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Patagonia Powder Bowl Jacket - Men's

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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
  • Item #PAT02LR

Material
[membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex (2 layer), [face fabric] recycled polyester, DWR treatment [lining] polyester mesh, [powder skirt] 50d polyester
Seams
fully sealed
Fit
regular
Length
hip
Hood
helmet-compatible, two-way adjustable
Pockets
[external] 2 hand, 1 media-compatible chest, [internal] 1 zippered stash, 1 drop-in
Venting
underarm vents
Powder Skirt
adjustable
RECCO
yes
Claimed Weight
2lb 1.2oz
Recommended Use
skiing, snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 5

Tall/Lanky skiers rejoice!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 4"
Weight
195 lbs

I'm 6'4"/195-200lbs and prefer Patagonia's slim fit as opposed to regular fit when it comes to jackets. I bought this in a large and couldn't be happier! It doesn't fit as short and boxy as other Patagonia shells I've owned. For an additional size reference, I love the fit (and feel) of my large Nano Air Hoody. Both the hoody and the shell layer beautifully together.

>Rating: 1

Sleeves Way too Long

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Size Bought
XL & Large
Height
5` 11"
Weight
195 lbs

The XL fit in the shoulders and length but the sleeves were about 6" too long so I ordered the large it fit more like a slim fit jacket and the sleeves were still too long. I have XL Marmot, North face jackets and have never had this issue. I am disappointed the red color was exactly what I wanted and the jacket was what I wanted it just has vary long sleeves. I guess if it was available in a short version it may work. For now I'm just out 20-30 dollars in freight

Thanks for the feedback, Tim!

>Rating: 3

Beautiful jacket, but way too long

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 8"
Weight
150 lbs

I've wanted this jacket for a long time. I bought a medium, just like my other Patagonia puffy jackets. It fits great in the chest, shoulders and arms, but it is way too long. It covers my entire butt and upper thighs. Imagine walking and skiing in a miniskirt.

>Rating: 5

Great Jacket!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 9"
Weight
171 lbs

Last winter was my first season skiing - so this is my first ski jacket. I love this thing. Lots of pocket space for all the essentials. Great for laying with my Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket during the freezing cold but breathable enough to wear alone during Spring skiing. The only thing that I was let down by is the pocket on the left sleeve - it is great in theory for trail maps and such but is almost impossible to close with just one hand, so you'll need to take of your glove/mittens or grab a friend to help you.

>Rating: 4

Very Good Jacket

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
large
Height
5` 9"
Weight
220 lbs

This is a great jacket; however, like most high end ski or climbing jackets, it was made for someone of a much slimmer build. I am a bit on the "thick' side; this is a great wearing jacket, but is "snug" about the abdomen. It will be hard to fit more than one or two thin layers underneath. Otherwise, this is a great Jacket!

>Rating: 5

For those powder hounds!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 6"
Weight
145 lbs

Warm, comfortable, waterproof, windproof, stylish with plenty of pockets. Can easily wear a base and a down under this shell. The hood is sized well enough to fit a helmet. By putting it on you can just tell it really is built to last. Bonus that it comes in bright colors to make it easier to spot on the mountain.

Warm,
>Rating: 5

Great bang for the buck

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 4"
Weight
155 lbs

This Shell was incredible. It has the incredible build quality and craftsmanship we all know and expect form Patagonia. This jacket is wind proof, waterproof and just plain awesome. I wore it in rainy conditions while skiing and though soaked on the surface, it kept me completely dry and warm all day. The sealed seam pockets make for confidence with keeping your stuff from being lost. The internal phone and key pocket near the stomach makes life much easier, and keeps your phone out of harms way. As a snowboarder, I found the length to be adequate to cover my booty, and the the cut to be modern cool, yet classic styling. The hood fits over my ski helmet comfortably, and does not take away from my ability to turn my head.

>Rating: 5

Solid Shell

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 8"
Weight
150 lbs

Fantastic shell jacket from Patagonia! It's actually a bit heavier and burlier than I expected when I wore it, but that's not a bad thing! I wore it on several deep powder days and flew through some trees with branches hitting the jacket, and there wasnt even a scratch! IT has a lot of great pockets for your pass, goggles, phone, keys, wallet, you name it! I really like the fit of the medium although I'm usually a small in most ski jackets. One thing I would improve on the jacket is the zippers. The string they have on them is really small and hard to grip with gloves on. so maybe something a bit easier to grab would be a nice improvement. Other than that, it's a burly, reliable shell that will keep you dry on the deepest days.

>Rating: 5

Has only gotten better

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

I got a Powder Bowl jacket around 2009 that is still great today, and ten years later, it's only gotten better. The 2019 model is lighter, has a more tailored fit (not tight but there isn't any excess material where there shouldn't be), and it has all the pockets you could need. Including fleece lined hand warmer pockets which my older jacket didn't have. Also, the shape of the collar is much more accommodating for thicker neck gaiters so things don't get too tight around the face when you're zipped all the way up.

>Rating: 5

Best ski jacket ever

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

This is now my favorite ski jacket I have ever owned. The shell and gore-tex keeps you nice and dry while the little bit of mesh linings adds just the right amount of warmth.

