The Marmot Trail Wind Hoody is a great value in a wind jacket. It is $25 to $50 less than the other jackets in this review and almost half the cost of our Editors' Choice winner, the Arc'teryx Squamish Hoody while maintaining the same weight and compactness. This is the perfect jacket for bike commuting, hiking, or any activity where weight and packed size are at a premium.
We prefer the Patagonia Houdini if you want the ultimate lightweight wind jacket. It weighs a little less, compresses much smaller, and the material did not stick to our skin as much when we sweat.
Alternately, the Squamish Hoody is our highest scoring wind shirt. It kept out the elements better, did not stick to the skin as much when sweating, and can double as an ultralight winter jacket.