Adult Fleece Zip Hoodie

Dharma's version of American Apparel style #5497 that is discontinued

Adult Fleece Zip Hoodie
 3.40 ( 5 review )
Product Details 1-11 12-35 36-59 60+
S-XL $30.79 27.59 24.99 22.89
2X-3X $32.99 29.59 26.85 24.49
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Very similar to one of American Apparel's unisex California Fleece Zip Hoody, #5497, now made by a new American vendor exclusively for Dharma Trading! (American Apparel has gone bankrupt.) It is very difficult to find dyeable 100% cotton fleece anythings, let alone a nice hoodie like this that is sewn with cotton thread! The only thing that doesn't dye on these babies is the nylon zipper and the hood drawstring, which actually makes for a nice contrast. Great for dyeing, screen printing and all other forms of embellishment you can think of!

Like the AA version, these feature a soft ringspun combed cotton fleece, 7 oz/sq yd by weight, raglan sleeves and kangaroo pocket. These are, as are all Dharma exclusive styles, sewn with cotton thread for perfect dyeing. (We gave up on American Apparel's "promise" of cotton thread a long time ago.) Though unisex, these are somewhat form fitting, so if you are a man or like a loose hoodie or wear over lots of layers, you might want to choose a size larger.

The best thing about these is that they are less expensive than the famous American Apparel ones, and you get more bang for your buck!



Size   Chest   Length   Raglan sleeves from
                         neckline to cuff
S       38       26            32
M       40       28            33
L       42       30            33
XL      46       30            33
2X      48       31            34
3X      52       33            35

***after dyeing, shrunk 3" widthwise & sleeves shrunk 4"***

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We wear size 2XL but like baggy hoodies so ordered 3XL cannot even get it zippered because it is way too small. The hoodies are at least two sizes smaller than what they say.
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8 of 8 users found this review helpful.

A very comfortable hoodie that feels well made and accepts dye well. There is a good amount of shrinkage but not quite as much as I expected based on other reviews. For a trial run I ordered a 2X though I normally wear a Large based on other reviews. It shrank to what would normally fit me like an XL which is a bit bigger than I would have preferred. I had someone who IS a 2X try it on and sleeve length was perfect however one size up is what was needed to fit the torso. I would buy again knowing what sizes to expect as again they are good quality though a bit on the pricier side to be able to sell for much of a profit after dyeing. (I second the review requesting a cotton spandex blend in the same pattern!)
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5 of 5 users found this review helpful.

Very Disappointed on Size. Ordered a 2X which is what I wear in the old American Apparel Hoodies. This hoodie I did not try on before I dyed it! This 2XL MIGHT fit someone as a tight Large or a large Medium. The Mediums I ordered became KIDS hoodies due to shrinkage. And they are not as well crafted as American Apparel
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5 of 5 users found this review helpful.

The shrinkage on this shirt is a minimum of 3-4 inches. Nit true to size. Order one or teo sizes larger.
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3 of 3 users found this review helpful.

These are Great! Would love to see this pattern in the Cotton Spandex for a lighter weight version!
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1 of 3 users found this review helpful.

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