Free 2-Day Shipping on Orders Over $50* – Limited Time Only

Detail Images

  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's 
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Side
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Back
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Back
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Stuff sack / pack
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Back
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Detail
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Front
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Detail
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Back
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Detail
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Front
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Detail
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Underwater Blue
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Peppergrass Green
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Classic Red
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Black
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Arbor Green
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's 
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Side
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Back
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Back
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Stuff sack / pack
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Back
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Detail
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Front
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Detail
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Back
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Detail
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Front
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Detail

Available colors

  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Underwater Blue
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Peppergrass Green
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Classic Red
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Black
  • Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's Arbor Green

Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's

sale $74.25 $99.00 25% off

Free 2-Day shipping on orders over $50*

Select a Size:

Select options
  • Select options
    • S
    • M
    • L
    • XL

    Select a Color:

    Select options
  • Select options
    • Sale Underwater Blue
    • Sale Peppergrass Green
    • Sale Classic Red
    • Sale Black
    • Sale Arbor Green
    in stock
    4.5 5 56

    56 Reviews

    Details

    Escape from the weather in the Houdini.

    Patagonia may have named this the Houdini Full-Zip Jacket because when you zip it up, you may as well have done a disappearing act as far as the wind is concerned. Or perhaps because when a jacket weighs only four ounces, it's easy for anyone to think they've lost track of it, even if they're wearing it. Built with water-resistant Deluge DWR coating, the Houdini shields you from whatever the sky may be throwing at you and your expedition.

    • Slim fit reduces bulk and drag in windy situations
    • Weighing only four ounces, the Houdini packs small and keeps overall pack or harness weight down
    • Item #PAT3057

    Tech Specs

    Material
    ripstop nylon, Deluge DWR coating
    Hood
    yes
    Fit
    athletic
    Pockets
    1 chest
    Actual Weight
    Black, M: 113g
    Recommended Use
    hiking, climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

    Have questions about this product?

    Great jacket for a jacket hater

    • Familiarity:I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: xl

    Hubby hates jackets while hiking. Hates arms covered and restricted. Loves this! Fits great and doesn't bother him at all. Rain is coming down in CA and it keeps him dry and allows him to get out and get his exercise in.

    The trail jacket of choice

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    Purchased this jacket in 2012 and have been using it ever since. It really is the jacket for all year long, especially here in East TN. I use it when there is dense fog, light rain, or cool fall morning with a simple synthetic base layer - generally short sleeve. It is surprisingly durable for its light construction. Many times I have gotten close to brush where it would find a snag (very unusual given that its seams are well constructed to prevent this) and come out unscathed. This jacket was purchased at REI in Boulder and has even more sentimental value to me that is practical now. Just love the Houdini.

    Adequate rain jacket

    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit:True to size

    Fit is nice, but very thin. I thought there was a liner in this jacket - there is not! It is literally a rain sheet. Great for rain as long as you don't mind layering.

    4 season versatile jacket

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    Absolutely love this jacket. Use it for everything from ice/rock climbing, ski touring, trail running. Its great for just keeping the wind out which makes a big difference when your on the move and for weighing less than 4 ounces you just cant beat it. I keep this jacket clipped on my harness as a great security blanket on long routes in case the wind picks up and its help up great while being worn through many chimneys.

    So far so good!

    • Familiarity:I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit:Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large

    Bought 75 of these as giveaways at my work, and of course had to keep one for myself. So far everyone has been really pleased. They love the lightweight of the Houdini as it's perfect for the fall weather. They did note that the waist line is a little snug when zipped up, so if you plan to zip you may want to consider a size up. Very pleased with these. so far though.

    Really Nice Overall

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: medium

    I bought this jacket this spring after reading some really good reviews on it, and it's been great into summer now. I really really like this little jacket. It's incredibly light and packs down to the size of a deck of cards. Some people say that the pocket is too small, but really it doesn't take very long at all to stuff up once you get used to it. Also I think the fit is spot on. I'm 5'9" and ~160 pounds (athletic build) and the medium fits great. It is slimming but has enough room underneath for a light mid-layer (I'm thinking that the R1 would be perfect under this on chilly days). I haven't been out in the rain with it tooooo much, but it's held up well in light showers and dries EXTREMELY fast. The DWR finish also seems really solid. I also really love the hood design on this jacket; it's so comfortable and fits so well that I don't know why more hoods aren't designed this way.

    *Update* The drawstring on half of the hood broke off the other day after normal tightening. It appeared to be only attached by one thread initially; therefore, I'm taking off another star. I would expect better quality from Patagonia products.

    The only reason I'm taking off a star is because the waste cinch is a little wonky. Maybe it's only mine, but I can barely tighten the cord before it starts loosening on itself---the clip just doesn't have enough bite to keep it snug; however, I don't really need the waste tighter so it's not a big deal anyways. Overall it's a great jacket, and if you can get it on sale it's even better!

