- June 10 2011
Great ultra light shell
This is a great shell when you need to carry a shell, but dont need bomber protection. I carry this on mountain runs when you need to be protected from afternoon thunderstorms. The light weight and compact size fit easily in a small hydration pack or under a bungee on a hip belt. The shell does not breath the best, but it serves it;s purpose.
- April 9 2011
This product is truly elegant! It packs wind protection, light rain protection and a little warmth in a tiny package. For four season versatility, without the bulk and weight carry this with you on every-time you leave the house. Also colors are bright...Clementine is a blaze orange color.
- March 21 2011
Blocks The Wind
This is the third Patagonia Houdini that I have purchased. Two are in bright colors because I use them for jogging. But I also take one of these jackets almost everywhere I travel since it weighs only three ounces; it is almost un-noticed until I need it. I am tall, thin and get cold when the wind blows on me. The Houdini blocks the wind and keeps me comfortable. While the bright colors have been fine for mountains, deserts, lakes and oceans, they have been a bit strange for places like Paris, London and New York, so I recently bought a Houdini in blue. I recommend Houdinis to friends and relatives, and am extremely positive about it - - as long as you are not too heavy.
- February 14 2011
Versatile jacket for a variety of conditions. Very thin, but amazingly compact as a result. My only complaint would be a lack of pockets. There is only a chest pocket. It is the perfect thing to grab when you're not sure what the weather will be today.
- July 21 2009
This is the best layer to have, over or under other clothing. Take it along because it fits into a pocket, and you'll never be cold or wet again. In really cold weather, layer two of these--and you'll still be able to move.