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Old 05-22-2012, 08:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is it a good idea to wear a fleece hoodie while snowboarding?

Hi there,
I'm reasonably new to snowboarding. I'm used to wearing snow jackets while snowboarding, but recently I noticed that 90% of the snowboarders I see are wearing hoodies. So I started looking around on the internet to find out what kind of hoodies I should wear while snowboarding. I read that those hoodies should be made of materials which are waterproof and can keep you warm. Just now I ran into this material called fleece (Never heard of it before, maybe it's because I'm Dutch and I simply don't recognize the word, but anyways....) which appearently is a core material for many hoodies. But is fleece a good material for snowboarding hoodies? I read that fleece is hydrophobe, but I also read a lot of reviews saying fleece clothing gets soggy real easily, so I'm bit confused. Can anyone clear this up? It would help me a lot ^^. And if fleece isn't a good material, what kind of hoodies should I be looking for then?

Thank you for your time!

P.S. I'm sorry for my bad English :3
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Definately don't use fleece for riding in dude. Tbh most the riders i see in hoodies just wear normal, every day ones and nothing especially waterproof.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah fleece is super warm but I hate it when it gets wet cuz it feels gross...lol
When I ride I usually go for a thick (obviously waterproof) jacket, and nothing but a tank underneath. But that's probably just me hehe I get insane hot so I don't like anything under that's thick. You could try some dry-rides from Burton, and anything that has that kind of material would work like a fleece (but not as warm, but warm enough). The dry-rides are way more comfortable for if you sweat or get wet.

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Again, since I don't usually wear anything but a tank underneath my jacket, I'm not 100% sure on this...but I hope I helped in some way or another haha
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't really like wearing them because then snow sticks to your ass
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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So I should be find with a regular hoody, nothing fancy, just at least one waterproof layer underneath the hoodie? I'm getting pretty good ay linking turns, so I can go down the mountain without falling. I only fall when I'm trying out some new stuff, which is actually quite often since there is just so much to learn at this point, but atleast I'm not on my butt every 5 seconds, incase that would make a difference
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I would not recommend wearing a fleece hoodie while riding as you will get likely get soaked. If you must wear some type non shell hoodie, I would try something made from a synthetic material like polyester or something similar to the Dryride that was previously mentioned.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:29 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm used to wearing snow jackets while snowboarding, but recently I noticed that 90% of the snowboarders I see are wearing hoodies. So I started looking around on the internet to find out what kind of hoodies I should wear while snowboarding.
Just because you see others wearing hoodies doesn't mean it's the best thing, nor the thing you have to wear. Only time I ever wear a hoodie is the last few days of the season when it's warm spring conditions. Be an individual!
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Just because you see others wearing hoodies doesn't mean it's the best thing, nor the thing you have to wear. Only time I ever wear a hoodie is the last few days of the season when it's warm spring conditions. Be an individual!
Have to agree with HoboMaster on this. What you're commenting on, whether you know it or not, is fashion. What I mean is: it's preference more than anything. There are days when a hoodie is more comfortable, but you could just as easily wear a really thin/light jacket. It's all about what works for you. If that's a hoodie, go for it.

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You can look at some hoodies-style softshells.. i like the Burton ones, and Armada too is producing interesting softshells!
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I just wear a cotton hood or a cotton blend and it works well enough as long as you aren't falling in slush puddles on spring days or going through powder. If you are just lapping groomers or park lines then a hoodie is fine as long as you layer up underneath appropriate for the conditions.

When it's windy, you'll want something more than just cotton.
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