Mid Layers

Rome Riding Snap Hoodie 2020-2021 Mid Layer Review

  • Material: Cotton/Nylon blend
  • Colour: Black and Green
  • Size: S, M, L, XL
  • Price: $100

A riding hoodie is the snowboard industry’s answer to staying dry in style, especially when spring comes along. A basic design stacked with the perfect amount of tech is what you’ll get with the Rome Snowboards Riding Snap Hoodie (whether you go with the all-black or green colourway).

How exactly does the Rome Riding hoodie differ from a standard hoodie? First of all, the outer shell is made out of a 95% nylon / 5% spandex fabric mix with a cotton-poly blend body – meaning this isn’t your average sweat absorbing cotton hoodie.

“A riding hoodie is the snowboard industry’s answer to staying dry in style”

By adding a DWR coating to the outer shell, Rome’s making sure that the hoodie itself repels water. This doesn’t, however, mean that the hoodie is waterproof – it simply gives an extra layer of water repellence to it so you won’t be soaking wet after only a few slams in slushy snow (useful in the park).

The 4-way stretch lining has also been made with a waterproof laminate, so for a sunny spring sesh, we’d say the Rome Riding Hoodie is absolutely ideal. However, remember this isn’t something to replace your jacket with in winter. Unless you’ve got some superhuman-like body temperature wizardry going on, that is.

If you’re worried about not being able to stash your cards anywhere safe, there’s a zippered pocket up on the left sleeve. And the big zippered kangaroo pocket at the front works well for either warming your hands or storing your valuables.

Built to be equally good whether used on its own, underneath a jacket, while chilling at home on the sofa or at the pub, the Rome Riding Snap Hoodie feels like it belongs wherever you decide to wear it.

The model in the photo is 5’10” (178cm) tall and wearing size M.


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