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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

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

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    Excellent Packable Rain Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 200lbs

    Feels impossibly light, but that's the point. Jacket is cut a bit slim for it's sizing, but this seems to be the case with most newer Patagucci products. Haven't had to use in a torrential downpour but I carry nearly everywhere with me because of how small and easy it packs.

    Great Windbreaker and Light Rain Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    Worn this bike riding, going around town in light rain, and hiking. Great jacket to break the wind. super soft and comfortable, as well as packing up tiny. Can fit in your back pocket, not problem.

    If you are on the fence medium or large, I would definitely go with the large. I'm a size 33 waist, and have a little more than a fist worth of play between my waist and the jacket. Any tighter and I'd feel confined.

    Really great and super breathable. Great value for the price.

    Packable Comfort

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

    Got this jacket for my cousin and he absolutely loves it. He took this piece to Vietnam and it packs down extremely small and provides the perfect amount of comfort and warmth, as well as light rain protection. This has quickly become a go to layering piece for my gear kid and I would recommend it to anyone. I do wish it had hand pockets but that would certainly affect the pack-ability..

    Sizing insight

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: large
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    I haven't really used this yet other than just to put on and try outdoors with some wind. Works well as a windstopper.
    Mostly, I'd like to comment on the fit since I had a hard time determining what size I should purchase. Most others include their height and weight with the size that fit them best, but I think adding some measurements helps a great deal more. I'm 5'7'' 165lbs, have a 44'' chest, 32'' waist. Most reviews I read where the person was close to my weight and height seemed to be happy with a medium. Let me say however, that had I got a medium, It would have been extremely tight around the shoulders and chest. Granted, the large that I got is a little baggy around the hem end, but that's about normal for me. A medium fits me everywhere except the chest and shoulder region. A large fits the shoulders and chest but is a bit wide at the bottom for my 32'' waist. Thankfully, there's a hem cinch to take care of that.
    This piece is extremely light and packable, and I can see it coming with me on each and every outing no matter what the situation may be. Love it...

    Light, packs small.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 200lbs

    Runs true to size, but tight fit over a thick under layer (like my L nano air jacket).

    Versatile

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Women's XL
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 145lbs

    I'm 5'10", 145# have used the Houdini jackets for trail running, wind and warmth, and it's great! Extraordinarily light, but does the job. Pack so small I can put it in the pocket of my shorts (always wear for the pockets) if not wearing a running pack. Also, ideal for hiking. For me, worth the price.
    Four stars because the torso was large on me. usually wear "medium,' ultimately bought the women's XL.

    Outstanding product

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'2"
    • Weight: 190lbs

    I bought this for wind protection in warmer climates and *maybe* as an outer layer in lower temps. So far, I've used this jacket in cooler temps and windy conditions in Florida and it lives up to the hype. This super lightweight jacket doesn't look like it is heavy duty enough to stop the wind, but it does the job and is so light, you don't know you have it on. Wonderful.

    It's Legit

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 140lbs

    Stop reading reviews and researching; you've won. You've found the absolute best layer on the market.

    I use this primarily for cycling/ fishing/ touring/ summiting. I know that's a diverse order, but this thing is so versatile that it's always included in my pack. It wicks moisture well while still insulating from the wind. It compacts to the chest pocket and can be further smushed into your bag wherever you can find some room. Really no reason not to carry this apex layer.

    Are you still reading this? Why haven't you already placed your order? This jacket is the jack-of-all. No regrets adding it to my inventory.

    Compact Awesomeness

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I'm 5'11" and and 175lbs. I ended up with the large - I likely could have gotten away with the medium also, but the fit of the large works well and isn't too tight fitting. I use this for trail running, mountain biking, hiking, and its great for travel as it packs up tight.



    Pros:

    - Its seriously small when its packed up - it packs into its own pocket. Its barely bigger than the size of an avocado. Its easy to pack into itself, but has room that makes me think it could be even smaller if need be.

    - The hood is great and can fit up and over a beanie no problem.

    - Like Kyle mentions below, it does fit in a fanny pack for mountain biking just fine. I'll one up him as I use the smaller Dakine Hot Laps pack and still have room for a tube, tools, and snacks in addition to the jacket. This is a cold wind / sporadic weather jacket that you can pull out of a nook of a backpack.



