Mountain Equipment Calico Hooded Zip Tee

Lightweight tech pullover

$90; mountain-equipment.co.uk

When it’s slightly too cold for a T-shirt but too warm for a full-on midlayer, the Calico Hooded Zip Tee is just right. This pullover had enough technical features for hard climbing on winter days in Colorado’s Eldorado and Boulder canyons but enough comfort and style in the sun at crags in Utah. The polyester-wool combo pulls sweat away from the skin, dries quickly, and has odor-control properties; it didn’t stink after two straight weeks at Front Range crags and sweaty sessions in the gym. The hood is snug enought to fit underneath a helmet (without that sound-dampening effect of scuba-style hoods), but loose enough to not look silly when sprinting from the car to the gym in a snowstorm.



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