Andrew Marshall is an essayist, poet, freelance journalist, satirist, and watercolorist. His work has appeared in literary magazines, websites, blogs, and print. He is the managing editor of backpackinglight.com and the co-founder of backpacking routes.com. You can find more of his work at www.andrewmarshallimages.com, @andrewmarshallimages on Instagram and Facebook, and on Twitter @pawn_andrew.
As a writer, Andrew is concerned with the absurdity and grace of everyday life, the sublime and messy intersection of humankind with the natural world, and the ways that grief, hardship, and loss can be entangled with humor.
As a painter, Andrew practices what he calls “natural expressionism.” He is only concerned with rendering realistic forms to a certain degree, at which point his focus becomes exaggerating and expressing the internal and external characteristics of his subjects. His paintings are highly influenced by his early background as a documentary filmmaker.Hoodie version 1.2 changelog:-slightly shortened sleeves by 1/2 inch-slightly widened forearm area to allow you to roll up the sleeves-slightly decreased wrist elastic tightness-increased hood opening to allow you to put the hood up/down more easilyThis Alpha Direct Hoodie has been sublimated, which means it was dyed using a heat press before it was sewn. To return the fabric to it's fullest loft, please wash on COLD and hang dry before use. This will fluff up the fiber tufts that were slightly flattened during sublimation. Our specific dye sublimation process does not affect fabric durability or permanently deform loft in our testing. Refer to the images for a comparison before and after wash.
Unisex Sizing:Wear a base layer and measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest. Choose your hoodie size based on chest girth and preference. If you intend on wearing a layer underneath, choose the size that best matches your chest girth. If you intend on wearing this next to skin, as a base layer, size down.For example; I am 6'0" and weigh 170 lbs. I have a 41" chest. I'm usually in between a size Medium and Large. I would choose a size Medium hoodie if I wanted to wear a hiking shirt underneath, or a size Small if I was wearing it next to my skin and wanted a tighter fit. Extra Small: fits chests up to 36" / 91 cmSmall: fits chests up to 38" / 97 cmMedium: fits chests up to 40" / 102 cmLarge: fits chests up to 42" / 107 cmExtra Large: fits chests up to 44" / 112 cm2XL: f its chests up to 46" / 117 cm3XL: fits chests up to 48" / 122 cmModel in photos is 6', 180 lbs with a 41" chest and is wearing a size Medium. Weight:Extra Small: 9.1 oz / 258 gSmall: 9.5 oz / 269 gMedium: 9.8 oz / 278 gLarge: 10.2 oz / 289 gExtra Large: 10.5 oz / 298 g
Materials:Sublimated Polartec Alpha Direct 190 in White5.5 oz/sqyd190 gsm20% side-to-side, 10% lengthwise54% Recycled content
Features:Advanced breathabilityRegulates warmthFast-dryingCompressibleUltralightForm-fitting balaclava style hoodFlat-locked low profile seamsMinimalist stretch cuffs + hoodCare Instructions:Machine wash cold on DelicatesUse optional Microplastic Wash BagDrip-dry in shade Do not wash on Heavy DutyDo not wash on hot or tap-warmDo not iron Do not use fabric softener Do not bleachAvoid thorns & things that could snag garment**Please limit 2 per customer***Email us for sizing questions. *Repairs will be assessed on a case by case basis and are generally possible.