Featherweight and able to provide emergency storm protection for light-and-fast alpine endeavors, the Patagonia Alpine Houdini Jacket disappears when clipped to your harness, and then deploys to shield against wind and precipitation when your weather window closes.
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 has an ultralight 100% nylon ripstop shell with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and a waterproof/breathable membrane that provides the simplicity crucial to alpine rock climbing—and its afternoon thunderstorms. The jacket is emergency rainwear for climbing that also blocks wind, 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 as well as 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
- 1.5 oz 20-denier 100% nylon ripstop shell, with a waterproof/breathable membrane and a DWR finish
- 158 g (5.6 oz)
- Made in Vietnam