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Know What You're Getting
on October 4, 2014
I did a lot of reading of other people's reviews before I purchased my hoodie. So I'll address some of the same things that others wrote.
Size: I normally wear a size medium or large for sweatshirts and after reading reviews I decided on ordering a XXL because of everyone suggesting to order 2 sizes larger than what you normally would. I was concerned about it being too big, because like I said I normally order a medium or large. When it arrived it fit almost perfectly, just a tad bit on the bulkier side. I decided to wash it in a front load washer with cold water and dry it in the dryer on low heat. Note: The washing instructions say to wash in cold water but dry flat. I ignored that instruction because I wanted it to shrink a little. Pulled it out of the dryer and it did shrink a little to make it an even better fit. As far as length goes, it was perfect for me (I'm 5'9").
Color: I ordered PWD005_lemonyellow The color for the yellow is pretty accurate, maybe a little more like a banana than a lemon.
Fabric: This is where I think a lot of people didn't quite look at the details on the product before purchasing. I read several people being disappointed that the material was a fleece instead of regular sweatshirt material. If you zoom in on the different colors you can notice the fabric difference. The other way to tell is by looking at the color number. Ever color that begins with PWD005 is going to be a fleece material (100% polyester). Every color that begins with AWOJA0167 is going to be 65% cotton and 35% polyester (since I didn't order one in that color I can't really comment on the fabric) and every color that begins with NW02 is going to be 100% cotton (my guess is those colors would be more like regular sweatshirts).
Zippers: Like others have mentioned, they are sharp and can be a little difficult. Although maybe in my case it's just getting used to the zipper being on the left side rather than the right. I've only had my hoodie for 2 days so I can't tell you about the longevity of the zippers at this time.
Warmth: Super warm! I live in Wisconsin and I like to have nice looking sweatshirts for taking walks in the fall without looking frumpy and without freezing. I was very comfortable wearing this outside without another jacket, and I really like that it has a hood because that wind chill really bites. We just dropped into the 40 degree temperatures with a cooler wind chill so this arrived just in time.
Delivery: So I ordered the fleece on Thursday Sep 25th at about 5pm and they said the estimated delivery date was Oct 22 - Nov 12th. Got an email on Sep 29 that it shipped and I received it on Oct 3rd. The "estimated delivery" was kind of annoying because I didn't understand why it would take a month to get here, but was very glad to have it arrive only a week after ordering it. It ships from California.
Overall: I really like it because it's warm and stylish. With the zipper half down it's very feminine looking. With the zipper all the way up and the fabric strap at the top buttoned it still looks feminine but with an added sportiness look to it.