The Hood
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The Hood



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Regarded as the best bush shirt on the planet if not the entire galaxy, we’ve added a practical hood to keep your noggin’ from a floggin’. Made from the same quality 280gsm polar fleece that keeps Swazi gear going decade after decade of hardcore use.

   Now with a chest D-pocket.

   Made in Thailand.


  • Long cut to keep vitals warm
  • Handy zipped chest pocket
  • Long zip for easy on & off


280 gsm Polar Fleece


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- Australia

Amazing quality and fits like a glove, I purchased the hood in blaze colour for hunting sambar deer with hounds, will be spot on looking forward to heading up the bush, thanks Swazi !

(Posted on 8 Sep 2020)

I never write reviews about clothing but love this top! Bought to wear riding instead of a jacket just for the fact it has a zip pocket on chest for cell. I am a womens 12 wearing this in a small and the sleeves are perfect length but I can imagine for a guy they may be slightly on the short side.

(Posted on 20 Jul 2020)

- Waikouaiti

I love the hood. Warm, light in the pack. Would have been 5 stars but no draft strip behind the zip. A very good fleece for the bush. I sewed in my own draft stop.

(Posted on 9 Jul 2020)

- Feilding

Awesome hoodie, light and very warm. Weirdly mine also had no drawstring toggles & the sleeves could be a touch longer. No regrets though as it’s typical Swazi goodness!

(Posted on 26 Jun 2020)

- Lower Hutt

Aight! It has been a great top to throw on in the morning when the home office drops to near freezing. Lovely big pocket for the gubbins. Some crits… The length of the sleeves is just a tad too short – a length nearer to that of the microshirt would prevent breezy wrists. The hood itself could be a little deeper for big noggins. Interestingly, mine came without the drawstring toggles – I’m not sure if this is by design or not. How about a zipper backing in future? Cheers Swazi!

(Posted on 20 May 2020)

- Whanganui/waiouru

Shes a mint garment, I have brought another one in navy colour now too. With the extra fleece grams, she keeps ya warm even in the waiouru climate.

(Posted on 5 May 2020)

Reply: Definitely need something warm in Waiouru

- Blenheim

The swazi hood is a true indoor & outdoor essential item to have very comfortable and warm provides great insulation and bonus with the zip pocket an hood. Thanks Swazi.

(Posted on 3 May 2020)

- Dunedin

Really happy with purchase

(Posted on 3 May 2020)

- Scotland

great bit of kit as always from Swazi. Perfect go to hoody for any type of task. If anything I would have a longer inside collar for when the hood is down but otherwise brilliant

(Posted on 2 May 2020)

- BC Canada

Great garment. Warm for its weight and love the extra length for covering up the lower back. Also nice having a hood when the weather turns for the worse. Very versatile. Highly recommend the “ Hood”

(Posted on 30 Apr 2020)

- Waimana

Great piece of kit, it will be an essential part of my layering system for winter. Chest pocket could be a little bit bigger for my gps.

(Posted on 29 Apr 2020)

- Hastings

Warm, toasty and very comfortable. Wife has commanderd it so must be good.

(Posted on 29 Apr 2020)

- Dunedin

Super comfy and fits perfect. Cell phone fits in the top front pocket.

(Posted on 29 Apr 2020)

- Auckland

Super warm and really comfortable, my everyday wear

(Posted on 29 Apr 2020)

- Canterbury

Awesome hoody, comfortable and warm as. Definately recomend.

(Posted on 29 Apr 2020)

- australia

Shithot...good quality and warm.

(Posted on 29 Apr 2020)

Reply: Shit hot it definitely is Cheers Shane

- Coromandel

Choice as warm jersey for beers in the shed

(Posted on 29 Apr 2020)

Reply: Beers in the shed attire is very important!

- Motueka

Great go to top for those chillier mornings the hoods a bonus and makes one look gangster!

(Posted on 29 Apr 2020)

Reply: Hey gangster is a great look. As long as your not a gangster of course!

- Hamilton

I brought the hood online without ever trying on or owning Swazi clothing before. I just wish that I had discovered swazi sooner. Great quality and fit. Recommend to everyone A+

(Posted on 29 Apr 2020)

Reply: That's awesome Graeme, so pleased you like it. Cheers buddy.

- Hastings

I love the Hood it is so warm and light, Not that it getys cold in Hawkes Bay ! I love the way it covers your bum too.

(Posted on 29 Apr 2020)

Reply: No one wants a cold bum!

- South Dakota

Most comfortable hoodie I own. Wear it nearly everyday and is the first hoodie I go to grab heading out the door. Super soft with the right amount of warmth.

(Posted on 29 Apr 2020)

- Wellington

The Hood is awesome! The fabric is top quality and works both round the house and out in the wind/cold. Love how light it is and it’s easy to stuff into a day pack ect. Highly recommend!

(Posted on 29 Apr 2020)

- Winton

Its bloody great cant beat it

(Posted on 29 Apr 2020)

- Broadford Australia

I have been looking for a navy hood for sometime and was very happy when I saw that they were available. So credit card in hand and did the business and as usual with all Swazi gear,I was not disappointed and absolutely love it Fantastic quality and service and would recommend to anyone. Thanks again for your amazing products. I will return.

(Posted on 29 Apr 2020)


Nice and warm, well made and very comfortable. Will be buying a second one.

(Posted on 29 Apr 2020)

- Canterbury

Absolutely love "The Hood"! The fabric is top quality and having the hood on while glassing helps with both wind chill and sun in the eyes. I use this more than my DOUGHROASTER lately! My go to top anytime im gearing for the hills.

(Posted on 29 Apr 2020)

- Tauranga, New Zealand

Everything it claimed to be great for cold morning on the boat or at a hut or even just to throw on to take to dog for a walk would definitely recommend

(Posted on 29 Apr 2020)

- Iowa, United States

This is an amazing piece. Very warm and does a great job at wind blocking, yet ventilates heat very well. Will for sure be buying more Swazi pieces, they are built to last!!

(Posted on 29 Apr 2020)

- Iowa, United States

This is an amazing piece. Very warm and does a great job at wind blocking, yet ventilates heat very well. Will for sure be buying more Swazi pieces, they are built to last!!

(Posted on 29 Apr 2020)

- Gore

Brought this for my partner he absolutely loves it just needs to swap it for a slightly bigger size, I misjudged . Great top I have one as well, lasts soo well mines about 5 years old and going strong.

(Posted on 29 Apr 2020)

- Norway

Awesome hoody, my favoorite for all kinds of use! The fleece thickness is just right and layers good. My height is 184cm and use a size large, could be a little bit longer in the arms though.

(Posted on 26 Mar 2020)