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What’s in a name, really? Well, when it comes to the on-sale 10-Year Hoodie from Flint and Tinder, (currently 25 percent off!) quite a bit despite an economy of words, it turns out. What can we tell for sure from that name? Before I get into my review of this durable AF hoodie, it’s worth mentioning that Flint & Tinder’s super popular 10-Year collection is all 25 percent off until November 12, including the Quarter Zip style.
First, we know we’re dealing with a hoodie, that classic garment every one of us needs at least one of in our closet, whether we're using it for layering as we brave the cold, for curling up as we crash on the couch, for styling as we hit the streets or the bars, and for everything in between.
Second, we know it’s designed to last for at least 10 years, and that’s all we know for sure. So what else can we glean? Well, actually, plenty.
Flint & Tinder 10-Year Hoodie
Down from $118
It’s a safe bet that a hooded sweatshirt designed to last for a decade is well-made, and I can already tell it is. It's made of nearly two founds of fabric— namely a fleece formed by blending 70 percent natural cotton and 30 percent synthetic polyester, and cotton sourced from Mississippi. It’s also made with twill-reinforced seams (seams that won’t tear or split) fabricated in Philadelphia and zippers cut in Georgia. And all of it comes together at a shop in LA.
To be a bit more direct, this is not only a well-made hoodie, but an American-made one to boot. In fact, according to Huckberry, the retailer I score the 10-Year Hoodie from, more than 20 American craftsmen and/or craftswomen will have a role in the construction of each and every one of these garments. Altogether, they have put enough care and effort into the thing that Flint and Tinder guarantee it won’t rip, tear, or “otherwise come apart at the seams” for a decade—and if it does, they’ll repair it for you for free.
OK, so durable, American made, the work of many hands, that’s all great. But how does this sweatshirt actually feel? Well, to put it simply, pretty damn great. It’s heavy, to be sure, but that’s a good thing on a cool day. And that heaviness continues right up through the hood: whereas often the hood part of a hoodie sweatshirt is thin and not all that warm, this one is double-lined and will actually keep that head of yours warm whenever you actually pull the thing up, especially if you cinch it down via the drawcords.
The dual side hand pockets are also well-insulated and warm, while a hidden internal pocket can keep a phone, wallet, or what-have-you hidden and safe. Overall, the garment is comfortable and warm from the first wear and only gets softer the more you wear it, wash it, and repeat.
Sure, I’m only in year one of what promises to be a 10-year-plus relationship with my 10-Year Hoodie, but so far, the only problem I’ve had with the thing is global warming foisting so many mild days on me this autumn, because I can’t wear this thing until it’s in the low 60s or cooler.