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Patagonia Refugitive Jacket - Men's


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    Refuge for the backcountry escape artist.

    Take shelter in the Patagonia Men's Refugitive Jacket when you venture out into the backcountry to escape the crowds and lift lines at the resort. It's equipped with a lightweight, packable, and weatherproof hybrid Gore-Tex design that products you from winter's harshest storms while allowing total mobility and comfort.

    Gore-Tex ripstop fabric in the body offers lightweight durability, while Gore-Tex stretch fabric in the lower arms and upper back allow greater mobility where you need it most so you can ski and skin freely. Gore-C-Knit grid backer technology makes the fabrics softer, lighter, and more breathable for enhanced comfort when you're moving through untracked terrain on your own two feet for hours at a time.

    Watertight underarm zips let you vent excess heat when you're following a grueling skintrack. A one-hand hem adjustment system helps you seal out frigid winds, and an elasticized strap at the back hooks up to your Patagonia pants so your jacket doesn't ride up. Not missing any details, Patagonia also made sure the zippered hand pockets are accessible even while wearing your pack's waist belt, so you can easily access trail treats and other small essentials. Before making your getaway into the wilderness, make sure you have the Refugitive on your side.

    • Three-layer Gore-Tex ripstop fabric
    • Gore C-Knit grid backer
    • Gore-Tex stretch lower arms and upper back
    • DWR finish
    • Watertight two-way zip underarm vents
    • Cohaesive one-hand hem adjustment
    • Concealed Recco reflector
    • Item #PAT00UY

    Tech Specs

    [membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex (3-layer), [body] 30D nylon ripstop, [lower arms, upper back] 40D nylon, [lining] Gore C-Knit
    fully sealed
    yes, helmet-compatible
    [external] 2 zippered handwarmer, 1 zippered chest, [internal] 1 zippered chest, 1 drop-in
    underarm zips
    Claimed Weight
    15 oz
    Recommended Use
    alpine & expedition, backcountry touring
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    Great, Versatile Coat

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Medium

    The Refugitive is a great, lightweight alpine coat. It's light enough and extremely pack-able- adding to it's versatility. It makes a bomb proof rain coat year-round, and is just as handy a tool in the snow.

    The Gore-Tex C-knit fabric feels much better against bare skin compared to the Gore-Tex Pro material, so this jacket can be worn with minimal baselayers in warm-but-windy situations.

    The breathability is exactly what you would expect from a Gore-Tex product!

    The fit runs a bit large; I typically wear a large, but sized down to a medium. The sleeves are still a little long, but everything else is great.

    The coat does have a small strap to attach it to Patagonia snow pants and bibs, however, it does lack a powder skirt for those deepest days!

    I expect that I'll buy another one of these when I finally do wear this coat out!

    Nice Shell/Runs very large!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: XL

    This is a nice shell. Definitely size down one size. I am 6'4 and 200 lbs an the XL is too big. The body is baggy and the arms have to be 38 inches long. That's ok because you can use the Velcro to tighten around your wrist to keep the sleeves up. If I just let them hang down, they completely cover my hands! Looks like a little kid wearing his fathers coat. Really!
    The fabric is great- not crinkly like my other Gore Pro with the Grid Backer. Feels more like my Neo Shell from Polartec. Stretchy around the shoulders. The Underwater Blue color is more "Aqua" green, but ok. The DWR seems quite good as well
    Buy it on sale and you'll be happy.

    Great Shell

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

    I purchased this shell for its lightweight versatility - and have used it on bluebird days at Mt Bachelor skiing this season. The plan is to pair it with an R1 for spring resort skiing & backcountry touring and stash it in my pack for three season hiking and backpacking. It does not have a powder skirt, but that saves weight and is part of the reason I was drawn to the Refugitive. I'm 6'2 190lbs and wear a Large. The fit is relaxed and the arms are long for all alpine adventures.

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    Great jacket and true to size

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

    Just received the jacket in the mail and actually ordered the small and medium based on several comments about the jacket being too big. I'm 5'10', 164 lbs, 40in chest, 30in waist and the Medium jacket fit me perfect. I was still able to put a R1 hoody or a nano air under the jacket and it didn't feel too tight. Sent the small back to Backcountry and they refunded my money right away. Sleeves are a tad long but I prefer that over too short. The jacket is very light so I will be interested how it performs skiing in Sapporo this winter.

    Great experience and why I continue to use Backcountry for all my outdoor needs

    Absolutely awesome.

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

    I think this is my new favorite jacket. The new Gore-Tex C-knit is much less crunchy than Gore-Tex Pro and I feel like I have a better range of motion. It feels somewhat more breathable.

    It's definitely designed for an active skier/climber/hiker. It's lightweight so you need a good base and midlayer. I think it would work well skiing on any sunny day out west in February or March. It would work well on a warmish snowy day as well where you are sweating.

    The one design flaw is the lack of a powder skirt, which is unfortunate. I hope next year they fix this, or add in more jackets with the C-knit construction.

    The color scheme is nice too.

    Size-wise: I like that it's not overly baggy. I tend to wear a Large in the Regulator Fleeces but usually have to downsize to a Medium in Patagonia shells. The same trend continues with this (Medium). I do like that it's not quite as baggy as the PowSlayer or Powderbowl. But by the same token it's not quite as slim fit as some of the more Euro styled GoreTex shells. So it hits a nice in between.

    Which Patagonia pants do you pair this with? The Powder Bowl pants? None of the Patagonia pants are made of the same material as this jacket.

    Best Answer


    Great question, and actually for next year there is a Refugitive Pant coming. But for now, the Reconaissance pant would be great if you're going to be hiking and touring in the kit, or Powder Bowl or Untracked if it's going to be more of a resort setup.