Patagonia offers 7 genuine Ski & Snowboard Jackets at total (Snowshot offers 3 configurations, which adds up to 7 at total).
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These 3 are ready to buy, solid picks
For these 2, I'd wait for next revision(s) due to some design flaws
Severe weather because of its incredible warmth
Mild weather because of its incredible breathability
When you don't need its superior warmth, dial it back by boosting ventilation via pit zips, collar vents and velcro cuffs
Flannel backer feels smooth and pleasant, but you'll need an underlayer for colder weather
Wouldn't really recommend it. No thumb loops, seemingly misplaced drawstring loops.
Wouldn't really recommend it. Small and sometimes ill-placed zippers, sleeves too long.
1.1 kg / 38.8 oz
743 g / 26.2 oz
1.35 g / 47.1 oz
587 g / 20.7 oz
646 g / 22.8 oz
#Note: All face fabrics are DWR (durable water repellent) applied.
DWR is a coating.
It's basically sprayed on to the surface of these jackets as a finish. It stands for Durable Water Repellent - which means that water will be repelled under wet conditions instead of soaking into the fabric.
DWR also decreases dry time.
It's a good thing these jackets are coated in DWR, but pay attention to the fact that DWR is a coating - meaning that it will wear off over time.
Which is why you might want to invest in a DWR spray such as this one for after treatment.
As you see, there's a strong correlation between FP x FW and temperature ratings, but not more than, say, 80%. I explained why this happens here in this post of mine.
A few important notes I find worth mentioning:
- I'd strongly recommend everyone skiing or snowboarding with Nano Air from time to time rather than prefer climbing/hiking/fat biking with Primo Puff, Untracked or SnowShot from time to time!
- Yes, the top recommended two jackets (Primo Puff and Untracked) are pricey, but if you decide to go for them, you should know that they usually pay off,
- All jackets come with an embedded RECCO reflector,
- Lastly, I'm not an expert on clothing or textile, so take my advice with a grain of salt.
In bagginess row, 5 refers to "true to size".
I say genuine because there are other Patagonia jackets out there which I don't consider as genuine Ski & Snowboard Jackets, although you can use them as well.
An example: Ascensionist and Triolet.
They're advertised and designed as all-round alpine jackets, which can be used for skiing and snowboarding as well - in addition to other alpine activities.
Other jackets such as Nano Air and Micro Puff are cover even a wider range of use, which in the end do manage to correspond to skiing and snowboarding needs, although noticeably less so than these 7 genuine jackets (Snowshot offers 3 configurations, which adds up to 7 at total).
I didn't mention these all-round jackets in this post, and rather limited the context with jackets that are designed for skiing & snowboarding only.