Hoodys(Hoodies, Hooded Sweatshirts, Bunny Hug, whatever you’d like to call them) I’ve always had a slight obsession with them. A brief history and perception according to the knowledgebase wikipedia. With this small obsession comes the search for the “perfect” hoody.

Over time my perception of that perfect garment has of course changed. It started with my skateboarding days when wearing one was a good way to prevent some nasty road rash. A good way to express ones interests, or ones rebelious nature, or even your band preference.

The current evolution of what niche it has to fill now is that of something that looks acceptable in a business casual workplace, yet can take a few scrapes and scars from the trail and still fair okay.

Marmot Croydon

Marmot Croydon Initial Shot.

So this is my latest trial in my never-ending quest for that perfect garment. It’s the Marmot Croydon Fleece LS Hoody. I picked up one on sale for 62 bucks from an online retailer but they Typically run for 90 USD.

Marmot Hood

Hood Closure System

We have here a semi-unique cinch system for the hood. On most hoodies you’ll get the familiar shoe string through the hood with a knot tied on both ends to prevent the cordage to slide into the hood, where it’ll become forever trapped.(A common, frustrating occurrence) Instead the use a similar design to all of their coats and jackets, where the hood is cinched with a bit of lightweight cordage that has a bit of stretch to it. Two cordlocks are then used so that you don’t get any slipage in the overall tightness of the hood.

Croydon Logo

Marmot Logo on the Croydon Hoody

Marmot Symbol

The Marmot Symbol is located on the back in the upper right corner.

Pouch Zipper

Hoody Pocket

Pouch Inner

Croydon Materials

Croydon Materials

I’ll just say it feels fantastic next to the skin, except for the weird patch of fabric used for the pouch. Typically a non-issue because who wears a sweater without anything underneath.

Cleaning Instructions

Cleaning Symbols

From Marmot.com:

    Soft, Comfortable Mid-Weight Knit Performance Fabric
    Handwarmer Pockets – Soft Fabric to Warm Hands
    Chin Guard with Wind Flap
    Full Zip with Contrast Zippers
    3 Piece Hood
    Adjustable Drawcord at Hood
    Rib Knit at Cuffs and Hem
    27 3/4″ Center Back Length for Size Medium
    Regular Fit


    Style Number: 60670
    Colors: Black (001), Gargoyle/Fire (1286), Tarmac/Forest (1259)
    Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X – Large, XX – Large
    Center Back Length: 27.75in / 70.5cm
    Weight: 1 lbs 4 oz / 580 g
    Sportswear Material: 100% Polyester Moleflex Fleece 9.1 oz/yd

The comfort of a good hoody is next to none in my book as far as clothing is concerned. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for something better.

Suggestions are always welcome and greatly encouraged.