Maximum winter storm protection and durability in a style that floats above all others.
If deep, untracked powder dictates how and where you live your life, then you're most likely looking for a serious storm-stopping jacket. The Patagonia Powslayer Jacket's guaranteed waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex Pro Shell protects you from winter's nuking storms season after season. Tougher panel reinforcements on the shoulders, back, and chest ensure long-lasting durability, because you know you're not leaving the mountains any time soon.
- Tough, durable nylon shell features a three-layer, waterproof breathable Gore-Tex Pro Shell to seal out all falling snow, dripping chairs, and slushy falls so you remain dry and comfortable in all winter conditions
- Reinforced panels feature tougher nylon (70D) to prevent wear and tear during hundreds of laps through the trees
- Articulated elbows and a relaxed fit enable comfortable, unrestricted skiing, riding, or touring
- Underarm zip vents dump excess heat as you hike
- Adjustable, helmet-friendly hood provides increased storm protection with a laminated brim
- Low-profile powder skirt moves with you as you ski or ride for unmatched protection and comfort
- Lightweight, water-resistant front zipper, water-resistant pocket zips, hem cinch, and low-profile hook-and-loop cuffs prevent vulnerabilities during magnificently deep or damp days
- Tough Point System features cord locks integrated into the hood and hem to further seal out moisture
- Two flap cargo hand pockets, two zippered hand pockets, and a zippered chest pocket with a separate media pocket and cord port hold your on-mountain essentials
- Bicep zip pocket holds your season pass so you can always cruise through the gates
- An internal chest stash pocket holds important items
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I liked this jacket so much I bought two of them (both were half off). This is a feature-rich jacket with 6 external pockets and 2 internal ones, a little hole for earbuds, awesome minimalist powder skirt that work whether it's buttoned or not, excellent hood, plenty of adjusters to fit the jacket perfectly, and a very easy and smooth front zipper.
I love the lightweight material, especially the 70 denier fabric on the upper part of the jacket, feels very smooth. I'm interested to see how durable both fabrics are given they are so thin.
I really love the colors they chose, I got the paintbrush red and the brilliant green.
The one word of caution is that you may want to go down a size if you get one. I am an xl in every other jacket, pant, and shirt from Patagonia but the xl was a little big so I tried just a large and felt like it fit better. The jacket is supposed to be a very relaxed fit but I have quite a bit of extra fabric on the xl. If possible, I'd recommend trying one on before purchasing.
When I went skiing with it, it worked great (I wore the bibs too), handled everything I threw at it and showed no signs of wear or problems.
It is overpriced, so if you see one on sale I'd recommend getting one
Which size is best for me? I am 188cm, 98kg (6'4, 215 pounds). I wear jeans in 36/36. My old The North Face jackets are all in XL and my Arcteryx Theta AR as well. Shall I go for a XL or is size L fine?
I would go for the XL Martin - it won't fit quite as slim as your Theta AR, but the length should be appreciated if you like the fit of your TNF jackets.
hi, how is the fit compared to the new Arc'teryx Sidewinder SV ? thanks tony
I ordered a Powslayer and the fit is very similar compared with the Arc'teryx Sidewinder SV revised. I will now sell my Sidewinder, because I prefer the color and fit of the Patagonia Powslayer :-)
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I like the relaxed fit, it provides full range of motion but is not baggy, doesn't look like you got the wrong size jacket. I'm a little too picky with regards to jacket hoods, I wish this one was a little bigger, it works much better the Patagonia drop down hood jackets as you can fit it over your helmet and still close the main zipper, impossible to do with primo or powderbowl jackets. The material is bomb proof, I've skied through branches and trees and there is no sign of tear or holes, that was impressive since I thought I've had cause damage at least a couple of times. The really bad thing about this jacket is the pockets design, the cargo pockets are useless if you use a pack since they are located right in the waist area, since they have just a flap closure they would be used for fast access stuff like a trail map or goggle cloth, good if you don't use a pack, useless if you use. The zippered hand pockets are completely useless and I couldn't care less about them, waist of material and extra weight to the jacket. The arm pocket might be useful, but I would also be happy if it wasn't there. I'd much rather have two napoleon pockets instead of the two zippered hand pockets. The chest pocket is great and it's the classic Patagonia chest pocket with an extra internal smartphone/ipod pocket inside the chest pocket with earphone access. There is also an internal zippered pocket, non mesh which is great for credit card or wallet. The jacket goes great with the bibs, has really good zip vents, though not very pack friendly. Not sure yet about the powder skirt, looks minimalist, but I haven't decided if I like it or not, I like the size of it, but I would prefer a double snap closure. I also don't like too much the tough point system, I would prefer a single hand cord system. Even with all these negatives it's still a great jacket and probably the best Patagonia has ever made along with the Super Alpine, and if you don't have a pack you might like the pockets.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Nice fit allows for layering, yet not baggy. Sleeves are long but I can live with that. Very versatile, when not layering you can still use it as a light windbreaker that's waterproof. Nice drop buckets on the front in addition to the hand warmer pockets. Very stylish. Wish it was available in other dark colors and I would have bought another one. And yes, it is light and would not weigh you down, also long enough to shield you from the cold and wind and yet not impede mobility.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
In my opinion it's safe to say the PowSlayer Jacket is the sweetest jacket Patagonia has ever designed. The product team set out to make the lightest, most technical, most bad ass, and best looking snow shell out there. Lightweight Gore-tex Pro Shell fabric, relaxed fit, and some really cool features set this apart from other jackets on the market. The front cargo pockets are awesome, and I dig the simple powder skirt design. Waterproof zippers throughout, a mesh ipod pocket, and a pass pocket on the upper arm round out my favorite features.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Jacket has great fit and great looks, the pockets are well designed. Front zipper is great.
HUGE mistake on the "low profile pow skirt." The pow skirt does not adjust tighter, and may be designed for someone that is huge. What I mean is there is no way that this pow skirt would protect pow from getting under it.