Andrew M.wrote a review of Patagonia Houdini Pant - Men's on January 18, 2016
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
The perfect emergency wind pant. A great option to throw into your bag for backpacking in the mountains. For those cold windy summit days, to lounging around in the cool evening, these pants are a no brainier add to any backpackers bag. They do shed light moisture for those quick afternoon storms, but I would be wary of trusting them in a full down pour for more than a half hour.
That being said, I would have loved a drawstring. I constantly have to pull my pants up a little bit or tuck in a layer to help them from sliding down. There already is an elastic band, so I don't imagine it would add too much of a weight penalty to have a solid cord that can be adjusted.