My overall satisfaction with the hoody earns it an 8 in my book. I'm pretty picky with my money, so I was pretty critical and honest with this thing. In closing, if you can afford it and you want a good wear around wherever/lay around the house hood- get it. If you are looking for something warm and toasty to layer up with when you ski, you might want to get something thicker (although you could definitely throw a thick fleece under it and rock it at the mountain on a normal day).
This hood loses a point with me here. Jiberish charges a pretty penny for these things and I was a little suprised to find out there isn't much to it. There are two pics above that show the thickness compared to the zipper, not much there. I have a few hoods from Armada, Line, and 4FRNT and all of them have a layer of fleece at the least, and none of them cost as much as this.
However, after my initial suprise I wore it around in 30 degree weather with a T- shirt underneath and it was warmer than it looks. The waistband holds the heat in fairly well considering there is nothing between you and Mother Nature. Any wind will rip through it though, so use that extra room to throw a simple layer of you own under it. Final say is that the extra size gives you plenty of room to layer, and the hoody itself is damn comfy.
AMAZING! AWESOME! HOW DO THEY DO IT!?! This is why Jiberish is an awesome company. They have stuff no one else is putting out and it reps skiing like nothing else. The Corduroy on this bad boy is downright sexy. Check out the Level 1 website here to see some very detailed pics of the hood. The embroidery and design are awesome, and I love having something different than all of my friends.
The second point is lost here. I guess I am a little torn, and obviously I thought it was worth the money since I am sitting comfortably in it right now. I could have bought any hoody out there for $73, and almost all the other choices would have had some better lining in it or something. But in this case you get what you pay for: an awesome looking hoody that most people aren't going to have. Simple supply and demand sends the price of this hoody up, which I guess I am willing to pay in order to keep every other person on the mountain looking like my twin.
Note: In relation to other brand new Jiberish hoodys that go for over $100, $73 is a fucking steal.
One of Jiberish's primary sellers is their awesome fit. Their stuff runs HUGE! I am 6' 185 lbs and as you can see in the pics, that large goes all the way past my ass and a little less than halfway down my thigh. The nice thing about these is that they run tall, not wide, so you can get a big hood that won't make you look like a fatass or hang like a tent around your waist. As you can see, the waistband is much smaller than the widest part of the hoody, so it keeps it fitting nice and tall.
As far as I have seen it holds up nicely. The corduroy doesn't show tears or frays very well so that is a definite plus, but I am fortunate enough to have mine in mint condition. The job on the embroidery is very good, but it does have some excess strings here and there when you first get them (called cables). Just snip them off and they will be gone for good.