Warmth when you want it.
Whether you're lining gear out at base camp or staying warm on belay on a brisk fall day, the Patagonia Men'a Fitz Roy Down Jacket will prevent the cold from getting the best of you. Patagonia loaded this wind-resistant, water-repellent jacket with high-loft, premium goose down for on-demand warmth, while its Pertex Quantum fabric means the jacket will withstand a little abuse while maintaining a high level of breathablity when you're on the move. Compressible by nature, the Fitz Roy will pack down tight when pack space is limited, so you can always bring it along.
- 20D Pertex Quantum nylon
- DWR finish
- 800-fill traceable down insulation
- Regular fit
- Zippered hand and chest pockets
- Bluesign approved fabric
- Item #PAT00VC
- 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.
Thinking about this jacket vs. Arc'teryx Thorium AR. I don't want a hood. It will be mostly for day to day use in the winter going to work and for evenings. Would also take it as an emergency layer for backcountry skiing, nordic skiing, and backpacking. My priorities are: #1 Warmth, #2 Functionality (1 jacket for multiple uses), #3 Looks good! #4 Packable/compressible; thanks!
I'm definitely partial, but it's tough to go wrong w the Fitz Roy Down Jacket here. It's one of the nicest, and warmest jackets Patagonia offers. It's very compressible for a jacket of it's warmth, and is very versatile as well as it utilizes 800 fill down for the entire jacket.