BAERSkin Women’s Tactical 2.0 Hoodie – Warm and Burly
BAERSkin Women’s Tactical 2.0 Hoodie – Warm and Burly
Whether you are hunting in the woods, camping in the cold, or simply want to feel like you are wearing a blanket as you brave the outdoor elements, the Baerskin Women’s Tactical 2.0 Hoodie will stand up to the test. Designed with material to provide the greatest weight-for-comfort ratio, this fleece should be in your car at all times in case you stumble across an AOTD that leaves you exposed to the cold elements.
Given the raving reviews for their male Tactical 2.0 Hoodie, Baerskin recently released a Women’s Fit 2.0 Hoodie in order to promote inclusivity in the outdoors! The last few months I have been testing this Hoodie out, and I have been really impressed with its warmth & durability. As a 5’3” (on a good day), 138lb female, I am wearing a small, Charcoal Gray coloring.
If you’re a gear nerd, this paragraph is for you! This hoodie is made out of 330gsm of BAERSkin™ Fleece, blended with polyester fibers, which makes this fleece heat-retaining. It is double napped & brushed for a strong durable finish for a windsulation design to keep you from getting wind burn. And finally it is completed with pleated cuffs, hem and waistline to wrap every body in a warm, delightful hug. The full-length storm flat on the top brim of the hood will keep rain out of your face if you happen to be dealing with early morning dew or afternoon. Finally, all of Baerskin’s products are pick-pocket proof travel-gear you will actually want to wear.
Now – let me share a few more of my favorite parts of this jacket!
- Functional – Whether you are hunting in the woods, camping in the cold, or simply want to feel like you are wearing a blanket as you brave the outdoor elements, this hoodie will stand up to the test. We went camping in mid-May and the CO Mountain air was much colder than expected. Luckily this was in my back seat and I was able to layer it with my other jacket to feel as snuggly as a campfire s’more!
- 3, 6, 9 Pockets!! – If you are trying to leave your hiking bag in the car, but do not want to worry about where your essentials will be stored, Baerskin has you covered! With 6 exterior pockets and 3 interior pockets, there is so much storage you won’t even know what to do with it!
- Flattering Fit, Fun Colors – Being on the smaller side, I tend to find difficulty with outer layers fitting in the arm length and around the waist. With adjustable elastic waste, neckline, hood and velcro cuffs, this jacket can be adjusted to be one of a kind to fit your beautiful, strong body!
My only recommendation would be if you enjoy a longer fitting jacket (vs. a swooped front), I would recommend going with the Male fit, as the female version seems to be simply a slightly cropped version of the Male design. For my body type, the jacket landed at an awkward spot on my body, so although it was not the most flattering, it excelled in functionality!
Overall though, I was really impressed with Baerskin’s durability and high-quality products. Make sure to check out the Baerskin Tactical 2.0 Hoodie for your next outdoor AOTDs!
Growing up in Massachusetts, Devan has been an athlete all her life. Starting at the age of 4 as a competitive gymnast, she learned quickly the joy that comes from hard work, determination, and a jammed packed schedule. Eventually, gymnastics led to competitive lacrosse, which resulted in her growing some wings and going to the PNW to pursue a DI College Lacrosse opportunity at the University of Oregon.
On the single off-day each week, she quickly learned to see Mother Earth as her playground and wanted to use every second of free time to find chase AOTDs (Adventures of the Days). These AOTDs were the inspiration for her blog Dabbling in Traveling & youtube channel.
From waterfalls, to snow covered mountains, to sand dune hikes – one thing was certain, something always went awry on these AOTDs. But hey, memories were always made! Not only was UO an incredible college experience, Oregon sparked her love for the outdoors & traveling across the country for games helped introduce her to Colorado in 2014. Staring up at the Flatirons on CU Boulder’s campus, she knew one day she would call Colorado home!
After returning to the east coast upon graduation, Devan’s heart never stopped longing to live in Colorado one day. But luckily the pandemic brought a newfound acceptance for remote work and in Nov. 2021 her dream came true!
By day, Devan is a Product Manager at Capital One. By afternoon, she is a personal trainer, coaching group Crossfit classes at Axistence Athletics (the best Adventure gym you will ever find!). By evening, she pours her heart into nonprofit work, specifically focused on driving sustainable change in Haiti through the Brace for Impact 46 organization (Fun fact – she has been traveling to Haiti since 2015, accumulating 7 trips and 7 months of living down there!).
Brace for Impact works in Northern Haiti to provide sustainable, multifaceted approaches to support child development, education, medical care, job development, and implementation of clean water & sanitation across the community, which touches 40,000 people each day! (Want to learn more? Check out their website www.braceforimpact46.com )
As her friends would tell you (despite trying) Devan does not slow down and is always trying to fit AOTDs into each open moment. Whether it be hiking, paddleboarding, road-biking, running, Crossfitting, weight-lifting, snowboarding or simply exploring different parts of CO with her favorite furry friend Bailey, it’s safe to say Devan has found her “Home” here in Colorado!
Fun fact – Devan had reconstructive hip surgery in 2016 (actually called a Periacetabular Osteotomy… but that’s a tongue twister), where doctors said she may never run or walk again. After a 22 month recovery period, she proved doctors wrong and uses that motivation to encourage everyone she interacts with to truly treat movement as a gift and to never take it for granted. With that being said, to keep her body active, she needs to make sure her gear can support her so she can remain #PAOStrong!
Devan is excited to join the Engearment team!