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  • Performance polyester fabric has a soft cottonlike feel while still wicking moisture away
  • FlashDry lining in hood wicks moisture and dries fast
  • Thumbholes keep sleeves in place


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Best Use Fitness
Shirt Style Crew
Fabric Polyester
Moisture Wicking Yes
Quick Drying Yes
Sleeve Length Long Sleeve
Hood Yes
Thumbholes Yes
Back Length Hip-length
Gender Men's

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Sizing notes

TALL: Some shirts, pants and jackets are available in tall sizes, which generally means an inseam that is 3 inches longer and a rise that is 1 inch longer, a shirt or jacket body that is 2 inches longer and sleeves that are 2 inches longer than regular sizes.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice n light for bicycling Got this for cool morning rides. Thumb holes keep the sleeves secured under my gloves and the three piece hood (no seam down the center) sits comfortably under my helmet without having to fuss with the helmet straps. I'm 5' 8" 145 lbs. Medium is a bit tight around the shoulders with a light wicking tee underneath but it's not a deal breaker. This hoodie doesn't keep me warm if I just sit around in it. It's very light weight, dries quickly and keeps me comfortable when on the move (like it's supposed to). Would buy again.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Keep cool for warm weather hikes I use this product for hiking. Since I tend to sun burn easily I always wear long sleeve with a hoodie to cover my head and neck. Being that I have a shaved head this is important. The previous hoodie I had was similar but had a zipper, the hoodie covered a bit more of my face, and was thicker. I needed something that could breath a bit more like this one especially when the temperatures are higher. The fit is really good. The only thing I would change like I mentioned is for the hoodie to cover more of my face and be a bit more open. Other than that I purchased two pairs of this item.
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My New Go-To Layer I hate spending money on performance clothing only to get halfway up a mountain and find out it doesn't perform. I bought one of these hoodies and took it on a week of hiking in The Whites. I am now ordering two more. I wore this as a single layer, as a second layer over a wicking t-shirt and as a base layer under a rain shell and it worked great under all conditions, from light trails to strenuous boulder-hopping. Another review mentioned that it wasn't warm. Temps on my hikes got as low as 40 and I was fine but I did have a rain/wind proof shell over it. I doubt that it would keep you warm for long at low temps but it seems to be intended as a light layer anyway. Overall the best wicking top that I own.
Date published: 2016-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect hoodie for early fall This is a perfect hoodie for working out or going for a run outside in the fall as well as a great casual long sleeve shirt to wear around the house or out to the bar to watch a game. This is the most versatile shirt I have and I wear it all the time, basically haven't taken it off since the package got here. The material is comfortable and it looks great. The only con I can think of is that it won't be the best clothing for the winter time. It is somewhat limited to fall, spring, and indoors during the winter, especially here in Minnesota. Other than that, it has been one of my favorite purchases, and I honestly mean that. Really happy I got this hoodie, I might need to order another now that writing this reminded me how awesome it is!
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable, effective, stylish Got this both for a casual lightweight outer, and a baselayer for getting up into the mountains. It's great for both. I have no shame in admitting I'm a 33yo man who loves long-sleeved shirts with thumb holes - so this is great. I've received a few compliments on it, and I love that. It's a bit tight for what I expected an XXL to be (but just barely) but the fit for me overall is still really good, so I'm quite happy with the purchase and really love the item.
Date published: 2016-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite article of clothing I recently purchased the reactor hoody for two reasons. 1. I wanted a "The North Face" piece of clothing 2. I needed some long sleeves for an upcoming 5K race I was participating in. For both of my intentions I was not disappointed. I was delivered a fantastic, quality garment that did not go unnoticed at the 5K I participated in. I looked stylish, and most importantly I did not overheat throughout the race despite having long sleeves. A great buy indeed!
Date published: 2016-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light, Breathable, and Worth Your Money This sweatshirt fits as advertised, which really shouldn't be worth mentioning, but sometimes sweatshirts are iffy. Hm. Oh! It is nice and light - ideal for Spring and (early) Fall months - and would be great for running in. I personally purchased the red color, and have been complemented in it. Granted, the complements were from my parents, but I still appreciated the confidence boost.
Date published: 2016-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great post workout piece This is a great piece for post workout and cool spring/fall days when you need a breathable all day piece. Depending upon the conditions, I will sometimes layer it over a t-shirt or under a fleece/jacket. I found the sizing to be slightly larger than some other North Face products I have and ended up returning the large for a medium.
Date published: 2016-04-15
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How much does this weigh?

Asked by: Jorgeghr
The Reactor Hoodie weighs 7.5 ounces.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

does this item offer any sun protection?

Asked by: climber253
The Reactor Hoodie will provide some sun protection but does not have a rating.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-17
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