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Paul Iracki
(piracki) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco
Patagonia Houdini $75: Many Sizes on 12/04/2008 14:01:09 MST Print View

At Patagonia's site under web specials

http://www.patagonia.com/web/us/product/product_focus.jsp?OPTION=PRODUCT_FOCUS_DISPLAY_HANDLER&catcode=WS_FA_US.WEB_SPECIALS.MENS&style_color=19040-984&ws=true

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Patagonia Houdini $75: Many Sizes on 12/04/2008 14:06:55 MST Print View

Or click here.

Edited by ben2world on 12/04/2008 14:10:08 MST.

Chris Nott
(ChrisN) - F

Locale: Canada west coast
my aching cones and rods! on 12/04/2008 14:17:35 MST Print View

I was going to pick up a future replacement for my Ion but, ouch, that color.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: my aching cones and rods! on 12/04/2008 14:26:58 MST Print View

Yeah, I was hoping to snag a blue Houdini. Sigh.

Christopher Plesko
(Pivvay) - F

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Re: Re: my aching cones and rods! on 12/04/2008 14:42:28 MST Print View

You guys complain about red sleeping bags and then don't want a natural green jacket? I have a DAS in more or less this color and it's great.

Andrew Richardson
(arichardson6) - F

Locale: North East
Re: Patagonia Houdini $75: Many Sizes on 12/04/2008 14:50:29 MST Print View

No complaints about the color, but doesn't a houdini normally have pockets besides the chest one? I don't recall...

I know it says it is a houdini, but for some reason something seems different. Am I making things up?

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Patagonia Houdini $75: Many Sizes on 12/04/2008 14:51:32 MST Print View

No, no hand pockets.

Joshua Gilbert
(joshcgil2) - F

Locale: Seattle
Re:Patagonia Houdini $75: Many Sizes/ differences on 12/04/2008 14:54:33 MST Print View

I think that the old versions didn't have a stand up collar like this one does. that's the main difference I'm seeing.

Ashley Brown
(ashleyb) - F
Houdini on 12/04/2008 16:54:14 MST Print View

Well the houdini has been discontinued right? So better grab one quick while you can, even if the colour is pretty ugly.

Ben -- I hear ya. I wanted blue too, but it only came in "women's". Not sure whether the women's cut was much different, but I decided not to risk it. Ended up getting a black houdini since I doubt I'll ever want to wear it when it is hot and sunny.

Ashley Brown
(ashleyb) - F
Re: Re: Patagonia Houdini $75: Many Sizes on 12/04/2008 16:55:58 MST Print View

> I know it says it is a houdini, but for some reason something seems different. Am I making things up?

The collar looks slightly different to mine but that's about it. I don't think it is one of the 2008 Spring colours, so it must be from 07 or 06. The design is pretty much identical though, and there are no other pockets besides the chest one.

nanook ofthenorth
(nanookofthenorth) - MLife
M.A.R.S. on 12/04/2008 17:04:37 MST Print View

lol, google, 'Patagonia' and, 'M.A.R.S.' There's a reason it has a standup collar, lol.
This years DAS on their site for 135 US in , 'Alpha' green.

Jolly Green Giant
(regultr) - MLife

Locale: www.jolly-green-giant.blogspot.com
Re: Houdini on 12/04/2008 18:55:10 MST Print View

The Houdini hasn't been discontinued. I spoke with Patagonia about 2 weeks ago regarding this jacket and they said a new version would be released in Jan/Feb 2009. I have no idea what the changes will be if any. They did say it wouldn't be made out of microlite (my choice).

Thanks for posting this sale though as buying an old one is fine by me. I'm an XXL guy and rarely have any luck finding anything which fits as XL is usually as big as it gets. Being that I prefer my stuff in any shade of green, and being that this saved me a ton of money even if I could find one some place else, to me this is perfect.

THANKS!

Andrew Richardson
(arichardson6) - F

Locale: North East
Re: Re: Houdini on 12/04/2008 18:59:34 MST Print View

Hmm..I wonder what the new fabric will be. Part of me wants to get this, but I'm trying to be good and purchase what is only in my means right now. This and the SUL ti pots are too tempting!

Hopefully the new Houdini is an improvement. History tells me that it will somehow be worse, though I hope I'm wrong!

I just have to keep thinking about saving for a tarp/bug protection. It will be worth it!

Ashley Brown
(ashleyb) - F
Re: Re: Houdini on 12/04/2008 20:10:01 MST Print View

> The Houdini hasn't been discontinued. I spoke with Patagonia about 2 weeks ago regarding this jacket and they said a new version would be released in Jan/Feb 2009.

Aha. You're right. Someone said it had been discontinued in a thread about a month ago. Just checked the thread and it has been edited to say that the houdini will be back. Anyway, that's great news... I thought it a great pity that they would be ditching the houdini (again).

Chris Nott
(ChrisN) - F

Locale: Canada west coast
Re: Re: Re: my aching cones and rods! on 12/05/2008 12:22:06 MST Print View

I prefer a light colored windshell so that I can use it as a anti-bug layer in bright sun conditions. Blending into your surrounds isn't such a great idea if the grizzly just up-wind of you doesn't see you coming when you aren't paying attention. Or if there are hunters around.

I would see a red sleeping bag as ideal - the perfect colour for a large signaling device in an emergency.

Tim Hollingworth
(TimH.) - F

Locale: Northwest Georgia
Sizing? on 12/07/2008 19:31:12 MST Print View

Anyone have any ideas about how they fit? Do they run large or small?

I'm 5'8", 185lbs (nowadays).

If it helps, I own a Marmot Precip jacket in size medium that I wear over a cotton t-shirt just to beat around town and it fits perfectly.

I also tried on a Montbell Ex Light today in size large. I wore only a smartwool base layer and it fit well to -slightly- large.


-Tim-

Edited by TimH. on 12/07/2008 19:41:37 MST.

Phil Brown
(pbrown19)

Locale: Traverse City MI
Price drop on 12/09/2008 11:16:34 MST Print View

They are $69 now. Just picked one up for next year :-)

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: WNC
Re: Sizing? on 12/09/2008 11:57:07 MST Print View

I'm 5'8 and 165-170 and the medium Houdini fits perfect.