On a recent paddling trip, Houdini’s Mono Air Houdi served as an all-purpose lightweight layer for cool evenings and stormy days. Winner of both ISPO Award Gold and OR Innovation Award, this Houdi is innovative in several ways.
Crucially, the Mono Air fabric is designed to combat plastic waste. It sheds 80% less microfibers compared to conventional fleece and is made from recycled and recyclable materials.
Knowing our fleece garment isn’t part of the plastic pollution crisis gives us a warm (but not fuzzy) feeling. In a standard fleece, the fuzzy fibers are exposed and thus frequently shed during use, and when washing. But in the Mono Air, long and lofty fibers are knitted into small pockets between a face and back fabric.
The pockets trap warm air from your body to create insulation and at the same time protect the insulating fibers from escaping. The face of the fabric is reinforced (with a hardface treatment) to prevent the pilling and snagging that is all-too-common in most fleece garments. The result is the Mono Air’s uncommonly smooth and strong fabric.
This is truly a four-season lightweight insulation piece. It breathes well as a layer on a summer or fall paddling trip. And the light, stretchy and durable fabric will serve as an outer layer or as insulation underneath a ski jacket. Houdini has field-tested it for ski touring, rock climbing, alpine trekking, and other high-output pursuits.
Versatile + Sustainable LayerVersatile + Sustainable Layer
- Regular fit
- Excellent warmth-to-weight ratio
- 4-way stretch
- Extended sleeves with thumb loops
- 2-way front zipper
- Zippered side pockets and inside stash pockets
- Adjustable hood and bottom hem
- Sheds 80% less microfibers compared to conventional fleece
- Made from recycled and recyclable fibers
- Bluesign® certified fabric
- Fabric produced in USA
- Garment produced in Latvia
- Weight men’s large: 580 g.