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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 Specs

100% nylon ripstop, DWR finish
yes, adjustable
1 zippered chest
Claimed Weight:
3.6 oz
Recommended Use:
hiking, running, climbing
Manufacturer Warranty:

Size chart


Men's Outerwear & Apparel
Chest 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)
Neck 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)
Sleeve 32in
Waist 28in
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)
Inseam* 31in
*When inseam lengths are offered, "short" is 30in, "regular" is 32in, and "long" is 34in.
4 - 6 8 - 10 12 - 14 14 - 16  
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.
How to Measure:
Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions. 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.
Inseam varies depending on style; when lengths are offered "regular" is 32in (81cm) and "long" is 34in (86cm) unless otherwise noted. 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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  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

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.


    Most of what you could say about this jacket has been said, so Ill just say it again. It works well, its tiny, it weighs nothing. you can literally always have it with you.

    Unanswered Question

    true teal s size, when will be in stock?

    Essential Piece of Gear

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

    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.


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


    Disappears in your pack

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

    The appropriately named houdini surely is magic because it seem to disappear in your pack. Seriously, this thing packs down so small that I take it almost everywhere I go. It's great for hiking, mountain biking, climbing, or just rocking around town if it gets a little cold or breezy. Although it's not waterproof I quite often use this as my raincoat when it's hot out because it breathes so well and sheds light rain. This is definitely one of the most versatile piece of outdoor apparel I own and I'd highly recommend it to all!

    Note: The fit on the jacket is more of a runner fit so it fits slightly smaller and slimmer than some of Patagonia's other jackets.

    Another Essential Patagonia Piece

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

    Weighing in at a blistering 3.6 oz. the Houdini is an essential lightweight piece for any outdoorsmen/outdoorswomen. The past few days in Park City have offered some variable spring weather conditions making this piece clutch to have in my fishing and biking packs.

    Windproof, water-resistant and sleek - the Patagonia Houdini is definitely a must have. Whether you are biking, fishing, climbing or just enjoying the outdoors the Houdini is the piece you'll forget you have in your pack, but be so thankful you did when you need it.

    I'm 5'10 180 and fit perfectly into the large. The Alpine Houdini runs larger, but this bad boy is true to size!

    Hit me up if you have any questions on the Houdini or any other piece of Patagonia gear out there... the brand is rapidly taking over most of my closet/gear space these days.

    Another Essential Patagonia Piece

    Very decent wind proof jacket

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

    Very decent wind proof jacket

    Unanswered Question

    Is this breathable?

    Perfect light jacket

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

    I was looking for a super light jacket to be worn to cover my tattoos at work. I have so many short sleeve shirts that I wanted to be able to wear still yet still stay within my company's policy on tattoos. After reading a ton of reviews I narrowed it down to the Patagonia and the Outdoor Research. The deciding factor was that the Patagonia came in all black, unlike the OR. I've been very pleased and I wear it 3-4 days a week. It's extremely light weight and is as breathable as a nylon jacket can be in the southern heat and humidity.
    As for fit, I'm 6'2" and 240 lbs. I typically have an issue with sleeves being too short, however I was surprised that this jacket fit great (XL)! It fits snug but not too tight if it's zipped up. I mainly wear it unzipped.
    Only negative I would say would be the hood. I would like to be able to stow it in the collar. It tends to get caught by the breeze and blown around. However, it is thin enough that it could be folded inside the jacket, against my back.

    feather light!

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

    This jacket is so small you can zip it into itself and store it in a pocket when not needed, I'm not sure how they managed to design such a lightweight yet protective jacket; hats off to Patagonia!

    Run's Small

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: XL

    Packable jacket that I hoped would fit the bill for layering up while biking. It is a "Slim Fit" per the tag. I am 6', 205# and the XL is going back today. I"m not sure how it performs or if I am reordering now that I know the return policy here is you pay for the shipping. I'll shop local EMS and bike shop I think.

    Its Awesome

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

    Extremely lightweight, like others have said its not going to keep you dry in an all out downpour. Its does exactly what a lightweight does, offers you a reasonable amount of protection. Not very hard to get into the stuff pocket in my opinion but it is snug. Sizing is accurate in my opinion as well, for me as a runner I want the jacket to be form fitting and not flapping in the wind as I run. It was the perfect size for me.

    Always in my bag

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

    Other jackets have claimed to 'disappear into your bag' but this one actually does. Cutting wind can change your temperature in a big way, so I keep this in my backpack, on my climbing harness, and everywhere in between.

    Great Lightweight Jacket

    • Size Bought: L

    This jacket is great for just about everything! definitely not a jacket for a downpour, but can hold up great for a light rainfall, and great for wind protection.

    Teeny Tiny Awesomeness

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: medium

    I bought this for my husband and he loves it. He takes it biking and it stuffs into the back pockets of his jersey. It is not a great rain jacket as i is water resistant but cannot handle a sustained deluge very long. He is 5'10" weighs 150lbs and it fits him perfectly.

    Go to Jacket!

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

    I take this jacket with me everywhere! It packs down small so I can carry it in my pack for when I am running, biking, or camping. It offers a great amount of protection for how lightweight it is. I originally bought it for trail running (which it works awesome for) but have used it for everything from hiking peaks to sporting events. If you are looking for a rain jacket, then this probably isn’t your best bet but if you want a lightweight jacket for wind protection with a little bit of rain tossed in then this is the perfect jacket.

    Awesome lightweight jacket.

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

    Exactly what I was hoping for. Well constructed, extremely light weight and performs beyond my expectations. This will go everywhere with me.

    Update - Still Love it.

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

    Finally got a small tear in the jacket. Was "chimneying" up a rock climb and using my back as a form of friction. Easily fixed it with some Tenacious Tape and were back to no holes and back to totally water/wind resistance. The shape of it when packed into its own pocket really does make a difference when hanging it on a harness. It doesnt get in the way of everything else on the harness like protection and slings. That makes it quicker, and easier to grab that gear while climbing, noticed it a bit at first but, really was thankful for it in the Teton's this past weekend.

    Update - Still Love it.

    Yes, I love this jacket.

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

    What a great jacket. LIGHT and breathable. I used this jacket on a late spring hike to the top of Mount Timpanogos. It was in the 50s on top with a 20 - 30 mph wind. This jacket did indeed block the wind. I plan on carrying this jacket on all my adventures.