This is one of only two windshirts that doesn’t have a hood. I stated my preference for a hood on a windshell because it’s the type of garment that will be worn as an outer layer in the right conditions water than a softshell. That said, I really do like the Patagonia Houdini Pullover. Firstly, it’s incredibly light at 90g. One of the ways they have saved so much weight is that it’s a pullover. It’s also the only jacket that uses a press stud closure, and I really like it. They don’t come undone like a zip can, but you do need two hands. It fastens below the chin and is more comfortable than a zip against the neck. There’s one really small pocket that I can just get an iPhone in, and a hem cord. Very minimal and very light.
Daniel Neilson tests a host of breathable jackets that will stand up against the wind. On test
Material Ripstop nylon Hood no Front closure half, press studs Pockets 1 small zipped chest Cuffs elasticated Sizes S-XL