Mountain Hardwear Stratus Range Full Zip Hoody – Warm and Comfortable for Hiking

Mountain Hardwear Stratus Range Full Zip Hoody - Engearment.com

Mountain Hardwear Stratus Range Full Zip Hoody – Warm and Comfortable for Hiking

Over a decade ago, I had a couple of Mountain Hardwear stretch fleece hoodies that I absolutely loved. 

Mountain Hardwear Stratus Range Full Zip Hoody - Engearment.com

Mountain Hardwear Stratus Range Full Zip Hoody – Engearment.com

 

Mountain Hardwear Stratus Range Full Zip Hoody Review

I wore them camping, hiking, and mountain biking and was super bummed when I outgrew them. Therefore, I was excited when I got to try out this season’s Mountain Hardwear Stratus Range Full Zip Hoody.

Mountain Hardwear Stratus Range Full Zip Hoody - Engearment.com

Mountain Hardwear Stratus Range Full Zip Hoody – Engearment.com

Great for hiking and camping, the true-to-size Stratus Range Full Zip Hoody is a nice midlayer to wear over a tank top or underneath a shell or another outer layer. 

Mountain Hardwear Stratus Range Full Zip Hoody - Engearment.com

Mountain Hardwear Stratus Range Full Zip Hoody – Engearment.com

It is different from the nameless Mountain Hardwear stretch fleece hoody that I remembered from so long ago- this one is lighter, stretchier, and has strategically placed grid fleece to trap heat. 

The Stratus Range Full Zip Hoody was the perfect piece to wear on a recent hike that started cool, warm, windy and cold later. I didn’t get too hot or too cold, and wearing it with the hood up protected me from the wind.

To be honest, because the fabric is thinner than expected, I was surprised at how warm it kept me on the coldest, windiest parts of the hike. In other words, the heat-trapping grid pattern did well!

Mountain Hardwear Stratus Range Full Zip Hoody - Engearment.com

Mountain Hardwear Stratus Range Full Zip Hoody – Engearment.com

Key features:

  • Three-piece fitted hood.
  • Full-length center front zip.
  • Raglan sleeves for ample mobility.
  • Two secure zip hand pockets.
  • Thumbhole cuffs.
  • Heat transfer MHW logo at left chest.
  • Nut logo at back right hip.
  • Textured check fleece.

The contrasting logo and zipper were nice visual touches. Available in three colors: Vinson Blue, Black and Summit Red (as a side note, the Summit Red color is really more of an orange).


Kate Agathon

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Kate Agathon – Dr. of Stoke

Dr. Of Stoke

Freelance writer, bicyclist, outdoor recreation enthusiast, social justice advocate, and mom to her furbaby, Utah the Adventure Dog.

Kate Agathon

Kate Agathon

 

A Colorado native, Kate considers the outdoors her mother ship. She brings her passion for bicycling, the environment, and issues of diversity to her writing. Her primary outdoor recreation activities are mountain biking, fat biking, snowshoeing, camping, peak bagging Colorado’s 14ers, road cycling, and Nordic skiing. After suffering two major knee injuries within four years, Kate hopes to return to alpine skiing next season.

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Kate earned a bachelor’s degree in History from Colorado State University and later an MSEd and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Purdue University. In addition to her education, Kate’s background serving on the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee and experience working for non-profits and bicycle sales well position her to bring depth and understanding to the complex changes currently taking place in the outdoor recreation industry.

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We also heard she has a (slight) obsession for blue heelers.

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