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Every hiker knows how useful a hood can be to protect from cold wind. We thought we would make just a hood you can pull out and put on whenever you feel chilly, regardless of whether your base layer or jacket comes with its own hood.
The Pertex Quantum Air is highly breathable yet windproof, allowing the heat to escape while on the move. What’s more, the “Only Hood” design is so comfortable that you almost forget you’re wearing it.
Use it as a windproof head covering when you are feeling chilly, a neck warmer, or even as a sun hat.
You’ll soon never leave home without it!
Made in Akita, Japan
Pertex Quantum Air (100% Nylon) , 48g/㎡
Akira Natsume, Yamatomichi Founder
I was walking along the ridge of Japan’s Northern Alps when a wonderful idea came to me.
In the Northern Alps, the temperature is quite unstable; it can get very hot or very cold, and every time I took my shirt off or put it on, I had to stop and unshoulder my backpack.
When I was walking the trail with a pair of shorts and a merino T-shirt, I was a bit chilly. I didn’t think I really needed a windbreaker or additional layer but thought if I maybe had a hood I would be fine.
I thought about making a T-shirt with a hood but decided against this as the hood would just be in the way when not in use. But then this day, as I was walking along the Northern Alps I thought; “What if I had Only a hood?”
If I had a separate hood, then
– When it gets chilly, I don’t have to unshoulder my backpack to put on an additional layer.
– I don’t have to make a choice between hooded or hoodless clothes.
– Any clothes can be hooded with the Only Hood.
As a hood enthusiast myself, I have always talked about the effectiveness of hoods for hiking wear. So for me, making clothes without hoods sometimes took a lot of persuasions. I was certain that with the Only Hood everything would work out.
Form and Function
Light and comfortable
Weighing only 21 grams, you won’t be burdened by the weight of the Only Hood. As the hood is separated from your clothes, the Only Hood allows for ease of movement of the head and great ventilation. It is also fast-drying and smooth to the touch.
When folded, the Only Hood is super compact and can be tucked away in a pocket or your backpack.
Works with any layer
No need to be torn between hoodless or hooded clothes. With the Only Hood, any of your base layers, shirts, pullovers, or T-shirts will instantly be hooded.
Effectiveness of a Hood: Neck/Head Insulation
Our experience told us that hoods were effective in maintaining body temperature in cold weather, and this is confirmed by various studies.
In two experiments, the neck, waist, abdomen, upper arms, fingers, calves, and toes were separately warmed to see the warming effect of a certain part of a body. The result showed that the warming effect was the most obvious when the neck was insulated and that keeping the neck warm had a great effect in warming the whole body.
Regional Differences in Human Response to Topical Cooing Stimuli, Nishihara and Hasebe, 2003
Research on Betterment of Young Women’s Sensitivity to Cold, Sasa, 2010
Pertex Quantum Air
The Only Hood uses Pertex Quantum Air, which is made of a densely woven 20-denier nylon yarn that is extremely lightweight, windproof, highly durable, and breathable. It performs perfectly in rapidly changing weather from intense sunshine to strong and chilly winds.
Pertex Quantum Air, 48g/㎡ (100% Nylon)
20d x 20d, Ripstop
C6 DWR (Durable Water Repellent)
Tear strength measured by JIS L 1096 D (In-house test)
Vertical: 0.9kg, Horizontal: 0.8kg
Tensile strength measured by JIS L 1096 A (In-house test)
Vertical: 35.6kg, Horizontal: 30kg
Ventilation performance measured by JIS 1096 A (In-house test)
33cc/ (㎠ s)
- Wash below 40°C
- Use laundry net or wash separately.
- Line dry in the shade.
- Tumble dry below 60°C.
- Do not bleach and do not use fabric softener.
- Iron on low, cover with a cloth. Do not steam.
- Do not dry-clean.
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