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Gear Review

5 5

Great Versatile Jacket

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Pro: Wonderful jacket. Have used it trail running, hiking, biking and kayaking. Does a great job of taking the bite out of the wind. Super lightweight and compact. And surprisingly water resistant - after salt water kayaking I rinsed it out in the shower and was able to fill the arm up with water and hold it there for without the water leaking through. I wouldn't count on it as a rain jacket, but it will meet my needs for handling light rain very well.

Con: The current models 2012-2013 are hard to fold into pocket,it can be done, but it is too hard to do while on the move. Patagonia is aware of it, but said they won't be able to make production change before 2014.

5'9" 200lbs - ordered XL and it fits with a bit of room. I am always between L and XL. I have preferred most other Patagonia gear in L but I needed to go a bit larger with this one.