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Power performance for bottomless pow.

Patagonia didn't just give the Men's Powslayer Jacket waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex, but made it the burly three-layer version of the weather-fighting power fabric. So no matter how deep or hard it's dumping, this snow-loving jacket will keep you dry and happy as you slay it. Underarm zips let you dump heat while you shred hard, and a stretchy, low-profile powder skirt keeps the deep snow from blowing up your back. The two-way adjustable hood features a laminated visor for clear vision in blizzards (your fave). And fully taped seams and watertight zippers ensure a dry day no matter how many laps you get. The Powslayer has plentiful pockets for goodies, media player, goggles, lip, balm, ski pass, you name it. Now go slay that snow dragon.

  • Gore-Tex 3L nylon plain weave with DWR
  • Regular articulated fit
  • Underarm zip vents
  • Stretch, low-profile powder skirt
  • Helmet-compatible two-way adjustable hood with laminated visor
  • Slim Zip watertight zippers
  • Touch Point system cord locks
  • Chest media with cable routing, forearm pass, two cargo, and two handwarmer pockets
  • One stash and two drop-in internal pockets
  • Recco reflector

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5 5

Bomber Jacket

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

I wear the PowSlayer all the time, hiking for turns, lapping resorts, and even in the rain. The fabric is super bomber, even when mashing through trees and near rocks. Protection from the elements is all time too; haven't had any issues despite the severity of any storm. Fit is new school, long but slim. Not your typical baggy mess, but long enough to cover your butt and keep it warm. Couldn't recommend this jacket any more!

5 5

I'm a fan

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large

I've used this jacket for one season now, and I like it a lot, probably based on just the fit alone.

Fit-wise, the jacket is on the pretty loose/baggy side, which makes it really comfortable, and allows a ton of layers underneath without feeling like the jacket is starting to get tight in the arms and shoulders. I love Arcteryx jackets, but always feel like their jackets are cut a tad slimmer, which can be an issue on a super cold day with lots of layers.

I also love all the pockets on this jacket, especially the two stash pockets in the lower front, which are perfect for energy bars or spare gloves, etc. It's true that they are harder to access if you're wearing a pack with a waist belt, but that doesn't seem like a huge deal to me.

The material has been very durable for me since day one. I did have to replenish the DWR coating after a super soaking wet snow day, but this happens with any jacket.

Is it worth the $699? Maybe not, since I think you could get a comparable jacket for $500 or so, but I bought mine on sale and felt great about the value I got from it.

I'm a fan
4 5

Lightweight and waterproof but fragile

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

I bought last year's version which is almost the same (no RECCO & 1 less pocket) for 45% off from Backcountry. It seemed pretty bomber, but when put to the test, it just didn't hold up.

When I brought it in with a big hole at the shoulder, Patagonia NYC explained that parts of the jacket are ripstop nylon and other parts are not. It was a shame this happened, but also opened my eyes to the true use of this jacket, which is to slay pow, not break branches. Patagonia was nice enough to give me a brand credit, which albeit was $100 less than what I paid for on Backcountry.

In the 13 days that led up to the "equipment failure," I do want to say that the jacket withstood torrential rain, and packed extremely well and was light in my backpack when not in use. This was the first shell I've used where I can actually get the hood over my helmet!

The "slim" powder skirt is unfortunately not a good feature. I would prefer to see a burlier adjustable skirt like those on Arc'Teryx. And as someone else mentioned, the 2 drop in cargo pockets on the front are a waste when wearing a backpack.

Does the jacket offer a place to install...

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Does the jacket offer a place to install a liner or is one included?

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Patagonia's only liner compatible/3 in 1 is the 3 in 1 Snowshot Jacket. The PowSlayer here is just a shell.

Powslayer video review

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Patagonia ambassador Kye Peterson talks through the Powslayer Jacket and Bibs.

Yes. Waterproof.

Yes. Waterproof.

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One of our Group Sales Gearheads tests out the Patagonia PowSlayer jacket and bibs in the toughest of environs.

Overhead shower with a hefty dose of hosing on the side. Despite these grim, wet conditions, he's still smiling and totally dry. Also, SLAYING it on the Skier's Edge machine to complete the realistic simulation.

Rainbows not included with purchase.