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PDW Beast Hoodie 2020

Distinctive, Technical, Alpine Mid-Layer Hoodie, Made in the USA with US Polartec Fleece

Prometheus Design Werx releases their updated Beast Hoodie this Fall-Winter 2020. This year’s version features the last of the American-made Polartec® doubled faced Shearling ThermalPro® Retro Pile fleece. This technical material is a direct, modern descendant of the first pile fleece jackets first used by alpinists. This year’s Beast Hoodie is denser, has a tighter fabric knap, and heavier weight than 2019’s model. 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, technical mid-layer with a direct mountaineering lineage. Made in the USA.


The Beast Hoodie is a part of their Made in USA CORE-Line of products by Prometheus Design Werx. Available in Beowulf Brown, Ragnarök Black, and Fenrir Gray.

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“For 2020, we again updated our highly popular mid-layer Beast Hoodie style with a US-made Polartec Shearling ThermalPro Retro Pile. Denser and heavier weight, this version of Polartec’s shearling fleece was a great match for this style. 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. (Just wanted for our readers to take note, that this is the last of US-made Polartec shearling fleece. PDW was one of the very few companies to actually purchase this US-made material from Polartec to use in our hoodie. We’re disappointed to see that because of lack of interest from other brands in purchasing US-made fleece, Polartec has cancelled this entire line of US-made shearling going forward. This is an outcome of economics, actual American consumer buying habits, and the lack of material demand based on costs. For folks who like to complain about how ‘expensive’ US-made goods can be, this is the often the consequence.) We’re glad we got in one final run of our Beast Hoodie using this US-made shearling fleece. These fleece hoodies are expertly made in our home state of California, USA and built for those who are self-reliant, make their own way, and the outsiders who thrive in the wilderness.”

The Beast Hoodie will be available in 3 colors for $198.00 on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 at 12:00pm Pacific via their website,

3 Responses to “PDW Beast Hoodie 2020”

  1. lcpl0420 says:

    I am happy to pay more for a us made product. Looks cozy!

  2. chris says:

    Dammit. I think it’s time to get one.

  3. rob says:

    Patrick’s hitting it out of the park this week. This is about the only thing that could replace my 10 year old TAD Ranger Hoodie…