The Ushood® Story
The first Ushood® was created 20 years ago for my husband, Sean, who wanted to put an end to gappage.
The goal was to create a one piece base layer that eliminated the gap between a shirt and face mask - the infamous gap where cold, wind, snow and sun inevitably sneak in.
Our Mema, sewed the first “shoodie” after Sean came off the mountain and did a quick sketch of what would become the perfect base layer. It was an instant favorite. Different from a sweatshirt hoodie because of the breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics we used and maximum protection coverage – it was a true base layer for every adventure and activity. We used it while skiing, running, cycling, fishing and gardening. We wore our Ushoods on the sidelines while our kids wore them on the fields as they played their sports.
From the slopes to the shores, Ushood® has you covered.
20 years and many more iterations later, my son decided to use the perfected product for his eighth-grade Capstone project. Though we had always wanted to turn the idea into something bigger, his encouragement to us to bring it to market was the catalyst for creating the Ushood® brand. Our daughter has used her creativity and skills to help lay the groundwork as we launch.
After two years of research and planning, we are proud to offer Ushood® to families everywhere. As we grow, we are staying true to our values, and we are committed to delivering the ultimate in comfort and versatility, made from high quality materials right here in the USA. We are a family that firmly believes in giving back, therefore, proceeds from every Ushood® sold will be donated to a registered nonprofit.
Ushood® take on life with comfort & confidence - and without gappage to slow you down. #UshoodDoU!