Icebreaker Men's Rover Long Sleeve Hood
Stylish, Comfortable, High-performance casual wear.
I bought this hoodie in the Snow and Rock outlet store in Bridgend for Â£90, which is not cheap for a hoodie but still a significant saving on the RRP of Â£140. So far it's been worth every penny; I would even consider it worth paying full price. Simply as a piece of casual clothing, the hoodie has received several compliments regarding the fit, style and colour. I frequently cycle to get around, and this hoodie performs great, keeping me the right temperature in a wide range of conditions, and when I get to my destination I look like a normal person rather than a cyclist. I have also used the hoodie for walking and simply relaxing at home, as well as as gym wear. It has performed great in all conditions I've thrown at it!
Whilst it looks great, most people do not realise it is anything technical; it's the perfect combination of casual and sportswear. Being made almost entirely of merino wool it's much thinner than a comparatively warm hoodie of other materials, this makes it more comfortable and means it takes up next-to-no space in a bag, making it ideal for travelling. The material also stops the garment from smelling; I regularly wear it heavily for two weeks or longer, only washing it because I feel I "should" rather than because I need to.
Of course fit is personal: I am approx 6'1", 78kg, so a fairly tall and slim build and I wear a medium which seems to fit great. This is also the case with other Icebreaker garments (I bought a gilet in the Icebreaker store in New Zealand and was informed medium was my size). This was slightly surprising as I am a large in almost all other brands.
Overall a great piece of kit. This, along with all Icebreaker products, is in my experience highly recommended and worth every penny.
11 May 2015
Like everything about the product but if you want an XL order XXL. I had to send my order back. So, bottom line, go one size larger than you usually order.
08 May 2015
Traditional Style - premium fabric
I am an (old) surfer, and have worn hoodies since before they were cool. This hoodie is the bet of both worlds - traditional style but in a premium wool fabric. Real quality at a fair price!
30 January 2015
Super comfy hood!
This is a really comfortable and warm hood. It's constructed well and is breathable. Look nice as well.
15 December 2014
can't live without this
It's done the alps from north to south and east to west.
Colombia from the tropical plains to high plateau.
And England from London South bank to snowdonia.
The ultimate travel mid layer top keep cool or warm.
17 November 2014
Wish it was heavier but still enjoying it. Good for mild weather.
10 November 2014
I love the fact that merino is both warm and cool...
Fabulous top, I love Icebreaker merino products, even though they are expensive.
22 September 2014
Cool Breeze off shore
Just a short sleeve shirt and my Rover Hoodie are all I need to be comfortable sitting on the beach awaiting sun rise off Martha's Vinyard Oak Bluffs. Life is good
18 September 2014