Received my new windbreaker jacket yesterday. I got a Patagonia Houdini Jacket in the color electric orange. Basically what it is and what the label says it is a featherweight, slim fit, running jacket. And its very much slim fit and featherweight.
- Featherweight 100% nylon ripstop, with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
- Zippered chest pocket converts to stuffsack with a reinforced carabiner clip-in loop
- Hood adjusts in one pull, won’t block peripheral vision
- Durable half-elastic cuffs; drawcord hem
- Reflective logo on left chest and center-back neck
- Can be worn over baselayers and light midlayers
- 1.2-oz 10-denier 100% nylon ripstop with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
- 113 g (4 oz)
I called Patagonia’s customer service before buying the Torrentshell asking wether or not it would fit my Nano Puff under it if I got the size small for the Torrentshell too. They said yes, shouldn’t be a problem, and it isn’t but I don’t have that much extra space. But arm length is ok and everything fits as it should. But if you’re more of a size small muscular guy I’d go for a medium instead. Same thing goes for the Houdini.
For reference I’m 179cm, 67kg, chest ca 100cm (39,4″). Sure the size chart says that the chest size for a small is 36-38″ and medium is 39-41″ but my Nano Puff size small is all right.
Another good thing is that the jacket stuffs in to it’s own pocket just as with the Torrentshell jacket. I did find it a little fiddly to get it all in the pocket and it could most definitely have been just a tad bit deeper. It has a double zippered pocket so closing it is “easy” and it also has a loop for attaching it to a carabiner which is nice.
Can’t wait to get out an try this jacket out – I’ve heard nothing but good things about it!
My different layers for three season use right now are;
- Helly Hansen Half-Zip baselayer
- Patagonia Houdini jacket
- Craghopper Half-Zip fleece
- Patagonia Nano Puff jacket
- Patagonia Torrentshell jacket/pants