Kara Williard reviews the OR Shadow Insulated Hoodie for BLISTER.

Midlayer Roundup 2022

If you're in the market for a new midlayer, be sure to check out this roundup — our reviewers compare and contrast 19 different men's & women's insulators, ranging from ultra-breathable fleeces to a variety of puffies and softshells. We've just updated it with 7 new additions from Patagonia, Outdoor Research, Strafe, Le Bent, & Artilect.
Cy Whitling reviews the Beringia Altai Over Hoody for Blister

Beringia Altai Over Hoody

When it comes to stop-and-start activities like ski touring, a big puffy jacket can not only be nice, but also extremely important if things go wrong in the backcountry. We’ve been using the Beringia (the North American branch of Teton Bros) Altai Over Hoody a lot this season, and think it makes for a great insulation layer. Check out our full review.
Blister's Winter 2019 Hoodie Roundup

Winter Hoodie Roundup — 2019

That perfect hoodie — the one you never want to take off, whether you’re relaxing at home or heading out with friends. We’ve rounded up a bunch of our favorites — from high-end Cashmere options to minimal cotton ones, and even a couple insulated hoodies that could replace your technical mid layers.
Luke Koppa reviews the Strafe Alpha Direct Insulator for Blister

Strafe Alpha Direct Insulator

There are lots of specialized layers out there, but not many that work well for a wide range of conditions, temperatures, and activities. The Strafe Alpha Direct Insulator is one of the few that falls into that versatile second category, and here you can check out our full review.
Luke Koppa reviews the Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody for Blister

Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody

We’ve now used the Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody for around 125 days, and we’re still huge fans of this jacket (which is why it received a “Best Of” award in our 18/19 Winter Buyer’s Guide). Check out our updated review.
Kristin Sinnott reviews the Patagonia Women's R1 TechFace Hoody for Blister

Women’s Patagonia R1 TechFace Hoody

We called the men’s version of the Patagonia R1 TechFace Hoody, “just about perfect.” Now we weigh in on the women’s R1 Tech Face Hoody — how well it works across a broad range of activities, and how it compares to the original R1 Hoody.
Sam Shaheen reviews the Patagonia R1 TechFace Hoody for Blister

Patagonia R1 TechFace Hoody

When we asked our outerwear editor what he thought of the new Patagonia R1 TechFace Hoody, he started saying things like “perfect,” “dialed,” and “my new favorite piece of apparel.” Check out his review to find out why.