The Church Is Truewrote a review of Patagonia Powslayer Jacket - Men's on March 22, 2013
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