Protection from the pow.
Patagonia's Men's Snowshot Jacket offers a progressive, freeride fit for superior comfort and mobility when you rip up the park, charge through powder, or drop into fresh steeps. The fabric package includes a burly, H2No Performance Standard two-layer shell for a waterproof, breathable barrier between you and the snowy slopes. And a DWR finish keeps you dry when you fly through mucky weather. Light polyester mesh lines the body and sleeves for a smooth glide over layers. Articulated arms allow you to move naturally, and underarm zips provide a quick-venting option when you work up steam. Weather-sealing features include a removable, two-way adjustable, helmet-compatible hood with a laminated visor to keep snow out of your face. Soft microfleece panels protect your neck and chin from wind blasts. The low-profile powder skirt has a webbing loop that connects to any Patagonia snow pant to provide an always-ready seal when you're in the deep.
- H2No Performance Standard membrane
- 75D polyester face fabric (54% recycled)
- DWR finish
- Regular fit
- Underarm ventilation zips
- Adjustable hood
- Powder skirt
- Item #PAT00VI
- Q & A
Love this Jacket
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: X-Large
I picked this up this year for the ski season here in Utah. So far so good! This jacket is a shell more than an insulating layer. I have always skied with layers so it works quite well for that, and I would say that it runs true to size, however I am one of those skiers who likes things to hang loose (however not too loose, not like one of those baggy park skiers). I think Patagonia uses some very high quality fabrics in their garments, and they definitely serve their purpose.
This jacket has some great large pockets in the front on either side, and then a great goggle carrying pocket on the inside which I love because I ski with a hat quite frequently (I know I am sorry) but when I put my goggles on my hat they fog up quite quickly, so the goggle pocket is key for me.
This jacket is super nice and durable so far I've put over 15 days in with it, and haven't seen any wear or tear, and I ski all over the mountain as well as the backcountry.
I would definitely recommend this jacket to friends and family.
My one hesitation about it is that it isn't an insulating layer and doesn't have the thumb holes with a light liner like a lot of my previous jackets, but so far so good, and I am excited to keep using it in the future.