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Rated5out of5bySoWestportfromWhat a versatile piece!I use this for almost all activities. It packs up so small that there's no reason not to bring it along for hiking or anything outdoors.
For skiing, it's my extra insulation layer for my fleece, so my fleece becomes a mid-layer, insulated, wind-resistant, highly breathable jacket. If it's really cold during skiing, I wear an insulating hoodie and I use the Houdini hoodie to give my head wind protection. These hoodies both fit under my ski helmet. I layer this under my waterproof/breathable shell. I never feel clammy! I've thought about. Polartec Alpha jackets, but I don't really need Alpha with this kind layering, which is much more versatile.
If I don't need the extra layer, it packs up in my ski jacket with hardly any weight and taking up any room...love it!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated5out of5bymitchellkk02fromGreat Jacket, worth every dollar!I bought this coat yesterday (Oct 5th) thinking that it'd be perfect for the fall weather here in Middle Tennessee. Lo and behold, after weeks of sunny, 90 degree days, I woke up this morning to find that it was 60 and drizzling...perfect weather to try my new coat out in. I set out on a 7-mile run and this jacket kept me dry and warm. It fits perfectly and the hood is well-designed, with an elastic band that fits around the base of the skull and keeps it in place without excessive movement. I'm looking forward to wearing this jacket on more runs and hikes as the weather gets colder and wetter.
Date published: 2013-10-05
Rated4out of5byEx PFC WintergreenfromGreat ultra-lightweight wind jacketA good friend showed me the advantage of having an ultra-lightweight windshirt: it's small enough to clip to your harness when out rock climbing. I found this Houdini Jacket at REI and decided to give it a try. It works great. Small enough to take anywhere, the fit is just right. My only complaint is that the pocket which is designed to hold the jacket when stuffed is a little on the small side and I must be careful when stuffing the jacket into the pocket if I hope to actually zip the pocket shut. I have seen other Houdini jackets which stuff into their pockets more easily.
Note on fit: I usually wear a size L in Patagonia tops: R1, Simple Guide Jacket, Troposhere Jacket, etc. In this case I bought size XL and I like the fit.
Date published: 2013-09-28
Rated5out of5byoakwood-jonesfromSickest jacket ever. The go to!Bought this jacket in black on an impulse to use mostly around town for bike commuting (everyday!), walking around campus, going out for a few drinks on a fall Friday night, whatever... Very stylish piece (that's why it was such an impulse...). I'm 5'11 185--athletic and reasonably muscled--went with the XL and it's got a perfect, casual fit. Not baggy--more loose, but still form fitting. Large would have worked too, but was kind of short in front, like up to my belt buckle short. Which would be OK if I were using it strictly for trail running or whatever, but that's negative style points when you're out in social situations.
I have a separate Patagonia rain jacket that I use when I know the weather will be bad, but this one I think will be my go to for warmer weather day hikes when you need just a bit of insurance. Stuffs up smaller than my fist and weighs about as much as a bag of cotton candy. Throw it in the pack. Why not. Absolute no-brainer.
In short: a versatile piece that works equally as well riding your bike downtown on a crisp fall night to meet up with friends as it does climbing a 14'er on a gusty summer afternoon. Simple, light, stylish, if not a bit expensive, but extremely well crafted... you really do get what you pay for in this case though. This jacket will be your go to for pretty much all occasions. Guaranteed.
Date published: 2013-09-28
Rated4out of5byKurchianfromPerfect for your packI bought this to throw in my pack for a lightweight wind shell. It serves that purpose perfectly. It is typical high quality Patagonia construction. I like how small it packs down. But that is my only complaint. The chest pocket that is packs into is small and it is quite difficult to pack it into that tiny pocket. When you do you have a nice small light item, but it will take some squeezing to get it in there. In my case it won't go back in that tiny pocket until I get home.
Date published: 2013-09-05
Rated5out of5byekineccofromGreat Comfortable Fit and SupportiveVery solid product. Patagonia: keep it.
Date published: 2013-06-20
Rated5out of5byMkingfromIf you want this, don't hesitateThe Houdini is amazing. I was going back and forth between the Arc'Teryx Squamish hoodie and went for the Houdini obviously.
Its super SUPER light weight and packs down to nothing. It kept me warm in 40deg with just a long sleeve under. Completely blocks out wind. The hood fits snug and the waist draw cord works perfectly.
I use this for approaches and climbs. By far the best climbing jacket I have.
Date published: 2013-06-20
Rated5out of5byekineccofromThe Best!!!I use the product to the gym; walking early morning and running. Great: great colors; nice fit and just overall simple but it works.
Date published: 2013-06-12
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