Waterproof and breathable shell jacket suitable for four season use. Light, stretchy fabric in a robust form made to last for ages.
Houdini is a counterweight to fast fashion and consumption culture. Our goal is always to design garments that last for as long as possible. Timeless aesthetics, long-lasting materials and sturdy, repairable design features. Leeward Jacket is made to be used hard all year around. It’s light enough for trekking in the summer and sturdy enough for skiing in the winter. If you are looking for a shell jacket to use for many years, and probably pass on to your children, this is the one.
Leeward Jacket is made in Loop Hardshell™, a waterproof and breathable shell fabric constructed with high density fibers for superior durability. Compared to other fabrics with equal toughness, this fabric is amazingly light. It has a dull and smooth surface and mechanical 2-way stretch. It’s made from 70% recycled fibers and is completely recyclable. The jacket has a helmet compatible hood and pit zip vents. It’s fully seam sealed and all the zippers are water repellent. Our Made to Move design concept provides full freedom of movement.
Leeward Jacket is a real workhorse, and if you want a jacket that works all year round for just about anything, this is a great choice.
Leeward Jacket is recyclable and when you eventually wear it out (probably around the time when we have flying cars) please bring it back to us for recycling. The raw material can be used for new products. We have recycling units at all our own stores and at many retailers.
FABRICS AND TECHNOLOGY
A durable fabric with mechanical stretch for high comfort. Tough and silent with a dull and smooth face. Waterproof, breathable, ripstop construction with good abrasion resistance.
Atmos™ Membrane is a hydrophilic membrane, not micro porous, and at the molecular-level moisture moves through the fabrics. The more moisture that is in circulation the greater the ability of the membrane to move moisture away from your body. With Atmos we are sure we have a membrane that delivers Houdini standards when it comes to high performance in an environmentally sustainable way, which no other membrane at the market can live up to. Atmos™ membrane is made from recyclable polyester.
When washing clothes made of synthetic fabrics, the use of a washing bag becomes even more important: It prevents microplastics from entering into rivers and oceans.
This product is Bluesign® certified, meaning that the production is vetted by a third party to eliminate any harmful chemicals or substances right from the beginning of the production process. This benefits both people, animals and our entire planet.
This product is fully circular, meaning that it's made either from recycled and recyclable or renewable and biodegradable fibers. Most products in today's society are made in a linear lifecycle, where earth's resources are extracted, used and then discarded. This is not working in the long run and comes at a great environmental impact. Instead, we want to close the loop and reuse the material we already have. But we need your help. When your Houdini garments are completely worn out, please return them to us through the recycling units we have in all our own stores and at many retailers.
At least 50% of the fibers in this garment come from recycled sources, either recycled clothes or other sources like PET bottles. We mainly use recycled polyester, which has many benefits. It reduces both CO2 emissions and water use compared to virgin polyester. How much depends on the type of recycling. One of our suppliers show 32% less CO2 emissions and 94% less water use for mechanically recycled polyester. In addition to the impact in production, the major shift is using "waste" as raw material instead of crude oil.
The fabric in this garment is fully recyclable. Instead of becoming waste, the raw material can be used for new products. Our goal is that by 2030, we will take no raw material to our products from the earth's crust. Circular products, made from reycled and recyclable materials are a real game changer, but we need your help for the system to work. When your Houdini garments are completely worn out, please return them to us. We have recycle units in all of our own stores and at many retailers.