Pugski Ski Tester
- Nov 9, 2015
- Northern Colorado
I’ve been wearing the hell out of the Corbeaux Chinook Hoody for a few months now. I find the hoody a phenomenal layer for skiing and all-around wear. It breathes and wicks incredibly well. The next-to-skin feel is excellent and the slightly loose cut drapes nicely allowing unrestricted movement. On a couple of frigid mornings I’ve worn a light weight base layer under the Chinook, a perk of the generous cut. The comfort level of the garment far surpasses any other piece I use. The hoodie stretches, is durable and doesn’t pill — all qualities I appreciate. The thumb-hole sleeves are long enough that I don’t feel pulling when used (I have 37” arms and most thumb-hole sleeves are useless to me). The designers even have a hole for a watch/gps/altimeter that I find handy. One quibble I have is with the hood; it’s huge and doesn’t fit my head as snuggly as I’d prefer. Maybe having hair would help?
Aspen-based Corbeaux has an all-season winner in the Chinook Hoody, a product that is well worth the $139.99 website price.