Vans has long been one of the go-to brands when it comes to action sports footwear and clothing, and the new Versa Hoodie DX is a perfect example why that is. Vans describes this new piece as their “landmark skate apparel innovation of 2018.” We’re inclined to agree. Pro-built for skateboarders, this hoodie packs a whole slew of performance features into the silhouette of a time-honroed staple made with a durable fabric blend that’s comfortable and functional. What’s so innovative about the piece that otherwise looks like a traditional hoodie? Storm Cotton creates a hydrophobic shield that makes it water repellent without sacrificing breathability, and heavyweight fleece makes it abrasion resistant. Reflective details are integrated into the pocket, hood and lower back to improve visibility. There’s even a patent-pending, quick access media pocket that securely stores your phone with an elastic pull strap. This is the hoodie, upgraded. The Vans Versa Hoodie DX will be released on January 20 in Cement Heather, Old Gold and Classic Black colorways.