The North Face Borod Hoodie Review

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The Borod Hoodie is a mid-weight hoodie designed for climbing or active outdoor adventures.

TNF Borod Hoodie

The polyester, elastane fabric gives the hoodie lots of flexibility so that it moves with the wearer, this gives a great sense of freedom and confidence when reaching out for hand holds whenever necessary.

I tried a medium size hoodie, it was a close fit but not inhibiting in anyway flexing with all my movements. It is a good length, the waist rises up minimally when at full stretch. The arms are quite long leaving some excess material when not stretching it is a little bit ‘clunky’ but not inhibiting in any way.

I was surprised how large the two hand pockets were, a map would easily fit in them. The Napoleon pocket is quite small just about large enough for a small gadget like a Garmin.

The hoodie is not waterproof or windproof but the gridded fleece interior is warm, providing just enough insulation when active in chilly weather or as a mid-layer on colder days.

The hood is a close comfortable fit but the elastic rim does not pull the hood in close around the face.

Comfortable to wear and easy to slip into a backpack. I think it is a useful layer for people who are out and about in cooler weather who need freedom to move their upper body.


Technical info

  • Midweight gridded fleece hoodie
  • Active Fit
  • Elastic-bound hood and cuffs
  • Durable, streamlined reverse-coil front and pocket zippers
  • Bonded, stretch woven chest pocket
  • Fabric:216 g/m² 95% polyester, 5% elastane grid fleece
  • Weight:440 g (15.5 oz)

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I have loved walking in the in the great outdoors as long as I can remember, weather is not an issue and any landscape is a new adventure. Personal details:- Height 5'10"(1.78m), Wt 12st10oz(81kg) Chest 41"(104cm) Trouser size 32"W,32"L, Baselayer/midlayer size medium. Hardshell layer size large.