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Patagonia Houdini Air Jacket - Men's

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    Houdini Air Jacket

    When you know you can't do without light weather protection but don't want to get stuck with that clammy feeling that can often accompany active pursuits while wearing a shell jacket, throw on the Patagonia Houdini Air Jacket for an ideal balance between breathable comfort and wind-and-water resistant protection. Finding itself in between Patagonia's soft and breathable Airshed jacket and the more robust Houdini jacket, this lightweight shell provides the best of both worlds with weather-resistant protection and a comfortable internal climate.

    The nylon double weave fabric blocks the wind on blustery summits, while the textured backing construction promotes greater airflow than that of a standard shell design. It's also got a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coating that resists drizzling rain and other light precipitation, helping to keep you dry while you push for cover in case the weather turns even more. When that proves to be a false alarm and the wind dies down, you can stuff it down small into its own chest pocket, stow it in a pack or on a harness, and continue along your way. 

    • Ultralight and breathable jacket with weather-resistant protection
    • Lightweight double weave fabric blocks the wind on trail adventures
    • Texturized backer promotes greater airflow while you're working hard
    • DWR coating sheds light precipitation to keep you out there
    • Jacket stuffs into its own pocket to bring along on any adventure
    • Hood adjust with one pull for quick and convenient coverage
    • Reflective chest logo boosts visibility in low light
    • Item #PAT02SM

    Responsible Collection
    Certified B-Corp, Recycled/Repurposed
    Material
    90% nylon (51% recycled), 10% polyester, DWR coating
    Fit
    slim
    Length
    hip
    Hood
    adjustable
    Pockets
    1 zippered chest
    Reflective
    chest logo
    Claimed Weight
    4.1oz
    Recommended Use
    backpacking, bouldering, casual, hiking, road running, sport climbing, trad climbing, trail running
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    >Rating: 4

    Helluva Hybrid

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times
    Fit:
    True to size
    Size Bought
    Large
    Height
    6` 1"
    Weight
    205 lbs

    This thing fills the gap between a pure wind shell and lightweight softshell with ease. It has an athletic fit, and plenty of length in the arms for extended movements, such as in road biking, scrambling, or trail running. It offers a nice upgrade in weather resistance / light rain from the original Houdini, with some obvious cost in breathability, but the reduction is not significant. The material against the skin is more comfortable than the Houdini. You’ll probably see slightly more sweat in the arms and back than elsewhere, at least when riding. However, I’ve found this to be the case with any similar product. It does not pack into its pocket with the same ease as the Houdini. I could stuff that with a blindfold on and half-frozen fingertips. It just takes a bit more patience and precision. Easy after 4-5 attempts. With a 45” chest and 36” waist, the large fit with enough room to add a baselayer or an R1 techface without snags. No more than that, however. The hem adjustment is excellent, and the extra back-length again makes it favorable for cycling. Keeps tire-projected road rubbish off your back. It’s a high-quality piece that is worth the extra $ over the pure Houdini for weather resistance. It’s a masterful antidote for light rain. Under clear skies on a breezy day, the original Houdini is still the clear go-to. It is the undefeated featherweight champion.

    >Rating: 5

    Barely There

    Familiarity:
    I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    Fit:
    True to size
    Size Bought
    Medium
    Height
    5` 11"
    Weight
    170 lbs

    This thing was so great for morning walks with the dogs, going on runs, and wearing as casual wear in the office even. The balkan blue pops and received lots of compliments. The weight is just insanely light and feels like it is not even there. They put one pocket on it to reduce weight and pack size, just a heads up!

    >Rating: 5

    Soft and Comfy Wind Protection

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times
    Fit:
    True to size
    Size Bought
    Small
    Height
    5` 8"
    Weight
    145 lbs

    I have usually avoided wind shirts in the past for the simple fact that most of them feel like trash bags and just don't move with you. The Houdini Air has changed that for me, this jacket is comfortable, stretchy, and soft. It is marketed as more breathable than the standard Houdini, while still blocking the wind. I would have to agree with those claims, as I run hot during activity and was able to keep this on and zipped all day during a warm spring ski tour. It does come with a price increase over the original model, but I definitely feel the added benefits are worth it.

    >Rating: 4

    Houdini with less

    Familiarity:
    I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    Height
    6` 0"
    Weight
    175 lbs

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