Linwe's Hood can be upgraded at a workbench with leather and the Arcane Blacksmith perk, however it does not benefit from any Smithing perks. This means the armor cannot be improved past flawless quality without boosting the Smithing skill over 100. This can be achieved by using enchanted items and/or blacksmithing potions to fortify Smithing.
Wearing this piece of armor grants the following skill bonuses:
- Fortify Archery: 15 points. This hood can be disenchanted for its enchantment, however the enchantments are considered unique and cannot be enchanted on any other equipment, effectively wasting the hood.