Absolutely love the river run hoodie! Very comfortable!
I've had the River Run Hoodie (red) for about 2 years now. Extremely comfortable, perfect fit in medium for me (5'10, 163, slim athletic build). I love that I can wear it, sweat, hang it up, and wear it again without odor that synthetic shirts hold. Perfect for traveling. Only minor complaint is some piling of material but that is expected with any wool product. Best part is clothing made in the USA which is nearly impossible to find.
Amazing at regulating body temperature keeping me comfortable in a wide range of outside weather conditions & temperatures.
This hoodie is not of the same quality that I have come to expect from Voormi. I have a High-E and a confluence hoodie and both have been super durable and look like the day I got them after years of heavy use. My river run hoodie had threads bunching and fraying out on the chest and stomach area after two times of wearing it around town before having washed it. I haven’t used it with a backpack or during any strenuous activities yet but I’m a little worried how much it may wear during anything more than wearing it like I would a cotton tee. Aside from the durability problems, the design is well thought out. The thumb loops are great as is the button on the hood which really makes the hood useful in all types of windy weather. The fit is great, though the sleeves can feel a little short at times, and i love the color (the darker blue).
This is, I believe, my 8th?
What more do I need to tell you?
Great for layering or for those warm(hot) days at the crag or river! Despite how thin it is, it is surprisingly warm at cooler temps.
I absolutely love all the clothing! I own numerous pieces already and only want more! Time to clean out my closet to make room for some Voormi wear!
I really do NOT recommend this hoodie for most outdoor activities. I bought it so I'd have a shirt I could wear while I was active outdoors and in the sun. I go fishing, sailing, backpacking, and running.
My very first time wearing this shirt, the velcro on the jacket I was wearing caused multiple runs in the fabric and my left thumb strap separated from the shirt. When I say multiple runs, I literally mean dozens of pulls in the fabric that will turn into tears if I don't laboriously use the 'Snag Nab It' tool Voormi support recommended I buy to fix them before the next use.
I don't know if all Riverrun Hoodies are this fragile, but given my experience I absolutely don't recommend buying one if you think you're going to allow it to touch anything other than your body.
It IS lightweight, it DOES fit well, and it seems apparent that care was put into this product. The upsides just don't outweigh the downsides for my (and I think many peoples') use case.
From hiking in forests, along the coasts, alpine lake hikes in the sierras and in the Mojave desert this shirt has been through it all and has held up excellently. My favorite go to piece of gear. I have two and will pick up another when they have a few more colors again.
I ordered my first Voormi river run about 5+ years ago. It’s still in my closet though a bit worse for wear. I feel like the fit on the new version is cut different ( a less athletic fit ). I prefer the original cut to the new one and was disappointed at how the garment fit had changed. This is still my favorite garment for a variety of activities and conditions. Love it for fishing on a hot day or a thin layer for skiing. I’ve tried lots of competitors and it’s still the best.
I think the quality of the product is of the highest caliber. It’s best in class.
Like all Voormi gear, it's great!!
I've worn this top for tons of hiking and backpacking in cool weather, but it's biggest test was last summer in Iceland. I used the river run in conjunction with the merino tee for several days backpacking the Icelandic highlands on the Laugavegur and Fimmvörðuháls trails. I stayed warm through the chilly morning starts and cool through the warm afternoons. We had great weather mostly, but some misty mornings didn't stop the fabric from being comfortable. The River Run and the merino tee are my go to for just about any activity in the outdoors. The hood is so great at keeping sun off my neck and head. I need the SPF but not a huge fan of reapplying sunscreen so this is a great option. And it's so comfy once I'm in camp and just hanging out. If it wears out, I'll definitely buy it again. And it's so great to have a USA made outdoor product. For me, this offsets the slight premium price.
This takes "relaxed fit" to the next level. I'm literally swimming in it - and not a good way. I own a High-E Hoodie, it's a glove, and I live in it in the winter. I got this for cragging in summer months and, honestly, will likely return it. It feels like I'm wearing a box bag. I'm short, athletic built, climber and normally wear a medium.
