The lightest three-layer shell in the Patagonia lineup.
Moving fast in full-on alpine conditions requires a balance of low weight and durable protection—in other words, it requires the Patagonia Men’s M10 Jacket. A three-layer H2No Performance Standard waterproof, windproof, and breathable membrane and ripstop nylon shell with a DWR finish fends off nasty weather while keeping a low profile and slim silhouette for efficient climbing and hiking. In order to keep the jacket light and exceptionally waterproof, Patagonia integrated welded seams with narrow seam taping and added watertight zips to ensure burly protection against wind-driven and intense precipitation.
The hood fits comfortably over a climbing helmet and features a single-pull adjustment for one-handed cinching, and it can be stowed away when you're on the move so it doesn't flap behind you like the sail of an alpine schooner. You can store the M10 in its own chest pocket and throw it in your pack or clip it to your harness via the carabiner loop on those rare occasions when the skies turn clear and winds die down, and cinch up the drawcord hem and hook-and-loop cuffs when things get blustery again in, oh, about 30 seconds.
- H2No Performance Standard shell (3-layer)
- Nylon ripstop face with DWR finish
- Welded seams with narrow seam tape
- Regular fit
- Helmet-compatible hood with brim
- Hook-and-loop cuffs
- Drawcord hem
- 2 handwarmer pockets
- Chest pocket stows jacket
- Item #PAT01CN
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
I've used this jacket several times in winter environments in the Pacific Northwest as well as fall environments in Iceland, Norway, and the alps. It's been great so far. Nice and dry in snow and rain but still breathable. I haven't had the chance to do any big climbs in it yet but I've worn it with a harness and it's comfortable. Easy to put plenty of layers underneath it or just use it in a mild environment as a lighter shell.
How is the fit of this jacket? Have read reviews that it is baggy which will make it easy to layer but don't want it to be too baggy.