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From high lonely peaks the world over, Patagonia’s Super Alpine Jacket employs Gore-Tex Pro Shell to allow you unprecedented opportunities to tag the summit of your dreams.

  • 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
  • Three-layer Gore-Tex Pro shell is waterproof, breathable, and durable should you knick it with an ice axe or ski edge
  • Modified Y-joint sleeve construction for overhead mobility without jacket lifting at the waist
  • Gasket dry cuffs on the wrists keep moisture at bay while you climb steep mixed ice and snow
  • Two-way underarm vents dump excess heat
  • Chest pockets are bellowed so that they fold flat against your chest
  • Two-way adjustable helmet-compatible hood with a laminated visor to direct rain and snow away from your face in inclement weather
  • Cord locks in the hood and hem to seal out rain and snow
  • Slim zips reduce zipper bulk and overall jacket weight

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I'm 5'8, 145lbs should I go with a small...

I'm 5'8, 145lbs should I go with a small or medium? Mainly will be using it for skiing and mountaineering. Thanks.

Responded on

Probably a small, but I suggest checking your measurements against the size chart. Chest, waist, and arm length tend to be the best indicators of fit. Best of luck!

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thomph, you're definitely right in between, I would say it depends on the fit you're looking for and how much you plan on layering underneath. Small with give you a more trim, athletic fit, with less room to layer, and medium will allow you a base layer, lightweight fleece, and probably a Nano Puff or Down Sweater type puffy as well...

4 5

Great wet weather skiing/climbing

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

Patagonia has upgraded their fit to something a little more form fitting. Not quite up to the level of the european brands but no where near as bad as the box fit of yester year. This jacket is top of the line with all the bells and whistles EXCEPT a snow skirt. Wear these with bibs if it's going to get seriously deep, bad weather and/or you plan on taking a few tumbles. Patagonia's answer to the extremely comfortable inner cuffs of the top of the line norrona and mountain hardwear ski jackets is the gussets around the cuffs. I haven't had this out is poor enough conditions yet to judge, but everyone else seems to be on board. We'll see. The range of motion in the arms is very noticeable. I can put my arms over my head with almost zero rise at the waist. The tradeoff here is the arms seem a bit long. Definitely worth it if you're going to climb. The knifeblade also has this arm length and is fantastic for climbing. The mixed guide jacket does not and this is very noticeable when climbing. The arms on the mixed guide are just too short...Great skiing jacket. I'm 6", 180#, big shoulders big chest. As with all patagonia offerings, the medium is too tight in the shoulders and the large is a bit big in the waist. I went with the large and plan to wear it skiing. It's really too heavy for climbing. For that pick up the super pluma or various other lighter weight (and better fitting) offerings from other companies.

5 5

Quality Built, OK fit.

Bought the last year version. Very good quality. On par with ArcTeryx.
Top Waterproofness. The windproofness is not as good as a gore bike wear with windstopper. When I wear them together in a very windy day, I can feel the back side of this jacket (which is made of softer material than the front side) allows some wind to break in. The front side is made of tougher material, which does not allow any wind to cripple in. At the same time, my gore bike ware ALP-X 2.0 pant does not allow any wind to break in from any where.
The fit is not bad but lots of room at waist area.
I am 5-6 135lb. I bought be XS.
No gaiter is disappointing.

5 5

Best jacket ever

Best jacker for ice climbing,there is no discussion about it period :)

Best jacket ever


by night I'm using it as a protection from snow when we sleep under the sky :)

5 5

Great Jacket

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

I just picked up this jacket this winter and so far I am loving it. I've used it mainly for backcountry snowboarding. It is super light weight and seems to be bomb-proof. The wrist gaiters are amazing! Great articulation in the sleeves. I really like the pull cord locks in the hem and hood. The slim zippers are light but I feel like the tiny pull-strings well be the first things to go on this jacket. I'm 5'9" 175 and I went with a Medium.

5 5

Best Hard shell I have had yet!

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

I am 5'9" 180lbs and ordered a size medium. The cut is slightly athletic but I still had plenty of room for a baselayer, R1 fleece and nano puff pullover. The bellowed chest pockets are great and work as intended. Especially since I always keep a spare set of gloves in my jacket and it doesn't pull the front up out of my harness with the added volume. The bellows expand and take up the added volume. I wasn't completely sold on the sleeve gasket until I pulled my ice tool out and water came rushing out. The gasket was over my glove and not water got in. the length is just right so when i extend my arms it does not pull out of my harness (I have a very short torso and long arms). One thing i noticed is that the hood is tight when on over a helmet. I just cinched it down to make sure it doesn't slide back. Overall this is a great jacket!

Best Hard shell I have had yet!
5 5

Snowmageddon Beware

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This jacket is completely nuclear proof. I've worn it in conditions varying from -40 degree windchills to 35 degree slushy days on the mountain, and it has excelled in all environments. The fit is semi-athletic-- I am 5'11" 190lbs and the large fits great with plenty of room for layering. Recently spent the day with UnderArmor cold gear, Patagonia R1, and Patagonia nano puff layered under this jacket and did not feel restricted at all. As stated in other reviews, the wrist gaskets are clutch! Overall I couldn't be happier with this jacket, and I would highly recommend it to anyone that wants to laugh in the face of the gnarliest weather conditions.

Snowmageddon Beware
5 5

Indomitable Cold/Harsh Weather Shell

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

This jacket has outdone anything I have ever worn in a harsh cold environment, be it due to wind, falling snow and ice or rain. It has kept every drop of moisture, every chill off my skin (with the proper layer underneath, of course). Most recently I took this jacket skiing in temperatures -20 up to 10 degrees with a variety of precipitation and sunshine, and it breathed famously when necessary, especially when using the pit zip vents. My favorite feature on this jacket is the placement of the pleated chest pockets?perfectly suited to pair with a pack or harness, and big enough to fit a surfeit of gear. The rubber gasket cuffs aren't anything to balk at either. They kept me sealed through deep powder and (Dare I admit it?) a couple of rough tumbles.

I am looking for a bomb proof hardshell...

I am looking for a bomb proof hardshell for ice, and alpine climbing that will last for years, currently I am looking at the Patagonia Super Alpine and the Mammut Nordwand. I have tried on both and they are extremely impressive, how do they stack up?

Best Answer Responded on

The Super Alpine is a pretty amazing jacket, and built specifically for ice and alpine climbing. One of the coolest features is the dry cuff gasket on each sleeve that was pulled from Patagonia's fishing jackets. Once the velcro closure is firmly tacked down the cuff is essentially waterproof - especially nice for ice climbing in wet conditions, and super nasty weather.