Houdini Mono Air Houdi Fleece Jacket

Houdini is an ambitious brand out of Sweden with a focus on high-performing, sustainable apparel. The Mono Air Houdi is a standout jacket designed to reduce plastic waste.

When you wear and wash garments, tiny fibers shed and end up in our waterways and oceans. The innovative construction of the Houdi — using Polartec Power Air Light — sheds 80% fewer microfibers than traditional fleece.

Moreover, it is circular, meaning that it’s made either from recycled and recyclable materials, or renewable and biodegradable fibers. Because this Bluesign-approved jacket is recyclable, if it ever wears out you can return it to a retailer and Houdini will use the raw material in new products. 

One GearJunkie Staffer has been testing this fleece jacket through the winter and spring as a layer and a standalone jacket. The hand-feel of the Mono Air Houdi is unique. It feels like a softshell, but it’s warmer because there’s a layer of knitted fibers between the face and back fabric.

So far, it’s proven durable through climbing sessions and brush-filled hikes. And he expect it to last for years. It’s ideal for cooler weather, and he has been using it as a standalone in 40- to 55-degree hikes and colder temps for higher output activities. It’s available in both men’s and women’s styles.