Required attire for the white room.
The Patagonia Men's Powslayer is the jacket you'll want when you're slashing pow turns through truly bottomless conditions. Its three-layer Gore-Tex Pro shell with fully taped seams will keep you dry during those days when you spend the majority of your time gasping for breath between prolonged visits to the white room. And since the deepest stashes are often found between the trees, the super durable 40-denier nylon ripstop face will withstand heavy wear and tear when you're hunting down untracked lines between Mt. Baker's pine boughs and Hokkaido's dense stands of ash trees.
- Ski or snowboard shell designed for deep powder days
- Eco-friendly face fabric made entirely from recycled material
- Gore-Tex Pro enhances breathability for backcountry tours
- Underarm zippers provide ajustable ventilation for the skintrack
- Adjustable powder skirt customizes coverage from snow
- Helmet-compatible hood with two-way adjustment or laminated visor
- Patagonia is committed to producing sustainable outerwear
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 5'9"
- Weight: 155lbs
The color of this jacket and overall design and features are spot on. fit is somewhat of a personal thing but as other reviewers have noted to sizing on this seems odd. I am a 5'9" 155lb male who wears size medium in just about everything I have ever owned (including at least 6 patagonia jackets)I find the medium to be anything but a comfortable/functional fit. It is too long and wide at the bottom, the chest almost is almost right for layering, and the sleeves seem perfect. I found with the hood on my helmet I had pretty significant peripheral vision and head range of motion restriction. Zippers seem weirdly small as well to be used with gloves or mitts in the backcountry. I really was only buying this to replace a 20 year old shell still going strong but no helmet compatible hood so with the weird fit and poor hood function its getting returned.
Great and Recycled Material Jacket
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: Small
- Height: 5'4"
- Weight: 160lbs
This is a great jacket, its from Patagonia so you know they care about the earth and the jacket itself. Honestly, I don’t have much to say other than it just works. I haven’t been in a full on rainstorm yet, but the Gore-Tex has done its thing perfectly so far.
Shell great - few asks though
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 6'1"
- Weight: 185lbs
Just purchased this for the 2018 ski season and have gotten a bunch of days in with it so far.
Preliminary thoughts - the shell itself is great. Excellent quality as can be expected from Patagonia. Seems durable, and is bomb proof from a moisture standpoint.
One bone to pick, @patagonia - Please make larger zippers and larger zipper pulls for your top of the line jackets/shells. The pulls on this jacket feel smaller than those on my nano-puff. The small pulls and small teeth zippers make this jacket tough to zip and unzip, especially with one hand. This is particularly relevant in zipping/unzipping the pit-vents without having to maneuver around ski poles/backpack usage, etc. Maybe zips just need to be broken in?
No other complains so far. Like the length as compared to the other Patagonia climbing/hybrid shells.
Ready for the snowpocalypse
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I honestly dont think there is a material or matter known to man that can penetrate this shell. Whether it is torrential down pour or 12 inches an hour of snow you will stay well protected in this jacket. I personally love this for how durable the construction is and how easy it packs away when you get hot on the skin trail. If you have the money to spend and enjoy hanging out in the high alpine as much as I do its a very worthwhile investment!