I love Voormi products, this does not at all disappoint!
Great sun shirt. Wicks away sweat, especially if you wear a lightweight wool t-shirt under it. Hood fantastic combined with a front-brim hat. Make the constant 11-13 UV rating days on our Kauai vacation survivable for me.
Best tropical salt water fly fishing sure I’ve ever owned. You guys should really target this market. I tell all my friends about it. I live in Key West and literally wear them daily.
I’m sorta in between medium and large depending on the brand, after trying the river run in medium and large I decided on a large. It keeps the sun off and dries quickly but since it’s wool it feels a little warmer than a synthetic sun shirt when it’s wet it also doesn’t stink like my synthetic shirts do! When the blowdown color is back I will be buying a second one
Love the quality and products!!
Love this shirt!!! I would much rather have one of these then two of the others out there!
Awesome shirt using as primary wear for PCT Thru hike. Notice after fist couple of days fabric pulls. Still keeping me warm and shaded from sun.
Live in Hawaii. It's the perfect weight for cool windy evenings on the beach.
Just spend 3 days in variable conditions in the west texas hills, logging 48 miles over 3 days carrying my bow looking for deer. The first day I wore a Sitka Apex hoodie - which in full disclosure, I really love. But... after a day, it smells. And if I can smell it, so can the deer. I wore the River Run for the next two days, and despite the addition of rain and wind/dust to my sweat, it felt fresh until I took it off. Just an amazing all around product. My only suggestion would be to re-think the hood. Something a little tighter would maybe catch the wind less and blow off, but that's a minor detail. keep up the great work!
Love my river run hoodie! BUT, before you order, know that they upped the size of this. I have an older version that's a small, and this new small fits like a large. It's so baggy that I'm going to get it altered so that it fits better. Customer service was great, it was so much bigger than my old one that I thought it was mislabeled, and they were able to confirm dimensions and such. The River Run is my go-to for all backpacking trips. Wore the last one for so many nights and it protected me from the sun and never stunk, even after 12 straight days of backpacking and only rinsing it off in lakes/rivers.
So thin and breathable, but also kept me warm in the shade!
We love the product we have purchased since our trip to Pagossa Springs. Our son is an archiologist and fly fisherman his Dad is an avid Bass fisherman. So everything we have bought over the last 2 years has been great for both of them.
I got this shirt a few months ago and have worn it for weeks straight climbing, hiking, etc. It never starts to smell! This is exactly what I was hoping for. I tried the Patagonia Tropic Comfort and the polyester shirt just stank after 1 day use. Don't go with Patagonia polyester, go with Voormi merino wool blend! This shirt fits great, protects from the sun, controls temp and is tough.
Great hoodie. Super light weight but yet enough warmth as a base layer. Wore it for several days and it was as fresh as the day I put it on.
I really love this shirt. I am in between sizes in most brands. I ended up ordering a small and a medium to see which would fit better. I ended up keeping both because I can see using both of them in different situations. I bought this hoodie for warm weather sun protection, since I live on Oahu. This hoodies has done well in rainforests and on dry exposed ridges. I really love the material and how light it is. I hope it lasts me a long time.
The most light weight hoodie I've found. I have most other fishing brands u.v. hoodies as well as hunting hoodies, and the Voormi is my favorite in the woods and on the water.
comfortable. an every day piece of gear in summer to keep sun off and good when things cool a bit at night. Love the hoodie, straight up or over my Voormi cap. Your products do not disappoint.
I’ve worn several brands of sun hoodies, and this one is my favorite so far. Very well made. I have it in 3 colors. 5 stars.
Great for sun protection. Wear the river run hoody on all my tropical fishing trips, including this one to the Seychelles!
Love the hoodie! Have a few of them that are in an almost daily rotation. I use them everywhere from hiking up in the cascades to around the park with the dog to around the house almost every day!
Amazing gear that is really differentiated.
