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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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    What do you think about this product?

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    Disappears in your pack

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

    The appropriately named houdini surely is magic because it seem to disappear in your pack. Seriously, this thing packs down so small that I take it almost everywhere I go. It's great for hiking, mountain biking, climbing, or just rocking around town if it gets a little cold or breezy. Although it's not waterproof I quite often use this as my raincoat when it's hot out because it breathes so well and sheds light rain. This is definitely one of the most versatile piece of outdoor apparel I own and I'd highly recommend it to all!

    Note: The fit on the jacket is more of a runner fit so it fits slightly smaller and slimmer than some of Patagonia's other jackets.

    Another Essential Patagonia Piece

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

    Weighing in at a blistering 3.6 oz. the Houdini is an essential lightweight piece for any outdoorsmen/outdoorswomen. The past few days in Park City have offered some variable spring weather conditions making this piece clutch to have in my fishing and biking packs.



    Windproof, water-resistant and sleek - the Patagonia Houdini is definitely a must have. Whether you are biking, fishing, climbing or just enjoying the outdoors the Houdini is the piece you'll forget you have in your pack, but be so thankful you did when you need it.



    I'm 5'10 180 and fit perfectly into the large. The Alpine Houdini runs larger, but this bad boy is true to size!



    Hit me up if you have any questions on the Houdini or any other piece of Patagonia gear out there... the brand is rapidly taking over most of my closet/gear space these days.

    Another Essential Patagonia Piece

    Perfect light jacket

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

    I was looking for a super light jacket to be worn to cover my tattoos at work. I have so many short sleeve shirts that I wanted to be able to wear still yet still stay within my company's policy on tattoos. After reading a ton of reviews I narrowed it down to the Patagonia and the Outdoor Research. The deciding factor was that the Patagonia came in all black, unlike the OR. I've been very pleased and I wear it 3-4 days a week. It's extremely light weight and is as breathable as a nylon jacket can be in the southern heat and humidity.
    As for fit, I'm 6'2" and 240 lbs. I typically have an issue with sleeves being too short, however I was surprised that this jacket fit great (XL)! It fits snug but not too tight if it's zipped up. I mainly wear it unzipped.
    Only negative I would say would be the hood. I would like to be able to stow it in the collar. It tends to get caught by the breeze and blown around. However, it is thin enough that it could be folded inside the jacket, against my back.

    feather light!

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

    This jacket is so small you can zip it into itself and store it in a pocket when not needed, I'm not sure how they managed to design such a lightweight yet protective jacket; hats off to Patagonia!

    Run's Small

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: XL

    Packable jacket that I hoped would fit the bill for layering up while biking. It is a "Slim Fit" per the tag. I am 6', 205# and the XL is going back today. I"m not sure how it performs or if I am reordering now that I know the return policy here is you pay for the shipping. I'll shop local EMS and bike shop I think.

    Its Awesome

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

    Extremely lightweight, like others have said its not going to keep you dry in an all out downpour. Its does exactly what a lightweight does, offers you a reasonable amount of protection. Not very hard to get into the stuff pocket in my opinion but it is snug. Sizing is accurate in my opinion as well, for me as a runner I want the jacket to be form fitting and not flapping in the wind as I run. It was the perfect size for me.

    Teeny Tiny Awesomeness

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: medium

    I bought this for my husband and he loves it. He takes it biking and it stuffs into the back pockets of his jersey. It is not a great rain jacket as i is water resistant but cannot handle a sustained deluge very long. He is 5'10" weighs 150lbs and it fits him perfectly.

    Go to Jacket!

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

    I take this jacket with me everywhere! It packs down small so I can carry it in my pack for when I am running, biking, or camping. It offers a great amount of protection for how lightweight it is. I originally bought it for trail running (which it works awesome for) but have used it for everything from hiking peaks to sporting events. If you are looking for a rain jacket, then this probably isn’t your best bet but if you want a lightweight jacket for wind protection with a little bit of rain tossed in then this is the perfect jacket.

    Awesome lightweight jacket.

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

    Exactly what I was hoping for. Well constructed, extremely light weight and performs beyond my expectations. This will go everywhere with me.

    Update - Still Love it.

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

    Finally got a small tear in the jacket. Was "chimneying" up a rock climb and using my back as a form of friction. Easily fixed it with some Tenacious Tape and were back to no holes and back to totally water/wind resistance. The shape of it when packed into its own pocket really does make a difference when hanging it on a harness. It doesnt get in the way of everything else on the harness like protection and slings. That makes it quicker, and easier to grab that gear while climbing, noticed it a bit at first but, really was thankful for it in the Teton's this past weekend.

