Mountain HardwearMetonic Hoodie - Men's

Crags are best climbed cold.

You might feel the chill when you're belaying, but climbing in the cold can feel like an absolute necessity for redpoints. The rock has better friction, your palms sweat less, and your body feels less heated in the Mountain Hardwear Men's Metonic Hoodie. Mountain Hardwear made it out of Polartec Delta fabric for phenomenal temperature control capabilities that warms you up on the belay and cools you off on the climb.

  • Hoodie favored by climbers for its temperature control capabilities
  • Polartec Delta fabric is air permeable, quick-drying, and stretchy
  • Chest pocket glued on to reduce chafing and enhance comfort
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Stay dry, but cool!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I'm a big fan of sun-shirts for climbing and hiking during the summer; I hate being all lathered up with greasy sunscreen. While this shirt doesn't have an actual UPF rating or true UV protection, it's still great and does it's job well. The new Polartec Delta fabric is awesome; it wicks the moisture away from your skin like a lot of other fabrics do, but it doesn't stick to your skin and is still incredibly breathable when wet. It manages to hold on to just the right amount of moisture, keeping your skin feeling cool but not clammy.

I really like the chest pocket and the thumb holes on the sleeves, but I don't love the hood. It fits very close to the head, and I'd prefer a looser fit that would better accommodate a climbing helmet. The fit is perfect though! I bought a Medium and its just right; athletic, not too tight and not too loose. Durability is questionable, but it's held up well so far.

If you like to play outside in the sun during summer, but don't like your sweaty clothes sticking to your skin, give this shirt a shot!

Polartec (delta) summer fabric!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

Polartec and Mountain Hardwear knocked it out of the park with this top. The fabric is amazingly cool when on your skin in the hot sun. When you've had enough sun, or you have fair skin and need protection pick this piece up! Keep your chapstick, or credit card in the chest pocket and know it won't fall out if you fall off your SUP. The hood has a really nice neck line that when it's over your hat or head covers your neck so you are fully protected.

you need this now!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: large

wow. honestly wow, this shirt is amazing! I wear it probably too much to the point people think its all I have lol. the material is grid tech style, soft, and abrasion resistant. I climb, hike, fish, you name it in this thing, the neck has a built in balaclava hood that fits great and is tight to your head so that you can wear your hat over it. I have it in every color now, you need this!!