Got the River Run for Fathers Day. Have used it everyday for a week straight without washing. on purpose. Fishing, hanging out at the river, and horseback riding. Absolutely love it. No off smell. Just dunk it in the river when I got hot and it was fine. I need to get other colors.
I ordered the Medium Pebble. Medium almost always fits me, but this product runs a little large, probably because it's a relaxed fit. The biceps area is pretty baggy, when I usually fill out the arms. I have a medium Voormi Short Sleeve Merino Tech Tee and it fits perfectly. I'd like this product better if it were athletic fit.
I need a 3xl for broad shoulders. 2xl is too narrow. You dont seem to make anything in 3xl. Very disappointing
Backpacking through Badlands
Incredible shirt! The thumb loop stitching failed and it began pilling within a couple of weeks though.
I used this as a wind/sun shirt over a week in St. Martin. It performed perfectly, and has instantly become a favorite piece of gear.
Lasse Jon Marquardt F.
Love it. Wasn’t sure about a poly merino blend but it works well. Don’t love white as everything shows on it and I’m messy plus wearing it outside to work and play... make a green camo and grey camo please. Wouldn’t work for hunting using the poly though you’d have to go full merino or a merino bamboo blend.
I was confused as to how you can offer a $130 shirt but I’ve figured it out now. The moment I touched it my mind was blown. It’s so soft and supple, and this material feels like nothing else I’ve ever owned. This shirt makes my other shade shirts feel like grocery bags. I am nervous I will never wear them again.
Have another piece which prompted me to buy more. So versatile and comfortable.
Awesome!!! I don’t know how else to describe this shirt. Wool is king!!
I wanted to love this shirt- My friends speak highly of this brand and their quality. The fabric is thin, which is nice. However, after only a few wears the garment has snags and holes in it. I take great care of my clothing in the wash- For the price, this isn't great. I have other, similar shirts that have lasted much longer and cost only a fraction of the price.
I've only worn this hoodie 2 days, while snowboarding, which is the reason I purchased it. I'm tall with long arms and the size medium fits me nearly perfectly. It's very difficult for me to find tops that fit me in the chest (narrow) and arms (extra long) at the same time.
The second time I wore this while snowboarding I only wore one light wool baselayer tee shirt, this hoodie, and my parka. I tend to run hot when active, so this minimal set up was perfect for me as long as I kept moving. It was a relatively warm day on the mountain, 30 degrees at 8am, with temps rising. Overall a great baselayer. Most people will want a mid-layer for sub freezing temps, or if they run cold.
Margaret S M.
I have a couple Voormi ultra lites for Florida fishing. Perfect for Winter night fly fishing and Florida cold day rowing
Hard to explain why this garment is so perfect, but it truly is the top piece i own. I wear it biking and fishing pretty much everytime i go out.
Perfect fit for an athletic frame. Love this jacket. May be a tad heavy for lightweight backpacking compared to down alternatives, but it is perfect for everything else. Got one for my wife also who also loves hers.
After 4 years of section hiking the PCT in my River Run, I just took delivery of new one in black. This is my favorite piece of clothing on trail.
I love the products. Great outdoor wear. Nothing better
Backpacking in the German Blackforest. Ordered Medium. Fit is true. I'm 5'10", 170 lbs. Own Two RRHs. Superb shirt performance in the Rocky Mtns, kayaking in the U.S. Southeast, in SW Asia, and across Europe. Thanks for great products and and a great company philosophy and focus. Cheers
This is my first Voormi and love it. Its a perfect weight for the fall and provides great coverage from sunny days on the trail. I even wore it as a layer skydiving and it was great.
I thru hiked the Colorado Trail with my voormi. it was perfect against the hot sun and cold breezy mountain passes. I own a lot of sun hoodies, but this is the one I keep coming back to.
This is a top shelf hoodie; functional design, the fit is made for action, and extremely comfortable against the skin.
Fits great, awesome sun protection especially with thumb loops and hood button, wear alone and won’t become smelly for awhile! Must for adventures, especially on the river!
great product! excellent breathability
took the shirt for 5 days in Eagle Cap wilderness. It is now my go to shirt for trekking. Light as a feather, breathable and surprisingly insulative. Kept the sun of my neck and FaceTime a champ! Love this shirt!