    Cons:

    - No other pockets than the small chest one, which I suppose is why its such a small jacket.

    - Its got a DWR coating, but isn't a technical jacket.



    Let me know if you have any other questions with it on intended use or sizing and I'd be happy to help! My direct line is 801.204.4547 or my email cojohnson@backcountry.com and I'd be happy to help!

    Compact Awesomeness

    Appears When You Need it Most

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    To say that the Houdini Jacket is lightweight is an understatement. At sub 4 oz. it is definitely one of the lightest emergency shells out there. I keep it in the bottom of my mountain bike pack on every ride, which happens to be the DAKINE Low Rider Hip Pack. That's right, it easily fits in a fanny pack. It has saved me a couple times already from some inclement fall weather, both in Colorado and Zion National Park. I cannot foresee a future ride, hike, or any adventure where I don't take the Houdini with me. I am 6'1", 190 lbs. and the large fits me perfectly. I would highly recommend this to any one, it will magically appear from the bottom of your pack when you need it most.

    Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions on the Houdini, mountain bike gear, or any Patagonia products.

    Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead - klivingston@backcountry.com - 801-736-4337

    Appears When You Need it Most

    Excellent Jacket! Just perfect!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I certainly agree with other reviewers that this runs small, and a Large was too tight. The XL, however, fit absolutely perfect and is as nice-looking as it is functional. I have the Navy Blue/Paintbrush Red combo, and it was the perfect jacket for being outdoors in the fall weather in northern Michigan. In both the high 50s/lower 60s temperature and slight rain, it could not have functioned any better! What are you waiting for? Do yourself a favor and get this jacket!!

    Patagonia Houdini Full-Zip Jacket

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Height: 5'4"
    • Weight: 119lbs

    Bought this as a gift because I love my one so much!
    Great spring jacket for pretty much all activities. It's a great wind-breaker and perfect for light showers. Doesn't quite stand up to full-on downpours.
    Packs away into nothing and easily fits into a pack or the pocket of another top.
    Agree with other reviews that it fits slightly slimmer than other Patagonia gear.

    Awesome.

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

    It’s almost a cliche to say it at this point, but the Houdini is just awesome. Perfect for runs in the cold, wind, and even a little light rain. Breathes great, yet strangely helps keep you warm when it’s chilly. Just enough to block the wind. Love it.

    Everyone needs one

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 170lbs

    Everybody could use this.- an essential piece. It packs so small. I use it for hiking, camping, and biking. Super lightweight, and a nice light or just-in-case shell to own. I would recommend. Slimmer fit than some other patagonia stuff- I still went with a medium and it works great!

    Convenient

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

    I'm a student and I hate rain, so I always have this jacket with me. It's lightweight enough that it doesn't add any bulk in my pack or when i'm wearing it. It makes for a good wind breaker on windy days and is water repellant enough to stop a light shower, but I wouldn't trust it to hold back a deluge. This jacket is worth more than its weight.

    Essential Piece of Gear

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 195lbs

    The Houdini has quickly become 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'll carry with me during the full year, all 4 seasons.

    超實穿的軟殼外套

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'5"
    • Weight: 143lbs

    彈性外衣加上防潑水,非常適合22~28度的潮濕天氣,平常騎機車穿,遇到小雨也不害怕。非常輕薄,收納也很容易,隨身攜帶完全沒有負擔。以如此輕薄的外套而言,防風性也算是不錯。唯一的缺點是沒有口袋,要放東西比較不方便。

    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!

    If I want to layer this over a Nano Puff...

    If I want to layer this over a Nano Puff jacket, what size should I order? I'm 5-9, 153 lb.

    I bought a houdini jacket about 6 months...

    I bought a houdini jacket about 6 months ago and used it once. the zipper broke. Can i return it for a new one?

    The short answer is yes. I'm assuming you bought it here, in which case you can use Backcountry's unlimited return policy, but if you bought it from Patagonia you can use their unlimited return policy instead. I'd say you're pretty well covered.

    I'm 5'10" and about 153 lbs, should I get...

    I'm 5'10" and about 153 lbs, should I get a small or medium? Thanks guys.

    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.

    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?

    Frank,

    I think medium should probably do it for you. Definitely the right size, not sure how it would accommodate a mid-layer underneath though. If you want to play it safe, and don't mind a slightly looser fit go 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?