REVIEWED: The North Face Men’s Gordon Lyons Full Zip Fleece Hoodie

With plenty of zips and a handy area for a phone or lens cap, this great-fitting fleece-lined hoody is perfect for a life on the road

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The humble hoody was made for travel, but only if you choose wisely. The ultimate hoody has to be able to cope with the unpredictability of travel; one moment you might be standing on a wind-battered coast, the next you might be stargazing on top of a mountain. This North Face effort gives great protection against all that and more.

Full zip design

What we like most about the Gordon Lyons hoody isn’t just the hood, but its full zip design. There are a couple of zip pockets on each side that are fleece-lined – as are the sleeves – while there’s also a handy breast pocket that’s accessible from the outside when the thing is zipped-up.

Handy for photographers

That side-opening breast pocket is perfect for stowing a lens cap and other accessories when out in the field taking photos, while the elasticated sleeve openings keep the wind out. The hood itself is also fleece-lined, and zips-up to just below the mouth.

Great fit

Best of all, it’s a great fit, and packs down small enough to get into luggage pretty easily. It’s not a super-thin hiking hoody, but it’s much warmer for it. Available in black, blue, light grey, dark grey and brick red, The North Face Men’s Gordon Lyons Full Zip Fleece Hoodie is the great all-round hoody for travel.

Price as reviewed: £100

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