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  1. #1
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    Question for fabric nerds: custom sun hoodies

    After seeing an ad for this company making custom printed sun hoodies (https://partyshirtinternational.com/...ns/sun-hoodies) I want to make some for my friends but don’t want to shell out $70 per piece. I assume they just use a drop shipping company from Alibaba or similar but figuring out a fabric that would be reasonable for spring skiing is a pain.

    Initial quotes from some companies on alibaba are around $17 per piece for full custom printing.

    Any insights from gear nerds with relevant experience would be welcome. Especially, related to selecting fabrics that would be good for a sun hoody.

    Thanks in advance

  2. #2
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    Not exactly an answer, but I know that Corbeaux clothing makes an AWESOME sun hoody (Chinook), they are on sale for like $50, they are good peeps and ripping skiers, and might be worth shooting them an email to see if anything lines up.

  3. #3
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    TGR won't let me edit, but the red and blue ones are one sale for $55ish

    Major major thumbs up on the Chinook anyway, it is my go-to mid layer touring and spring/fall bike+run too

  4. #4
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    I assume you are just looking at fabric descriptions, not getting samples sent to you to look at and test?
    That’s pretty tough to know anything then.

    Here is a good overview article on sunhoodies, including fabric discussion:
    https://femignarly.com/2020/05/28/sun-hoody-101/

  5. #5
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    Thanks,
    Also getting some samples sent but trying to find all the nerdy fabric info I can find.

  6. #6
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    The most comfortable hoodie I’ve worn is the https://freeflyapparel.com/collectio...die-palm-greenFree Fly Bamboo Lightweight Hoodie. I haven’t had a chance to sweat in it for a week straight, but after two days of moderate sweating it retained very little odor.

    I’ve also worn the https://www.outdoorresearch.com/coll...-hoodie-300837OR Astroman for about 4 days down in the desert while sweating pretty heavily. That got pretty stinky, but kept me very well protected from the sun. Also stood up to a decent amount of abuse.

    I love merino wool for its odor resistance and comfort, but it’s really expensive and not as durable. Merino/polyester blends can be a good compromise, but I’ve encountered some cheaper blends that get the weird “burnt rubber” smell when wet. High quality (read: expensive) merino does not have that issue in my experience.

  7. #7
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    I’m not a dork, but I do buy anti-UV hoodies and pants for parenting my kids’ softball and soccer.

    Uniqlo. Airism.

    Legit.


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