Rugged weather protection in a sleek package.
Staying focused on committing lines is tough when you're wet and cold, so a bomber jacket like the Patagonia Men's Untracked Jacket is more freeride necessity than luxury. The Gore-Tex three-layer membrane, fully taped seams, and watertight zippers keep you dry during nasty winter storms without causing sweat to build up and leave you shivering, and the Untracked's brushed polyester lining slides over mid-layers and baselayers with ease. Towards the hem, the lining is especially slick to stop snow from building up, and Patagonia treated the entire outer with a DWR coating to repel water and shed snow.
Not all the best lines are accessible straight from the lift, so the Untracked features underarm venting to boost airflow during ridgeline bootpacks and hard-working dawn patrols. Its stretchy powder skirt interfaces with all Patagonia pants to keep snow out of your skivvies, and the hood slides over a helmet with ease and cinches down smoothly via the low-profile Cohaesive cord-lock system. Patagonia also hooked the Untracked up with hand, chest, sleeve, and internal pockets for all your on-the-hill gear, and gave it a Recco reflector as an extra layer of inbounds safety.
- Gore-Tex 3L waterproof and breathable membrane
- Nylon face fabric with a DWR coating
- Fully taped seams
- Underarm vents
- Stretch-woven powder skirt with pant interface
- Helmet-compatible hood with Cohaesive cord-lock system
- Recco reflector
- Low-bulk water-resistant zippers
- Item #PAT00VG
- Q & A
Bad velcro at the wrist.
Sent last years back because it fell apart at the cuffs in one season or more like half way through. Bought a new one thinking they would have repaired it and I can see its already unraveling. Very disappointed. Everything else about it is great.
Would you recommend this jacket for year-round use including spring skiing? I see comments about the jacket being good for skinning, but at the same time it's gore-tex so not the most breathable. But if it's good for skinning it should be good for downhill skiing in the spring?