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
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!!!!!!!!!
Absolutely love this sweatshirt! We do a lot of early morning fishing where temperatures outside are 30-40 degrees so on water in a moving boat are much colder. This sweatshirt blocks the wind wonderfully and the sewn in face shield works great without blocking airflow. I would definitely recommend this product
The Reaper is a Great Hoodie. Very Soft and Thick. Nothing about this hoodie is flimsy. I Love the Color's. They Did Not shrink and hold their shape. They truly are a Great Quality hoodie with Alot of nice features... I bought 2 ( light blue and Heather green), and I'm So Glad !!!!!
This sweatshirt is well made and has great features but, I will be passing this on to our granddaughter as this is too small. Gauging from the way this fits where I would normally wear an XL, I would need a 2x in this. Sure wish you would carry larger women's sizes in your tops and pants also. I hope there are other women that will voice this as I see larger sizes have been added for the men. Thanks.