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Patagonia Reconnaissance Jacket - Men's

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    Sniff out the soft stuff.

    You didn't earn the title of powderhound by skiing bulletproof conditions when there were freshies to be found. The Patagonia Men's Reconnaissance Jacket shares your hunger for pow with a super breathable three-layer softshell that keeps you cool on the skintrack but combats the chest-deep shot of snow that's included with a clean line of pow. Being Patagonia's most breathable ski shell, the Reconnaissance is ideal for those big days in the backcountry, but will work for the occasional foray at the resort.

    To prevent moisture from sneaking through the stretch softshell, the Reconnaissance features fully taped seams, and it has a DWR finish along the face of the fabric for some added protection from moisture. The hood and hem have a low-profile, locking drawcord to seal out wind and snow when the weather decides to take a turn for the worse. Inside the jacket is a single drop-in pocket that will carry a pair of gloves or celebratory flask of bourbon, as well as a media-compatible zippered pocket, so you can enjoy some of your favorite tunes when you're spinning laps at the resort.

    • Three-layer stretch softshell
    • DWR finish
    • Fully taped seams
    • Regular fit
    • Adjustable hood
    • Cohaesive cord-lock hem and hood
    • Built-in reflector may help Recco-equipped ski patrol locate you in an emergency
    • Item #PAT00VE

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [membrane/laminate] 100% nylon (3-layer), [face fabric] 100% polyester, DWR treatment
    Seams
    fully sealed
    Fit
    regular
    Length
    hip
    Hood
    yes
    Pockets
    [exterior] 2 zippered handwarmer, 2 zippered chest (1 media), [interior] 1 goggle
    RECCO
    yes
    Recommended Use
    skiing, backcountry touring
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Patagonia Ambassador Favorite

    • Size Bought: Medium

    Whether you are touring in the backcountry or skiing in the resort, the Patagonia Reconnaissance Jacket is a great choice for long days out in the snow. It does tend to run a little big and Medium fit me best when I tested it out (6'1" 185 lbs, 34" waist). Check out this video outlining the features of the Reconnaissance.
    Feel free to contact me directly with any questions on this or any other ski jackets.
    Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead - klivingston@backcountry.com - 801-736-4337

    Great Jacket but Runs Large

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Small

    I really liked the material and features of this jacket but the size small was absolutely huge on me. I didn't try an xsmall because I found a great deal on the Patagonia Kniferidge which fits me well in size small and seems like it will fulfill the requirements of a softshell more than adequately. The Recon seemed like a great jacket and I still wonder whether the small I got was actually a mislabeled medium. If not, the fit of the Recon is quite a bit roomier than the Kniferidge despite both being of 'regular' fit dimensions, which might be relevant for folks deciding between the two.

    Great Jacket Needing Minor Fixes

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: xl

    When I first opened the jacket, I instantly loved the color. The Grecian Blue looks just like the picture. I can't attest for snow performance, but in a heavy, long rain it held up. Stayed dry, and once the rain died down I just shook the jacket and all the water beaded off. The only gripes I have is the interior pocket in the right chest pocket is too small to accommodate an iPhone 6s, and the jacket runs a little longer than expected. I have an abnormally long torso for a 6'1, 210 athletic build and the jacket is a little long. Other than that, I love it! Can't wait to test it on the snow!

    waterproof but thin jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    I did a lot of research when looking for a new ski jacket and while this one is awesome in that it's truly 100% waterproof (skied a full day in snow, walked around with it in the rain, etc. and stayed dry) and is super comfortable, it's really only for super warm weather / can't be worn on it's own. The jacket has no lining and is very thin so it's not necessarily what I would consider a traditional ski jacket. I actually wear it with the Patagonia down jacket and then it's perfect. Also, I'm female and purchased it because I prefer the design / colors for the Patagonia men's gear and while a little big even in a small, it still works and the fit isn't overly manly!

    Got to Ski Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    Whether I'm getting into some Alpine skiing or out on a tour, the Patagonia Reconnaissance Jacket is my go to for shredding! The Reconnaissance boasts phenomenal water proofing (was able to brush off some heavy, wet powder days this season when others where soaked) with the comfortable fit you'd find in a true soft shell jacket.



    While it is not a true hard shell, the Reconnaissance will stand with the best of them. With ample room for layering due the nature of a shell and a build you can put through the beater, Patagonia's Reconnaissance Ski jacket is one addition to your shredding ensemble you won't regret!

    Got to Ski Jacket

    Perfect Tahoe Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    This jacket is perfect for Tahoe/Sierra skiing for all but the coldest/windiest days here in NorCal. Super light and roomy to layer on cold days. It's not gore-tex but the price is right and it gets the job done. I wouldn't recommend this jacket for Utah/Colo for dead of the winter-full on blizzard skiing, it's just not thick enough for those climes. Overall decent jacket for the money.

    Perfect for splitboarding and the alpine

    • Size Bought: small

    The new Reconnaissance jacket is the perfect jacket for all alpine adventures. From the laps at the resort to putting up mixed routes this thing can do it all. First off most of the jacket is a soft shell material so be honest about what you are going to be using it for and the conditions you will be in. It is rare to actually need a full goretex piece in Utah, Tetons, Colorado etc.. so for me it a hybrid jacket like this makes total sense. Fit is in between ski and alpine so I can still look somewhat cool when I ride chairs and not like a complete alpine dork.

    Key Highlights:
    -Taped soft shell seams, the soft shell material comes in with a 6500k waterproof rating making it awesome in bad conditions, while allowing me to dump a ton of heat while moving up hill.

    -Goretex 3layer Cnit material on key areas like hood, shoulders, and arms. This is clutch for ice climbing and mountaineering when you have all sorts of shit dropping and dripping down on top of you. The new cnit backer also makes the materail much lighter and more supple than the traditional 3L feel.

    -Rad media pocket, double layer design. The actual internal media pocket might be kind too small for larger phones. However I love being able to stash gu's , a buff, route beta, etc in my chest pocket but keep them separate.

    -Minimal belt loop attachment keeps jacket down for riding the deep stuff and helps keep the jacket stuffed down under a harness.

    If you have any questions on this jacket please let me know!
    Dan Gates
    Expert Gearhead
    801.746.7582
    dgates@backcountry.com

    3L Goretex Cnit on hood and shoulders

    Goretex pro with Cnit backer gives lightweight protection where you need it. Hood is ski helmet compatible.

    If you have any questions on this product contact me:
    Dan Gates
    Expert Gearhead
    801.746.7582
    dgates@backcountry.com

    3L Goretex Cnit on hood and shoulders

    Does this jacket have pit zips?

    Hey Kitch - The Patagonia Reconnaissance Jacket does not have pit zips which is definitely a shortsight considering it is a touring jacket. Check out the Patagonia Refugitive Jacket (Item #PAT00UY) which does come with underarm vents. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.

    Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead - klivingston@backcountry.com - 801-736-4337

    Hello, what's the story with the hood? Does it roll and stow? Or does it remain unfurled against one's back? Thanks. ~chris

    Im 6'2" and 160 lbs and am wondering what size would he good for me with enough room to layer under for cold days