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Houdini Full-Zip Jacket

Wind can be a pretty big hassle on outdoor adventures, but when it comes to protection you've got a trick up your sleeves, on your harness, in your pack, and pretty much anywhere else. It's the ultralight, ultra-packable Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket. Made with a lightweight recycled nylon ripstop that blocks the wind on summit trails and exposed rock faces, this jacket weighs less than four ounces and packs down in an instant. The entire jacket stuffs into its own carabiner-loop chest pocket, letting you clip it onto a pack or harness when the wind dies down, or tuck it into a pocket of even the smallest running pack. A DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coating helps shed lighter rain when ever-changing mountain weather throws you a curveball, and the one-pull adjustable hood tacks on added protection from the elements. You've got all of that, plus a full-zip design that lets you ventilate easy when you start to work up a sweat pushing towards the summit, whether you're climbing a face or dogging it up a trail so steep it just feels like one.

  • Ultralight and packable windbreaker for any and all of your pursuits
  • Recycled nylon ripstop blocks the wind on blustery peaks
  • DWR coating protects from light rain on drizzly mountain days
  • Chest pocket doubles as a stuff sack with a carabiner loop
  • One-pull hood adjustment provides snug protection in an instant
  • Half-elastic cuffs and drawcord hem help seal out the wind
  • Reflective chest logo helps boost visibility on low-light runs
  • Item #PAT02SN

Responsible Collection
Certified B-Corp, Recycled/Repurposed, Responsibly Sourced
Material
100% recycled nylon ripstop, DWR coating
Fit
slim
Length
hip
Hood
adjustable
Pockets
1 chest
Claimed Weight
3.7oz
Recommended Use
running, climbing, hiking, casual
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 3

Windbreaker yes, wet weather no.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 4"
Weight
210 lbs

This is a great jacket to have in your pack during the summer. If there is any rain in the forecast bring something else. I generally use this for trail running. It fits perfect in my vest, is ultra lightweight and really adds a nice layer when things get a little windy or cool out there. The DWR layer is basically worthless though in my opinion. I do live in the Pacific Northwest here, and I know that can take a toll on any rain jacket. But this didn't stand up to even a little bit of mist. Overall nice windbreaker but that's it. Get it on sale.

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>Rating: 3

Windbreaker yes, wet weather no.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 4"
Weight
210 lbs

This is a great jacket to have in your pack during the summer. If there is any rain in the forecast bring something else. I generally use this for trail running. It fits perfect in my vest, is ultra lightweight and really adds a nice layer when things get a little windy or cool out there. The DWR layer is basically worthless though in my opinion. I do live in the Pacific Northwest here, and I know that can take a toll on any rain jacket. But this didn't stand up to even a little bit of mist. Overall nice windbreaker but that's it. Get it on sale.

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>Rating: 5

Perfect for summer Alpine ascents

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Med
Height
6` 0"
Weight
140 lbs

This jacket is right at home in the alpine in the summer. Its super light and packable. From doing miles of windy exposed ridge line to backpacking in the trees where its a little to windy for just a T-shirt. this jacket works well and is Super light at only 3 1/2 Oz there's no reason not to have this layer as insurance in the mountains. I'd say the Fit is slim and is true to size, surprisingly Patagonia makes the selves long enough for people with a positive ape index. Absolutely love this jacket and will be with me on all of my Fast and Light Ascents as well as my morning commutes.

>Rating: 5

Finally found its place in my pack

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
5` 11"
Weight
180 lbs

If you have a good idea of the weather forecast and rain is not in it, this is a great jacket in the mountains. Took it to CO last month and I would usually have a hardshell in my pack for high mountain hikes or doing a 14er. With a favorable forecast I decided to take this jacket instead and it was perfect. Above treelike when the wind was whipping this thing kept me warm and weighed next to nothing, and was breathable enough. Zips into its own pocket and takes up less room than a sandwich. If I had one gripe it might be lack of hood adjustability but I have an older model and not sure if the newer ones address this. Definitely going to be bringing this along more often.

>Rating: 5

Solid Lightweight Jacket

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
6` 4"
Weight
150 lbs

I took this to an outdoor concert, where the weather forecast was iffy. It fit inside my hip pack, along with my wallet, keys, a hat, and some other stuff. This is a great emergency jacket to stash in your pack! Fits true to size, along with Patagonia products.

>Rating: 3

I tried it didn't work

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

I purchased after much consideration to replace the marmot trailwind jacket I had and loved. It's just too lightweight for me really... flaps around too much with it unzipped, and the inside pocket is not sewn to the jacket so it flops out the zipper. For 100 bucks I'm not feeling it. I do agree with others that the build is quality otherwise and it's true to size etc. Just not quite for me for the price for those reasons.

