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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

    Tech Specs

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    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.

    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.

    Great Windbreaker and Light Rain Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    Worn this bike riding, going around town in light rain, and hiking. Great jacket to break the wind. super soft and comfortable, as well as packing up tiny. Can fit in your back pocket, not problem.

    If you are on the fence medium or large, I would definitely go with the large. I'm a size 33 waist, and have a little more than a fist worth of play between my waist and the jacket. Any tighter and I'd feel confined.

    Really great and super breathable. Great value for the price.

    Packable Comfort

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

    Got this jacket for my cousin and he absolutely loves it. He took this piece to Vietnam and it packs down extremely small and provides the perfect amount of comfort and warmth, as well as light rain protection. This has quickly become a go to layering piece for my gear kid and I would recommend it to anyone. I do wish it had hand pockets but that would certainly affect the pack-ability..

    Sizing insight

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: large
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    I haven't really used this yet other than just to put on and try outdoors with some wind. Works well as a windstopper.
    Mostly, I'd like to comment on the fit since I had a hard time determining what size I should purchase. Most others include their height and weight with the size that fit them best, but I think adding some measurements helps a great deal more. I'm 5'7'' 165lbs, have a 44'' chest, 32'' waist. Most reviews I read where the person was close to my weight and height seemed to be happy with a medium. Let me say however, that had I got a medium, It would have been extremely tight around the shoulders and chest. Granted, the large that I got is a little baggy around the hem end, but that's about normal for me. A medium fits me everywhere except the chest and shoulder region. A large fits the shoulders and chest but is a bit wide at the bottom for my 32'' waist. Thankfully, there's a hem cinch to take care of that.
    This piece is extremely light and packable, and I can see it coming with me on each and every outing no matter what the situation may be. Love it...

    Light, packs small.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 200lbs

    Runs true to size, but tight fit over a thick under layer (like my L nano air jacket).

    Versatile

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Women's XL
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 145lbs

    I'm 5'10", 145# have used the Houdini jackets for trail running, wind and warmth, and it's great! Extraordinarily light, but does the job. Pack so small I can put it in the pocket of my shorts (always wear for the pockets) if not wearing a running pack. Also, ideal for hiking. For me, worth the price.
    Four stars because the torso was large on me. usually wear "medium,' ultimately bought the women's XL.

    Outstanding product

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'2"
    • Weight: 190lbs

    I bought this for wind protection in warmer climates and *maybe* as an outer layer in lower temps. So far, I've used this jacket in cooler temps and windy conditions in Florida and it lives up to the hype. This super lightweight jacket doesn't look like it is heavy duty enough to stop the wind, but it does the job and is so light, you don't know you have it on. Wonderful.

    It's Legit

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 140lbs

    Stop reading reviews and researching; you've won. You've found the absolute best layer on the market.

    I use this primarily for cycling/ fishing/ touring/ summiting. I know that's a diverse order, but this thing is so versatile that it's always included in my pack. It wicks moisture well while still insulating from the wind. It compacts to the chest pocket and can be further smushed into your bag wherever you can find some room. Really no reason not to carry this apex layer.

    Are you still reading this? Why haven't you already placed your order? This jacket is the jack-of-all. No regrets adding it to my inventory.

    Compact Awesomeness

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I'm 5'11" and and 175lbs. I ended up with the large - I likely could have gotten away with the medium also, but the fit of the large works well and isn't too tight fitting. I use this for trail running, mountain biking, hiking, and its great for travel as it packs up tight.



    Pros:

    - Its seriously small when its packed up - it packs into its own pocket. Its barely bigger than the size of an avocado. Its easy to pack into itself, but has room that makes me think it could be even smaller if need be.

    - The hood is great and can fit up and over a beanie no problem.

    - Like Kyle mentions below, it does fit in a fanny pack for mountain biking just fine. I'll one up him as I use the smaller Dakine Hot Laps pack and still have room for a tube, tools, and snacks in addition to the jacket. This is a cold wind / sporadic weather jacket that you can pull out of a nook of a backpack.



    Cons:

    - No other pockets than the small chest one, which I suppose is why its such a small jacket.

    - Its got a DWR coating, but isn't a technical jacket.



    Let me know if you have any other questions with it on intended use or sizing and I'd be happy to help! My direct line is 801.204.4547 or my email cojohnson@backcountry.com and I'd be happy to help!

    Compact Awesomeness
    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?