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Appalachian Gear Company - Women's 8020 Sun Hoodie

Appalachian Gear Company - Women's 8020 Sun Hoodie

Regular price $159.99 CAD
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It's more than just a sun hoodie -  it's a comfortable lightweight multi-use hoodie that is highly packable and provides high performance in outdoor adventure - or hangin' in the neighbourhood. Plus, it's not a synthetic or a synthetic blend like most of the other products.

If you are tired of wearing plastic bags - try true performance fabrics like their lightweight line made from Appgearco's  8020 fabric. Sustainable. Eco-friendly. High performance.

It just keeps getting better and better...introducing the all-new Appgearco 8020 Sun Hoodie! Using the same all-natural blend of 80% alpaca/20% tencel found in the AG-Tee, we now bring you an outstanding lightweight sun hoodie that's designed to keep you cool, comfortable, and protected. But remember- with 80% alpaca, go ahead and be confident in cool & damp weather. Alpaca is better than merino. This sustainable sun hoodie provides impressive odor control, is durable, quick drying, and built to keep your temperature regulated while you work up a sweat thanks to 80% alpaca.

Sizing Chart:

  • These garments are generally sized for a classic fit, and not a compression fit. If a more athletic fit is needed, you can go a size down.
  • Since Alpaca is a natural fiber with variability, weights can fluctuate from lot to lot. The weight of the Men’s AppGearCo 8020 Sun Hoodies ranges from 7 - 11 ounces depending on size.
  • The 8020 Sun hoodie is NOT as stretchy as the fleece, and it is also a significantly tighter knit.


  • You don’t need to wash this garment often. Even if you are active and sweating in it, just hang it up. Alpaca does not retain odors and doesn’t support bacterial growth. Since it is an animal fiber, it is susceptible to moth damage, so you will want to store it so that moths can’t get to it just like you would with wool. However, washing will not harm your hoodie.
  • Turn your 8020 Sun Hoodie inside-out (this is key).
  • Use a small load, cold water, light or gentle cycle, and wash with other performance fabrics. We recommend to NOT wash in large loads, or with heavy fabrics like jeans/towels.
  • Use any normal detergent. Do not use “washing Soda”, Chlorine OR Peroxide bleaches, or “Oxygen Cleaners”.
  • Air dry by hanging or laying flat the first 3-5 washes. The Alpaca doesn’t have much moisture left in it after the spin cycle, and will dry quickly.
  • After the first 3-5 washes, you can tumble dry your hoodie - but be sure to tumble on low heat in a small load with other similar items - it will only take approximately 10-12 minutes to dry. Medium to high heat is not recommended.
  • After 3-5 washes, you will notice a little shrinkage in the length, and we have allowed for this in our patterns. Also, you will notice very fine “nap” on the fabric, and this improves the comfort and performance of the garment.
  • If you are backpacking or traveling, and need to wash this garment for any reason, and do not have access to regular detergents:
  • Backpacking: Just rinse with stream water, let air dry, do not use detergent, follow Leave No Trace Principles
  • Traveling - Hotel, Hostel, etc. : you can use shampoo, mild liquid dish/hand detergent (just a drop or two) , rinse in a sink, wring out, hang dry or lay it on a towel to dry


  • Performance Blend - 80% Alpaca / 20% Tencel™
  • “Regular Fit” Style - Not too snug and not too loose. It looks great and allows for a full range of motion. Natural fibers perform at their optimal level when allowed a little room to breathe.
  • The Trail Seam™ - The unique AppGearCo 8020 Sun Hoodie deserved a seam that would be worthy of Adventure. We designed our Trail Seam™ for tremendous toughness and durability, so you can be confident the gear will perform under extreme stress and prolonged usage. Our hoodies and shirts have been thousands of miles and experienced millions and millions of rubs under backpack straps - and our Trail Seam™ has consistently met those stringent demands.
  • Weft Knit - The AppGearCo 8020 Sun Hoodie is knitted into a unique fabric that provides exceptional performance. Our special knit structure resists “running” - so if you poke a hole in it while you are in the backcountry, the hole may get slightly larger over time, but you don’t have to worry about the hole turning in to a long “run” as experienced in many lightweight knits.
  • Lightweight - Ensures this is a garment you'll never hesitate to throw in your pack.
  • Women's 8020 Sun Hoodie weights (varies from lot to lot):
    S - 5 oz.
    M - 6 oz.
    L - 7 oz.
    XL - 8 oz.
    XXL - 9 oz.
  • They knit our fabrics in our own North Carolina, USA facility utilizing our Patent Pending process.
  • They design and produce our own products in our vertically integrated manufacturing plant located in North Carolina.
  • Their fabrics are tested at various Southeastern USA testing labs that utilize standard ASTM Test Methods.
  • They import our custom-spun yarn from our trusted partners in Peru - made to our exacting specifications, supporting fair trade in North and South America. Since we have extensive Textile Manufacturing expertise, we deal directly with manufacturers - never brokers.
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