Comfortable fit on most head sizes.
Sewn for Zpacks by Ben Smith at GooseFeetGear
All Zpacks gear has a two year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. Please see our return / warranty policy.
Made in the USA.
850 Fill Power Down
This ethically sourced premium down is great for providing warmth in sleeping bags, hoods and socks.
Store loose (hanging in a closet for example) when not in use.
Goose Hoods do not need to be washed very often. Wash once after a long season or only as needed.
Be careful of machine washing down Goose Hoods. The twisting motion of a washing machine could potentially tear the shell or the internal baffles. If you do try a washing machine do so at your own risk using the delicate setting.
We recommend hand washing your Goose Hood in a sink or bathtub with warm water and Granger's Down wash. Swish the socks around for a few minutes and rinse.
Squish the socks and squeeze as much water as you can out of it.
For best results, lay the socks out in the sun to dry. You may have to periodically pull apart any wet down clumps to allow them to dry completely and fluff back up like new.
High heat from a clothes dryer can melt delicate shell materials. We recommend drying your down gear items in the sun, or line drying indoors if the weather doesn't permit sun drying.
This hood fits great even over a fleece balaclava. It is lightweight yet warm. Expensive but seems to be well made and should last a long time.
As always, Zpacks is A+
This ultralight and warm, snuggly hood has been a perfect addition to my zpack quilt. My only beef is that it really is a tight squeeze getting it on. The snug fit around the neck (once its on) really gives a big boost to the warmth of the hood. But it also limits some of its versatility because its easy to get over heated if its not super cold out. It would be nice if there was a way to open it up more: both for venting and easier donning. I actually have a semesters opening up the neck seem so they can add a narrow strip of material giving the hood a bit of extra girth around the neck. They will also add a couple of micro snaps along the neck so it will be easier to put on and off, and to open up if I get too warm (funny to be worrying about being too warm :)) Even with (or without) the modifications, I am very pleased with the hood.
Warm - for me is a little too tight but it works
So many hikes in the swiss mountains. Small packed and very solid. Perfect