We believe in building products for the women who always out fish the men. It's why we've submitted the Aftco Women's Reaper into this year's ICAST New Product Showcase to compete against the 100s of men's apparel products.
Reaper delivers for the female angler with functional Features: like an integrated face / neck warmer, laser cut ventilation on mask / underarm, cinch cord hood anchoring system, Block Tapey pocket closure, hi / low position ponytail hood openings, AFGUARD stain release, DWR, mid-hip length and a toasty 100% poly bonded micro fleece fabric. No disrespect to your favorite cotton hoodie, but the Aftco Reaper fleece hoodie will easily be a staple when things cool down and warmth is a necessity.
100% Midweight Polyester Microfleece
Custom hi/low ponytail hood
Ergonomic side seams, thumb holes
Block Tapey pouch pocket closure
Antimicrobial treatment for odor control
AFGUARD stain resistance
Mid Layer - designed to preserve the natural warmth of your body
I bought one of these hoodies for my wife because we fish together in cold weather and the built in gator would be nice. She normally wears a large hoodie. I ordered a large based on the size chart and she couldn’t even get it on. I returned it and ordered an XL and it was to small also and returned it.
I love this sweatshirt. The quality feels top notch and sturdy. I had to get an XL because I have long arms. I tried on a large but my arms were just a tad short even though the body fit great. I'm 5'8". I just got back from fishing in 42° Michigan weather on Lake Huron and I felt warm with this onwhen the sun was out. I had a thin shirt underneath. When the clouds came rolling in, I threw on my mens Reaper windproof jacket and was nice and toasty. 😊 Thanks for making a great product.
The sweatshirt is great and it does fit true to size. I recommend if you’re going to be layering and putting clothes underneath I would go one size larger. I purchased a small and it fit perfectly but my next purchase will be a medium so that I can layer some long underwear or a top underneath. I was fishing in Alaska so I wanted the extra warm.
This is my SECOND women’s Reaper sweatshirt. Best outdoor hoodie ever. It very warm, whisks water and the protection from face covering is fantastic. It’s adjustable around the front neck area. The only thing I didn’t love was the arms length is just right but the waist is a bit big. I got the blue in medium and the arms are a little short. I’m 5’8.5 and 135 pounds.
You will never want another hoodie again. It not only keeps you dry and warm but also very flattering. I now own the blue and gray ones, I will own the black and The Heather Thyme. Thank you for making a women’s outdoor product that’s practical but also very cute! I’ve been searching for something like this for years! I’m 5’9 and 150 pounds. I would suggest ordering up one size. The medium fits perfectly but I usually wear a small. The sleeves are a little bit short so that’s the only critique I would offer
I purchased a men’s version this winter and lived in it until it got too warm. It’s the first sweatshirt I grab if I’m headed somewhere that might be cool. Anyway, my mom is always cold so I thought she’d enjoy it for Mother’s Day. She barely took it off this past weekend when it was unseasonably cool and windy at the beach. The face mask even when not worn as such, keeps you neck warm and the material is thick enough but not heavy. I bought a small for my mom and it could have been a tad bigger.
Love the sweatshirt 10/10! But I usually wear an XS or Small so I got a Small thinking it would be a bit oversized so I could wear a long sleeve under it but it was waaaay too small and I ended up getting a medium.
Although I own many thousands of dollars worth of technical fishing clothing, the Reaper technical sweatshirt ranks at the top of my list now. I wore it on the water Thursday braving 25kt winds, 40° temperature and drizzly rain while fishing in Crystal River, Florida. Not only does this sweatshirt keep you warm, it repels fish slime . I own two of them, just waiting for AFTCO to offer a few more colors (PINK PLEASE!) Thanks for making such an awesome piece of technical gear for the ladies!
I’m going to try and explain this the best I can. But it’s going to be tough to put into words (without swearing) the pure big fish aroma that this sweater puts off. Weather I’m catching giants or just thinking about them. The sweater bring a big fish attitude that can not be explained because it’s just a feeling that you get when it slides on. Confidence and experience levels go up without even trying. Even if I try to play it cool when I put this sweater on it’s no secret that I mean business. And when I say business I mean huge fish, large head shakes and just straight stellar performance. It’s like the fish gods know how serious I am and they will not mess with me. This sweater in 100.
