山と道

Only Hood

24g

¥ 3,850 Tax included

Introduction

Only Hood

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 new Shadow Rip fabric* is 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!

*Since 2022, the fabric has been changed to Shadow Rip from the former Pertex Quantum Air.

COLOR MAY TRANSFER. WASH BEFORE USE.

Please note that when the Only Hood in a dark color, such as Black, Duck Green, or Terracotta is in contact with white or light-colored clothes for a long period of time in wet conditions, color transfer may occur. It occurs when the item is brand-new and unwashed, so please wash* it before first use to remove the extra dye in the fiber.

*Please wash separately or with like colors.

Color

  • Black
  • Duck Green
  • Indigo
  • Terracotta
  • Blue Gray

Spec

Made in Akita, Japan

Material:
Shadow Rip (100% Polyester) 56g/m²
Weight:
24g
Size:
UNISEX | One Size

Product Story

If only I had a hood

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.

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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.

Super Compact

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.

Details

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 on warming the whole body.

Reference:
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

Material

Shadow Rip: Lightweight, Strong, Durable

The mountain environment can be harsh; the weather is often unstable, temperature changes drastically, the wind is strong and the sunlight is intense. In these situations, it is necessary for the outdoor shirt to achieve both a high level of breathability and windproof performance at the same time. Our newly-adopted Teijin’s Shadow Rip fabric is breathable yet windproof while being light and strong.

Usually, thin and light fabrics have a ripstop structure, in which thick yarns are interwoven in a grid pattern in order to enhance tear resistance. This structure, however, often creates an unsmooth surface, causing the pilling due to weak wear resistance.

Shadow Rip is woven with fine, highly strong yarn to achieve a smooth appearance, and offers excellent resistance to snagging and abrasion while being light and strong. It is also wrinkle-proof and pilling-proof, featuring a soft texture.

Material:
Shadow Rip (100% Polyester) 56g/㎡
30d
C0 DWR

Spec:
Tear strength measured by JIS L 1096 D (In-house test)
Vertical: 1.4kg, Horizontal: 1.5kg

Tensile strength measured by JIS L 1096 A (In-house test)
Vertical: 47.1kg, Horizontal: 42.8kg

Breathability measured by JIS 1096 A (In-house test)
33.5cc/(㎠・s)

Size

製品サイズ/Product Size

Unisex
Unit: cm
Size ONE
フード周り / Circumference 47
フード高さ / Full Height 47.5
フード前丈 / Front Height 19

Instructions

Wash Before Use

Please note that when the Only Hood in a dark color, such as Black, Duck Green, or Terracotta is in contact with white or light-colored clothes for a long period of time in wet conditions, color transfer may occur. It occurs when the item is brand-new and unwashed, so please wash* it before first use to remove the extra dye in the fiber.

*Please wash separately or with like colors.

Care Instructions

  • Use a neutral detergent and wash at 40°C or lower.
  • Wash separately or use a laundry net bag.
  • Line dry in the shade.
  • Tumble dry below 60°C.
  • Do not bleach and do not use fabric softener.
  • Iron on low. Do not steam.
  • Do not dry-clean.

Payment

  • We only accept payment by credit card. We currently do not accept payment via bank transfer from overseas accounts.
  • We accept the following Credit Cards: Visa, Master, American Express, and JCB.
  • To download your receipt, please click the link included in the Dispatch Notice, which we will send by email as soon as the items are dispatched.

Delivery

We will ship by DHL for overseas customers (excluding China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Russia). For customers in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Russia, we will ship by EMS only. Shipping costs vary depending on your country and region.

Repair

We accept repairs for all of our Yamatomichi products. For inquiries on repair services including patching the holes, repairing with extra components, or fixing the items damaged over time, please feel free to contact us from the “Repair” section of the SUPPORT page.

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