My only complaint, if you could call it that, is that wish the chest pocket was on the other side. Honestly, it seems like weird placement given most people are right handed.
I got introduce to driduck brand by one of my supervisor at UPS. Then I order one jacket from the ups catalog. Awesome jacket a little too formal. So I decided to get this hoodie. And I don't regret my decision. I been wearing it since day one. That's how comfortable it is. Definitely 5 stars.
Light weight, soft, comfortable, roomy. Reliable as always, another excellent Dri-Duck product. The Bateman Hoodie is great for spring and fall in mild to cooler climates, and as an extra layer in winter. The spacious zip breast pocket is a nice feature. I do wish there were two zip breast pockets instead of one, and maybe a secure inside pocket or two as well. Casual hoodie. It's not water proof, which is not a major concern. Dri Duck makes other shells for that. This quickly became a favorite EDC go to jacket.
I may get another to keep in the auto. The weather can turn quickly in the region in which I reside, piedmont between mountains and ocean. Changing from 60s, 70s and 80s to freezing or nearly freezing in a few hours occurs at least a couple times per year. A 20 degree F. temperature drop is not unusual. This hoodie and a shell or poncho pretty much covers all but the most inclement and harsh of winter storms.
I was browsing the web for a stylish, high quality and reasonably priced full-zip hood. I ordered the Bateman in Green and Gray. The fit was perfect, the material was high quality, and the price wasn't too bad. Now, I will be purchasing gift cards for my Nephew and Brother-in-law this holiday season to try Dri Duck.
I own many different outerwear from Dri Duck. This is now one of my favorite go to zip ups. Nice and light weight. Totally cuts the wind. The chest pocket is a nice add. This is my go to for spring and fall. In the winter I always have my crossfire. I’m sure this will hold up against time and wear the same. If your on the fence about it I will say just do it. I’m 6’ tall 220lbs and the XL fits perfect. Arm length is even spot on. If you search anywhere else I’m sure you will pay twice the price.