User Review: Patagonia Men's Houdini Full-Zip
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100 (on sale)
A must carry item, whether it has an intended purpose on your trip or it is just a backup.
- Effective wind stopper
- Tight fit stuffed into chest pocket
I purchased the Houdini with mountain fishing in mind. Almost every time I'm out in my packraft on a mountain lake there is some form of wind or sun that is inescapable due to being out in the open. Even on a sunny day, the wind can send you back to shore because it can bring a real chill factor.
The first time that I used the Houdini it made a significant difference in blocking out the cold wind and also the constant beating sun. The jacket is light enough to wear even on warmer days and stands up to the challenge of heavier winds and light precipitation.
I found that my wife would steal it out of my pack whenever we arrived at a lake, so I had to get her one too. The adjustable hood is another big advantage over other wind shirts with a generic hood.
I highly recommend this jacket.