Gear Up: 12 Tech Hoodies perfect for spring shredding
Spring has sprung for the Northern Hemisphere which means only one thing for us snowboarders: Warm, sunny shred days, and the occasional spring pow dump of course. To keep your kit dialed in while the temps rise, we present you with a collection of men’s hoodies that can take anything you throw at it, especially wet, spring conditions. Don’t worry, we will follow up with another post for you ladies out there.
12 tech hoodies perfect for Spring shredding:
686 Logger Shacket
Perfect for lapping the park all Spring, the 686 Logger Plaid Tech Shacket combines high-tech materials like a DWR coating to keep you dry along with hidden stash pockets for hiding your secret goods, a zippered chest to show the Feds you don’t have any illegal substances along with a mesh lining to keep your skin from sticking to the inside.
$100 Get it for $60 at backcountry.com
adidas Loomis Street Jacket
The adidas Loomis Street Jacket combines the radness of a flannel shirt (black shown here) with the needed waterproof and breathability of a technical jacket. It rocks a 10K/10K critically taped, lightly brushed, waterproof 2-layer quilted outer flannel with a 60 gram eco-friendly fill and a Storm Cotton™ fleece hood with DWR finish, everything you need for a perfect spring day.
$199 Get it for $120 at activerideshop.com
Analog Bureau Hoodie
Low profile style is under rated these days. But with Analog’s Bureau Hoodie you’ll not only stay dry with its DWR cotton/polyester fleece, anti-bacterial outer layer, but your style will be kept in check with its low key colorway. Additionally, the Bureau Hoodie gives you some extras with an elastic cord key holder pocket and interior adjustable snap hood system.
Billabong Carin Fleece
Billabong’s Carin Tech Fleece isn’t your average hoodie. It sports a water-repellent, breathable heavyweight fabric and hood (given), keeping you nice and toasty during cooler spring days, while the contrast pattern chest pocket and shoulder panels will keep you looking fly ’till Summer.
$110 Get it for $55 at Dogfunk.com
Bonfire Hudson Jacket
Water-resistant and outfitted with 100gm Primalot insulation, the Billabong Hudson Jacket comes shred-ready for spring. And with its 3-in-1 compatible snaps, you can rock it with a Platinum series Bonfire shell for when the weather randomly turns and it starts dumping pow. Now wouldn’t that be nice!
Burton Ruckus Flannel
Worn by pretty much the entire Burton team, The Burton Ruckus Flannel boasts lightweight warmth and quick-drying technical properties (that would be DRYRIDE) for the ultimate spring top. Oh, and so you don’t stink after a day of sunny shredding, they throw in an antimicrobial finish for good measure.
INI Cooperative Jib Shirt
When INI drops a piece, you know it’s going to be dope, especially for the environment. The Jib Shirt, which just dropped this spring, is made from 100% recycled poly tweed with 10K waterproofing to keep you dry and warm yet all sorts of cool. It features a snap front placket and chest pockets for stashing your goods along with contrasting elbow patches for extra style.
$140 Get it for $98 at SaltyPeaks.com
Nike Dimensions Flannel
Ok, you got us. The Nike Dimensions Flannel isn’t technically a hoodie, but hot damn is it good looking. So we couldn’t leave it out… Equipped with Nike’s Sphere Thermal Layer and two front closure options, the Dimension Flannel is perfect for keeping you warm and dry while you slash corn. Now, aren’t you glad we included it?
Price: $120 Get it for $80 at nike.com
Oakley The Progression Fleece Hoodie
Simple and to the point, Oakley puts its magical touch to the classic hoodie. Outfitted with Hydro Free technology to repel water and keep you dry, The Progression Fleece Hoodie is outfitted with front zip pockets to keep your “stuff” secure while you lap the park this spring.
ThirtyTwo Triple Double Zip Hoodie
ThirtyTwo’s Triple Double Zip Hoodie boasts a water-resistant STI Repel coating on 80% cotton/20% poly 300 grm fleece. All mumbo jumbo aside, this bad boy is guaranteed to keep you dry, warm and comfortable. Comfortable enough to sleep in for days on end!
UAMTN Charged Cotton Storm Hoodie
When it comes to technical fabrics, Under Armour is at the top of the game. Outfitted with UA’s Charged Cotton the the Storm Hoodie will keep water out, heat in and you stoked on life. Be warned though, your new favorite hoodie might be stolen by a lady friend… No joke.
Price: $70 Get it for $53 at underarmour.com
Volcom Chainsaw Flannel
Volcom’s Chainsaw Flannel is one of our favorite pieces here in the office by combining two of our favorite things: hoodies and flannels seamlessly for one good looking spring shred jacket. It’s mechanical stretch bonded flannel w/poly mesh backing is what keeps you warm and comfortable why looking like a true G on the hill.
$100 Get it for $70 at tactics.com
Have you tried any of these out or did we miss something? If so, sounds off on what you like and don’t like in the comments below. We always love to hear what our readers have to say!