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Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket - Men's

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Item #PAT02SN


Tech Specs

100% recycled nylon ripstop, DWR coating
1 chest
Claimed Weight:
Recommended Use:
running, climbing, hiking, casual
Manufacturer Warranty:

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
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Solid Lightweight Jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

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.

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

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.

Great at keeping the cold wind out

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

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.

Better than your average windbreaker

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

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.

Works well!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

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.

Best Light Weight Wind Jackeet

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

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.

numero uno

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: L

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)

Great jacket!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

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

Great fit!

    Awesome wind breaker

    Really light, very packable

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

    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.

    Versatile and lightweight

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

    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.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    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!

    Like Magic

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

    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.

    Solid Packable Wind Layer

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

    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.

    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.

    Excellent ultralight competition

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

    Bought this after researching ultralight shells and having a Mountain Hardware Ghost Lite, and it hasn't disappointed. Packed down it barely takes up a pocket. Fits somewhat slim to throw over a down sweater/jacket, but still makes a great shell for ultralight hikes or cycling - I marked as "Runs small" because most shells do have more room for layering underneath, whereas this one has a shirt-like fit. The tighter fit definitely helps with its wind comfort for active sport like cycling. Light rain sheds off the DWR super well, though tension spots (shoulders, chest pocket etc) can channel moisture in the places it runs tight when over other clothing. Wind can get through the jacket a little, but not enough to get uncomfortable. Lack of hand pockets doesn't bother me (mostly cycling with this one) but is a minor annoyance while hiking.

    Super useful!

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

    Packs down incredibly small. It is super light. Throw it in your bag for when you need quick protection from unexpected rain/wind. It's not going to get you thru a hurricane, but it will get you back to camp/car/shelter in much better shape than without it.

    This jacket is great!

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

    This jacket is almost like not wearing a jacket at all. It's incredibly light and great for a nice top layer while running. I bought the men's houdini because I like the colors better than the women's choices. I will say that the waist is a little tight and there's no give in it--which is why I gave it 4 stars. Other than that, it's great.

    Lightweight and packable

    • Size Bought: medium

    This jacket fits great when wearing it, and packs up super small when you're not using it. It isnt as waterproof as a rain coat, but keeps wind and light rain away from you. I carry it on me whenever there is a chance that i'll end up slightly cold during a run/bike. There is no reason not to carry it since it's so small.

    Great stash windbreaker for the trail

      So lightweight and packable. My favorite mountain biking jacket. Not at all waterproof but stops a breeze and will keep you covered until you can find shelter.


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