Price US $200

Spyder Geared Hoody 2016 Review by A Better Ski

The Spyder Geared Hoody is a synthetic down insulated jacket that is moderately warm. It would be a good outer layer on mild and dry days, or fantastic as an insulating underneath a technical shell.

Spyder Geared Hoody Mid-Layer Review

Tester: Matt

Size: M

Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info

Waterproofing and Breathability: The Spyder Geared Hoody has a Spylon DWR coating on the exterior helping to repel moisture, but there isn’t any real waterproof tech. This would be fine as a stand-alone jacket on dry days, or great underneath your technical shell that is more waterproof. The positive of synthetic down is that it will still insulate even when wet.

Warmth: The Spyder Geared Hoody has 40g of a synthetic down insulation. It’s moderately warm and would make a great insulating piece underneath a technical shell.

Fit: The Spyder Geared Hoody has a pretty standard fit with a little more room throughout the entire jacket. I found it true to size, and it’s quite comfortable overall. I think if I wear to use this as a mid-layer mostly, I’d size down to the small so it fits under a technical shell a little better.

Features: The Spyder Geared Hoody has an adjustable contoured hood, adjustable hem, elastic cuffs, and two hand warming pockets. This is pretty standard for an insulating mid-layer jacket, and gives you just enough features to use as your stand-along jacket.

Bottom Line: The Spyder Geared Hoody is great as a moderately warm insulating mid layer, and would also make a great around town jacket for moderately cold winter days.

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Type

Fully Insulated

Primary Waterproofing

None

Outer Layer Waterproofing

DWR

Insulation Type

Other

Taped Seams

Waterproof Zippers

No

Hood Type

Contoured

Powder Skirt

No

Jacket to Pant Interface

No

Venting

None

Meshed Vents

No

Layer Count

Waterproof Rating

Unpublished

Breathability Rating

Unpublished

Manufactured in

Imported

Fit

Normal

Packability

Thin

Waterproofing

Poor

Breathability

Poor

Warmth

Great