Garment with deployable hood and method for using same

  • US 8,156,573 B2
  • Filed: 08/10/2010
  • Issued: 04/17/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/31/2007
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A garment comprising:

  • (a) a main body portion,(b) a collar attached to the main body portion, wherein the collar includes a first flap that forms the front of the collar and has a front side and a back side and a second flap that forms the back of the collar and has a front side and a back side, wherein the first and second flaps define a collar pocket and each include a top edge and a bottom edge, wherein the top edges are permanently attached together, and(c) a hood attached to the main body portion adjacent to the collar and having a front side and a back side, wherein the hood is movable between a non-deployed position where it is received within the collar pocket and a deployed position where it is not received in the collar pocket and it extends above the first and second flaps to cover a user'"'"'s head, wherein the back side of the first flap includes at least one male fastener adjacent the bottom edge, the front side of the second flap includes at least one female fastener adjacent the bottom edge and the back side of the hood includes at least one male fastener adjacent the bottom edge, and wherein the at least one female fastener of the second flap is removably coupled to the at least one male fastener of the first flap in the deployed position and the at least one female fastener of the second flap is removably coupled to the at least one male fastener of the hood in the non-deployed position.

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