The Prophet wrote a review of Patagonia Mixed Guide Hooded Softshell Jacket - Men's on December 25, 2012
Familiarity: I've used it several times
So, this jacket is flashy and fun in that way but I am not so sure of its purpose. Not a hard shell, not a soft shell...but both. I guess it offers a slightly better level of protection for wet days than a hardshell. However, I bought it for its soft shell properties and plan to use on cold clear days of ski touring. Cool, jacket, fit is a little boxey as many regular cut patagonia items are. I wear a L at 6'2", 175lb, tall, thin, athletic build. Cool jacket but not totally sure where it fits in unless you dont already have a softshell and want this for the cool look and get a deal or something. Would not replace a serious hardshell for those that are out there every day!