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Patagonia Hoodini : Almost, but no cigar.
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clay stewart
(Reluctantwaterhauler) - F
Patagonia Hoodini : Almost, but no cigar. on 07/02/2012 13:18:35 MDT Print View

Man, I thought, finally, they are going to make an earth tone Hoodini, but NOOOOOOOOOOO, they just had to ruin it with a fluorescent green zipper.

Well, maybe I'm the only one who is bothered by such things. I can do without I guess.

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
works on 07/02/2012 13:20:06 MDT Print View

itll work the same ... other than that it matters not on whit ...

besides if enough people think its fugly, youll be able to get it on a patagucci sale ;)

clay stewart
(Reluctantwaterhauler) - F
it will work the same? on 07/02/2012 13:42:24 MDT Print View

It will work the same as what? It will work the same as one of their earth tone hoodini's without the flippant green zipper? Oh wait, they don't have any of those. So it will work the same as one of their other earth shattering, vomit inducing, visually polluting, Liberace inspired colored ones. Yeah, I'll pass.

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
"ethics" on 07/02/2012 13:51:06 MDT Print View

what people wear in the woods is their choice as long as they arent exposing themselves... a little zipper in a color you dont like much less worse than a certain BPL thread with out of shape BPLers hiking more or less naked in the woods ...

its amazing how some BPLers get all worked up about the colors other people wear ;)

dont like it? ... dont buy it ...

Edited by bearbreeder on 07/02/2012 13:52:17 MDT.

Link .
(annapurna) - MLife
Re: "ethics" on 07/02/2012 13:57:29 MDT Print View

ohhh you missed it hike naked day was June 20th

Sumi Wada
(DetroitTigerFan) - F

Locale: Ann Arbor
Ahh... I see the problem... no *manly* colors on 07/02/2012 14:05:12 MDT Print View

"Liberace inspired colored..."? A little insecure are we? :D

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
Re: "ethics" on 07/02/2012 14:07:56 MDT Print View

"much less worse than a certain BPL thread with out of shape BPLers hiking more or less naked in the woods ...

its amazing how some BPLers get all worked up about the colors other people wear ;)

dont like it? ... dont buy it ..."

There you go again generalizing the community here Eric. Whatever contribution you bring forth gets completely drowned in your a$$hole tendencies.

Can a man vent? He doesn't like the colors they offer, that's all, he said nothing about what "other" people choose to wear. , other than Liberace....but can you blame him?

clay stewart
(Reluctantwaterhauler) - F
Humm on 07/02/2012 14:09:05 MDT Print View

That sounds like some good sound advice, there Eric. By the way, just how many Bears have you bred anyway and is there any sort of restrictions on that kind of behavior? Probably varies from state to state, huh. :)

David T
(DaveT) - F
same old. on 07/02/2012 14:12:11 MDT Print View

"dont like it? ... dont buy it ..."

umm... he doesn't like it, and he's not buying it.

time would be better spent posting links to stag parties hiking in pyjamas... oh wait.

Edited by DaveT on 07/02/2012 14:23:13 MDT.

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Re: Patagonia Hoodini : Almost, but no cigar. on 07/02/2012 14:24:56 MDT Print View

I got my Hoodini in a dark slate blue. Although I would have preferred a tan, brown or muted forest green, it was okay. But the Nano Puff? Electric blue was the least offensive option I could find.

Yes, it has no bearing on function. Yes, day-glo yellow would help search & rescue find me. But given the choice, I go more muted for the sake of others' visual experience. And between two models, I lean towards the less spectacularly colored. But we're a small market compared to 20-something outdoor posers who wear it on city sidewalks to the cafe. They WANT people to know they spent $200 on a sweater.

Slo Hiker
(SloHiker) - F

Locale: NC Foothills
I've seen worse ..... on 07/02/2012 14:31:46 MDT Print View

colors in the Houdini line. It's nice, however, to see the msrp down to $99 ..... it used to be $125.