    Really Nice Overall

    Perfect Fit for Slim Build!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I'm 5'11" and 168 lbs and this fits perfectly over a t-shirt or other light weight shirt. I still have enough room to move around comfortably without a ton of excessive material. This is designed to be a very thin garment. It does a great job of blocking the wind in 50-55 degree weather here in San Francisco. And when you warm up it's very easy to carry considering it packs in to a small pocket. My only complaint is that the pocket the jacket stuffs into needs to be about 10%-15% larger to better accommodate the jacket and zipper it closed. You really need to take the time to pack it correctly from the beginning so you don't run out of room at the end. I suggest packing the zipper part of the jacket first. I have this jacket in multiple colors and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a light weight jacket that blocks wind.

    Minor nitpick

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    This jacket is versatile as hell and is worth every penny.
    However, I have one nitpick. When they say it packs small, it does so at the cost of ease of packing. It is arduous. The chest pocket is pretty much exactly big enough to fit the jacket in it. If you don't distribute all of the material in the jacket in the pocket properly, you're gonna have problems. And even if you DO, you still gotta pinch the sides of the zipper as close as you can with one hand so you can try to zip it closed with the other. It's like a corset.

    I'd gladly sacrifice how small it packs down for a slightly larger pocket.

    Jacket of all Trades

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    This is the most handy layer I own. I originally bought it for mountain biking - for which I use it regularly, but have adopted it for runs and even as a back up shell layer on mellow ski days. It has also been great for traveling because it literally fits in your pocket.

    It's not water proof, but does a decent job of shedding the drops during a sprinkle. I wouldn't wear it during a downpour. It has a little stretch to it too, which makes it fit nicely for activities.

    I generally wear a patagonia size large for over shirts and shells and a medium for under layers. I have a medium and it has an athletic fit and works well over a polypro layer which is perfect for running, hiking, biking, etc. If I wear something bulky under it, it's a little too small.

    I honestly love this so much I'm going to buy more of 'em.

    Great jacket!

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:Runs small

    This jacket is perfect! It kept me dry and warm from Hopkinton to Boston for the 119th Boston Marathon; other runners were not so fortunate! And it breathed as well! I have taken it out on the trail and when the wind and rain stopped was able to fold it up and put away easily. Would recommend it to all!

    presto chango

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Size Bought: large

    This is an excellent layering piece to have with you at all times. 60% of the time, I wear it, every time. But for reals, I do keep it handy everywhere I go. I take it climbing, hiking, or just keep it in my bag for work and/or school. When a surprise shower, or snow storm comes around, I throw it on and it works like a charm. Also nice for when there is some wind, it definitely helps keep the chill factor down. Overall great jacket, would definitely recommend it, it's in my top 5.

    Just get it

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large

    It runs small in that it is a slim fit but still has plenty of length in the arms and torso. At 6'6" and 185 lb this is really hard to find in most outerwear. I'm a trail/ultrarunner and my main use is for running. When working really hard, this is all I really need to have on top of a baselayer, even in really cold temps. The main benefit I see over other jackets is that it is very lightweight and packable and thus is not a hassle if I want to toss it somewhere in my hydration pack. Thus, I actually use it rather than worry about whether I should take it or not. Great for times when the temp may change such as at sunup/sundown. I know the price seems like alot for a windjacket but it's worth it. Just get it.

    Best wind shell, hands down

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:Runs small
    • Size Bought: medium

    I've never worn a medium in Patagonia until this jacket. The arm length was perfect as was the fit around the waist, but I do have bigger pecs and lats from climbing, so I'm unable to hold both of my arms straight without the jacket restricting movement.
    Sizing up fixed the chest issue but now I the sleeves are slightly longer than I'd wish.

    As far as performance goes, these are the bee's knees. Small enough to clip onto a harness which makes these super useful for windy summits. The DWR coating will repel a bit of precipitation too which is great if get caught in some afternoon showers in the high country.

    The Ande's Blue color is super slick looking and accurate to the picture shown in the description. For the price, these are the best wind shells you can get- under 5oz, full zip, hooded, and DWR coating. Don't miss out on the best emergency shell out there!

    Escape the wind...

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: small

    This is a perfect wind layer - period. The Houdini is excellent for high-output aerobic activities such as trail running, cycling, climbing, and skiing. The fit runs true to size and I appreciate the slim athletic cut. The weight is super-light for packing if you are headed into the mountains and need some easy insurance. I have used it extensively for ultramarathons, biking, and mountaineering. While I would not recommend it to take the place of your hardshell it is a go-to piece on fair-weather days in the mountains. The Houdini and R1 always go with me - on pretty much every adventure.

    Escape the wind...

    108g

    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit:Runs small

    Thanks Patagonia for not lying about the weight. Online UL forums report the same weight for a men's medium.

