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Patagonia PowSlayer Jacket - Men's

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PowSlayer Jacket

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
  • Item #PAT01Z1

Responsible Collection
Certified B-Corp, Recycled/Repurposed
Material
[membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex Pro (3-layer) [face fabric] 100% recycled nylon ripstop, DWR [powder skirt] 50D polyester taffeta
Seams
fully sealed
Fit
regular
Length
hip
Hood
helmet-compatible, 2-way adjustment, laminated visor
Pockets
2 zippered chest, 1 zippered media, 2 zippered hand, 1 zippered sleeve, 2 internal drop-in, 1 internal stash
Venting
underarm
Powder Skirt
adjustable
RECCO
yes
Claimed Weight
1lb 1oz
Recommended Use
skiing, snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 4

Very good, but...

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 1"
Weight
210 lbs

The Powslayer jacket is overall a very good hardshell which is pack-able and a bombproof shelter, but - zipper pulls are non-functional with any gloves on - I didn't like the lower hand pockets - fit is generous, I seem to be between L & XL and L fit me with a fleece layer but was a little restrictive at the bottom seam possibly due to length, seemed like it would put undo stress on zipper. I'd be swimming in extra fabric in torso with XL. - hood worked great for my beanied / non-helmeted head - crinkly Gore Tex Pro fabric but noise wasn't an issue - navy looked great decided to return due to zipper pulls and minor fitment issues. The search goes on to cost-effectively replace my old Arcteryx Theta AR which has given up on me after 15 yrs.

>Rating: 3

Good but...

Height
6` 0"
Weight
210 lbs

I really wanted to like this jacket. I liked the looks, the color and the weight, but walking around in this thing feels and sounds like walking around in a potato chip bag. The Goretex Pro is really noisy. The fit runs a little large. I'm 6'0", 210 lbs and a medium may have worked if I could get over the noise. I really liked the pocket set-up. The material seems durable. As others have noted the zippers are fairly stiff/sticky. The powder skirt feels a little flimsy but is adjustable which is unique relative to the other jackets I tried. Maybe the Goretex C-knit would be the perfect balance between weight and noise for this jacket.

>Rating: 4

Great jacket, zippers could be better

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 0"
Weight
180 lbs

The jacket has a great fit, an excellent number of pockets and all the features I could ask for. My one problem is the zippers - they handles are really small and the zip action itself offers a lot of resistance. They're so small in fact that I had trouble getting a lift ticket hang tag to attach to them. That said, I've had no issues with water getting in the pockets, so possibly the resistance has a purpose. Still, bigger zippers handles would really be nice - especially with mittens on. When purchasing this, it was mostly between this and the Arcteryx Rush. The Rush had way, way, way easier to use zippers, but fewer pockets. I ended up going with this one mostly for the additional pockets and Patagonia's warranty. As others have noted, the material is a bit crunchy. While annoying when trying it on, I've never noticed it while skiing so I wouldn't consider it a bad thing.

>Rating: 4

Awesome shell, lousy zips

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

Picked up the 2017-18 version and used for a busy 2018-19 ski season plus a few hikes. The Goretex Pro shell material is bomber and stands up to all weather conditions plus yardsales into deep powder while breathing very well. It feels quite a bit sturdier than standard Goretex and has held up to skiing through trees without so much as a scratch. It's not an ultralight jacket, but rather a really solid balance between performance, toughness, and weight. The material is quite crinkly when new and while it softens up over time it remains more noisy than the average hardshell. Sizing runs a bit large in the torso if worn over just a baselayer, but this works well to permit easy movement with multiple insulating layers. Pit zips and pockets are thoughtfully designed with lots of storage space. The one big downside is that the ergonomics of the zips feel totally out of place on such a high-end jacket. After dozens of days of use, both the main zip and pit zips remain very stiff and prone to jamming--the main zip jams nearly every time try to zip it up. The zip pulls are very small and difficult to grasp with mitts or gloves--I get that light weight is the goal, but I would gladly sacrifice an extra gram or two for a more substantial pull. The zips are billed as watertight and they do perform well in this regard, so perhaps that treatment keeps it from zipping smoothly. Regardless, something as simple as the zips on a premium jacket at this price point should just work, not require a wrestling match.

