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Took this hood on a camping trip where it got down to 30-degree temps, and it worked like a dream. I was able to both wear it around camp in the morning, and slept in it at night with no problem. This is a critical piece of gear if you at all expect the temperatures are going to be around or below freezing, especially as part of your sleep system.
Crazy warm- used it at -3*F over a thin possum down beanie. Word to the wise; do not cinch the drawstring smaller than your face or it’s a soggy frozen mess where your breath freezes. You want your face exposed just like Monte Python and the holy grail. If it’s so cold you need even more insulation wear a neoprene ski mask at night.
I bought this Crestone hood for my wife, as she feels the cold and currently in S Korea it is forecast-3.2F / -16C for the next two days. She wears her hood with a synthetic black jacket. She likes how you can cinch down the front to minimise the opening in front of the face. If her neck gets too cold she gets a stiff neck. This hood has kept her head and neck warm when venturing out. Very pleased with the quality of the product and speed and efficiency of the delivery from Katabatic Gear. Purchased 2 sleeping bags, 2 hoods - Crestone and Windom and a Tin cup jacket - all very well made and warm products. What next down booties / gloves?
I have a big hear (7-5/8 fitted) and a full beard, it is a little snug but once it's in place fits well. Plan on using this thing this summer above 10,000 feet
This hood is going to be awesome, fits and functions perfectly...all I need now is some sub freezing temperature