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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
Tech SpecsSize
Tech Specs
100% nylon ripstop, DWR finish
yes, adjustable
1 zippered chest
Recommended Use
hiking, running, climbing
Manufacturer Warranty


Men's Apparel

34 - 35in

(86 - 89cm)

35 - 37in

(88.9 - 94cm)

38 - 40in

(96.5 - 101.6cm)

42 - 44in

(107 - 112cm)

46 - 48in

(116.8 - 121.9cm)

50 - 52in

(127 - 132.1cm)

54 - 56in

(137.2 - 142.2cm)


14 - 14.5in

(35.5 - 37cm)

15 - 15.5in

(38 - 39cm)

15.5 - 16in

(39 - 40.5cm)

16.5 - 17in

(42 - 43cm)

17 - 17.5in

(43 - 44.5cm)

17.5 - 18in

(44.5 - 45.75cm)





















29 - 30in

(73.5 - 76cm)

31 - 33in

(79 - 84cm)

34 - 36in

(86 - 91.5cm)

38 - 40in

(96.5 - 101.5cm)

42 - 44in

(107 - 112cm)

46 - 48in

(116.8 - 121.9cm)








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Formfitting: Conforms to the body's contours.
Slim Fit: Closer fitting. Slim-fitting technical garments may be worn over baselayers and light midlayers.
Regular Fit: Neither slim nor oversized. Regular-fitting technical garments may be worn over heavier midlayers. Men's regular fit pants have a slimmer fit through the thigh, lower leg, and cuff.
Relaxed Fit: Drapes loosely on the body. Men's relaxed fit pants have a bit of extra room through the hip, thigh, lower leg, and cuff.
*When inseam lengths are offered, "Short" is 30in, "Regular" is 32in, and "Long" is 34in.
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.
Measure from the center of your back to your wrist with arms held out.

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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.

    Thanks for your review, Jeremy! It's not waterproof, but should deflect some rain. The DWR will lose its effectiveness over time, but you can apply a new protective coating with Nixwax's Waterproofing spray or wash.

    Awesome light jacket

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

    It was recommended to me by my boss and my direct report. I bought and I just used today since it was little windy day. I love the product and it versatility and being able to fold in a small pouch. Love it, love it

    Great, lightweight jacket.

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

    Love the jacket. My wife received one as a gift and loves it. I knew this would be great for me as a shell when hiking and everyday wear. The cut is trim, so I ordered a large rather than medium and it fits well.

    Your new travel buddy

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

    The houdini is one of my favorite Patagonia products. You don't think you'll need wind protection until you have it all the time. It's great for running, when you need a little bit of warmth but don't want to be weighed down by layers. Admittedly, it does pack heat a bit when you start to get moving, but I find that letting air in through the front zipper does a good job of cooling down the whole system, if you don't mind doing that while you run. I also like that it packs heat in the winter, as I can wear fewer layers. It's great for hiking and traveling because it fits into any day pack, so much so that I bring it pretty much on every trip I go on. It also comes in handy pretty often, cause it can be used in a range of scenarios and temperatures. Pro tip: Patagonia may have accidentally created the perfect jacket for going to the movies (or any air conditioned place). It keeps cold air away and it fits in your pocket when you head back outside. Not the most outdoorsy usage, but my god is it helpful.

    wish it came in xxl

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: XL

    Blocks wind, shed a decent amount of rain without soaking through. wish it came in xxl, the xl is a bit tight in the shoulders on my frame.

    Very lightweight but NO POCKETS!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: XL

    Tried it on at a local store that had it in stock.
    It's very lightweight and almost see through. It's an athletic fit towards a slim fit but the XL fits me.. barely.
    It looks nice and you can barely feel it. It feels windproof though too light to be water proof but more water resistant.
    The length extends to the waistline, the waist is a bit trim and the shoulders barely had enough room.
    NOT everyone is skinny but Patagonia insists on making clothes more towards slim to athletic fit esp. for adults who generally are NOT skinny!
    Besides the High price for such a thin windbreaker, which this really is, it's Ridiculous that the jacket Only has a left outer chest pocket but Nowhere else!
    I wanted this jacket after seeing people wear it including a family member but it's NOT worth the HIGH price especially when there's NO other pockets even though the athletic fit is acceptable.

    Hey MC!
    Thanks for the review! I feel like a one star review is a little unfair for a jacket you don't even own, and here is why.
    You're correct, this jacket is a jacket with only one pocket and is athletically cut, because it is supposed to be a jacket with one pocket and an athletic cut. It's meant for a next-to-body fit to cut down on weight and movement, and the one pocket ensures harness compatibly and cuts down on bulk too. If you're looking for something with a regular cut and multiple pockets, I'd suggest the Patagonia Torrentshell or the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Lite Stretch. Those both will suit you a lot better.
    I'm a wider cut man like yourself, and I do have trouble finding jackets that fit me well too. I'd love to help you out with finding gear in the future if you need a hand!

    I used to weigh 230, after a lot of work and lifestyle chages now I weigh 195. I don't blame manufacturers for making clothes for people who are in shape, in fact it's a little harder to find clothes that aren't "American cut". It also makes no sense to have a bunch of pockets on this type of jacket.

    An incredibly versatile piece

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

    I have this jacket in the woman's version and loved it so much I got one for my boyfriend. It's incredibly versatile and a great layer to bring on a hike, run, or bike ride in case the wind picks up, temp drops, or a light drizzle breaks out. It is very thin so it's definitely a summer layer and while it can withstand a light rain I wouldn't use it as a rain jacket.

    Best purchase ever

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

    I love this jacket.... So much that I bought one for my wife, one for my brother in law, one for my sister in law and one for a friend and his wife. You can;t go wrong buying this jacket! It's easy to carry on day trips and very versatile. It looks good, it's stylish and can be used for multiple occasions. I can't vouch for it in a rain storm , but have heard it can withstand lite rain ....but is not recommended as a rain jacket. I love it and guarantee you will too.

    Never hit the trail without it!

    • Fit: Runs large

    Sometimes you just never know when a storm may roll in or if the wind might pick up at the summit. I bring the houdini with me on nearly all of my trail runs if its even the slightest cloudy or if I am hitting some peaks. The houdini definitely keeps you warm when you are on the run, so I have also used it for winter running. The fabric is a little clammy next to skin when it gets wet or sweaty, this is definitely not a super breathable shell but will suffice for those half day adventures. As far as fit, I found the houdini to run pretty big so I went with a medium and can comfortably wear a fleece underneath.

    Such an amazing layer.

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

    This layer is an essential to any summer hiker. Super versatile and so light weight. I own the women's cut and I bought this one for my partner. Must have for sure.

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    Awesome Jacket

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

    This is perfect for long runs or hikes when you want a little protection from the elements, but don't have a lot of space. It packs up small and fits almost anywhere.

    Best Packable Jacket

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

    I'm happy with my purchase. It's lightweight and easy to travel with.

    Excellent Packable Rain Jacket

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

    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

    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.

    great light jacket

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

    This jacket is great for running, keeping yourself dry from a light rain, or just around town. My husband loves it.

    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

    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

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


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Women's XL

    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.