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
vomit on 07/02/2012 14:31:49 MDT Print View

vomit inducing, visually polluting ... guess that there is a lot of "polluters" around ...

let me get this straight ... basically its a rant about a green zipper ...

at least im not exposing myself physically to others (which is perfectly fine as long as its legal in yr area and all parties conesnt to it) ... im just "polluting" yr vision with a green zipper ;)

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Manly. on 07/02/2012 14:38:07 MDT Print View

My Houdini is ALL black. And I even Sharpied out the Patagonia logo.

Hell, I've stopped even carrying other gear.

I just TAKE what I need from other hikers...usually ones that paid retail for their brightly colored clothing. It's just too easy.

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
Patagonia Houdini on 07/02/2012 14:43:22 MDT Print View

The current Platinum color of the Houdini is not to loud (IMO) but I much prefer my black Houdini shell over any of the colors offered now.

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Re: Manly. on 07/02/2012 14:54:19 MDT Print View

> I just TAKE what I need from other hikers...usually ones that paid retail for their brightly colored clothing. It's just too easy.

Craig: +1

Seriously, though, I will cut things a little tighter on a well-traveled trail corridor. If I see someone going the other way with an EPIRB every 10 minutes, I'm less inclined to carry my own.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife
Hate Patagucci colors on 07/02/2012 15:07:32 MDT Print View

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who hates the Patagucci colors. Hasn't anyone ever heard of blending into the landscape with subdued colors (part of LNT--being considerate of other visitors) rather than sticking out like a sore thumb? Since my hiking buddy is a perpetually shedding blond dog, I prefer not to wear black, either. What ever happened to subdued dark greens, blues, browns, khaki (the only color that doesn't show my dog's hair)?

Montbell's colors are about as bad! I recently looked at their Tachyon anorak and disliked all the choices.

I have the same issue buying clothing for around town, especially women's clothing.

William Johnson
Sorry Clay on 07/02/2012 16:26:59 MDT Print View

I usually buy last seasons clothes, and feel the same way when the only clothing piece left is an EXTRA SMALL, or neon green color. However, I did just buy some discounted Patagonia (I also got the Houdini in dark blue) and picked up the nanopuff in a bright teal color (Patagonia calls it Grecian Blue.)

When I look through my camping clothes, I see tons of black and dark green. I used to prefer those colors, and am still comfortable in them. However, I do not backpack alone, and when I am with others, I enjoy seeing their varied colors of clothing. It has become fun to me, and I do not mind seeing people off in the distance with rainbow colored clothes. So, I am definitely a color convert. Patagonia's bright blue jacket is the start of something great for me! hehe.

Clay, you can send me a PM when you are visiting the Sierras. I'll try to wear only earth tones for you. :)

David A
(DavidAdair) - M

Locale: West Dakota
forgive the colorblind gnomes on 07/02/2012 19:05:26 MDT Print View

Recognize that most of this clothing is sewn by a secret and little known clan of underground gnomes known as Stitchers. The Stitchers have the same need and passion for sewing that, say, a Labrador Retriever has for swimming. Throw a little fabric into the cave and out pops finished goods. The cave is deep and dark and, in spite of their big clear bulging eyes (which look a bit like children's snow globes to me), the gnomes are quite color blind. This is not a problem as long as one waits patiently for all the green materials that went into the cave to come back out. Push them too much and you wind up getting things like green jackets with red zippers and vice versa.

I know this scenario may seem implausible to some but I find it somewhat more plausible (and much easier to embrace) than the concept that these unfortunate accidents were a conscious fashion choice.

Now get offa my lawn!

Edited by DavidAdair on 07/02/2012 19:58:30 MDT.

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
houdini on 07/02/2012 19:36:29 MDT Print View

if you really want muted, then look for the Army issue Houdini- it's foliage/ranger green, it's a more robust fabric (and thus heavier)- it's part of their MARS (Military Advanced Regulator System)

I've got a black one, orange and a foliage one- I probably wear the orange one the most :D

Dustin Short
(upalachango) - MLife
Re: Sorry Clay on 07/02/2012 19:40:19 MDT Print View

Clay...first quit your moaning:

Dark blue and silver/grey (not sure how shiny though) and even on sale!

Second...I do feel your pain since I'm a bargain shopper before a fashionista:


I've been told though that there are certain electronic music scenes where people would spend ridiculous amounts of cash to look as "fly" as I do when I'm dirtbagging it outside the city 0_o