First cam across Voormi on vacation in Crested Butte. Loved the quality and feel of the sweater at the shop but being close to the peak of my weight I did not think I deserved to spend that kind of money on myself. Then COVID-19 hit and I decided to come out of the pandemic better than I went into it. Five months in and I was down 25 lbs and most important from an XL to a L, time to treat myself...
The lightweight is perfect for cool summer evenings in New Hampshire or as pictured great to warm up after a 30 minute swim in the lake. Today I am using it in the office and trying to have the impact on my clients like Steve Jobs in his black turtle neck. Oh well you have to have aspirations!
Awesome lightweight sun protection and stays warm higher up the mountain
Amazing shirt. I was wearing it all the time and decided to get a couple more. My only complaint is that it snags super easy on the old fish hook. Other than that it’s top notch. I have worn it in 90 degree heat on the river and it kept me cool all day.
My entire family has a River Run Hoodie (they make GREAT gifts) and we utilize the garment for fishing, rafting, fly fishing, hiking, almost any outdoor scenario you can imagine. The hood is amazing for sun screening, and insect protection.....the wool is warm, and cool, drys quickly and breaths well. I personally own 2 of these River Run Hoodies and wear them year round. Best quality, VOORMI is the best outdoor gear on the market! Period
Bought this shirt for my son for his birthday and he loves it! Wore it on a hot 80 degree day to Mesa Verde and said he was never to hot in it.
This River Run hoodie was a great investment! I was caught in the middle of two colors Chalk and Cloud. I ended up getting Chalk and I love the color. I was looking for something, reflective of the sun, lightweight, breathable, and something to cover me up from the sun. I found what I was looking for! I took this out for a bike ride for two hours and I was sweating, I hung it up when I got home to let it dry. It dried pretty fast and it didn't even stink! I was impressed! I would totally recommend this for hiking and for any outdoor recreation in the hot sun, I live in central Texas and it's hot here all the dang time!
great quality hoodie, the 4th one I have purchased for my husband. Long lasting, light weight, excellent for many sports including skiing, hiking, golf
Mark R G.
This is a wonderful hoody .. I fly fish, hike, bike, ski and this is going to be an all-season "go to" when I head into my closet. Soft, comfortable, great fit .. super satisfied !!
I love having a hooded sun shirt. After I feel like I've maxed on UV for the day, I cover up, rather than use greasy sun screen. If it's really hot, I get it wet then wear it dry to keep me cool.
Fits well. Very comfortable.
I have two of these and live In them, I find myself wearing it more so than not. Awesome product, from a greater than great co.
I was standing on my porch wearing the blowdown pattern when some strange guy walking by called out, "I like your shirt... looks like camouflage." My thought was, it's a failure then. He noticed everything.
I've tested this on many waters all over Western Montana and it's fantastic. Helps keep the sun out but also the color scheme helps keep me hidden approaching weary trout. I've also worn it on moderate hikes and it keeps you cool and keeps the bugs off! Must have.
Exceptional customer service! Very happy with this garment. Great at keeping away oder and it incredibly breathable. Can’t wait to get it out on a long distance hike.
Really great piece. Lightweight and breathable. Love the look and feel but it does run large. Recently bought a hoodie here in the same size that has smaller fit. Both fit, but they fit differently and honestly I would have thought the hoodie would run larger and an item like this might run smaller, I was wrong. Doesn't matter love both of my Voormi purchases and expect a long life out of them.
I may have my new favorite piece of hiking gear. I have had wool baselayers before and loved them but wanted something with a hood and also suitable for both warm and cold weather. This has been perfect for that. It is comfortable as a baselayer and has a hood. The purpose of the hood for me is to keep sun of my neck. I wear a hat but it doesn't cover my neck. I don't want to wear one of those hats with the long back on them so a light hood is my preference. I used this for a hike in Southern California the week I got it and it worked out perfectly. It was a warm baselayer in the morning to start the day and as the day warmed up it didn't feel hot at all. Later in the day as I was sweating it still felt good and didn't get smelly. All the while I had the hood on keeping the sun off my neck. I got one in the chalk color (not my first choice) and since I was doing an overnight trip it got rather dirty. It washed up well though.