    Update - Still Love it.

    Yes, I love this jacket.

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

    What a great jacket. LIGHT and breathable. I used this jacket on a late spring hike to the top of Mount Timpanogos. It was in the 50s on top with a 20 - 30 mph wind. This jacket did indeed block the wind. I plan on carrying this jacket on all my adventures.

    Lightweight and ultra-compressible

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

    As all the other reviews have already mentioned, this jacket is awesome! I almost always have this jacket on me and it has come in handy so many times. It packs down so small that I don't even think about not packing it in whatever bag my adventures require. It is a great wind layer and also does pretty well in light rain. Even after wearing this jacket on multiple occasions, I am always amazed by how light it is when I put it on.



    I included a photo of the Houdini packed into it's chest pocket, iPhone 6s for scale.



    If you have any questions about this jacket, or any other jackets on the site, please contact me directly.

    Lightweight and ultra-compressible

    Best Lightweight Jacket

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

    Picked up the Houdini after years of looking at it and I was not disappointed.

    The fit aligns with all of my other Patagonia products. At 5'8" 190-200 lbs I use the large. Its a bit baggie and on "slim" days I might be able to fit in a medium but, the large allows me to layer with a puffy underneath.

    It had to be the windiest day in Moab when I first wore the jacket. Could obviously feel the wind whipping the jacket but, not on my skin. Kept me warm and when I was running around it breathed well.

    Last week I wore it during a rain/hail storm. It was pouring out and I did get a little wet around the collar/waist/sleeves as those are where the big holes are on this jacket. When I removed the jacket my shoulders/chest felt a little damp but, certainly not wet, I imagine another hour spent out there would have been more moisture seeping through. If you need a burlier jacket that blocks weather better look at the Alpine Houdini, the fully taped version of this. Its not meant to keep you completely dry during a full on rain storm but, I think its more than just a windbreaker.

    Using it in the field is awesome mainly because of how light and how compressible it is. The fact that it comes with a built in stow pocket is a huge feature for me as I dont want to carry around extra nick nacks like that. Patagonia even put some thought into the shape of the stuff sack, so that it doesnt interfere with your climbing gear as much if its hanging on your harness, a place where you will commonly find this jacket. I pretty much bring it on any multi pitch climb now because its so easy and functional in the event of a chill or wind. If its raining and I am climbing I am heading down the route, or turning around at the base!

    I will say that the hood fits over my climbing helmet but, on more robust heavier jackets I do like that the hood goes over the front of the helmet putting the precipitation away from my face. Again this is solved with the Alpine Houdini that has a more compatible hood for climbing helmets. Over my bike helmet this thing is perfect!

    A few weeks back I did use it skiing. I layered it over my Nano Air. It was in the upper 30's and it was all I needed, in those temps I am leaving my bigger, burlier jacket at home now. Thinking about trying something like the Alpine Houdini as a full time ski shell but, that's next year!

    Light, compressible, and very versatile is how I would describe this piece from Patagonia.

    Let me know if you have any questions on this product or want to go over your layering system.

    Bill Porreca
    bporreca@backcountry.com
    801-736-6398

    Best Lightweight Jacket

    So versatile

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This jacket does everything really well, it has become my go to piece for everything from hiking, biking, canyoneering and everything else in between. I pretty much pack it everywhere just in case, no zippered hand pockets but the light weight adds up.

    So versatile

    Go To Jacket

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    Since I have picked up the Houdini it has been my go to jacket. Incredibly light weight at 3.5 oz yet will stop wind and light rain with no issues. Elastic wrists and draw shock cord hem further help to keep wind and chill out of the jacket. Went with black which really helps warm you up if the sun is out and the weather is cool. Doesn't have lower pockets but gladly give those up for the weight and ability to pack it down into the chest pocket and carry it anywhere you go. Ideal jacket for any outdoor activity. Worth checking out.

    Have fun out there

    Go To Jacket

    Item arrived with missing pouch CS awful

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

    The coat fits true to size and was perfect for my college age son. Size medium 6'/145 pounds. What was upsetting to me was when it arrived MISSING the pouch that it is to be store in and I contacted customer service TWICE only to have live chat (after my wasting 25 minutes waiting for them to figure out what was missing even though I showed them where to look to see a picture of it) stop responding AND THEN to add insult to injury when I emailed about the problem I never even received a reply. VERY DISAPPOINTING especially since this was a gift.

    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!

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    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?