REVIEW: Rocket World Creature Hoodie
Patrick Ma, aka Otter X, dreamed up a way for collectors to become honorary Insurgents Wilderness Gruppo (I.W.G.) members. Rocket World’s Creature Hoodie stems from the immensely popular line of gun-toting, renegade animals. The fleece is ”perfect for mischief, subversive actions, taking on poachers and corporate greed, communing with nature, urban exploration, and staying cozy....”
Limited to only 444 pieces, the Malden Mills High Loft Shearling Polartec Thermal Pro Fleece is made in one of the top technical outdoor factories in California. No matter if you are an XX-Small or X-Large, there's a fleece that'll fit you. Each hoodie includes a covert, I.W.G. logo embroidered patch that attaches to the hoodie via Velcro. Rocket World sells additional patches that you can pick up as add-ons. Also included with each creature hoodie is an exclusive I.W.G. mini figure – Terminator Septimius.
What you probably cannot see in photos is the number of extras hidden in these hoodies. There are 2 zippered hand warmer pockets, with inside stash pockets, a left sleeve slot for your Sharpie marker and an iPod pocket (with a head phone wire slot). Other notable features include the drawstring waist, YKK reverse zipper and thumbhole cuffs.
And if you didn't notice...there is a hood that makes you appear to be a bear! Those are the I.W.G style eyes along with a plastic nose and plush, toylike ears. The hoodie has fake claws, which might appear to be gloves at first. All of this makes it a good idea to stay away from the woods during hunting season while sporting your hoodie.
As the cold winter months approach us, what’s more important than having that old standby – the zipper-up fleece. Rocket World has given collectors a limited edition hoodie that not only keeps them warm, but also lets them become an I.W.G. team member.
The fleece itself is lightweight, but does a great job of keeping you warm (it’s a Polartec!). Wearing a bear outfit might not suit everyone, but it’s not a mass-market release. It’s obviously geared towards collectors, specifically I.W.G. fanatics, with a run of only 444 hoodies. The $160 price tag might scare off a few folks, but other Polartec Thermal Pro products sell in that range.
With all of the cool pockets and compartments, you almost forget that you are getting a limited edition mini figure as well. The Terminator Septimius Bear is an obvious choice to include, since the black hoodie is based on that character. And remember…a portion of the proceeds are donated to select Wildlife Groups.
Creature Hoodie Grades:
Fun Factor: 9/10