Houdini Jacket

Review: Patagonia Houdini Jacket

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Houdini Jacket

Intended as a shell for blocking out the elements during runs and other active conditions, Patagonia’s Houdini ($99) has become my go-to light jacket. When a week’s worth of unusually wet weather hit the Wasatch Front, the Houdini kept me dry as a dad joke during my slick and drizzly commutes. Made with 100-percent nylon ripstop fabric, the jacket is weather-resistant and super lightweight and smooth, making it easy to move around in when running, biking or during any other activities. A zippered chest pocket makes packing the light-asa-feather jacket a breeze when traveling lightly is key. The adjustable hood is designed for full peripheral vision, which was super helpful to me as someone who also sports glasses. My only complaint is that the thing is so slick that my Chrome Industries messenger bag was slippin’ n’ slidin’ across my back during bicycle commutes if it wasn’t tightened down, but aside from that minor gripe, the Houdini is one of those staple items that every outdoor adventurer should own. –Christian Schultz