MEC Borderline Hoodie

24 11 2010

MEC Borderline Hoodie

I’ve been wearing a MEC Borderline Hoodie for a couple years now. It’s one of my favourite things to put on regardless of where I am heading.  It’s water resistant and wind resistant…without being waterproof or windproof.  It’s durable and looks as good today as it did two years ago.  I’m on my 3rd one…I managed to lose the one [photo of me on a bike below] in the colour/pattern I liked most…=-( I have one in medium that fits perfectly over a t-shirt or LS base layer and I have a large I can wear over another fleece.  When I’m feeling wild I layer both Borderline hoodies one on top of the other.

Looking at the tech specs there is nothing radical about this hoodie yet in my closet of gear it jumps out and gets worn a ton more than other similar items.  It always seems to be dry and warm without getting hot.  It doesn’t absorb sweat or light rain much and always looks good even after being crammed into the bottom of a pack.  The outer fabric doesn’t pick up snow, slides easily when layering on top of or under other pieces and it doesn’t snag on velcro.

This hoodie is MIA if you see it tell it to come home!

MEC Spew:

Designed to ward off cold on the slopes, this casual full-zip hoodie has been treated with a polyurethane coating that steps up abrasion resistance, water repellency, and wind resistance. It works well as a mid-layer; the looser fit allows layering underneath and the smooth face fabric allows easy over-layering. You can also wear it alone in friendlier conditions, as it will shed snow and light rain.

  • Made of 88% polyester and 12% spandex jersey fabric with a Hardface® polyurethane coating that offers some moisture shedding ability.
  • Subtle print treatment.
  • Generous-sized hood.
  • Cinch toggles keep the hood in place while you’re moving.
  • Two handwarmer pockets with an internal headphone wire slit.
  • Slim fit
  • Weight 390grams
  • Price $105cdn

Fabric close up...

I liked the 2009 patterns better than the 2010’s.  The blue and the green colours look the best this year.  MEC is selling selected colours for $45cdn at the moment..unfortunately they are a bit hideous.  This is a great product I just wish MEC would offer a better selection of colours and patterns….each year has several options that just make you shake your head…how about basic black?  The other thing I would love is 1 or 2 two zippered pockets inside the kangaroo pockets for items you can’t afford to lose when jumping around outside like your keys or camera.