Gear Review

4 5

Awesome, but stuff pocket too small

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love this thing, tiny, light, hood cinch works well, zipper works well, good fit. This over a base layer and R1 is perfect for a cool day of XC skiing or other heavier activity. Slightly water resistant. Great for cutting the wind at the top of a cliff.

Downfall: The stuff pocket is too small. I sewed extra material onto the pocket to make it so I can stuff it more easily. Without the modification, it took a good minute to cram it in tight enough to zip closed. With a crude, hand-sewn mod and added zipper pull, it is way easier and quicker to pack away and start up the next pitch.

Awesome, but stuff pocket too small
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What's the difference between jam and jelly?
You have to jam your Houdini in it's pocket so it fits

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I can definitely back Jesse up on this. While careful stuffing can help, the pocket size is simply too small as it is now. From other comments it sounds like Patagonia is on it for their 2014 release. Thanks Patagonia!