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KUHL PRISM Hoody Review

Check out this Women’s KUHL PRISM Hoody Review if you are looking for a fleece hoodie perfect for outdoor summer and fall activities like hiking, camping, or traveling. Find out if this hoodie worked well during the summer adventure in Alaska when the weather did not spoil us.

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Agnes Stabinska, the author and co-owner of The Van Escape blog, is wearing KUHL PRISM Hoody and she is sitting next to campfire at the picnic table and she is looking at the hiking trail map.

Women’s KUHL PRISM Hoody – Introduction to Review

I am a huge fan of outdoor clothing by Kuhl. So, I again chose KÜHL brand clothing when looking for a full-zip fleece hoodie for a summer trip to Alaska. This brand has been part of her wardrobe for some time, as each new outdoor product by KÜHL is an excellent choice.

My favorite fleece jacket is also the Kuhl flight jacket (check the review). But first, it’s a little worn out after five years of using it during each travel. Second, it’s made of fairly heavy fleece, perfect for winter conditions. Third, as we all know, a woman needs variety because how many photos can you take with the same hoodie, right?

I needed a slightly lighter, full-zip hoodie to protect me from the morning chill at the campsite or during summer mountain hikes in the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Denali National Park. So, I chose the KUHL PRISM Women’s Hoody. Below is a detailed review and photos of the Kuhl Prism Hoody taken during our last Alaska travel.

KUHL PRISM Hoody Review: Agnes Stabinska, the author, in a hoody is putting a tent.
Agnes Stabinska, the author, in KUHL PRISM Hoody is standing next to the sign of Wiesman, ALaska with inscription: 63 miles north of the Arctic Circle.

KUHL PRISM Hoody – Specs at a Glance

PRISM Hoody chart with details.

Women’s KUHL PRISM Hoody – Notable Features

  • Lightweight yet super cozy and soft fleece
  • Breathable warmth with a high warmth-to-weight ratio
  • Premium Italian Fleece: 100% Polyester | 200 GSM
  • Reinforced, softshell shoulders for gear-carrying protection
  • Shoulder overlay: 89% Polyester, 11% Spandex | 90 GSM
  • Two zip pockets to keep essentials secure
  • Modern and stylish color-block design
  • Y2K center zipper
Agnes Stabinska, the author in Women’s KUHL PRISM Hoody is sitting next to campfire with the mountain view and she is drinking coffee in a mug with inscription: Alaska.

Women’s KUHL PRISM Hoody – Review

Design and Fabric

Three versions of Prism Fleece

This PRISM fleece by Kuhl has been designed in three versions so that every woman can choose the version that best suits her needs. I chose a PRISM full-zip hoodie, and my review is about it. But you can also see and choose a PRISM jacket without a hood and a PRISM Pullover with ½ Zip.


The KUHL PRISM Hoody is designed to make you feel comfortable in it, down to the smallest detail. The reinforced, soft-shell shoulders for gear-carrying protection convinced me about this hoodie. I always have a backpack, usually quite heavy because I have photo equipment, and unfortunately, the fleece usually rubs. Thanks to this reinforcement, I don’t have to worry about the quality and durability of the hoodie.

Moreover, the hood is soft, perfectly wraps the head, and protects from light wind. It does not fall on the eyes, which is especially important if you wear glasses. It is a full-zipped hoodie with a Y2K center zipper.

What’s more, it also features zippered hand pockets to keep essentials secure—crucial while hiking or camping. The hoodie’s colors are inspiring and eye-catching. Combining several colors means you can wear it in many ways and on different occasions with the right accessories.

The slight con is the lack of thumb holes, which are handy while hiking and camping.

Agnes Stabinska in KUHL PRISM Hoody next to campfire in the forest.


The most significant advantage of this hoodie is the fabric. The hoody is made of warm and soft fabric. It’s a Premium Italian Fleece: 100% Polyester with a weight of 200 GSM. The most significant advantage of this hoodie is the fabric. The hoody is made of warm and soft fabric. It’s a Premium Italian Fleece: 100% Polyester with a weight of 200 GSM.

My favorite Kuhl flight jacket is made of the same high-quality Italian fleece, but it is much warmer because it weighs 430 GSM.

KÜHL PRISM Women’s Hoody is lighter yet super cozy and breathable, making it a perfect choice for spring or summer activities. It also works great as a layer.

Versatility and Pockets

Thanks to its modern, exciting design and colors, the KUHL PRISM hoodie can be worn on different occasions. Pairing it with jeans or a skirt is perfect for going to work or the city. It is an excellent choice for a casual hoodie.

But this hoodie is an excellent choice for outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, trekking, and relaxing in the mountains.

Two zipped pockets keep small items safe. You can keep a phone, headlamp, or whatever you like while camping and hiking. It is a pity there is no inside pocket.

Warmthness and Wind Protection

KUHL PRISM Hoody is not a super warm hoodie for frost or winter. But it is a warm and cozy enough hoodie for summer, spring, and fall activities. It’s an ideal mid-layer when the temperature plummets. It might be a great choice in winter as one of the layerings.

Perfect for hiking in Utah national parks, visiting Colorado in summer, or during a road trip in Arizona. It will keep you comfortable and warm on cooler mornings and evenings. It’s perfect for favorable temperatures.

