Phunkshun Wear Hood

Phunkshun Wear Hood

Hood Specifications from Phunkshun

  •     Helmet-friendly
  •     UPF 50+ Sun Protection
  •     Anti-freeze
  •     Thermo Phleece

Intended Use: Snowboarding, snow-sports, keeping your head and face protected from the elements.
Recommended for: Any rider looking for an over helmet hood for style and protection.
Review Date: March, April, November, December in Idaho/Wyoming
Size: One Size
Color: Urban Camo

Phunkshun Wear HoodPhunkshun Wear Hood performance and review:

We have some downright nasty temperatures in the Teton’s in the winter. I’ve had numerous days with windburn and/or frostbite, so I am always looking for extra protection from the elements. What makes this more difficult is that I also do not like having my nose/mouth covered tightly by a facemask. Chris and I are both big fans of Phunkshun Wear’s Neck Tubes, so I was excited to try their hood after seeing it at SIA.

The Phunkshun Wear Hood is made from their Thermo-Phleece, which is a high-loft polyester fleece with thermal properties for extra warmth. The outside of the hood has Phunkshun’s Anti-Phreeze treatment, making it water repellant and freeze resistant. The hood also has great sun protection, blocking 99% of UV rays and providing UPF 50+.

It easily fit over any of my helmets (L/XL) and is simple to adjust the drawcord to cinch down the face opening. I really liked the extra protection the hood provides to my neck, face, ears, etc. On windy, cold days I cinched it down pretty tight to lessen the amount of exposed skin. The face opening is rather large so it can be a bit tricky to cover your mouth and nose easily.

It can be a bit warm when charging laps in the spring but I did like the protection from the sun.

My only real complaint was the Thermo Phleece lining can leave behind traces on your helmet, goggles, etc.

If you are looking for a water resistant, warm hood that provides protection from sun, wind and frigid temperatures, the Phunkshun Wear hood is a great option.

Pros:

  • Great style and construction
  • Good warmth
  • Repels water

Cons:

  • Phleece lining leaves material on goggles, etc
Price: (4.5 / 5)
Performance: (4.5 / 5)
Design: (4.5 / 5)
Overall: (4.5 / 5)

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