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Patagonia DAS Light Hooded Jacket - Men's



Why We Like The DAS Light Hooded Jacket

Whether we’re gearing up for a day-long alpine hike, bouldering with friends, or have our sights set on loftier goals, we bring the Patagonia DAS Light Hoody to act as our lightweight, packable, mountain-weather barrier. Billed as an essential piece to have in your alpine duffle, the DAS uses warm PlumaFill synthetic insulation that is covered by DWR-treated, 10-denier nylon ripstop fabric that resists abrasions as well as messy weather. We appreciate that the DAS weighs in at only 11.3 ounces and features minimal stitching and an adjustable, helmet-compatible hood. Stash and handwarmer pockets bring extended utility and creature comforts while you're far from home, and the Fair Trade Certified seal and fully-recycled polyester weave help warm your eco-conscious soul.

  • Ultralight insulated hoody for vertical mountain ascents
  • Weather resistant ripstop fabric holds up to alpine climates
  • PlumaFill insulation is Fair Trade sewn from recycled polyester
  • Packable when the intensity climbs or the clouds begin to thin
  • Helmet-compatible hood and internal wind flap for belay loop access
  • Slim-fitting cuffs reduce bunching and snagging
  • Item #PATZ9J3

Responsible Collection
[face fabric] 10-D 100% nylon ripstop Pertex Endurance, PU dry coating, DWR treatment, [lining] 10-D 100% nylon ripstop Pertex Quantum, DWR treatment
65g PlumaFill 100% recycled polyester
Center Back Length
[medium] 30.5
insulated, alpine-helmet-compatible, pull cord adjustment
[external] 1 chest zippered, 2 handwarmer zippered
[internal] wind flap
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
backpacking, casual, hiking, climbing

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 3

Swing and a Miss

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Runs large
Size Bought
5` 11"
205 lbs

I was really excited to try this jacket after reading a number of glowing reviews online. Unfortunately I was rather disappointed in it and am sending it back. First, the good: the jacket is surprisingly warm for how light and thin it is. I own a MH Ghost Whisperer 2 and the DAS Light was notably warming standing outside in 40 degree weather. Blocks an exceptional amount of wind. Did not get to test the water resistance as I only tried it on for a little while. The jacket as mentioned is very light and packs down exceptionally small, much more than say the Arc'teryx Atom LT. The bad: the cut/fit is not great. I am 5'11" and 205 lbs, very athletic build and by no means a small person but the L was super super baggy on me and also very long going down far past my waist. There is no hem drawstring so this bagginess is something you are stuck with and because it is so baggy, even with my brief wind test gusts were coming up the hem and stealing away warmth. Would probably not be an issue if always worn with a backpack. Second, the face material is very crinkly and just feels/looks/sounds cheap. It makes the jacket look very technical which can limit its versatility besides just backcountry use. Overall, I felt this jacket had a number of attributes that could be excellent for the right person, but I think it's really only going to be appreciated/useful for very technical uses. There are many other jackets (most of which are cheaper!) that I think are much better choices for 95+% of people. If this jacket was around $150 (maybe $200) I'd be ok with it, but for $330? No way. Thankfully Backcountry has a good return process and took it back no questions asked.

Good thoughts. Keep in mind the design of this jacket is laser-focused on it being a packable, light, windproof belay jacket for alpine climbing, warm-ish ice climbing, and shoulder season cragging (with the DAS Parka for winter alpine and colder ice climbing). The baggy fit is because it's intended to go over other layers, and there's no hem draw cord because you'll have a harness on. IMO the extra ~15g for a draw cord woulda been worth it to add a touch of versatility, but oh well :)

>Rating: 4

Nice enough jacket

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
True to size
Size Bought
6` 3"
180 lbs

I wore this jacket today for the first time in 40 degree weather. Although it feels a bit flimsy it kept me warm. The hood has a nice fit with or without a hat. The side pockets are in a good location for hand warming and are fairly deep. There’s better coats at $329 than the DAS light but it’s nice enough. I wouldn’t buy another, though. Not enough warmth. The Patagonia Fitz Roy is a much nicer, warmer coat for only $70 more..