Women's Altitude Sun Hoodie

The Altitude Sun Hoodie was built for pushing boundaries and conquering new heights. Designed for those who seek adventure and demand performance, the Altitude is one of the lightest weight synthetic sun hoodies available. Here's why it's perfect for your next excursion:

  • Near Weightlessness and Breathability: Experience unparalleled comfort with the Altitude's lightweight construction and exceptional breathability. Whether you're trail running, hiking, or exploring the great outdoors, its thoughtful design ensures you stay comfortable every step of the way.
  • Sun Protection: Named for its ability to shield you from the harsh sun at high elevation, the Altitude Sun Hoodie is your defense against sunburns. Tested on the challenging Uinta Highline Trail, it proved its worth over 100 miles of rugged terrain, with 80% of those miles above 10,000 ft in elevation.
  • Moisture Management: Stay dry and comfortable no matter the conditions. The performance synthetic fabric wicks moisture away from your skin and dries rapidly, making the Altitude suitable for year-round use as a base layer.
  • Comfortable Fit: Designed for high activity, the Altitude offers a women specific athletic fit that's not tight or restrictive. This allows the synthetic blend to effectively manage moisture while providing freedom of movement.
  • More Coverage: The high collar offers maximum coverage, even when the hood is down. The ultralight fabric provides sun protection without causing overheating, so you can adventure day-in and day-out without worrying about sensitive skin. 

Experience better back country comfort with the Altitude Sun Hoodie. No hardware, no frills—just 4 oz of breathable & protective performance.


3.4 oz (size Women's S)


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: 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 20 reviews

I’ve put off ordering this sun shirt for a long time being unable to see what made it different from other sun hoodies. Plus it didn’t have thumb holes. ;-) However the fit and feel are better than any other sun shirt I’ve ever owned (including the OR Astroman). The material feels like the thickness of tissue paper but very durable. It doesn’t have the feeling of wearing plastic like other sun shirts. My one gripe is that there is already a snag in the boob area after only a week of light wearing. Same thing happened with the Tern. Other than that, fantastic shirt! Would fill my closet with them if they had a few more colors selections.

Guy Irving

Love this hoodie. Super nice light fabric. My wife loves it. Which is very important. Of course. I like it so much I might get one myself. Thanks.

Mike F
Awesome Sun Hoodie

Bought this as a gift for my wife for a hiking trip to AZ. She loves it. It kept her from getting burned. It’s lightweight, comfortable and flattering. I’ve ordered several pieces of OV gear for her and myself, and have been satisfied with them all.

Wore This Daily on CDT Section Hike

I spent this summer (~3 months) sectioning the Continental Divide Trail in snow, rain and sun. I wore my Tern Medium (blue) almost every day and I was happy with its performance and surprised how well it held up. The comfortable temperature range was wider than I imagined and I didn't get sun burn. The hood is functional--staying in place and not restricting vision. The odor protection is what you would expect in a wool garment. I got a few holes from barbed wire and a particularly sharp blowdown but better than I expected for a lightweight garment. Velcro caught on it but didn't ruin it. Discoloration didn't take place until month 3. Will continue using it and likely buy another!

Brian Kunasek

A great hoodie for day and night