Patagonia Alpine Houdini Jacket - Women's

Just an optical illusion.

It's a bit strange how something like the Patagonia Women's Alpine Houdini Jacket be ultimately so bulletproof yet so featherlight—so obscure that you might think it's an optical illusion. However, we'd like to dispel those myths and remind you that this is in fact a real jacket. Built with dependability in mind (that is, unlike your local weatherman), the Alpine Houdini Jacket weathers the storm with ease—so whether you're embarking on a local multi-pitch or hustling through some chossy scree fields for the day, this jacket does the trick.

First and foremost, this incredibly lightweight jacket comes in at a whopping 6.3oz, so it won't burden your ascent and ultimately serves as emergency shelter when an unexpected storm catches you on an exposed rock face.The robust ripstop nylon offers a strong front against grabby branches and rocks, and the combination of polyurethane and DWR helps during flippant spit-storms or fierce gusts of wind. Not to mention, the helmet compatible hood is super convenient for keeping those blustery winds at bay. Although should the sun come out to play, there's no slight-of-hand tricks or optical illusions when it comes to turning a full-coverage jacket into a tiny package. Simply cram the jacket into its own chest pocket, and presto!

  • Waterproof
  • H2n0
  • Helmet compatible hood
  • Chest pocket
  • Bluesign approved
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Perfect light, waterproof jacket

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

I already had the "regular" Houdini windbreaker for running and wanted something that would keep me dry. The Alpine Houdini is perfect! Looks great, light, easily packable. The black looks great (very sharp black color) and easily layers over other fleeces and jackets. I am 5'8", 140#, typically a size 6 and run between a medium and small in Patagonia tops. I went medium for easy layering. Love it.

Unanswered Question

what is the length from top of spine to bottom, in inches please

Best lightweight waterproof jacket ever

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

Extremely light, nice coverage, no pockets

Love it!

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

I absolutely love this jacket! It is extremely light weight and packs down to nothing. I originally purchased this as a rain/wind jacket for backpacking, but I find myself using it all the time. It is so small and light that I always throw it in my bag. It looks nice enough to wear around town too. It fits true to size and layers well. I would highly recommend this jacket!

Perfect, minimalist waterproof jacket!

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

Patagonia Alpine Houdini is an excellent full waterproof protection piece that works fantastic for the unexpected shower (it packs very well), the expected rain shower and perfect for the minimalist. I love this jacket for running (trail + road), canoeing, hiking and even golfing. It layers nicely over my R1 full-zip fleece jacket as well for cooler temps. I'm able to move freely in it during activities and adventures. If you want to save on weight in your pack and leave your waterproof jacket out, you don't have to worry about this when you own an Alpine Houdini. It is fantastic to bring along as it weighs practically nothing!