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Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's

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    Make a quick escape from the wind.

    Wind might be nature's most annoying element, but you have a trick up your sleeve when it comes to avoiding it—the Patagonia Men's Houdini Full-Zip Jacket. Weighing just under four ounces and treated with water-resistant finish, the Houdini is an effective windbreaker that weighs next to nothing and will be welcome companion whether you're hiking, trail running, or climbing.

    • Nylon ripstop
    • DWR finish
    • Slim fit
    • Adjustable hood
    • Elastic cuffs
    • Drawcord adjustable hem
    • Stowable chest pocket
    • Item #PAT01D4

    Tech Specs

    Material
    100% nylon ripstop, DWR finish
    Fit
    slim
    Hood
    yes, adjustable
    Pockets
    1 zippered chest
    Claimed Weight
    3.6 oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking, running, climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Like Magic

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    This jacket is aptly named. The tiny size that it stuffs down into is really miraculous, and on more than one occasion pulling it out my biking buddies are shocked a fully functional windbreaker/rain barrier came out of a pack that small. It is not fully waterproof, but its an awesome emergency jacket to store in your hip pack or backpack if you get caught out in a storm. It is a slim cut, so I wouldn't recommend it as an outer shell if you have a lot of other layers on.

    Great Packable Wind Layer

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: S
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 135lbs

    Lightweight and packable, I hardly think twice about throwing this in my bag for a day hike or when going for a run. It blocks wind like a champ and sheds light rain with ease. My only complaint is that it can get a bit swampy during high output activity but for a jacket as light and functional as this one, I can deal with it. Like others have said, it fits slim and only has one chest pocket (which doesn't quite fit my giant iPhone) to cut down on bulk. That makes it a more functional layer in my opinion but can be a deterrent for some so be aware when purchasing.

    Super Light Solution

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

    This is one of my favorite jackets. I can pack it up into my pocket and take it with me anywhere. It fits great and sheds rain pretty well for how thin it is.

    Excellent ultralight competition

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

    Bought this after researching ultralight shells and having a Mountain Hardware Ghost Lite, and it hasn't disappointed. Packed down it barely takes up a pocket. Fits somewhat slim to throw over a down sweater/jacket, but still makes a great shell for ultralight hikes or cycling - I marked as "Runs small" because most shells do have more room for layering underneath, whereas this one has a shirt-like fit. The tighter fit definitely helps with its wind comfort for active sport like cycling. Light rain sheds off the DWR super well, though tension spots (shoulders, chest pocket etc) can channel moisture in the places it runs tight when over other clothing. Wind can get through the jacket a little, but not enough to get uncomfortable. Lack of hand pockets doesn't bother me (mostly cycling with this one) but is a minor annoyance while hiking.

    Super useful!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: L
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 190lbs

    Packs down incredibly small. It is super light. Throw it in your bag for when you need quick protection from unexpected rain/wind. It's not going to get you thru a hurricane, but it will get you back to camp/car/shelter in much better shape than without it.

    This jacket is great!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: s
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 125lbs

    This jacket is almost like not wearing a jacket at all. It's incredibly light and great for a nice top layer while running. I bought the men's houdini because I like the colors better than the women's choices. I will say that the waist is a little tight and there's no give in it--which is why I gave it 4 stars. Other than that, it's great.

    Lightweight and packable

    • Size Bought: medium
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 175lbs

    This jacket fits great when wearing it, and packs up super small when you're not using it. It isnt as waterproof as a rain coat, but keeps wind and light rain away from you. I carry it on me whenever there is a chance that i'll end up slightly cold during a run/bike. There is no reason not to carry it since it's so small.

    Great stash windbreaker for the trail

      So lightweight and packable. My favorite mountain biking jacket. Not at all waterproof but stops a breeze and will keep you covered until you can find shelter.

      Thanks for your review, Jeremy! It's not waterproof, but should deflect some rain. The DWR will lose its effectiveness over time, but you can apply a new protective coating with Nixwax's Waterproofing spray or wash.

      Awesome light jacket

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: XL
      • Height: 5'10"
      • Weight: 200lbs

      It was recommended to me by my boss and my direct report. I bought and I just used today since it was little windy day. I love the product and it versatility and being able to fold in a small pouch. Love it, love it

      Great, lightweight jacket.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: Large
      • Height: 5'8"
      • Weight: 170lbs

      Love the jacket. My wife received one as a gift and loves it. I knew this would be great for me as a shell when hiking and everyday wear. The cut is trim, so I ordered a large rather than medium and it fits well.

      Your new travel buddy

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: medium
      • Height: 5'11"
      • Weight: 160lbs

      The houdini is one of my favorite Patagonia products. You don't think you'll need wind protection until you have it all the time. It's great for running, when you need a little bit of warmth but don't want to be weighed down by layers. Admittedly, it does pack heat a bit when you start to get moving, but I find that letting air in through the front zipper does a good job of cooling down the whole system, if you don't mind doing that while you run. I also like that it packs heat in the winter, as I can wear fewer layers. It's great for hiking and traveling because it fits into any day pack, so much so that I bring it pretty much on every trip I go on. It also comes in handy pretty often, cause it can be used in a range of scenarios and temperatures. Pro tip: Patagonia may have accidentally created the perfect jacket for going to the movies (or any air conditioned place). It keeps cold air away and it fits in your pocket when you head back outside. Not the most outdoorsy usage, but my god is it helpful.

      wish it came in xxl

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: XL
      • Height: 6'2"
      • Weight: 230lbs

      Blocks wind, shed a decent amount of rain without soaking through. wish it came in xxl, the xl is a bit tight in the shoulders on my frame.

