Women's Vista Long Sleeve Hood

I was asked by the Mountain Training Association to review the Women's Vista Long Sleeve Hood by Icebreaker. I decided to test it out when I lead a group to the Atlas mountains in Morocco this summer.

vista long sleeve This piece of clothing was an excellent asset whilst trekking in the mountains. We would often set off walking first thing in the morning whilst it was still dark and cooler. The Vista Long Sleeve Hood fitted the bill; it kept my body warm with the early starts.

Once we started walking in the full on heat, it kept my body cooler and it was perfect for protecting my arms and often I would use the hood to protect the back of my neck which was essential in scorcher 47 degree heat!

The Vista Long Sleeve Hood was an excellent fit for me and it is great as a layering system too as it is made from soft midweight 200gm merino. It was perfect for Morocco as it helped to regulate temperature and prevented overheating. I could wear the top for several days as it resists odour naturally. When I did wash it, it dried in a flash, perfect item of kit to wear whilst traveling.

The only thing which I would add to improve would be to include a pouch pocket to help with storing items whilst.

Sian Sykes is a qualified Mountain leader and her passion for the outdoors inspired her to set up Psyched Adventures.

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