Fitz Roy Down Jacket
Stay warm when your appetite for adventure leads you to cold and icy climates with the Patagonia Men's Fitz Roy Down Jacket. Whether you're lining gear out at base camp or staying warm on belay on a brisk fall day, the Fitz Roy delivers lightweight yet powerful warmth to keep the cold from getting the best of you.
Patagonia loaded this jacket with lots of high-loft, premium goose down for warmth without the weight, and built it with a Pertex Quantum fabric to shed snow, block wind, and withstand frequent encounters with rock and ice. With an included stuff sack, you can pack the Fitz Roy down small and throw it in your pack for any and all cold-weather adventures. The hand pockets sit higher on the jacket so you can still access gels, cameras, and maps while wearing a pack or harness, and huge stretch mesh pocket on the inside hold gloves, climbing skins, and other bulkier essentials.
- Combat cold mountain conditions with this high-loft down jacket
- Light and compressible down insulation packs a super-warm punch
- Durable Pertex Quantum fabric withstands abrasions from rock and ice
- DWR treatment sheds light rain and snow to keep your insulation dry
- Packs into own self-fabric stuff sack for convenient storage
- High hand pockets work with pack or harness for quick access to gear
- Giant mesh interior pockets stow gloves and other essentials
- Engineered pattern improves range of motion for cold belaying
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
This is the warmest jacket I have ever worm. I've stood outside in single digit weather and haven't felt a draft. It packs down well in the given pocket. I highly recommend this to anyone; it's worth the price.
Disappointing at this price.
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: medium
- Height: 5'9"
- Weight: 170lbs
I got this jacket thinking it would be an upgrade to my Montbell alpine light down jacket. At over twice the MRSP, I expected it to be. Reviews are slightly sparse so I was including things about the fitz-roy down hood jacket, which should be constructed similarly.
Fill weight: only 4 oz: Well, when it arrived I was disappointed that it seemed to have less loft than my montbell alpine light. When laid down flat, the fitz roy had about 2 inches of loft compared to 2.5 inches from the montbell. Inspired to do further research, I found that this jacket only has 4 oz of fill, the same as my montbell.
Baffled construction: My montbell is sewnthrough construction, and a bit more vulnerable to the wind because of that. You will see reviews references a baffled construction. However, I don't feel that these are full on baffles- it feels like the front face is a sewn through, then a layer of nylon is added as backing. If you squeeze on a seam, there is no insulation at that point. The extra nylon would provide some added wind protection... but not likely much. Certainly nothing you couldn't acheive by adding a windshirt inside of a sewn-through jacket. This backing loses you the amenities of two interior drop in pockets as well.
So overall? even with 45% off, it's disappointing. I love a lot of Patagonia jackets, this one just isn't one of them. Unfortunately this one is going back; it just isn't enough of an upgrade to justify keeping it.
Fits with room for some layering; Threw on a better-sweater and a soft shell underneath and had decent room. Underwater blue color is nice and bright.