butterswrote a review of Patagonia Alpine Houdini Jacket - Men's on April 12, 2015
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Worth the extra couple of ounces over the regular Houdini or a Ghost Wisperer if you are headed to the alpine and if you want it to protect you for multiple days from blowing snow and rain.
Make no mistake, it's waterproof and its a tough enough shell, but it isn't as breathable as Goretex Activeshell. I used the alpine Houdini on dragon tail last weekend and it performed extremely well in crosswinds and spindrift with windchill dipping to 5F. As long as I was moving, I was relatively warm and quite well protected.
I got a size Large, I'm 5,11" 215lb and it fits great over a soft shell. Not so great over my puffy, but the arms on an XL would be too long and baggy. Overall I'm happy with the fit.