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Women's 8020 Sun Hoodie

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Regular price $115.00

Its more than just a Sun Hoodie - its a comfortable lightweight multi-use hoodie that is highly packable and provides high performance in Outdoor Adventure - or hangin' in the neighborhood.  Plus, its not a synthetic or a synthetic blend like most of the other products. 

If you are tired of wearing plastic bags - try true performance fabrics like our lightweight line made from AppGearCo's 8020™ fabric.  Sustainable. Eco-Friendly. High Performance.

It just keeps getting better and better...introducing the all-new AppGearCo 8020 Sun Hoodie! Using the same all-natural blend of 80% alpaca / 20% TENCEL™ found in the AG-Tee™, we now bring you an outstanding lightweight sun hoodie that's designed to keep you cool, comfortable, and protected. But remember - with 80% Alpaca, go ahead and be confident in cool & damp weather. Alpaca is better than merino. This sustainable Sun Hoodie provides impressive odor control, is durable, quick-drying, and built to keep your temperature regulated while you work up a sweat thanks to 80% alpaca.

Spend less time worrying about what you’re wearing and more time enjoying the outdoors.

We typically ship orders within a week from date of purchase to provide time for processing and packaging as we fulfill and package every order by hand. If we have an influx of orders (i.e. when we drop new inventory), it may take up to two weeks for shipment of items.

Sizing & Fit

Width measurements are made by laying the hoodie face-down flat on a table and measuring the width in inches from armpit to armpit. The chest measurement is the circumference around your torso, under your armpits. To find the size that will fit you best, we suggest to get one of your garments that fits you well, and measure it as described above, then choose the size that most closely matches.

  • These garments are generally sized for a normal fit, and not a compression fit. If a more athletic fit is needed, you can go a size down.

  • Since Alpaca is a natural fiber with variability, weights can fluctuate from lot to lot. The weight of the Women’s AppGearCo 8020 Sun Hoodies ranges from 5 - 9 ounces depending on size.

  • The 8020 Sun hoodie is NOT as stretchy as the fleece, and it is also a significantly tighter knit.

  • You don’t need to wash this garment often. Even if you are active and sweating in it, just hang it up. Alpaca does not retain odors and doesn’t support bacterial growth. Since it is an animal fiber, it is susceptible to moth damage, so you will want to store it so that moths can’t get to it just like you would with wool. However, washing will not harm your hoodie.

  • Turn your 8020 Sun Hoodie inside-out (this is key).

  • Use a small load, cold water, light or gentle cycle, and wash with other performance fabrics. We recommend to NOT wash in large loads, or with heavy fabrics like jeans/towels.

  • Use any normal detergent. Do not use “washing Soda”, Chlorine OR Peroxide bleaches, or “Oxygen Cleaners”.

  • Air dry by hanging or laying flat the first 3-5 washes. The Alpaca doesn’t have much moisture left in it after the spin cycle, and will dry quickly.

  • After the first 3-5 washes, you can tumble dry your hoodie - but be sure to tumble on low heat in a small load with other similar items - it will only take approximately 10-12 minutes to dry. Medium to high heat is not recommended.

  • After 3-5 washes, you will notice a little shrinkage in the length, and we have allowed for this in our patterns. Also, you will notice very fine “nap” on the fabric, and this improves the comfort and performance of the garment.

  • If you are backpacking or traveling, and need to wash this garment for any reason, and do not have access to regular detergents:

    1. Backpacking: Just rinse with stream water, let air dry, do not use detergent, follow Leave No Trace Principles

    2. Traveling - Hotel, Hostel, etc. : you can use shampoo, mild liquid dish/hand detergent (just a drop or two) , rinse in a sink, wring out, hang dry or lay it on a towel to dry

  • Check out our printable care instructions for more information.



  • AG-Tee Performance Blend -  80% Alpaca / 20% Tencel™

  • “Regular Fit” Style - Not too snug and not too loose. It looks great and allows for a full range of motion. Natural fibers perform at their optimal level when allowed a little room to breathe.

  • The Trail Seam™ - The unique AppGearCo 8020 Sun Hoodie deserved a seam that would be worthy of Adventure. We designed our Trail Seam™ for tremendous toughness and durability, so you can be confident the gear will perform under extreme stress and prolonged usage.  Our hoodies and shirts have been thousands of miles and experienced millions and millions of rubs under backpack straps - and our Trail Seam™ has consistently met those stringent demands.

  • Weft Knit - The AppGearCo 8020 Sun Hoodie  is knitted into a unique fabric that provides exceptional performance.  Our special knit structure resists “running” - so if you poke a hole in it while you are in the backcountry, the hole may get slightly larger over time, but you don’t have to worry about the hole turning in to a long “run” as experienced in many lightweight knits.

  • Lightweight - Ensures this is a garment you'll never hesitate to throw in your pack.

  • Longer tail - Provides coverage and allows for free movement.


  • Women's 8020 Sun Hoodie weights (varies from lot to lot):
    • S -  5 oz.
    • M - 6 oz.
    • L - 7 oz.
    • XL - 8 oz.
    • XXL - 9 oz.

  • We knit our fabrics in our own North Carolina, USA facility utilizing our Patent Pending process.

  • Our Garments are constructed in various Sewing facilities located in the Southeast USA, supporting other small businesses just like us.

  • We design and produce our own products in our vertically integrated manufacturing plant located in North Carolina.

  • Our fabrics are tested at various Southeastern USA testing labs that utilize standard ASTM Test Methods.

  • We import our custom-spun yarn from our trusted partners in Peru - made to our exacting specifications, supporting fair trade in North and South America.  Since we have extensive Textile Manufacturing expertise, we deal directly with manufacturers - never brokers.


Made in the USA

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While our Alpaca fiber is responsibly sourced from a yarn producer in Peru, our Alpaca fabric and garments are entirely created in the United States. By producing the fabric in our own facility in Kings Mountain, we are able to:

  • Have better oversight of the manufacturing process
  • Ensure the production of a higher quality garment
  • Respond to technical challenges more efficiently
  • Develop innovative materials and new garments more quickly
  • Create American jobs in the future
  • Ensure employees have a safe working environment
  • Ensure employees are paid fair wages

Our 100% Cotton Tees are constructed in Honduras, then garment dyed in the US, and printed in the US.



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