kne4267302 wrote a review of Patagonia Fitz Roy Hooded Down Jacket - Men's on February 13, 2012
I tried to really like this coat. when I first got it, it looked like just the ticket for an over-the-shell-belay puffy. It is perfectly adequate for the job, and I almost kept it untill I tried a Rab Neutrino endurance. The rab is just flat out a better coat in all respects. Rab uses pertex endurance outer shell that is windproof and nearly waterproof w/ waterproof zippers that give it a more advanced performance and looks. Patagonia just needs to update this coat with some better materials or lower the price.
In the Fitz's defence, there are way more pockets, it is a bit more packable and lighter-feeling (a tiny bit). As for sizing - I am a solid Med (5'9 160 42in chest 32in waist) This is sized very big. I wanted a coat that goes over my gore-tex though for summits, sitting in the snow, belaying in snow/ice, etc.... the med fit over my shells snugly. the large was a tent. The Rab fits much more traditionally - a L was right between the Fitz M & L.
Overall, Patagonia just didn't compare.