|Outdoor Voices Clearwater Catch Me If You Can Hoodie (photo from Outdoor Voices website)|
|Clearwater Catch Me If You Can Hoodie (photo from the Outdoor Voices website)|
|Back view of the hoodie. The model is 5' 9" (photo from the Outdoor Voices website)|
Though I am a big nylon snob when it comes to my activewear and all the OV stuff is polyester blend (they do have a cotton tank) I chose to be open minded and ordered the Catch Me If You Can Hoodie ($85) in Clearwater. Choosing a color was tough since OV has a lot of pretty heathered colors to choose from. The founder says she prefers heathers and textures because "it disguises imperfections" - music to my ears. Though a limited selection of OV is offered via J Crew and Bandier I decided to order from their website since they offer free shipping and returns.
|The packing tape is their hashtag catch phrase - #DoingThings|
Some very cute packaging inside.
|The folder cover that contained my receipt, return label, and a poster.|
|Inside of the receipt cover.|
Outdoor Voices has a brick and mortar store in Austin and had a summer pop up shop in NYC.
Some nice stitching detail on the sleeves. The sleeves have thumbholes.
Hoodie drawstring is very basic.
Hang tag. These photos probably capture the color most correctly.
Fabric content and care tag is sewn into the side seam. This piece is made in the US.
The Outdoor Voices OV logo is reflective and on the front kangaroo pocket.
The material is super soft and stretchy - very cozy. It feels a bit like a slicker rulu to me. I think it's more compressive than rulu so not as clingy and revealing of flaws. The weight and thickness is very similar to rulu, perhaps a touch thicker/heavier. I thought the fit was a flattering TTS but if you want to layer more than a tank under it I'd size up. The seams are not flat seamed down the arm and sides but are everywhere else. It's a nice lightweight to/from piece for summer or a nice lounge piece for indoors. From just wearing it around my air conditioned living room, I'd say the warmth is probably on par with rulu or better. Reviews on the J. Crew site are very positive. It's too hot today for me to wear it but I plan on taking the tags off it as soon as I can. I'll update with how it wears and breathes but I like it. I am eyeing the sweatpants to get next.
Anyone else already try Outdoor Voices? How do you like and how is it wearing for you?