>Rating: 5

Whistler tested

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
True to size

I wish I had skied in Whistler this winter, but a close friend did and here is his feedback on this jacket: This jacket has been a life changer for me. The powderbowl takes Gore-tex to a whole new level, I spent 2 days in torrential rain pour in Whistler, B.C. And never had a drop of water underneath this jacket. It is definitely a shell so don’t expect any insulation when you’re purchasing this item, but I was quick to comment on its windbreaking capability. 60+ mph doesn't matter, the wind or moisture won’t affect your warmth in this jacket.

>Rating: 4

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
175 lbs

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.

>Rating: 5

Dependable Shell

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Top-tier materials and dependable Patagonia fit and construction yield a shell made for one thing: getting after it. The Gore-Tex fabric does the trick here and seems capable of withstanding significant moisture without hesitation. The taped seams and sealed zippers keep the weak spots nice and dry. It is definitely a shell with no insulation provided - it will handle the wind and moisture just fine but warmth is on you. Plan on using a layer for insulation underneath and make that part of your sizing decision.

>Rating: 4

Nice, but Velcro on arm cuffs wore out

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 9"
Weight
160 lbs

Great jacket, works like you'd expect a hard shell to. Works especially well when paired with a hood-less nano puff. Fits a bit longer than most Patagonia medium jackets. I could have gone down to a small for a more snug, "alpine" look. Resort wear in general seems to fit a bit longer these days. The only real negative is that the Velcro on the arm cuffs wore out. I'm replacing the Velcro myself for the remainder of the season and then will send to Patagonia for more a permanent repair once this ski season is over. This problem is certainly a minor inconvenience, but worth noting in a review.

Great
>Rating: 5

Great Shell Jacket

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Medium
Height
6` 0"
Weight
170 lbs

This is a great jacket, just arrived and very excited. Most other reviewers are spot on, it is a shell jacket and lightweight (not insulated). I'm almost 6'0" tall and about 170 lbs and I got the Medium which seems to fit perfectly with a little extra roominess for layering. I think most people's reactions that this jacket runs large are true, I would have been swimming in a Large size but its really about preference. It does seem to be a little longer than normal.

>Rating: 5

Excellent Shell, Super Functional

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 11"
Weight
200 lbs

I use this shell primarily in bounds at the center of the powder skiing universe (Alta, UT). I personally have not used this for touring yet but have done hikes at Alta and other resorts that require a little bit of uphill action. This jacket has excellent venting but is still a super warm shell due to its 2 Layer Gore-Tex layering. If you plan on touring with this you may not like it for warm spring days but more in colder/windy/stormy conditions. Excellent waterproofing! Gore-Tex really holds up to all your needs to keep you dry. On those storm days when it is constantly dumping, having the right waterproofing can make or break your day. Currently I have the men's Flylow Baker Bibs to match this outfit and their waterproofing does not hold up as well as Gore-Tex (these bibs are still amazing BTW). I would highly suggesting getting the matching Patagonia powder bowl pants or other similar products to stay ultimately dry. As for fit, I am 5'11"/200 lbs/38in waist and ordered the large. The large works well when I am not too layered. Fortunately with the shell being pretty warm I do not have to layer too thickly in the Wasatch Mountains. If I lived in a colder climate such as Montana, I would have went with the XL for additional layering. I also run pretty warm when I ski so for me I have an issue with over layering. The most I will probably ever wear under this jacket is a thick base layer (Under Armour 3.0), Sherpa Polartec mid weight fleece, and Patagonia Nano Puff. Normally this will get me pretty overheated so I only wear this on the coldest days with no uphill action.

>Rating: 5

Great Shell Jacket

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large

I got this jacket as an outer ski layer and I love it it. With that being said it is only an outer layer. It is waterproof and breathable. It is also has armpit vent pockets for spring days. This shell runs on the larger size. I usually wear a medium jacket but in this jacket I purchased a small and it has plenty of room for a size small puffy jacket underneath it. I feel as if the jacket is just on the long side. Overall, I would recommend this jacket to anyone.

>Rating: 4

solid shell...needs better pockets

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 4"
Weight
190 lbs

i bought this to replace a TNF shell and wore it a few times. It is very well made, functional, and serves its purpose, however I went back to my prior TNF shell as the pockets on the Patagonia were a bit bothersome and difficult to use with ski gloves on. As others have stated, its also runs a bit big. I'm 6'4 190 and I could likely wear an L as the XL is very roomy.

>Rating: 5

Fits 6’5” husband well but just a shell

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 5"
Weight
205 lbs

Amazing coat- worth every penny for tall guys (bought for my 6’5” 205lb husband) But definitely meed to wear a puffy underneath this coat.

>Rating: 5

Patagonia Powder Bowl Jacket

Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 7"
Weight
170 lbs

Super solid 2 layer jacket. Plenty of pocket space and a nice hood that fits over your helmet. The powder skirt has a loop with snaps so you can hook it to a beltloop on your pants. Somewhat baggy fit.

>Rating:

I'm 5'10", 160lbs with a slender build. Debating between Medium and Small. Usually end up with Small in about everything I buy since I don't like a lot of excess bulk. But I would like to be able to wear a puffy underneath this for really cold days. Any advice?

Hi Tom, It sounds like you could get away with a small, but this is definitely built for you to wear as a medium, especially with your height. You would look really similar to the model shown, which is just perfect for a ski jacket. It should fit looser than a rain jacket. Since this is for skiing, you want to have room to move and some length to protect you from the snow. The small will be restrictive, even in a T shirt.

>Rating:

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!