Hood To Go

Portable Rain Hood

Take cover

Rain happens, but that’s no reason to get yourself in a frizzy tizzy. Just put on your Hood To Go and brave the elements without compromising your plans. This water-resistant rain hood is attached to a small, lightweight vest designed to fit under any jacket to protect you from passing showers. It's as good for your commute as it is for your outdoor exercise routine.

No need to tote an umbrella or wear bulky rain gear just because the sky looks gray. Simply stow this modern day rain bonnet in your pocket or purse and you’ll be ready for Mother Nature’s unpredictability on a moment’s notice.

Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Hood To Go founder, Susan Hammel, was no stranger to unexpected changes in the weather. If she had worn a raincoat every time the forecast called for a chance of showers, her mood would have been as gloomy as the weather. Now when it starts to sprinkle, Susan reaches for her Hood To Go and her hair (not to mention her outfit) is no worse for the wear.
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  • Susan

    Hi, I'm Susan, creator of Hood To Go. Living in Oregon, I can count on being caught in an unexpected rain shower almost year round! Hood To Go is perfect for those iffy days when I don't want to wear my hooded rain gear 'just in case.' I wear Hood To Go with any of my coats and my hair stays dry and looking good.

    2/27/2014 12:51 PM

    This is just AWESOME! Where I live (sunny California), we get rain but it's not always cold enough for a coat. I absolutely love this idea, and I can't wait until you come out with more colors! I'm off to buy one right now :) Thank you!

  • Guest
    2/27/2014 12:54 PM

    @LINDA Great idea, men would like this as well. I want one!

  • Susan
    Susan – Special Guest
    2/27/2014 1:25 PM

    Hi, Hood To Go will fit up to size L-XL in a woman's size so up to a medium size man could wear it, too! More colors to come in the next few months.

  • Cheryl
    2/27/2014 4:23 PM

    @Susan Hi! I love this for myself and for gifting. But i'm on the other end of the sizing spectrum. I am and most of my gift recipients are small Asian women from size 00 to 8. What do you feel the smallest size would still fit comfortably without the HTG being too loose or large? And will there be any pastels or bold colors in the works? Thank you!

  • Susan
    Susan – Special Guest
    2/27/2014 4:34 PM

    Hi, I'm planning on adding more colors and would love suggestions. HTG should fit size 2 to 16 I would say.

  • Cheryl
    2/27/2014 6:25 PM

    @Susan I would love a pastel pink, bold orange, and olive green. Thanks for replying!

  • Guest
    2/27/2014 7:16 PM

    @Susan - I like the bold orange idea! It would be easier to find in a bag or glove compartment :)

  • Brian
    2/27/2014 12:57 PM

    this is a great idea, but I was wondering would the vest part of it fit a woman that is heavier? the women in the short video are pretty slim. which makes me wonder...

    thank you!

  • Susan
    Susan – Special Guest
    2/27/2014 1:27 PM

    Hood To Go is not plus sized yet! but will fit up to an XL woman's size.

  • Elizabeth
    2/27/2014 2:36 PM

    Is there a way to give some sort of measurements so we can figure out whether its idea of XL fits with our idea of XL? Maybe across the shoulders? I'd love to have one, but I'm in between men's XL and women's XL.

  • Susan
    Susan – Special Guest
    2/27/2014 4:49 PM

    HTG is a little hard to measure because of the cut. It does not cross your chest so bust size doesn't really matter. The measurement across your back to your armpits would be the important one. If that number is under 40 inches, it should fit. Remember that does not include your bust/chest size because it doesn't go across the front. The armholes are cut deep, about 28 inches in diameter.

  • Susan
    Susan – Special Guest
    2/27/2014 8:26 PM

    Oops, that number across your back should be no more that 22 inches, not 40.

  • Guest
    2/27/2014 12:58 PM

    Great idea - I agree a few more color choices would be great! But what a smart idea!

  • Guest
    2/27/2014 1:01 PM

    Doesn't the rain run down between yor jacket collar and your blouse? If so, that could be remedied with a flap that goes over the jacket collar.

  • erika
    2/27/2014 1:12 PM

    @Guest I was just thinking the same thing... I saw this and thought "Oh how clever" but then I imagined if it actually rained, even just a light shower, and imagined the rain running down the hood and under your jacket.. making the inside if whatever you're wearing wet... ? Was this considered when designing this Hood-To-Go? I don't want to buy this just to have wet shoulders underneath the coat

  • Susan
    Susan – Special Guest
    2/27/2014 1:30 PM

    Hi, I have never had this problem with Hood To Go. Usually the coat collar is enough barrier to the rain. In a monsoon or torrential downpour, I do recommend wearing a regular raincoat! Thanks for your questions.

  • Debra
    2/27/2014 1:24 PM

    I agree, great product, just ordered one. Would love another, but waiting until you offer more colors :-). ...maybe khaki or grey?

  • Susan
    Susan – Special Guest
    2/27/2014 1:32 PM

    Hi Debra, Tobacco brown and gray are in the works! It will be at least 6 weeks out.


  • Dayle
    2/27/2014 1:51 PM

    @Susan I love this. I think I need to wait to buy one until you offer a 1X, but it's great. One further question about functionality: I live in NYC, and we have lots of crazy wind that often blows hoods of almost any kind off the head unless it is anchored by a drawstring or scarf. What experience do you have with your hood in high winds? Thanks

  • Susan
    Susan – Special Guest
    2/27/2014 1:59 PM


  • Susan
    Susan – Special Guest
    2/27/2014 2:13 PM

    Hi Dayle, I find that if I either zip my coat all the way up or wear a scarf, the hood stays up. I considered making it with a drawstring but felt it would take away from the seamless, less sporty look that I was going for. I mostly wear my HTG when working or running errands, not for extreme rain and wind protection. If I'm caught in big wind or rain, I hold it together under my chin and make a run for it!

  • Deborah
    2/27/2014 2:00 PM

    I find that some hoods do not stick out enough, as I want them to keep my glasses from getting wet. From the video, it doesn't look like it sticks out enough to take care of this. Is this something you have considered or tested? Thanks1

  • Guest
    2/27/2014 2:11 PM


    Yeah ...like a snorkel shape opening.

  • Susan
    Susan – Special Guest
    2/27/2014 3:03 PM

    Yes, I made the hood big enough to cover big hair and glasses!

  • martha
    2/27/2014 2:11 PM

    I want this! Please make it in a Plus size so I can buy one (or 2 when you get more colors)! Thank you!

  • Jocelyn
    2/27/2014 4:16 PM

    What a great idea--I was just thinking I needed a hood on two of my coats. I am going to get one one these.

  • Janet
    2/27/2014 5:02 PM

    This is just brilliant!

    I live in Washington and have a closet full of coats and many of them rarely leave the closet because of the ever-present chance of rain. You are a mind reader and a problem solver and I can't wait to get my hood-to-go and spread the word.

    Thank you so much for such a bright idea!

  • Susan
    Susan – Special Guest
    2/27/2014 5:04 PM

    Thank you Janet!

  • Sherry
    2/27/2014 6:31 PM

    You said no plus sizes "yet." I'm hoping that augurs well for a plus-size version soon. Chunkier folks have fewer apparel choices than others; transforming a coat in the closet to rain-ready would be so wonderful!

  • Lynne
    2/27/2014 9:36 PM

    This is fantastic! I love the idea of having a hood for all my coats. I would like to suggest that there be a bill on the hood to help keep glasses clear. Thank you so much for you idea and having it made here in the U.S.!

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