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Rab Nucleus Hoody
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award   Best Buy Award 
Price $149.21 at Backcountry
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$169.00 at REI
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$104.96 at Backcountry
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$125.30 at Backcountry
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$79.95 at Amazon
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Pros Great weather resistance, extremely warm, easy to layer underneath, good movement, nice comfort featuresBreathable, 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 Bulky and heavy, less flattering style, not breathableNot 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 super warm and bulky fleece that does its best on its ownThe 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 Denali 2 Hoody R1 Full Zip Hoody Rab Nucleus Hoody - Women's Kyanite Hoody Vigor Full-Zip
Warmth (20%)
10
7
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6
Comfort And Fit (20%)
3
8
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6
Breathability (20%)
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9
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8
Layering Ability (20%)
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9
Ease Of Movement (15%)
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Weather Resistance (5%)
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Specs Denali 2 Hoody R1 Full Zip Hoody Rab Nucleus Hoody... Kyanite Hoody Vigor Full-Zip
Type Heavyweight Midweight Lightweight Lightweight Midweight
Main Fabric Recycled polyester Polartec PowerGrid(93% recycled polyester/7% spandex) Thermic fleece & Power Grid Nylon, polyester 93% polyester, 7% spandex
Unique Features Bulkier design that's also useful as a jacket in the shoulder seasons 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) 20.95 12.05 11.2 12.15 10.85
# of Pockets 2 hand, 1 chest 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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