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PDW Beast Hoodie

Rugged, Technical, Alpine Mid-Layer Jacket, Built in the USA with Polartec Fleece

Prometheus Design Werx releases their updated Beast Hoodie this Fall-Winter 2019. Made with Polartec® doubled faced Shearling ThermalPro® Retro Pile fleece, this technical material is a direct, modern descendant of the first pile fleece jackets used by alpinists. This year’s Beast Hoodie is denser, has a tighter fabric knap, and more stability and body. Features include PDW’s signature details of 4 zippered exterior pockets, 4 dummy cord anchor points, ports for media cables, 2 interior stash pockets, double reinforced elbows in 4-way All Terrain Cloth, structured draft resistant thumbhole cuffs, and M.L. hood with A.C. bill. The PDW Beast Hoodie is a distinct, durable, versatile, high performance mid-layer with a direct mountaineering lineage. Built in USA.

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“We updated this highly popular mid-layer style with Polartec’s Shearling ThermalPro Retro Pile fleece this year. This type of pile fleece is a direct, modern descendant of the original pile fleece jackets made for alpinists and mountaineers at the dawn of modern outdoor apparel age where synthetic textiles were introduced into the market. Similar to the High Loft Polartec fleece we used last year, the Shearling Retro Pile type also traps warm air like animal fur to insulate. However, some notable differences in this year’s fleeces are, they are denser, a tighter knap, and have more stability and body. Or in other words, more rugged and burly as these fleeces go. All the signature PDW details and features remain with the 4-way stretch All Terrain Cloth reinforcements, ample pockets with dummy cord anchors, our M.L Hood design and more. Our Beast Hoodie is still characterized by its unique appearance, technical backcountry performance, and is a standout for modern day alpinists, adventurists, wilderness explorers, and the active and discriminating outdoorsman. These jackets are expertly made in our home state of California, USA with genuine Polartec materials.”


The Beast Hoodie is a part of their Made in USA CORE-Line of products by Prometheus Design Werx. Available in Universal Field Gray, Wilderness Green, and Fox Gray.


The Beast Hoodie will be available in all three colors for purchase on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 at 12:00pm PT via their website, prometheusdesignwerx.com. As a thank you to their customers this year, a free, bonus, exclusive edition, morale patch will be included with each Beast Hoodie purchase.

5 Responses to “PDW Beast Hoodie”

  1. iggy says:

    alpine, mountaineering….seriously? this is like what climbers were wearing in the 70s with several generations of improvement since.
    the hype-creep is closing in.

  2. Gerard says:

    Just do what I do if you want something that heavy. Buy an old wool blanket and cut an opening for your head. It works just as well.

    • Luke says:

      Your hyperbole is showing…even basic polartec is twice as warm as good wool per weight, absorbs a fraction of the water and dries an order of magnitude faster. Your wool blanket has 5 pockets and a hood?

      • Gerard says:

        Im not anti polartec thermo pro or even basic polartec. PDW runs a price point thats out of sight. Its basically a specialty maker. Im always intrigued by their stuff but rely on more accessible items. People who buy their stuff, enjoy…

  3. Luke says:

    I’m seeing lots of companies going toward the pile fleece instead of (or in addition to) highloft fleece. Its certainly less efficient but I think people are just looking for a bit more heft, I for one am becoming a big fan.