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Patagonia Super Alpine Jacket - Men's

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    The superhero amongst alpinists.

    The Men's Super Alpine Jacket by Patagonia protects you from harsh conditions on ski mountaineering and other alpine adventures. Its fully taped Gore-Tex Pro shell places three layers of guaranteed waterproof fabric between you and the wet world, and it still remains highly breathable to keep you moving comfortably. Weighing less than a pound, the Super Alpine delivers exceptional protection without the weight.

    The Super Alpine also features zippered vents at each underarm for airflow where you want it most. Its hood is fully adjustable as well as helmet-compatible, and the hem works with the cuffs to seal out any cold drafts. The zippered side pockets are always accessible even with a backpack on, and the zippered internal pocket protects your valuables.

    • Gore-Tex Pro 3-layer shell
    • Fully taped seams
    • Regular fit
    • Zippered underarm vents
    • Helmet-compatible hood
    • Hook-and-loop cuffs, drawcord hem
    • Zippered side pockets, zippered internal pocket
    • Item #PAT00EJ

    Tech Specs

    Material
    Gore-Tex Pro (3-layer), 40D nylon
    Seams
    fully taped
    Fit
    regular
    Pockets
    2 zippered side, 1 zippered internal
    Hood
    yes, adjustable, helmet-compatible
    Venting
    zippered underarms
    Claimed Weight
    15.2 oz
    Recommended Use
    alpine & expedition, ski mountaineering
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Good service, great jacket.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    First off, I write to thank backcountry.com for the level of service that I received when purchasing the Super Alpine. The attendant helped me through making an informed choice about sizing, and took care to give me an idea of the characteristics of the jacket.

    I was looking to replace my 9-year-old alpine shell, which is only now starting to visibly wear. I thank MEC for that jacket, but unfortunately, they don't make a jacket with similar details at this time. So, I did some research ended up at the Patagonia Super Alpine. The price is steep, but the right details abound. Fit is suited to cover a fleece underlayer, and while the hood is designed to cover a helmet, it can be cinched down to the size of your head, so overall, I'd say that the jacket is a good fit. My only complaint is that the bottom of the jacket runs a bit low on my hips. I appreciated the design of my MEC jacket, which rises up toward the front of the body, staying and inch or two lower in the back, which allowed for good movement during various activities.

    I would hope to follow up to this review to speak to how the jacket wears over time. I would hope that it will be as durable as my previous jacket has been.

    Bombproof & Packable

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Xl

    Purchased to be used for winter hiking and camping in New England. Packs down incredibly small and light for how protective of a shell it is.
    Got the xl so I can wear it with many layers underneath. Fits great and not too baggy when not wearing insulation.

    Have been in blizzard conditions with serious winds as well as freezing rain and this jacket held up great. Although I have yet to put it through an extended trip but I'm sure it would meet the challenge.

    Not very breathable but I would use during high output in windy or wet conditions which is when vents come in handy

    Jacket ended up being lighter and smaller than my 3 season shell so I think it will be coming along with me in the fall and spring as well

    Overall Bad @ss Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Large

    I recently got the Patagonia Super Alpine in Forge Grey, size Large, on sale here at Backcountry for a great price. As always, Backcountry was fast and accurate with their shipping and I know I'm getting an authentic Patagonia product and not some Fleabay knockoff. Now, since I live in Miami, Florida and my ski trip for the year is already over, I didn't get to wear this jacket in the snow, but... I did get to wear it in some of our coolest, rainy weather here in Miami (low of 50-55). And while the Super Alpine is just a shell, the 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro blocks the wind out completely and kept me completely dry several times in some fairly rainy Miami days. Unfortunately, I just wish my jeans were as waterproof.
    I am 5'11 and 205lbs with muscle and 15 extra pounds of fat & the size Large fits me perfectly with just a base layer underneath or with enough room for my R2 where I still have full movement and no puffiness. Lastly, this jacket in Forge Grey also looks great around town! The only drawback is the interior pocket is not only small (barely fits my iPhone 5s) on the RIGHT hand side which is stupid b/c it forces me to use my LEFT hand to retrieve items from within when the interior pocket should be on the LEFT side b/c the vast majority of the population are right-handed. Nonetheless, this is still a really nice jacket and I would recommend it.

    Doesn't get any more super in the alpine

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    Just like you don't do intricate wood work with a flat bladed screw driver, you don't wear the same baggy stuff in alpine environments. In woodworking you use chisels of varying sizes depending on what you are doing and in the technical wear, outerwear designed for these alpine environments are stripped down of the unnecessary pockets and features and are slimmed down in the right areas to decrease the risk of getting it caught on or in something. This jacket is a slim alpine fit, two bellowed upper chest pockets, and one small interior pocket. The pockets are high enough not interfere with a harness and the jacket in general isn't overly baggy to get caught in your belay device. The hood fits over most helmets and is easily adjustable as well, and the pit zips offer plenty of ventilation when you need it. The cuff seal is a great idea, I wish it was more of an actual neoprene like they used to have on this same jacket several seasons ago, but it is still pretty functional and quite a bit lighter.



    I am 5'8" 170lb with a fairly long torso and a 30" inseam and wear a medium across the board for the most part in Patagonia. The slim alpine fit stuff still fits well in a medium for me, just less room to layer underneath. The more relaxed fit still fits fine in a medium, just more room to layer or have that new school baggy look.

    Doesn't get any more super in the alpine

    Super!

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    Brought this jacket on a hut trip to BC. It ended up drizzling on us the first couple days ski touring. I usually wear a knifeblade softshell, but was glad I had this until the rain turned to pow. Didn't show any signs of wetting through and kept me dry. I sized it down so that it fit closer to the skin with room for a light layer. Still good range of motion and long enough on my longer torso. Size up if you want to throw a puffy on underneath it though. I tend to just throw a down layer over the shell if it's cold out at the summit, then remove for the descent.

    Quite good

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    (This is the 2013 model) I'm very impressed with the Super Alpine. It is Gore tex pro shell, and yet has a much more supple hand that the Arc'teryx pro shell shells. I can imagine that there is a trade-off in durability, but this seems tough enough. The pockets are large, the pit zips are long, and there is a small interior chest pocket.

    Quite good

    How does this jacket compare to the Arcteryx Alpha SV? Is the material and fit similar and is it as bombproof?

    Best Answer

    Hey Kennifs,



    They both have 3 layers of Gore-Tex, but the Super Alpine has 40D fabric and the Alpha SV has 80D fabric, which technically, is stronger. Whether you need the stronger fabric, depends on how hard you wreck you gear.



    Also, the Super Alpine has 3 pockets and the Alpha SV has four. You'll always pay more for each additional pocket.



    More questions? Let me help!



    Emily Jenson

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    801.746.7587

    ejenson@backcountry.com

    how warm is this jacket? How would it be suited for skiing?

    Best Answer

    Evan,

    This is a great ski jacket for sure. It's not super warm on it's own as it's just a shell, but it is fairly burly fabric that will completely block all water and wind - so as long as you layer well underneath you'll be fine.

    I used this jacket as my shell on a 10 day ski mountaineering trip in Alaska. It worked fantastic for that, just throw a nano puff or fleece under it. The picture you can see us summiting a peak at about 13,000 feet with Mount Saint Elias in the background and me wearing my Shell.

    I used this jacket as my shell on a 10 day ski mountaineering trip in Alaska.  It worked fantastic for that, just throw a nano puff or fleece under it.    The picture you can see us summiting a peak at about 13,000 feet with Mount Saint Elias in the background and me wearing my Shell.