CG Habitats Tech Soleado Hooded Shirt Review

UV Protectant, Moisture Wicking and Quick Dry. “Soleado” is Spanish for SUNNY. The Soleado is great for sun protection through out the day and definitely good for those chilly summer mornings and nights.

CG Habitats

Color and Size: Swell Black, Large

Details from CG Habitats:


  • Shred Fit
  • Light Weight
  • Kangaroo Pocket with YKK Zippers
  • YKK Zipper at Chest
  • Adjustable hood(with custom stopper beads)
  • Thumb Holes
  • Ultra Soft Micro Fiber Knit
  • Moisture Wicking
  • Quick Dry
  • Superior Breathability
  • UV Protectant (UPF 30)
  • Blood Line Logo Mark (at left sleeve)

Recommended for: Spring Snowsports, Fishing, camping, hiking, days at the beach or any sport where you need a lightweight hoody for sun protection or a little extra warmth.

Review Date: May 2020 through August 2020


We were introduced to the Tech Soleado (Spanish for “Sunny”) at the Outdoor Show/SIA this past January and I was looking forward to taking it out on the trails and was lucky enough to get some summer snowboarding sessions at Woodward Copper in it. CG Habitats has several fun color options and the swell black was appealing to me. The lightweight polyester and elastane blend is comfortable and stretchy, I chose a large and the “shred fit” gives the Soleado a longer regular fit, so you may want to consider the fit will be a bit longer for this hooded shirt and size down if you prefer a more standard fit.

The soleado has great movement and is super comfortable for layering. The hood is designed so that it lays flat against the fabric(doesn’t flap around), which I appreciated on windy days and riding the park at Woodward Copper this summer. The UPF 30 was adequate for most everything and pretty standard these days for a tech sun hoody. It truly is a great option for a lightweight hoody for most any summer activity. My favorite feature of this hoody is the zippered kangaroo pouch, I was confident I could keep my keys or credit cards safely stashed away! It’s such a lightweight hoody I wouldn’t put anything very heavy in the kangaroo pocket since it would be bulky and interfere with your movement on a brisk walk or run. The front zipper (chest to neck) with adjustable closure for the hood is great if you want to almost fully cover your face it’s a nice design and the stopper beads are easy to adjust.

Overall Impressions:

If you’re looking for a technical hooded shirt with UV protection for outdoor activities ranging from summer, fall, and spring seasons. The tech soleado is a great piece to add to your wardrobe. It’s lightweight, easily packable, has a larger zippered pouch, has an awesome look and is reasonably priced.


  • Lightweight
  • Packs easily
  • very comfortable
  • UPF Protection
  • Multi-purpose use for Summer, Fall, and Spring


  • none
Price:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Performance:4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Design:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Overall:4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)

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