Troy A. E.
River Run is the Gold Standard. Warm and cool when you need it. Supremely light and practical. Always comfortable from 25 to 65
It is a light weight shirt that is perfect for fishing or being at the beach or taking a run on a cool morning or a walk on a hot day. Sun protection and feel is as expected. Being thin it is not great for backpack wearers because the rubbing of the straps wears holes in the shirt quickly.
Purchased the Voormi River Run Hoodie. Fabric feel is lightweight and airy.
Pros: Comfortable, looks good, light-weight sun protection. I have used it in Hawaii and it isn't too hot.
Cons: Fabric is fragile. Snags / loose threads.
I would definitely purchase another. Note that priority is given to light weight over durability. Don't expect it to hold up forever.
I've only worn the river run hoodie a few time so far, but already really enjoy it. Very comfortable, light, breathable, and good sun protection.
Always the best from VOORMI.
Absolutely incredible product! Seems like the perfect multi-day sun protection layer. Looking forward to many more river days, flats trips and hunting adventures in this hoody.
Incredible quality and fantastic in-store customer service. We took the long route from Austin to Durango as my husband HAD to visit this store. Left with lots of goodies - pricey but super understandable based on quality. The one downside was, being the good bride that I am, I WASHED it! No bueno! Take care of this Vroomi items properly or you may be buying your husband a replacement like I did. Awesome product!!
Love the River Run almost as much as my High E Hoodie. I wore it out of the box and it has rarely been off...very comfortable and super lightweight. It's actually quite warm just on it's own despite the 7 oz weight. I recently wore it paddling in SC with just a tee underneath in 50° weather and it was perfect. Used in conjunction with the High-E it performs as the perfect base layer. The hood is roomy yet when not used collapses into almost nothing. Breathes really well and dries quickly
An excellent addition to your outdoor collection.
I love this hoodie. Finding the right clothes to wear running in Minnesota in late winter/early spring is challenging. This hoodie has performed spectacularly, especially in its water wicking capacity, keeping my dry and warm whilst sweating during runs in the cold. It's a great base layer for me when below 50 degrees and useful on its own above that.
Purchased for a fall JMT trip.
Excellent all around EXCEPT way to abrasive between skin and shoulder straps of my 30lb well fitting pack. This keeps it from being a good single layer for backpacking. Great for everything else in life though!
Was purchased as a gift. He really likes it
Great fabric, could be the perfect travel shirt. Large is just a little bit big which is probably fine for the outdoors but a little baggy.
Wore it several times duck hunting and I was highly satisfied. Wore it one morning in a cold, light rain. Took off my hat and pull hooded over my head, replaced hat and stayed dry and warm the rest of the morning. Nothing worse than having cold rain running down your neck!! The hoodie prevented that misery!!!
Love wearing this layer!
Great product light and warm to wear. It is Wonderful!!! going to order more stuff soon
This was my first item from Voormi and I plan on treating to myself to another item from them each year! Bought this for my trip to Asia this past March (2019). It kept me comfortable for our unexpected 27 hour delay at DIA because of the bomb cyclone. It was perfect for the long flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong. Temps in Hong Kong were in the mid 70's and it was perfect for the 20k+ steps we took wandering around there as well! I wear this around the house all the time and out to any casual place. I find it to be comfortable up to the mid 70's for non-physical activities and mid 60's for hiking and other more active pursuits. Overall I love the River Run Hoodie. With a thin cotton shirt under and a medium weight vest over, it's perfect for most days on the Colorado plains! I just noticed a couple very small snags on one sleeve, so hopefully that doesn't get worse. I plan on getting one for my wife as soon as the right color and size becomes available.