>Rating: 5

Great at keeping the cold wind out

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 5"
Weight
220 lbs

Wore this at the top of a very windy, snowy and cold Mt. Whitney and Boundary Peak this past week (June 6-8). This jacket is amazingly warm despite how thin is seams to be.

>Rating: 5

Better than your average windbreaker

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 9"
Weight
135 lbs

An essential "Oh Sh*t" jacket, this thing packs down smaller than the size of your fist. Through 2pm alpine thunderstorms, windy morning bike commutes, and sunset belays, the Houdini has kept me warm and dry without taking up unnecessary space or pack weight. For anything multi-day, or with all-day rainstorms you might want something more substantial, but the Houdini is a key piece that should be considered by most runners, cyclists, and hikers to keep tucked in a pocket at all times.

>Rating: 5

Works well!

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Height
6` 1"
Weight
202 lbs

This jacket is a slim fit and has a pretty good fit! I am 6'1" and the large fit perfect. It was used running in the rain and it worked flawlessly. It was just enough to shed a light drizzle if it rained for a longer period of Time I think the DWR coating on the jacket wouldn't be enough but this was perfect to cut out the cold chill and light rain.

>Rating: 5

Best Light Weight Wind Jackeet

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 0"
Weight
195 lbs

The Houdini is an essential piece of gear. It weighs almost nothing and packs down so small it can fit just about anywhere. It functions as good or better than my highest hope for blocking the wind, adding a small but necessary layer of protection (and even a little warmth; but not overly so, at all!), and being fairly universal in it's applications. I can wear this at night around town or at 11,000ft in the mountains and it always performs. I looked at and tried on several light weight wind jackets and this is absolutely the best that I found. Couldn't be happier. I carry it with me during the full year, all 4 seasons, but it really excels in temps between 50 and 80 degrees.

>Rating: 5

numero uno

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
L
Height
5` 10"
Weight
175 lbs

I wear it all the time for running, climbing, or keeping the heat a little lower at home. It protects well on a bushwhack through rhodo and thorns. Fit is a bit small. I got a large which is loose, but medium was too tight. One of my #1 pieces of outdoor clothing. Very good for variable days, little cold, little hot, and indeed very good for wind. One of two hoodies I use, and the hood on this is surprisingly useful for something so light. (the picture make here makes it look thick, it is not thick, it is feather-weight)

>Rating: 4

Great jacket!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Height
6` 0"
Weight
175 lbs

Great summer and spring jacket for when you need a little more protection.

>Rating: 5

Great fit!

Height
6` 1"
Weight
168 lbs

Awesome wind breaker

>Rating: 5

Really light, very packable

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Height
5` 11"
Weight
140 lbs

Mostly got this for a just in case layer for biking and am very happy with it. I'd probably size up since it's pretty tight zipped up.

>Rating: 5

Versatile and lightweight

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 11"
Weight
175 lbs

Great windbreaker for cold winds and moderate activity levels. Does a nice job of cutting the cold and very wet wind we get in the Ozarks while breathing adequately. If you live in a perpetually warmish climate and intend the use your windbreaker for running there are much higher CFM models out there that may work better, but this fits my day to day needs perfectly. I always wear medium in Patagucci stuff but ordered large based on some reports that these ran small for layering purposes. I ended up returning the large for a medium and am much happier with the fit, and I can still put it on top of a wool base layer, an R1 hoody, and a down jacket.

>Rating: 5

Versatile

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Height
5` 8"
Weight
150 lbs

I got this jacket for cold descents on the mountain bike. It works great for that! Really keeps the cold wind off of you. The best part this jacket is that it packs up so small when you aren't using it. Truly an amazing piece!

>Rating: 4

Like Magic

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

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.

>Rating: 4

Solid Packable Wind Layer

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

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 does a decent job at shedding light precipitation. It can get a bit swampy during high output activity but this is really only an issue in warmer temperatures. Like others have said, it fits slim. I'm usually a small in Patagonia jackets and the small Houdini doesn't leave much room for layering underneath, however there's rarely an instance I feel like I need more than a baselayer or lightweight fleece underneath. Additionally, there's only one pocket on the chest and that pocket does not fit the larger models of iPhone. The lack of pockets makes it a more functional layer in my opinion (less weight, less bulk) but can be a deterrent for some so be aware when purchasing.

>Rating: 5

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.

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