Built for type 2 fun.
As you ask yourself what you're doing up at the upper reaches of the mountain peak, you can't help but be grateful that you brought Patagonia's Pluma Jacket along with you. The waterproof, breathable, three-layer Gore-Tex Pro material doesn't just protect you from the stinging bits of snow and ice, it also cuts right through the biting winds of the tempest that you're slowly trudging through. As the storm grows ever more violent, bring up the Pluma Jacket's hood over your helmet and cinch it down with the easy to use single pull adjustment system for additional protection.
Waterproof taped seams block out snow and moisture while also cutting down the bulk of the jacket so you can effectively scramble up the last rocky section of the ascent. Just as you near the top of the peak and prepare to make your descent, you can't help but want to stop and take a photo. The tall front pockets are easy to access under your harness as you grab your phone while the storm finally begins to subside. Then it hits you, that's why you put yourself through the inclement weather and high elevations. It's all for the view.
- A technical shell for technical pursuits in the high mountains
- Three-layer Gore-Tex wards off snowfall and powder up to your chest
- Hood easily layers over a helmet while ice climbing or skiing
- Two-way pit zips dump heat quickly on a skin track or approach
- High front pockets allow accommodate a harness or pack waist belt
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
- Height: 5'4"
- Weight: 120lbs
If you're looking for a lightweight yet super durable, waterproof and windproof shell - look no further. This jacket looks, feels and functions like the quality piece it is. I got a small and recently brought it on a (freezing) camping trip to Moab and was able to layer it over my thick down jacket with a little room to spare. It's a simple design with only the essential pockets, which I love. I'm also a huge fan of the length - I've found that some Patagonia shells run a bit boxy, but this one is a bit longer/leaner than most. Although it doesn't have a powder skirt it still works really well on the hill and trail alike.