I got this as a present to myself for getting my BSN and had my name and credentials embroidered on the front with matching thread. Our department either feels likes it's on fire or freezing. On the freezing days, this hoodie keeps me super warm. I love thumb holes, and the stitching on them is solid. There's the small arm zip pocket, a zippered pocket on either side, two large pockets on the front, and two hidden pockets on the inside. It also looks professional enough (by healthcare standards) that no one bugs me about wearing a hoodie at work. I took it to Ireland and the UK for a vacation where it performed well. Out of the two week trip, only one evening was cold enough to warrant putting on an additional layer. I want to buy it in the other colors now. My only suggested changes would be to swap the arm pocket to the right arm and put two pen slots where that pocket currently is on the left arm.
Okay, so I have already written a review for this item, but it's been a few months now. I've fallen so deeply in love with this hoodie that I am getting the other two colours and I will soon explore the other 5.11 OUTERWEAR for women. There are so many pockets in this hoodie and as I work accident and emergency, the more pockets I've got, the better prepared I am for my job. That being said, there is one pocket over the bicep, which I use quite frequently for pens, sharpies, my credit card and other misc. There are also two main kangaroo pockets in the front which are so modest they're practically concealed by the hand warmer pockets beneath them which zip closed or open. On the inside of the hoodie there are also two more concealed pockets which means this hoodie has mega storage capacity. For some reason this detail is NOT part of the description for this item which leaves it terribly misrepresented by this website and likely horribly underrated. This hoodie has become my very favourite hoodie and next to my 5.11 EMS trousers, my favourite piece of clothing for work as well! I recently purchased Triple Aught Design's Valkerie hoodie as well, and though I love it, I've gotta say, I find myself preferring to wear my 5.11 horizon 2.0 8/10 times. The pockets, the cut, the style, the water proofing! Everything. The only improvement I think could possibly be made is by maybe adding reinforced, rugged material at the underside of the forearms and up to the elbows as well as at the shoulders for bag straps and making the bicep pocket for both arms as well as adding a pocket maybe to the forearm or at the end of the sleeve as seen with the kinetic full zip. I would be willing to put more money down for these changes, but even without them, I love this hoodie! Thanks 5.11!
Everything I've purchased from 5.11 has been pleasantly and surprisingly exceeding my initial expectations upon deciding to purchase. As a medical professional, I was initially drawn to the EMS trousers for their pockets and utility, perfect for the ER where I work. When I read the description and specs of this hoodie, I thought it would be a perfect addition for my winter uniform in the ER. Plenty of pockets make my scrubs pockets underneath no longer necessary without sacrificing functionality or storage space. There are also two pockets hidden on the inside of the zipper, just beneath the ab pouches externally. The shoulder pocket is perfect for stowing pens, my notepad, etc... The fabric moves and breathes but also keeps me quite warm and is very comfortable and form flattering. I highly recommend this hoodie to anyone who prioritises functionality and pocket utility whilst also preferring to look smart and forego sacrificing sheer comfort! Thanks, 5.11! Another fantastic product in my closet that keeps the boys raising their brows.