This hoodie has a proof test of time in Alaska this summer. We crossed Alaska south to north, from Homer at the Kenai Peninsula to the Arctic Ocean via the Dalton Highway. The lowest temperature was 33,8 °F (1°C). But then the hoodie served as one of the layers. Underneath, I had a thermal T-shirt weighing 200 GSM. And a windproof jacket over it.

If you need super warm fleece, definitely choose the Flight Jacket by KÜHL. It is an excellent fleece.

Agnes Stabinska with her partner Chris, owners of The Van Escape blog, in hoodies by Kulh.
Agnes Stabinska with her partner Chris, owners of The Van Escape blog, are standing next to wooden sign of Arctic Circle in Alaska. Agnes wears hoody by Kuhl.

Comfort and Freedom of Movement

The KUHL PRISM Hoodie is very comfortable, perfect for hiking or campsite. It does not restrict movement. In addition, it does not take up a lot of space, so it is worth having it in your backpack in case of cooling. Minus that is the lack of thumb holes.


The hoodie is durable. It has already been washed several times, and the fabric does not stretch. The colors also remain fresh. Thanks to the reinforcements on the shoulders, the fleece does not rub over the backpack’s straps, which is an additional advantage of this sweatshirt.

Venting and Dry Time

The breathability and ventilation of Prims women’s hoody are excellent. If you wear a high-quality T-shirt underneath, you won’t sweat in it at all.

The hoodie is lightweight, so it dries pretty quickly, but you should not wear it in the rain. It is fleece and does not have any water-resistant features.

details of Women’s KUHL PRISM Hoody.
details of Women’s KUHL PRISM Hoody

Colors and Sizing

The perfect fresh color-block design drew my attention to the Kuhl Prism Hoody. The colors of this hoodie attract attention, making it look unique and stylish. The hoodie is available in seven color shades: Sea Salt, Ganache, Rose Quartz, Sagebrush, Stone, Kalamata, and Deep Storm. My choice is Stone.

The size is according to the size table. I took the size L, although M would also be good. Take a smaller hoodie if you want to fit a hoodie into your body.

How to wash KUHL PRISM Hoody?

I have washed his hoodie several times according to the manufacturer’s recommendations on the official website. Washed in machine wash cold, and I didn’t use fabric softener.

KUHL PRISM Hoody – Verdict

KUHL PRISM Hoody is a great sweatshirt that is worth having in your wardrobe and which, above all, is worth wearing. It will work well on any outdoor trip and be perfect for a trip around the city. Thanks to its lightweight, it is easy to fit in any luggage.

The fleece is warm and very pleasant to the skin. It provides excellent wearing comfort. It is also perfect as one of the layers at low temperatures. The advantage is the reinforced shoulders. Perfect for travel, camping, or mountain hiking. Add it to your day packing list!


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Agnes Stabinska, the author, at camping on Dalton Highway in hoody by Kuhl.


  1. This hoodie looks sooo cozy! I can just envision being all warm and comfy on an outdoor adventure or hike. Two things make it even better, in my opinion: the softshell shoulders to add extra comfort while carrying gear, and the zip-up pockets so you don’t lose anything important while on a trail or otherwise (which I am known to do…) I love that it’s breathable and washes well, too. Very cute but practical outerwear – just perfect!

  2. From your photos I can tell I will be warm in this hoodie! I like the sound of the fabric, we make things well in Italy 😀 Durability sounds good and it’s clearly a piece of clothing you can wear outdoors or even inside.

  3. The Kuhl Prism hoody looks really comfortable and warm. But above all I like the retro design! I found that fleece often takes to smells (like camp fire smoke) more than other fabrics. How would you rate the Kuhl hoody in this regard?

  4. This fleece hoodie appears to be very cozy and toasty to wear. The combination of khaki, blue, and grayish colors that Agnes chose is fantastic! I’m happy they had these features because the breathability, toughness, and ventilation of a jacket are crucial. Also, I really like how the hood fits the head so well!

  5. This looks like a great hoodie. I like the look of it, you can actually tell from the photos that the fleece material is so soft and cosy. I also like that the hoodie doesn’t come into your eyes – that’s my problem with most hoodies and jackets. As soon as you put the hoodie up, it falls over your eyes and no matter how many times you pull it back, it will still drop down.

  6. What an amazing hoodie, it comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Impressive production. I would love to try it for a camping or a hiking trip. As you said it made for those occasions

  7. I like that it’s lightweight and feels cozy and soft inside. I also like the zippered pockets because I like to put my cell in the pocket. It’s kind of a hoodie I like to wear for a cool summer morning and evening.

  8. This looks so cozy and warm! I’m a big fan of hoodies and I usually have one in my car just in case. We live in a micro climate and you never know when you need one. We also love to visit mountains and the weather can be totally different there from home. Pockets are a must. And I also like the colour you chose because it goes well with the nature. I will definitely look this up next time I’m purchasing a hoodie.

  9. This is timely since I am actually planning to purchase a hoodie. Thank you for sharing your review. Happy to know that it’s lightweight yet super cozy. Will definitely check this out.

  10. The KUHL PRISM Hoody looks like another good piece of clothing for our outdoor adventures. Breathable is one of the most important things I would look for. But good pockets are important too. Great that there are 3 different versions to pick from. A good one for spring or fall.

  11. I’m looking for a new hoodie and this looks so light but warm too. Is it super soft? I love having hoodies as they layer easily and can pack them for trips easily.

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