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Bight Gear Solstice Graphene Hoody

rated 5 of 5 stars
photo: Bight Gear Solstice Graphene Hoody base layer top

Very protective, good fit, light weight, and reasonably priced.


  • Sun protection
  • Breathes and wicks well
  • Nice fabric and fit
  • Thumb holes
  • Good hood, not too large and floppy


  • Some abrasion after one season of use

This is my second sun hoody after the Black Diamond Alpenglow, which I liked. The Bight Solstice Hoody has a better fit for me (not quite as loose, hood especially) and the fabric is lighter in weight and has a nicer hand. The tail seems a bit long for me.

In contrast to the Alpenglow, it has thumb holes which provide a bit more sun protection for the back of the hands without interfering with dexterity, plus it's a bit less expensive ($69) than the Alpenglow ($85 retail).

I treated the Solstice with permethrin so that it would do double duty as sun protection and bug protection.

We will see how each garment holds up to use and abuse over time... The Solstice shows a bit of minor abrasion from pack wear, but I wore it a lot this season.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $69

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