Featherweight, emergency storm protection for light-and-fast alpine endeavors, the Alpine Houdini® Jacket disappears when clipped to your harness, then deploys to shed wind and precip when your weather window closes.
The problem is that you never see it coming on the Diamond. One moment you're climbing vertical, east-facing granite at 13,000 feet. The next you're staring at heavy, dark clouds boiling over the summit from the west. Seconds later, lightning cracks. The Alpine Houdini's ultralight waterproof/breathable membrane and absence of anything superfluous serves the simplicity crucial to alpine rock climbing - and its afternoon thunderstorms. It is emergency rainwear for climbing that also blocks wind and traps your heat on chilly belay ledges, packs into its single internal chest pocket (with clip-in loop) and seals up with elastic wrist cuffs and a single-pull drawcord waist. With helmet-compatible, single-pull adjustable hood.
Highly water-resistant woven nylon shell, with laminate membrane and DWR (durable water repellent) finish holds a 10,000 mm water column
Taped seams throughout entire garment
Full-zip hooded jacket has minimal interior storm flap and single-pull, adjustable helmet-compatible hood that rolls down and stows
Zippered, interior left chest pocket doubles as self-stuff pouch with streamlined shape and carabiner clip-in loop
Elasticized cuffs and a minimal single-pull, adjustable drawcord hem seals out weather
1.5-oz 20-denier 100% nylon ripstop shell, with a laminate membrane and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
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