Ordered a L and it's to snug for laying; but is perfect for chilly summer mornings in the mountains. So, I then ordered a XL... I miss ordered it as a men's. My husband loves it! Then, I ordered a XL in women's, it's perfect for layering. I use them mostly for work outside, as I am self-employed.
My experience was excellent. My daughter and family go trout fishing in all kinds of weather. She loved the fit and the material. I ordered a size above her normal size so she could wear something underneath if she wanted. It was perfect.
Ordered one size up as my wife said that is what she always does with a hoodie. She absolutely loved it and wears it everywhere. I think she has sold 3-4 of them in the first week she had it. Now she wants one in one of the other colors. I am going to try the men's version soon.
Quality Item / Unique Design / Nice material .... Face mask is actually an elongated collar inside the hoodie. Mask & arm gussets have air vent perforations in the right places. I originally bought mine in camo, but my wife liked the design so well, she insisted on having her own! (Note- women's version has a discreet ponytail opening at the back of the hoodie!)
Great warm sweatshirt. I love the built-in mask feature. Great for wearing under wading gear. Kept me warm but still had room for movement. I read several reviews that suggested ordering a size up, which I did and SO glad I did. The women's shirt is more fitted so it's not too bulky. I normally wear a size 8 top and ordered a Large - probably would NOT have been happy with a Medium.
Overall its a great sweatshirt. I prefer a little more room. I'm 5'6" -180lbs and the Large is fitted. I should have ordered an XL to have a little more room underneath. I can wear a light shirt underneath and be comfortable/warm enough.
Love it. Not bulky. Light weight, warm and extremely comfortable. Once received tried it out in 34 degree weather for a few hours just to see it would hold up. Only long sleeve shirt underneath no jacket on top. Needless to say kept me comfortable and performed very well.
Truly, this sweatshirt is as good and better than I thought it would be. The reviews really speak for themselves. I appreciate all the functional details in general, and also specific to women-wearers. The design, fabric, quality, and craftsmanship are great, and I'm in love with the thyme-heather color - which is just gorgeous and a difficult color to find in women's clothing (thank you for something in an awesome color and not pink!!). I hike and run during the snowy, super windy, cold winters in western New York and this is excellent as my outer-layer - just the sort of thing that is looks great and has some fun style, but is also practical and has lots of useful features! I waffled between a medium and large since other reviewers indicated it runs small and said to size up. I found it true-to-size for my purposes. I'm 5'4", 170 lbs, and generally wear a 10-12. I don't intend to wear multiple thick layers under it - just a single baselayer or a long sleeve shirt, or similar. So, for me, the medium is the exact right size to wear with one layer underneath and fit comfortably without being too tight or baggy. If I were taller or my arms were longer, I would likely have wanted to size up to the large only because the thumbholes are higher up on the sleeve and I think anyone over 5'4"-5'5" would need the large simply for the extra sleeve length.
I leave reviews if products far exceed or underwhelm. I wish I found this sweatshirt sooner in life! If you fish, hunt, walk outside, hike, work outside, or live and breathe you should buy this hoodie. I need full use and mobility of my arms and I have always struggled with a place to put my long hair. I have struggled with sweatshirts riding up, binding, pulling, etc. I Will say 2 things about sizing- I am 5' 2", 135 with broad shoulders. I bought a medium, seen in pictures. It fits great. It feels "fitted" at my chest and shoulders, leaving the rest nice and roomy. I just ordered a small to see if the body of the hoodie will be a tad more fitted, I will update or post a new review. I'm sure they are both going to end up being fantastic. Also, the mask does have trouble staying up, as other reviewers have noted..but I am scheming on stitching on some kind of ear loops. And yes, pulling the hoodie on is a tad snug (neck gaiter/ mask) so if you are the type to "do your hair and makeup", put this thing on first. The attached mask sits nice against your chin/ neck when it's not over your face, as seen in pictures. (In my photos I am wearing a high pony tail hat by a brand "CC" found on Amazon.. and the top hood hole lines up perfect.. SCORE!!) THANK YOU FOR MAKING A FUNCTIONAL HOODIE FOR WOMEN!!!!!!!!!