Make the best of frosty days.
Early morning trail runs can be pretty cold when the seasons change, but that doesn't mean you have to stop working up a sweat out there. Houdini's Wooler Houdi Fleece Jacket works wonders for staying warm and dry. Merino wool fabric helps regulate your temperature and naturally wicks sweat. Don't let the weather send you running back inside.
- Backcountry Exclusive
- A highly efficient fleece to keep you warm long after the turn of the season
- High zip neck provides extra coverage for cold days
- Merino wool fabric naturally fights stank and sogginess
- Item #HOU003K
- Q & A
First Experience with Merino Wool
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 140lbs
Update after a few months- I've noticed that because of the odd dimensions, it also slightly rides up in the armpits, which can be mildly irratating. Because of the short sleeves, and the rather loose sleeves around the wrists, it doesn't layer all that well, with the sleeves getting stuck around the elbow while under another jacket, and working themselves up the forearm after being pulled down. . Perhaps it's just the nature of a 100% wool, or perhaps it's my significant collection of perfectly fitted Arc'teryx jackets which I'm unfairly comparing it to, either way it's lacking just a little bit. It's still a lovely jacket, but needs a little bit of resizing before it can layer properly / earn a full 5 stars.
I managed to snag this jacket while it was on sale, and am quite pleased. This is my first experience with Merino Wool, and I'm quite taken with it.
Jacket specific details-
It is slim, without being uncomfortably snug. I'm 5'10
Bah, went to edit and it deleted most my review.
2 cons- zipper is slightly too long for the jacket, causing bunching of the zipper that is annoying. The photo shows this effect, and it is only amplified when sitting. When fully zipped, I can feel the pressure from the zipper on my chest, which is annoying.
-The sleeves are just an inch too short for my tastes, and a bit too big. I have skinny wrists, and these are slightly too big. The length reminds me of jackets I've recently grown out of, being just a bit too short, not quite reaching the wrist bones. I prefer sleeves to come to the bottom of the hand.