>Rating: 4

Just a quick note on the material

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

This is a serious skiing/backcountry technical shell which is super lightweight and appears to be wind/water/snow proof. Great. I generally wear a small in my normal clothing and I ordered the small and it fit exactly how I wanted it too. It's made out of GoreTex Pro - which sounds like GoreTex only better, but the Pro is more of a raincoat like material - it moves and sounds like it. Yes, it is much more breathable than an actual raincoat, but it's an encreadably thin material which can only be worn with other jackets and layers. This jacket has no "standalone" ability in terms of getting cold temperature out unlike standard GoreTex. I know that the sort of people who would buy this jacket have tons of layers and are probably prioritizing the light weight over these other factors, but I found it important to note. Awesome jacket, but if you ski at a resort and only at a resort, I would point you towards something a little less high end.

>Rating: 5

Powslayer

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Height
6` 0"
Weight
175 lbs

Literally.....

>Rating: 3

Odd sizing

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 9"
Weight
155 lbs

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.

>Rating: 5

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
160 lbs

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.

>Rating: 4

Shell great - few asks though

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
6` 1"
Weight
185 lbs

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.

>Rating:

Powslayer Jacket

>Rating: 5

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!

>Rating: 5

Bomber Jacket

This jacket is the bomb. Was surprised by how light yet durable this thing is. The orange is definitely orange but the burnt orange lower quiets it down. Longer cut than average but not super baggy, so you avoid the Bro/brah look nicely. Can easily and comfortably fit a down hoody underneath and not look or feel like the stay puff marshmallow man. Two thumbs up on this bad boy.

>Rating: 5

The New Snow Dance Ritual

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 10"
Weight
175 lbs

The Powslayer is hands down the best jacket I have ever owned. I can safely say this jacket is worth EVERY penny. ... I'm also starting to believe that this jacket has brought one of the best starts to a winter season I have seen in years. You have to be a little superstitious as a snowboarder/skier on what brings on the best pow. 3L Gore-Tex Pro, a simple color design, exceptional pocket placement and the best waterproof and breathable jacket (IN & Out of Bounds). The Powslayer is the end all be all to skiing/snowboarding jackets. Don't let the price tag intimidate you- with Patagonia's lifetime warranty this will be a jacket that you will have for so many more seasons to come. The adjustable hood and closure system is super clutch as well, just pull the string on the inside of the jacket and press the button near your collarbone and BOOM - you're G2G. Although the zipper is a little stiff and slow to get used to it is the highest quality YKK zipper out there. So just get a little practice in with it before you hit the slopes. If you have questions on size, a pair of pants/bibs to pair with these or want to hear how stoked I am on this jacket... simply hit me up!

The
>Rating: 5

Slays it All

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 9"
Weight
170 lbs

I've had a few days in this shell and really like it compared to others I've used in the past. Very solid construction and fits great. First day out in this jacket was a blustery cold day at Alta. The snow that day had a unusually high water content and I stayed dry and warm bell to bell. Works well as a touring hard shell with ample ventilation. If your looking for a shell that will fit good and last a long time, look no further!

>Rating: 5

The best!

I love Patagonia. There stuff lasts and it's consistently well designed. I switched from a black diamond mission shell and pants to the powslayer jacket this year. Huge difference in fit and comfort when riding and skinning. I'm 5'10 and stocky- 195lbs. The BD shell was fine except through the shoulders in a large. The powslayer fits perfect. Yes, a little baggier than some but with a few layers it's still comfortable.the hood is great, as opposed to the BD mission which is HUGE. Zippers are great, pockets are perfect on the outside, and on the inside they are big enough to stash my skins on the way down. I don't see replacing this for several years! Thank you Patagonia once again.!

