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Patagonia Piolet Jacket - Women's

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    For the outdoor-pursuit enthusiast.

    Patagonia created The Piolet Jacket for the commitment-phobe who wants to play the field. That is, who wants to do it all when it comes to outdoor pursuits, from high-alpine trekking, to skiing, to climbing … you name it, she'll go after it, no matter what the conditions. This jacket features Gore-Tex Performance Shell, which is a Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane bonded to an extremely durable nylon face fabric for bomber protection in the nastiest winter storms imaginable.

    • Gore-Tex 2L membrane is waterproof breathable, guaranteed
    • Helmet-compatible, two-way-adjustable hood includes a laminated visor for better visibility in bad conditions
    • Patented Touch Point System embeds cord locks in the hood and hem so you can quickly and easily seal out rain and snow
    • Modified Y-Joint sleeve construction lets you lift your arms without the jacket hiking up
    • Harness- and pack-compatible pocket placement gives you multi-sport versatility Underarm zips feature Slim Zip zippers for reduced bulk and weight
    • Internal zippered security pocket
    • Item #PAT2471
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    Awesome jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 150lbs

    I bought this a month ago and finally took it skiing in CO this weekend. I wore it over just a light longsleeve baselayer and my new NanoAir vest in 25F and was warm skiing. The pit vents dump heat quickly and the pockets were easily accessible with my ski pack on. I love the amount of pockets too with the chest, internal chest, and hand pockets.

    This was the first time I was able to comfortably wear my hood while skiing. It fit well over my helmet and the collar design allowed for full head/neck mobility without reducing visibility. Using the hood without a helmet is nice as it helps shield the face with the mini-bill and cinches down comfortably and doesn't fly off. The front zips up to cover your chin comfortably and adds a lot to warmth on the lifts or in strong winds.

    I bought a large so it would fit over my down puffy in extreme temps and it doesn't look too big on it's own. I'm 5'9, 150lbs and wear a sm-med for more form fitting pieces for reference. The length was perfect for skiing and not having a powder skirt was no problem after cinching down the drawstring on the bottom. Plenty of mobility on the slopes, I wouldn't want it any smaller as it's not stretchy.

    My only quip is the zipper tabs. I wear mitten-style gloves and had to keep removing them in order to pull the pit zips open/closed. I'll add duct tape for extra ease/bulk.

    Overall exactly what I wanted in a ski shell. Handled well in light powder and heavy, wet, deep snow. I use this at home as my rain shell and haven't had any complaints in the heavy downpours in Georgia.

    Great, but not for the tropics

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: small
    • Height: 5'5"
    • Weight: 142lbs

    This jacket has bulletproof construction. The mesh interior and fleece lined pockets are great features. Unfortunately, I am working in the tropics and they made the jacket too insulated for my purposes. I think it'd work great in a more temperate climate.

    Very warm, lots of pockets, fits great.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 175lbs

    I bought this shell for winter use for days in the 20-25 degree range. I bought an XL to allow for ample room to layer. I volunteered this past weekend at a downhill mountain bike race in Vermont and it was going to be rainy, damp and likely chilly so I figured this would be a good opportunity to test out this jacket and how warm it was. It rained about all weekend and not only did this coat keep me fully dry but this insulated coat also kept me toasty warm. All I had on was a sleeveless shirt underneath and with the Piolet jacket on I felt no pain whatsoever. This jacket is fabulous. Fits great, I love the zipper how it comes all the way up to the chin and the hood up and over my head with easy fasteners to tighten it around my face. The wrists also have tighteners on them to snug your wrists. There as 3 zippered pockets in front that are fabulous. There's also an inside zipper area just inside the front chest part of the jacket. This is a great jacket and I can't wait to wear it skiing.

    Very warm, lots of pockets, fits great.

    Loves It

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'4"
    • Weight: 130lbs

    I gave this as a gift to my girlfriend earlier in the ski season and she loves it. 5'4" 130lbs and she got the medium, fits perfect and cinches a bit in the waist to give it a really good look.

    Being just a 2L shell I was skeptical but, I have done a lot of cold summits with Patagonia's 2L shells before. This one performs and keeps her dry amidst any snow. Probably would get wet eventually in the rain but, she has a dedicated rain shell for that.

    The amount of insulation is perfect! Its a bit much for her to tour in but, inbounds 30-40 degrees she can just wear the jacket with a good warm base layer. Colder than that she usually wears a lighter base layer and another insulating jacket.

    Any questions feel free to ask!

    Bill Porreca


    Loves It

    When the review says that it cinches in the waist.. what does this mean? I don't see any type of cord/cinch system other than at the bottom hem or helmet? Also.. you indicate that the "amount of insulation is perfect" ?? Does this jacket have insulation? This review is a bit confusing. If this jacket has gore-tex and is "guaranteed waterproof", then why does the review say that she would probably get wet in the rain?

    Jan, sorry to be confusing. When I said cinch at the waist, I meant the bottom hem cinch. Besides the bottom hem, you are right there are only the hood cinches.

    Yes this jacket does have insulation, not much. Its an extra mesh layer and that adds some warmth compared to a true rain shell. Not like you would normally think of insulation in a jacket using down or synthetic but, that layer adds just a bit. Sorry for not clarifying that in the review, realize that was misleading.

    The jacket does us a 2-layer Gore-Tex membrane. While it is waterproof and breathable it can only handle so much. If you were wearing it in a rain storm with a pack, the back of the jacket would be wet and eventually soak through. The small holes do not allow water droplets to come through but, if you push or saturate them they can get through. If you consider that and the fact that some water will get through the wrist, waist, and hood in a downpour, its important to wear layers underneath that can get wet and dry quickly. I know Gore-Tex says guaranteed waterproof and breathable but, Ive used jackets like this in major rain storms and you still get a little wet, a lot less than if you didnt have it, and you are much warmer with it on. If you stacked this jacket next to a Gore-Tex 3L, it wouldnt keep the rain out as long.

    Hope this clarifies things a bit, Ill follow up with an email as well.

    didn't keep me dry

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    I bought this specifically for a backcountry ski trip to Canada - wet, spring conditions. This jacket didn't work out for these kind of conditions. I ended up layering with a softshell underneath for extra protection against the wet snow.

    Just returned it. Really disappointed.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    The Patagonia Piolet Jacket in Jeweled Berry is fabulous. The craftsmanship, breathability, durability and the color is excellent. Fit is great with plenty of room for movement without constriction. Hood fits well. Great neck coverage. Fits well over the Super cell Jacket for skiing and / or snow shoeing. Would definitely recommend.

    Love it

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This jacket is great! I wanted a more technical rain jacket and this one fit perfectly. It will be great for winter if I layer or great for summer because of the under arm vents. This jacket fits a little slim but thats what I like about it.

    Does this Jacket have a powderskirt? Does...

    Does this Jacket have a powderskirt? Does it have clips or anything to attach to snow pants?

    Best Answer


    While the Patagonia Piolet jacket can be used for a variety of sports including powder skiing, it was designed as more of a technical jacket. It does not have a powder skirt and does not have any special connection points for integrating it with a pant.

    As an alternative I would suggest the Patagonia Powder Bowl Jacket.