This is my in-depth, to-the-point review of the GORUCK Field Full Zip Hoodie jacket. These are things I’d want to know if I were considering ordering it or if I wasn’t sold on GORUCK apparel already. In addition to my written review, you can watch my video review below:
Take GORUCK’s advice on this. The Field Full Zip is an athletic fit, we recommend one size up from your usual size. I agree 100% with this. I’m normally a large. I got a large in this, but probably should have gone up to an XL. I’m a 42 suit jacket and 34-35 sleeve length, if that helps you.
Material is 90% polyester and 10% cotton. It’s very soft on the inside. Dries very fast. Overnight is more than enough time (hang dry only).
Zips up higher on the neck to protect from wind. I’ve never had a hoodie zip this high, but I really like it when in cold/windy weather.
A simple feature that may or may not be intentional is the hood isn’t so big that it bulges out on the sides and blocks my view–especially peripheral view. It also isn’t too small where it restricts head movement. Small thing, but very noticeable to me.
Both of the outside pockets have zippers. There are also two pockets on the inside, just opposite where the outside pockets are, that are deep. These do not have zippers.
Elastic on Wrists and Waist:
About 50% of the circumference of both wrists has elastic. And most of the waist has this. I show it in my video review. GORUCK says it’s half elastic, half self-fabric cuffs and hem for comfort. I haven’t seen a positive or negative for this so far. The good thing is when the hoodie is zipped up and I raise my hands above my head, it doesn’t pull up and show my belly. This means the elastic band around the waist isn’t tight, which I like.
This is a different kind of material than the other GORUCK items I wear. It doesn’t stretch much. If you want to slide or pull up the sleeves, they just won’t do that. It’s possible the sleeves would be a little looser if I’d gotten the XL, so know this material, other than the wrists and waists, isn’t very stretchy.
Interesting and Random Fact about this hoodie:
The zipper insert is on the right side, which means it’s made for a left-handed person (I think). I don’t really know if this means anything, but my guess is since it’s made in Madagascar, that’s why it’s opposite all other shirts and jackets I’ve ever owned–whether GORUCK or any other brand. Maybe GORUCK wanted to mix it up, or maybe they never specified to the manufacturer. If you know, share with me. But, I also recognize it’s an almost meaningless observation.
The GORUCK Field Full Zip hoodie is a great-looking hoodie. I wore it to coach my sons’ basketball games today. I wear it rucking, around the house and to work. It’s warm and provides great cover around my neck and head. Last week, it was low 30’s and I used this for my hoodie instead of a beanie. It was perfect.
Check it out here. It’s currently $75 on GORUCK’s site. If you use my link, it will not cost you any extra, only gives me a small commission. This helps me buy more GORUCK gear so I can try to look cool and not die while working out in the elements!
Thanks for taking the time to read. If this wasn’t helpful enough, let me know what I missed.