It works!

Reviewed by TC from Mississippi on Thursday, March 20, 2014
When I ordered this item, the only size available was large and it is quite large. (I ended up tying a rubber band around the bottom hem to gather some of the extra fabric). A medium, (or even small, as the fabric weave is pretty stretchy) would probably have fit better. But, when shopping at STP prices, sometimes you have to make a size/color sacrifice to get a great deal.

However, when it came to using this garment in the field, i was quite impressed. I just got back from a 1 1/2 week trip to Belize where the group I was with spent ~1 week in the rainforest/jungles areas of interior Belize-- prime mosquito habitat (including ones that can carry Malaria or Bot fly larvae). Many of the people I was with used lots of DEET to keep the mosquitoes away, and still had mosquitoes buzzing around them.--I just had a little spray container of natural insect repellant (lemongrass, etc), and this jacket (which I wore pretty much non-stop for the entire trip). The only time I got a couple of bites is when we were swimming, etc and i wasn't wearing the jacket. Otherwise, the mosquitoes stayed clear! This was quite impressive for me, as mosquitoes usually LOVE to bite me. And, as the fabric is a breathable mesh, I stayed relatively cool, even though I was wearing long sleeves in the hot humid jungle.

If the Lumen hoodie is ever available again, I won't hesitate to order another one to have as a backup for when I wear my current one out!
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