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
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: XL
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
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.