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  • M's Alpine Houdini® Jacket,
  • M's Alpine Houdini® Jacket,

Patagonia Men's Alpine Houdini® Jacket

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$99.00 $199.00
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Featherweight, emergency storm protection for light-and-fast alpine endeavors, the Alpine Houdini® Jacket disappears when clipped to your harness, then deploys to shed wind and precip when your weather window closes.

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The problem is that you never see it coming on the Diamond. One moment you’re climbing vertical, east-facing granite at 13,000 feet. The next you’re staring at heavy, dark clouds boiling over the summit from the west. Seconds later, lightning cracks. The Alpine Houdini® offers an ultralight 100% nylon ripstop shell with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and a waterproof/breathable membrane that serves the simplicity crucial to alpine rock climbing – and its afternoon thunderstorms. It's emergency rainwear that blocks wind and traps your heat on chilly belay ledges, packs into a single internal chest pocket (with clip-in loop) and seals up with elastic wrist cuffs and a single-pull drawcord waist. With helmet-compatible, single-pull adjustable hood.
  • Highly water-resistant woven nylon shell, with laminate membrane and DWR (durable water repellent) finish holds a 10,000mm water column
  • Taped seams throughout entire garment
  • Full-zip hooded jacket has minimal interior storm flap and single-pull adjustable, helmet-compatible hood that rolls down and stows
  • Zippered, interior left chest pocket doubles as self-stuff pouch with streamlined shape and carabiner clip-in loop
  • Elasticized cuffs and a minimal single-pull adjustable drawcord hem seal out weather
  • Shell: 1.5-oz 20-denier 100% nylon ripstop, with a waterproof/breathable membrane and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
  • 187 g (6.6 oz)
  • Made in Vietnam.

Water Resistant

 (durable water repellent) fabric finish repels light rain and snow and decreases dry times. When DWR is used in conjunction with a waterproof/breathable barrier, the DWR finish keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job.


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Men's Alpine Houdini Jacket is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very light yet robust My wife got me this to replace my mountain hardwear light gore Tex rain jacket I had ripped. Good fit and super light. Room for movement and an extra layer.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I expected but still something that will work well for running in the rain. Light and looks good.
Date published: 2016-02-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Functional, but fragile The first time I used this jacket, on a 2 hr hike in a light rain, it performed great. It kept me completely dry and it breathed fine. I thought this jacket might become my go to piece for everything, but super bad weather. The second time I use it was for a bouldering session on a windy day. It stopped the wind fine, but got two significant tears from the rock. It's a true emergency shell, but not exactly what I would call "Alpine" worthy.
Date published: 2015-12-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Some Good, Some Improvements needed I bought the Alpine Houdini to use as a 'throw in the pack just in case' type of waterproof breathable jacket, and for that use it's pretty great. I really like the fit, with sleeves long enough for great range of movement, and athletic but not skinny in the body. The face fabric is surprisingly durable for it's weight, definitely best in class. I also like how they've implemented a clean design, with out a lot of exposed stitching on the exterior of the shell. Couple things to be aware of that could be improved; the breathability is questionable, and I wouldn't recommend it for high output activities. It can get clammy inside, but I suppose that's what you get for the price. Also, and this is a real issue with the regular Houdini which I also own, is that the pocket to stuff it into is just too small. I realize Patagonia wants to make it look tiny, but it takes a lot of effort and time to JAM the shell into it's pocket. I've worried about ripping the shell fabric while stuffing it, and on a recent trip with this shell stuffed and put in my luggage, the W/B coating started to scrape off in a spot, which makes me question the coating's long-term durability. I wish Patagonia would just make the pocket and inch or two larger.
Date published: 2015-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great for climbing in rain Alpine Houdini Jacket is great for climbing in rain and wind. Inside becomes a little sticky in humid, but everything else is very good.
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Layer This is a great jacket to stow in your crag bag and have handy for those quick showers or cold spots that might otherwise ruin your multi pitch day.
Date published: 2015-06-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great jacket, but wets out in heavy downpour Bought this jacket as part of my ultralight gear set and works great to that end. Recently took the jacket to Singapore where I spent 20 minutes in a heavy tropical downpour. The coat wetted out and water seeped inside, guessing due to the water pressure of the rain. I tried to evaluate this using my home shower and compared it to several other rain jackets. The Alpine Houdini wetted out a bit and is comparable to the OR proverb jacket, but not as bad as TNF venture jacket. Goretex jackets, LLBean's Alpine Adirondack, and REI's Motility jacket will do a better job to long sustained rain exposure. This jacket will serve one greatly as a lightweight "just in case" shelter, but would hesitate to bring it on a long, wet trip.
Date published: 2015-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rain Jacket for about any occasion!
Date published: 2015-03-05
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