Patagonia Houdini (2008)


Patagonia Houdini (2008)
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Patagonia Houdini (2008)
Manufacturer Patagonia
Page By delmarco
Page Type Mar 29, 2008 / Mar 29, 2008
Object ID 5192
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Product Description


Now you see it, now you don't … just like the sun on blustery days. Our ultralight, ultrapackable Houdini can shed fickle weather – and disappear when the skies clear. Then again, it's breathable enough to keep on as you crank through the next squall. The textured triple-ripstop nylon proves surprisingly tough, while a Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish wards off flurries six pitches from the deck. The Houdini has a drawcord hem and stuffs into its own chest pocket (with a carabiner clip-in loop).


Highly breathable, incredibly light textured soft-shell fabric has a strong, triple ripstop pattern and a subtle, slightly transparent appearance; Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish
Interior chest pocket doubles as a stuff sack
Drawcord hood and hem
May be worn over baselayers and light midlayers
1.1-oz 15-denier nylon with 50-denier triple-ripstop yarns and Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish
105 g (3.7 oz)
Imported. Photobucket





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Bill Kerr - Jun 4, 2008 10:20 pm - Voted 5/5

Patagonia Houdini
I have used a Houdini jacket for two years now in all four seasons including 60 mph winds and down to minus 25 degrees while backcounty skiing. It is very breathable for the climb or ski up and yet it provide excellant wind protection. The hood is very useful as a quick way to regulate temperature which makes the Houdini better than a windshirt. I did renew the DWR with a wash in treatment after one season. The jacket may seem flimsy but I highly recommend it. You will find it useful for many situations and will not notice it in your pack.

WML - Apr 26, 2010 2:34 pm - Voted 5/5

Gucci got it right!
Mine has seen everything from winter alpine rock climbing attempts (attempt being the operative word) to backcountry skiing in the Eastern Sierra to use road biking here in Reno, the only thing this jacket can't do is climb the mountains for you....

spapagiannis - Sep 17, 2014 7:11 pm - Voted 5/5

Highly Efficient Wind Protection
As light as air, great for stopping low to moderate wind. It's so light you'll forget you're even wearing it. It also rolls up into itself (the hood) super, super small. I'll bet that with enough finesse, this could fit inside of a CLIF Bar wrapper! Its with me all the time and very much worth every penny.

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