Full Zip Hoody Rab Nucleus Hoody - Women's Kyanite Hoody Vigor Full-Zip
Warmth (20%)
9
7
7
6
6
Comfort And Fit (20%)
8
8
7
9
6
Breathability (20%)
4
9
9
7
8
Layering Ability (20%)
4
9
9
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9
Ease Of Movement (15%)
8
10
8
8
9
Weather Resistance (5%)
7
7
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Specs Benton Springs R1 Full Zip Hoody Rab Nucleus Hoody... Kyanite Hoody Vigor Full-Zip
Type Midweight Midweight Lightweight Lightweight Midweight
Main Fabric Polyester Polartec PowerGrid(93% recycled polyester/7% spandex) Thermic fleece & Power Grid Nylon, polyester 93% polyester, 7% spandex
Unique Features Extended collar 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
Weight (ounces) 13.4 12.05 11.2 12.15 10.85
# of Pockets 2 hand 2 hand, 1 hidden zippered pocket (right hand) 2 hand 2 hand 2 hand, 1 chest
Hood Option? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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