Rules and what is at stake...
Processor cooler, fan, thermal paste or some small accessories? We are curious, so we’re asking which of Noctua’s products is the most attractive from your point of view. It doesn’t have to be just the current piece of hardware, but also older components or, conversely, one still being planned for the coming period. Comment on your favorite and join the game to win a hoodie with Noctua theme.
How to play…
We probably won’t agree on the best product ever made by Noctua. For some it can be the dual-tower cooler NH-D15, for others a PWM controller NA-FC1 and the like. And maybe your only interest in Noctua are their fans? Which of them? Do you prefer cheaper Redux or do you save and pay extra for “Sterrox” models? Is there anyone among our readers who has a component that Noctua has already removed from the offer but still works flawlessly?
In each post, please write in the comments below the reason why you rate the specific product positively and why you recommend it to others. It will be absolutely perfect if you also state in what conditions (i.e. in which build with which settings) you use it which can be an inspiration for others as well. Every valuable post (and we believe that all posts:)) will be included in the draw for a symbolic award in the form of a hoodie Noctua NP-H1.brown. We have two, so there will be two winners. The first drawn can choose from two sizes – L and S, the second will be sent the remaining. Even the smaller S size will fit your wife, girlfriend, daughter or son well. And this year it’s only going to be colder outside, so it will definitely come in handy.
Let’s add some conditions, dates and deadline. Please direct the comments of the criteria to the discussion below this article. We will not consider the length in any way as long as the content meets the basic criteria listed above. This means that it is necessary to list the Noctua product that has somehow earned your attention the most, and to add why it is so, and we will leave the diversification of the post with some inspiring tips in which conditions it has proved to be the best to you. If you want to comment on this topic, but you are not interested in a hoodie, then of course you can, just write at the end that it is a non-competing comment. The deadline for competition comments is September 30, 2020, with the winners being announced on October 2, 2020.
… and what is at stake? Noctua NP-H1.brown
Fans of the company certainly did not miss the fact that Noctua released merchandising NP-H1 hoodies in their theme colors (brown and gray) and various sizes (S – 3XL). You can normally buy these hoodies for 50 euros. Although Slovak and Czech retailers do not sell them, there are plenty of them at all European Amazon branches. And especially, you can now compete for two of them at HWCooling.
In order not to pull the wool over your eyes, we tried on the hoodies ourselves and we also have a few observations. First of all, it should be noted that you will not be cold in them and in typical fall weather they will also replace your jacket. The hood is double-layered and has a particularly thick hem which is not quite common. And with the help of a robust drawstring, you can tighten it properly and insulate your neck well against the wind. As the hoodie does not have a zipper, it does not even push into the neck from below.
The absence of a zipper can, of course, also be considered a disadvantage. You cannot regulate your body temperature as needed, which is a typical problem for colder mornings and warmer remnants of the day. Therefore, it is advisable to repeat again that the hoodie is suitable for colder weather on cloudy days. The outer surface finish is also resistant to drizzling and does not leak. On the contrary, the inside is pleasantly fleecy. Thanks to the thumb holes (and tightened sleeves), the hoodie also keeps your hands warm. It seals well even under the belt, where it surrounds the body. Otherwise, it is a loose fit and relatively casual, so wearing it is comfortable. And it should be added that the large kangaroo pocket on the bottom is open on both sides.
The material composition is cotton (65%) and polyester (35%). The Noctua logo is on the front, right, and it is commendable that it is embroidered and will not be damaged easily. It will be worse with durability on the back, where the iron-on decal is. However, three wash cycles at the recommended temperature of 30 degrees Celsius did not damage the inscription “Premium cooling solutions by Noctua”. After a year or two of use, however, it may look different. One way or another, goods of this type are a high above average and this is a valuable hoodie.
So, the mini review of NP-H1 is behind us and you don’t forget to write in the comment what, from your point of view, Noctua has achieved the best in more than 14 years of operation. Maybe you will expand your wardrobe with the hoodie of your favorite cooling company. 🙂
English translation and edit by Lukáš Terényi
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