Zen, and the art of the dirt trail.
- Lightweight, breathable, stretchy softshell
- Durable Water Resistant treatment
- Single-pull hem adjustment
- Hook-and-loop cuffs
- Zippered hand pockets
- Zippered chest pocket
- Item #PAT01AZ
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Height: 5'8"
- Weight: 165lbs
I wear a medium in Patagonia and this fit is a tad smaller than their traditional mediums. I will be able to layer nicely and still have a range of movement. Cant wait to try it on the trail.
Great jacket for spring summer fall
I really love this jacket. The look is classic and it is a great grab and go layer. I disagree with the comment on fit. I wear a medium in just about everything and the medium fits great. Haven't worn it biking as it would mainly be for cool fall days, but has been my go to casual pick this summer.
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: XL
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 187lbs
It fit through the shoulders and chest, but it was too long and too large through the middle. I had to return it. I would not recommend this product.
On the bike and at the pub
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 6'0"
- Weight: 155lbs
Initial reaction: Reminds of my beloved Arcteryx A2B, which I LOVE.
This soft-shell is great. While it doesn’t feel like a dedicated cycling jacket, that’s what I like about it. I’ve worn it on the bike when it was extra chilly or I wanted to try a more casual look to finish at the pub. With a layer or two it was warm enough in the low 30’s without a doubt. On a high-country ride in northern Idaho I was out for 3+ hours so I had a pack. This was the perfect jacket to start the day in, then put back on for the downhill. I liked that there is no hood, which was my deduction of a star on the Houdini while on the bike.That said they are totally different intents and each jacket shines in it’s preferred conditions.
Overall the fit was a little too relaxed for dedicated riding, but again that’s what made it versatile off the bike. I used the drawcord on the waist while on the bike. It actually packs reasonably well. Not so much as I could stuff it in a jersey pocket with ease, but it goes really well in my hydration pack, and also once when I rode it with a fanny pack.