Altitude Sun Hoodie

The Altitude was built for those that push further, climb higher, & don’t take no for an answer. Its near weightlessness & breathability combined with a thoughtful design will keep you comfortable whether you’re trail running, hiking, or in almost any other outdoor setting. 

The name "Altitude" comes from the need to protect ourselves from some nasty sunburns, especially at high elevations. One of the significant tests we put the Altitude Sun Hoodie through was when we backpacked the Uinta Highline Trail, a trail the stretches over 100 miles with 80% of those miles above 10,000 ft! It performed exceptionally well, & we came to rely on the Altitude for adventures afterwards!

One thing you’ll notice right away is how well the Altitude manages moisture for you. The performance synthetic fabric wicks moisture from your skin & dries incredibly quickly! 

This means the Altitude can also be used year round as a base layer! The fit should be athletic, but not tight or restrictive- this allows the synthetic blend to more effectively manage & wick away moisture.

The ultralight fabric will shield you from the sun without causing you to overheat so you can keep adventuring day-in & day-out without any sensitive skin. The high collar will give you max coverage, even when your hood is down!

The Altitude Hoodie is perfect for high activity. No hardware. No frills. Just pure performance.


4 oz (size L)


True Flat-Lock Seams

Raglan Sleeves

Minimal Clean Collar Hood

Excellent Stretch

Moisture Wicking


Quick Drying

Sun Blocking Ability


  • Fabric: 80 GSM 100% polyester
  • UPF Rating: Inconclusive because fabric is too light & thin, making it hard to test - (the Altitude has been tested extensively in high elevation sunlight with no sign of UV ray penetration)
  • Fit: Close - The Altitude hoodie should fit close to skin and fit easily beneath other layers.
  • Gender: Men's sizing (see product images for how the Altitude fits women)
  • Warranty: Outdoor Vitals Performance Promise

Care: This product is built for ultralight performance, & was not built to withstand abrasion.

Do not wash in a machine that has an agitator. Use mild detergent on a delicate cycle with cold water. Hang dry.

Note: If used with a backpack, some pilling may occur. Pilling will not affect performance, & is not covered under warranty.

Layering Collection: Kinetic

Layering Category: Moving Set

Product Care

Your Altitude Hoodie or Tee is a high performance piece of gear. It needs some extra attention to keep it performing at the highest level.

Please read through the care instructions below to ensure that you care for it properly:

Before Washing

  • Never wash your Altitude in a washing machine that has an agitator.
  • If you cannot follow the prior instructions you should hand wash your product

The Wash & Dry Process

  1. Use mild detergent like Dreft (for babies) or Nikwax Tech Wash (for technical gear).
  2. Choose Low Spin or Delicate wash.
  3. Choose Cold Wash & Cold Rinse (add extra rinse if possible).
  4. Hang dry until the product is completely dry.

For more information on caring for your gear please visit https://outdoorvitals.com/pages/care-guide-faq


Altitude Features

Designing The Altitude

Altitude Testing

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Customer Reviews

Based on 102 reviews
Ray Evans
Great hiking shirt

Material feels light and airy, perfect for hot weather. The fit is really good, enough so that it doesn't feel out of place wearing it around town. The weight and packability are fantastic, probably not the most durable thing but for 4 ounces it never will be. For the price, you simply can't beat it, will definitely be ordering more.

Everything Everywhere top

I chose a size large and love the multiple usage. I'm using it as my base layer right now and absolutely love it. Toasty Light and versatile. Under my Alpha Direct hoodie also over it when wearing a wool base layer using it as a wind shell. Love this hoodie

Terrible warranty and stingy customer service

I got it for Christmas. I have another one but I wanted 2 because I like them so much. Only to open it on Christmas day to have multiple snags and loose threads. Multiple people in my family said just send it in for another, only to find out they won't accept this return. I then reached out to customer service and they informed me they wouldn't take it because it is not durable and worth the risk. I understood that since I bought one previously that got a few snags while backpacking, but this came with snags and they refused to let me send it back in anyway. Pretty frustrating. I have lost a decent amount of respect for this brand. Most of my gear comes from them.


The best out there!!!

Ashley Chase
Fantastic sun protection without being hot

I love this hoodie so much I just bought a second on in a different color. It has fantastic sun protection without being too hot. I live in this hoodie for days at a time in the summer. It doesn't stink and it's super soft. Love it!