>Rating: 4

New age baggy feel

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 8"
Weight
170 lbs

Compared to my Patagonia Super Alpine hardshell, wearing this jacket has the feeling as if you just lost 40 pounds. The small is a little too small across the chest and shoulders, so I stayed with a medium like I am in most Patagonia products. It was designed more for the free ski look, so I am definitely not complaining about it, just be prepared if you have other technical shells from Patagonia since the fit is night and day. There are plenty of pockets, on the outside and inside. A media pocket and headphone cord hole, water bottle or skin pockets on the inside, and the upper bicep pocket on the left arm is nice for the day or season pass depending on how baller you are. The RECCO is a nice safety feature that is added in as well, hidden between the shoulders under the collar. The hood easily fits over almost any helmet and is easily adjustable as well. My only complaint is the the Vislon zippers can be extremely stiff and hard to zip. My center zip hangs up above the top of the front pockets and can sometimes be a chore to get it zipped, but I'm starting to learn the nuances of this zipper. The pit zips are large and allow for plenty of venting which is nice as well. I am 5'8" 170lb with a fairly long torso and wear a medium across the board for the most part in Patagonia. The slim alpine fit stuff still fits well in a medium for me, just less room to layer underneath. The more relaxed fit still fits fine in a medium, just more room to layer or have that new school baggy look. In the picture, it was extremely windy on the summit that day, making the jacket look humongous. I will update someday with a normal non wind effected picture

>Rating: 5

Great Jacket That Will Last Years

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 0"
Weight
160 lbs

The powslayer jacket is a great shell jacket. I'm 6'0" 160 lbs and the large fits me perfect for a baggier fit ski jacket with plenty of room for layering. The 3 layer gore Tex is obviously extremely waterproof, windproof and breathable. The powder skirt has a grippy synthetic and creates a great seal. The jacket is loaded with pockets including two inner pockets that are especially useful. I was a little hesitant of getting a Shell with no insulation but just pop a down layer on under this bad boy and you are good to go! Price was pretty high but worth it. Only downside I've noticed is the main zipper is a little stiff. Overall, great quality jacket that will last years.

>Rating: 5

Worth the price

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

Awesome jacket. It isn't cheap but it's worth the price, especially considering that it comes with a lifetime warranty. The fit is new school, long and roomy without being baggy. I would say it runs a bit large, as do most Patagonia products in my opinion. I am 5'11", 200 lbs, with broad shoulders (78" wingspan), 34" waist and I think the jacket fits me perfectly, albeit a bit large. I prefer my ski jacket a little long and roomy and this fits the bill. It leaves room for layering (can comfortably wear a down jacket underneath without feeling like the Michelin man) and is long enough to cover my rear end when standing. As far as the tech features, I can't think of anything they've missed. Everything is really well thought out, from the layout of the pockets to the minimalist powder skirt. Normally I hate powder skirts on jackets as I find them uncomfortable and that they mess up the fit, however I don't even notice this one is there and yet it keeps the snow out. Obviously the 3L pro gore shell is top of the line, I have skied from bell to bell in an absolute blizzard and stayed dry, even Tahoe storms that are on the warm/wet side. The hood is large enough to cover my size XL Smith helmet, which is nice on storm days. I will say one drawback if you are a snowboarder, it doesn't really work to wear the hood while riding if you are standing sideways. When skiing and facing straight down the hill it works fine, however it is uncomfortable to stand sideways and try to turn your head to look downhill with the hood on over a helmet. What else to say? I couldn't design a better high-end ski shell myself. Love this jacket and can't recommend highly enough.

>Rating: 5

Simply AWESOME!

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 11"
Weight
155 lbs

This jacket is constructed VERY well! It's a highly technical jacket that doesn't look the part. Also, it doesn't feel like you're wearing a tarp as is sometimes the came with other Gore 3L jackets. I don't typically store things in the pockets of my outerwear, but if I did this jacket isn't short on pockets. My one concern is with the length. The jacket seemed pretty long for a medium, which I didn't expect given the fit of my other Patagonia jackets/shirts. Bottom line - I HIGHLY recommend this jacket for the resort rider or backcountry traveler.

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