Gear Review

4 5

Almost perfect

Had my Patagonia down hoodie for about a year and abolutely love it. Weighs almost nothing, packs down into its own pocket, warmer than it looks, has a hood to die for. I could go on and on...Its good until just above freezing. Below that you will feel a bit naked especially if you've got only a shirt underneath - especially if its spitting rain. I live in BC, Canada where down and the Coastal weather are not a match made in heaven. So watch the rain (even though its pretty water resistant) as its so light that a good dose of rain will render it useless quickly. The only "downside" is that it leaks a feather or 2 every time I use it. Hate to see that but it happens to almost every down jacket I've owned. Obviously the shell fabric could be thicker and more down-proof but then it would weigh more. Patagonia stuff is always a bit more than the competition but I've found that their stuff lasts forever which makes it all worth it.