Powder Bowl Jacket
Coffee tastes better in a frost-covered car on your way to snagging first chair, and the fire feels just a little cozier after a long day of blazing your way to fresh tracks and knee-deep snow. A long day on the snow isn't complete without a trusty shell, and the Patagonia Powder Bowl steps right in as a high-performing go-to for those who get out early and often. Designed with a two-layer Gore-Tex membrane and a durable recycled polyester shell, this jacket keeps you bone-dry when you're lucky enough to be graced with a heavy powder dump. You've got a helmet compatible hood that quickly goes up when it starts to really come down, and underarm vents to quickly expel heat after you work up a sweat on some powdery tree runs. For the deepest of days you've got an adjustable powder skirt to keep the snow where it belongs, and an array of pockets to hold all of your on-mountain essentials.
- Rip your favorite runs day after day in this reliable shell
- Two-layer Gore-Tex keeps you totally dry when the snow is flying
- Underarm vents help you cool down when you bootpack to fresh lines
- Helmet-compatible hood lets you stay dry and protected all at once
- Adjustable powder skirt lets you bounce through powder without worry
- Mesh lining wicks moisture to keep you comfortable and dry
- Media compatible chest pocket lets you jam out on the snow
- Hand pockets hold trail maps and lift snacks
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- Q & A
pretty nice jacket
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: L
- Height: 6'0"
- Weight: 175lbs
The jacket was nice to wear out and about. It was very comfortable and looked nice. The 2_layer Gore-Tex would have been sure to keep me dry had I worn it on-hill. The only thing that I can think of that would be a downside of the jacket is that when wearing my bibs, the jacket was really tight around the waist. I wish that it had a bit more of a loose fit around the waist of the coat. If you're looking for a nice jacket to wear around this would be a good option.
I'm 6'3", 40" suit size, 35.5" sleeve length, but fairly skinny at 165 lbs - I know the last gen ran a bit long: would I be best served by a medium or a large in this shell? Planning to wear with form fitting insulation/base layers.
I would go with the Large just in case! That way you can layer even more if necessary. I am a tad bit shorter than you and tried on the large ad thought that it was almost perfect! We can set up a return for you if you end up still being undecided!