      Very lightweight but NO POCKETS!

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: XL
      • Height: 6'0"
      • Weight: 220lbs

      Tried it on at a local store that had it in stock.
      It's very lightweight and almost see through. It's an athletic fit towards a slim fit but the XL fits me.. barely.
      It looks nice and you can barely feel it. It feels windproof though too light to be water proof but more water resistant.
      The length extends to the waistline, the waist is a bit trim and the shoulders barely had enough room.
      NOT everyone is skinny but Patagonia insists on making clothes more towards slim to athletic fit esp. for adults who generally are NOT skinny!
      Besides the High price for such a thin windbreaker, which this really is, it's Ridiculous that the jacket Only has a left outer chest pocket but Nowhere else!
      I wanted this jacket after seeing people wear it including a family member but it's NOT worth the HIGH price especially when there's NO other pockets even though the athletic fit is acceptable.

      Hey MC!
      Thanks for the review! I feel like a one star review is a little unfair for a jacket you don't even own, and here is why.
      You're correct, this jacket is a jacket with only one pocket and is athletically cut, because it is supposed to be a jacket with one pocket and an athletic cut. It's meant for a next-to-body fit to cut down on weight and movement, and the one pocket ensures harness compatibly and cuts down on bulk too. If you're looking for something with a regular cut and multiple pockets, I'd suggest the Patagonia Torrentshell or the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Lite Stretch. Those both will suit you a lot better.
      I'm a wider cut man like yourself, and I do have trouble finding jackets that fit me well too. I'd love to help you out with finding gear in the future if you need a hand!

      I used to weigh 230, after a lot of work and lifestyle chages now I weigh 195. I don't blame manufacturers for making clothes for people who are in shape, in fact it's a little harder to find clothes that aren't "American cut". It also makes no sense to have a bunch of pockets on this type of jacket.

      This comment is ridiculous. You can't one-star an ultra light running jacket for only having one pocket. That is like one-starring a tiny sports car for having a small trunk. No kidding the trunk is small; it's a sports car. What the heck do you expect to carry in a windbreaker made for ultra light running and tight packing?

      An incredibly versatile piece

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: L
      • Height: 5'9"
      • Weight: 175lbs

      I have this jacket in the woman's version and loved it so much I got one for my boyfriend. It's incredibly versatile and a great layer to bring on a hike, run, or bike ride in case the wind picks up, temp drops, or a light drizzle breaks out. It is very thin so it's definitely a summer layer and while it can withstand a light rain I wouldn't use it as a rain jacket.

      Best purchase ever

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large
      • Height: 6'0"
      • Weight: 195lbs

      I love this jacket.... So much that I bought one for my wife, one for my brother in law, one for my sister in law and one for a friend and his wife. You can;t go wrong buying this jacket! It's easy to carry on day trips and very versatile. It looks good, it's stylish and can be used for multiple occasions. I can't vouch for it in a rain storm , but have heard it can withstand lite rain ....but is not recommended as a rain jacket. I love it and guarantee you will too.

      Never hit the trail without it!

      • Fit: Runs large
      • Height: 6'1"
      • Weight: 174lbs

      Sometimes you just never know when a storm may roll in or if the wind might pick up at the summit. I bring the houdini with me on nearly all of my trail runs if its even the slightest cloudy or if I am hitting some peaks. The houdini definitely keeps you warm when you are on the run, so I have also used it for winter running. The fabric is a little clammy next to skin when it gets wet or sweaty, this is definitely not a super breathable shell but will suffice for those half day adventures. As far as fit, I found the houdini to run pretty big so I went with a medium and can comfortably wear a fleece underneath.

      Such an amazing layer.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Small
      • Height: 6'0"
      • Weight: 145lbs

      This layer is an essential to any summer hiker. Super versatile and so light weight. I own the women's cut and I bought this one for my partner. Must have for sure.

      Awesome Jacket

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Height: 5'9"
      • Weight: 181lbs

      This is perfect for long runs or hikes when you want a little protection from the elements, but don't have a lot of space. It packs up small and fits almost anywhere.

      Excellent Packable Rain Jacket

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: Large
      • Height: 5'9"
      • Weight: 200lbs

      Feels impossibly light, but that's the point. Jacket is cut a bit slim for it's sizing, but this seems to be the case with most newer Patagucci products. Haven't had to use in a torrential downpour but I carry nearly everywhere with me because of how small and easy it packs.

      Unanswered Question

      How does this compare to last year's model?
      I see that the pocket as changed on the front and it is lighter, but any other significant changes in fit (because the 2013-2015 were criticized for fitting tightly)or features from the previous model?

      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?

      The short answer is yes. I'm assuming you bought it here, in which case you can use Backcountry's unlimited return policy, but if you bought it from Patagonia you can use their unlimited return policy instead. I'd say you're pretty well covered.

      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.

      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?

      Frank,

      I think medium should probably do it for you. Definitely the right size, not sure how it would accommodate a mid-layer underneath though. If you want to play it safe, and don't mind a slightly looser fit go 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?