Environmentally friendly clothing for outdoor activities.
- After a ten-year hiatus, Patagonia reunited with Gore-Tex to offer waterproof breathable fabrics and the earth-friendly technical simplicity you’ve come to expect from Patagonia
- Water-resistant WindStopper fabric provides protection from wet weather and extreme mountain winds
- 60g of Primaloft Eco insulation provides lightweight, compressible warmth
- Low-profile cuffs on the wrists keep water from running down your arms when you are climbing steep mixed ice and snow
- Cord locks in the hood and hem to seal out rain and snow
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i'm 6' and 175lb and would love this jacket to go over base and mid layers. what's the best size in this cut?
I'm 6'1" 180lb and with base and midlayers, a large fits best on me, so you'll probably do well with a large.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The majority of controversy about this jacket seems to be about the fit. For reference, I think it fits EXACTLY like a MHW Monkeyman. A little short in the body, a little long in the arms, kinda snug throughout but nothing that I would call "weird". I am 5'10" and 135, (clearly) pretty thin, with longer legs I guess. A Small fits me perfectly. I can layer a midweight baselayer and midweight fleece (Arc'teryx Appache Cardigan) and do not feel restricted at all. That said, it really isn't too baggy if I just wear a t-shirt or something underneath. I really wouldn't change the fit.
Small is my normal size in Patagonia jackets, with this fitting just a hair smaller than average.
I was expecting this to be a great jacket for casual use, snowshoeing, as a warmer weather belay jacket, etc. because I didn't expect it to be too packable, given the beefier windstopper shell. However, I was wrong, and it's totally packable enough for a lot of backpacking trips, especially in cooler weather where I'd be wearing it a lot, either as a midlayer under a shell, or a semi-active outer layer.
The collar, zipper, drawcord, cuffs, pockets (elevated for pack/harness compatibility), and materials are all perfect.
I'm gonna be wearing this at the crag this spring, chilly mornings in the ADKs this summer, Winter bouldering California, to class, to work, backpacking in NH in the cold, and any other time I wanna fend off the wind with a little worry-free insulation added in.
I am 6'1" about 200 lbs. What size should I get? I usually a Large in patagonia outwear, I just wanted to make sure this jacket does not run small
I'd say large should be right on the money for you
I am 5'8",160LBS,what size should I choose?
patagonia down sweater vest I got S.
Probably a medium
- Gender: Male
This is a great jacket that I can wear daily. It is very light and compresses very well. Lightly insulated but the windstopper makes a huge difference in blocking out the breeze. The pits are a little high, very comfortable if I wear a thin shirt, but not great if I wear a thick sweater. I'm about 5'8, 140 the small works great.
Just got mine in and i have to say it's probably one of the most comfortable jackets i've ever put on. Like someone else mentioned, the draw cord system is very efficient and i like the pockets up right below the chest. I'm already ready for the cold weather to get here so i can start wearing it. Im 5'9 and 170lbs and the medium fits perfectly. I was worried that the armpits would be cut a little too small for layering(which is the case with some of my Marmot jackets) but there is plenty room for a light base layer. Great jacket and it should stand the test of time like all my Patagonia gear.
Does this jacket fit similar to the nano or micro puff jacket?
definitely. I would order the same size that works for you in the micropuff
this has the best waist draw-cord I have ever seen- totally technical and works perfect- the cut is unlike any other jacket I have- I'm 5'10" and 189 pounds and the large fits perfect- I tried a medium on at a local store and it was too small so I knew to order a large- the cuffs have no elastic so if you don't get them adjusted just right you have to loosen them to take the jacket off- i wish it had a small amout of elastic but I have adjusted them so I can work the cuffs off my wrists without pulling the velcro apart- the pockets are the best, the are higher up than most jackets so when you put stuff in the pockets like your cell phone it doesn't fall down to belt level- I echo the comments of the last reviewer and suggest that you really try this jacket on to get the perfect fit- its way better in person that the pictures online- very light and the collar is just right - well worth the $250.
Combining a Nano Puff with a Gore Windstopper shell...smart move on the end of the folks out in Ventura, CA. Used this jacket just about everyday on the river during a 2 weeks Steelhead fly fishing trip. I was a bit skeptical at fist of Patagonia teaming up with Gore-Tex, but seriously, it couldn't have been a better move. The shell is great and the Nano insulation is the best. The fit is unique, so before you buy, I would try one on. It has a shorter cut to it than what you might think. I am 5'9" and 185 lbs. with big shoulders and I got a size - M. At fist I thought it was too tight in the shoulders, but as I started to wear it more, I realized it fits great. A Large would have been way to big, especially for someone who is 5'9". The cuffs are stellar. The waist cord draw-string system is on of the best I have ever seen. All in all, a great do-it-all piece to add to your mix.
Does this product have a hood in the collar?
nope, the Solar Wind doesn't have a hood.