I can not speak of the Veil in terms of ownership but I do have a Houdini from 2015. At a cfm of 3.5 (which is technically a little more windproof than moderately windproof), the Veil is moderately windproof at 11 cfm. It is this level of "windproofness" which is good if active and can often be found in Alpine windshells. So if active in cool weather, the Veil would be a great choice. For warmer weather active persuits, something with a greater air permiability is a better choice. The higher the cfm, the better as the thermometer rises and the body temperature goes up. To go much above 40 cfm you can hardly call it an active windshell anymore. One could argue, get a 35ish cfm windshell, a 10ish cfm windshell and use your rain shell for icy cold winds, and you could be relatively comfortable over a vast range of windy conditions. Preciptation excluded.