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Everywhere we wore the Timaru Hoodie people marveled over the look and color. The dyed down and transparent shell is a unique concept that makes for an intriguing, stylish winter piece that is more fun to wear than your average down puffy. Hi-Tec claims that the Color-Tec treatment of the down increases loft by about 5%, which is an interesting concept that we have yet to fully test. At a modest price for a new technology, and only released in women's versions for the 2012 season, this is one of the most exciting jackets on the market this year. Overall we like the Timaru Hoodie, though we would like to see the construction of the jacket have more integrity, especially in the stitching around the pockets. It could also benefit from extra attention to detail, such as the addition of a fleece chin-guard.