    The fabric is soft and feels very similar to HyperD.

    great jacket

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: large

    Very wind resistant.
    Great fit including hood, I'm 6 ft tall and weigh 175 and the large fits fine with a little room for layering.

    Magical!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:Runs small
    • Size Bought: Small

    I absolutely love this piece, and it is usually one of the first items that enters my backpack regardless of what adventure I'm embarking on (alpine climbing, single pitch cragging, hiking, backpacking, etc.). I even put it into my laptop messenger back when going to work because it's just so useful in a pinch.



    Couple of caveats are that it is not the most durable jacket, so don't go climbing offwidths and chimneys while wearing the Houdini. This jacket is NOT waterproof, but should do a decent job of keeping you dry in light rain/drizzles. It dries super fast, so even if it does get wet, it's no big deal. In general, I think you'll want to size up when buying this jacket. I'm a Men's Small with Patagonia (Small R1 hoody, Small capilene baselayers, etc.), and while the Men's Small Houdini works for me, I'll probably get a Medium in the future.

    Torn on what size to order. I am 5'10" 170lbs with plans to end up around 180lbs in the near future. I am very slender and before time in the gym I was 150lbs so that's my natural weight. My chest size is around 39" and waist is 32". Having some lean muscle mass over a slender frame has me questioning a M or L. I wear a M in virtually everything (t-shirts) and they hang perfectly at the stomach with a little tightness in the arms and chest but not circus tight like I'm trying to show off. The most I will ever want to layer under this will be a 150 weight wool crew so very thin. Should I go M or L? Thanks in advance!

    Hey Jon,



    You are right in between sizes on this. I would almost say go Large so you have a little better range of movement with this jacket. This jacket runs a little small. You could wear a medium but if you bump up 10-15lbs and add an inch or so to your chest it's going to be tight.

    If you want to talk more about sizing or this jacket in general give me a call and we can get you all taken care of.

    Thanks,



    Dan Gates

    Expert Gearhead

    801.746.7582

    dgates@backcountry.com

    How is the cut on this jacket for women? I realize there is a women's version of this but it was too tight in her hips and she loves the men's color. She normally wears a medium so I was thinking a mens small might be great. Thanks for any input.

    Would this jacket be adequate as a skiing shell?

    urb105626694,



    Maybe in spring time conditions or in areas with very, very little precip. Other than that I would not recommend it. You will need to layer a lot with it if you do choose to use it as a ski shell. In addition, this jacket lacks vents and a powder skirt.

    Trying to decide between pat Houdini and...

    Trying to decide between pat Houdini and montbell tachyon anorack for a late aug jmt thru hike and use on southern at as a lt weight wt rain jacket..will bring emergency poncho for use over if rains heavier....

    Best Answer

    Hey!



    Both of these are extremely lightweight wind-shells with DWR coatings. I don't have experience with either of these specific items, but known Patagonia and Montbell, my guess is that they would perform similarly.



    In deciding on which item to purchase, I see it as a decision between weight and convenience. The PTGN Houdini is probably more convenient as it has a full zipper and a chest pocket, while the MB Tachyon Anorak is a full 1.5 oz lighter.



    Both should be great, but hopefully I laid out the main differences between the two.



    Hope this helps!

    If I want to layer this over a Nano Puff...

    If I want to layer this over a Nano Puff jacket, what size should I order? I'm 5-9, 153 lb.

    I bought a houdini jacket about 6 months...

    I bought a houdini jacket about 6 months ago and used it once. the zipper broke. Can i return it for a new one?

    I'm 5'10" and about 153 lbs, should I get...

    I'm 5'10" and about 153 lbs, should I get a small or medium? Thanks guys.

    How good is the puncture Resistance on...

    How good is the puncture Resistance on this jacket? I'll use it for mountain biking in a place full of spiky plants and trees and I'm worried that I'll rip it in the first ride. It happened with a Patagonia Nano Puff sweater I own.

    Best Answer

    The material feels more substantial on the Houdini even if it is 10 Denier in the latest version vs 15 Denier on the Nano. I haven't full on bushwacked in it, but I have rubbed against branches and bike parts without snagging. However if it were me, I would look elsewhere for spiky plant armor.

    thanks a lot for the feedback, this is...

    thanks a lot for the feedback, this is frank again, just one last question: if it does, what sort of liner does it have? thanks alot!

    im 5'8" 172lbs lean, 34 waist, 40.4" chest....

    im 5'8" 172lbs lean, 34 waist, 40.4" chest. i was thinking a medium, ill probably occasionally wear a fleece or wool sweater underneath. or should i get a large?

    Looking to buy a wind shirt for running...

    Looking to buy a wind shirt for running and maybe some winter climbing. I'm about 6'3" and 205-210 pounds. I wear a large in another Patagonia soft shell. Would a large or xl work best?