Good Everyday Basic
I purchased two of these sweatshirts, one in white and the other in blue midnight in extra large. The material isn't as thick as the wonderful old Survivor jacket. This hoodie does have about five percent spandex for some give. The fabric does have a nice hand, and the jacket has a bit of "give" without stretching out. The main zipper is metal rather than a matching plastic zipper, which is great because that is what wore out first on my old Survivors. The side pockets are awkwardly placed on seam, although they each have a nice zipper in the same color as the jacket fabric. I took off one star for the pockets and for the fit inconsistency.
There was a slight discrepancy in size between the two, with the white being slightly roomier. I stayed away from this product when it was offered last fall after reading reviews saying that it ran small, but that is not my experience. I plan to wash these in cold water and hang to dry until I am more confident that they won't shrink. However, this is largely because my three teenage boys do most of our laundry! I look forward to wearing this after hours, on weekends out and about, and to school on casual Fridays.
March 1, 2014