To some people, weekends in the winter mean sleeping late, cozying up with a blanket, and lazing the day away on the couch. But you're less about binge-watching and sleeping in and more about sunrise coffee and bump runs, and instead of a blanket, you'll be sliding into the Patagonia Snowshot Jacket. This waterproof ski shell boasts an H2No membrane, giving you breathable weather protection on snowy summits and slushy spring groomers alike.
This jacket has you pow-day prepared, with a helmet-compatible hood keeping snow off of you as you bounce through knee deep snow, while the powder skirt keeps snow from sneaking in the bottom when that snow proves a little too deep and you take a digger. When you start to work up a sweat on steep and deep tree runs, you can quickly dump heat with zippered underarm vents, then get back to your favorite weekend pastime.
- A waterproof and breathable shell for hard charging weekend warriors
- H2No membrane keeps you dry through heavy powder and spring mixes
- Underarm vents let you shed heat after tiring mogul fields
- Helmet compatible hood is two-way adjustable for a custom fit
- Handwarmer pockets have brushed lining for added warmth and comfort
- Media-compatible chest pocket keeps you jamming on the slopes
- Item #PAT01Z4
What do you think about this product?
February 29, 2020
The Saga of the Ski Jacket
Some background, I'm 5'10" 145lbs, a cyclists build. Most size SM ski jackets these days are simply too baggy for my liking, i prefer a snug fit. This jacket comes in XS and fits me perfectly. The powder skirt is great, jacket is well constructed and seems to have survived four days of Steamboats finest tree runs with no snags or tears. Very happy to have found the right fit, even if it is an XS.
January 21, 2020
This is the one
After an exhaustive search for a new shell or insulated jacket, I have finally settled on the Snowshot shell to replace my 8 year old Outdoor Research Stormbound jacket. The primary features that drove me to the Snowshot were: 1) The quality of the jacket and Patagonia warranty support 2) The comfort of the fabric and especially the collar 3) The excellent pockets 4) The helmet-compatible hood 5) The powder skirt that fits just right 6) Good value At the end I had it down to the Marmot Spire, Patagonia Powderbowl, and the Snowshot. The Marmot got eliminated because the collar was too stiff and the pockets weren't very good (but the jacket did have a nice 3L Goretex shell). The Powderbowl got eliminated because I like the flex of the Snowshot fabric better, the collar was more comfortable, and the appearance was better. I think either of the Patagonia jackets would be a great choice though. From my research, the performance of the two Patagonias should be very comparable, with the H2NO of the Snowshot being very slightly less breathable and slightly less durable. I couldn't find any durability or breath-ability complaints though. I'm planning to use this shell with a Patagonia Nano Air jacket, Mountain Hardwear fleece, and Under Armor baselayer. I've also got a Patagonia Down Sweater Vest for the coldest days. Jackets that didn't make the cut: -Marmot Spire: bad collar design, too stiff, bad pockets -Patagonia Powderbowl: slightly worse collar -Outdoor Research Hemispheres: too expensive and hood didn't fit my helmet -Patagonia Departer: didn't have a good blue color -Patagonia Insulated Snowshot: didn't want to go insulated. Didn't have a blue color. -Patagonia Insulated Powderbowl: didn't want to go insulated. Didn't have a blue color. -Outdoor Research Fortress: bad collar design and didn't want the insulation -Outdoor Research Skyward II: bad collar design -Helly Hansen Alpha 3.0: poor durability and non-existent support -Helly Hansen Alpha Lifaloft: poor durability and non-existent support -Arcteryx Macai: too expensive and didn't want the insulation
May 22, 2019
Hell of a Shell
I ordered this on a whim looking for a shell ski jacket and ended up with a cloak of ski shredding wonderfulness. It's a men's fit but I liked the color so much and it was on sale so I can attest to a unique fit. It's snug on the hips but otherwise fits great. I loved it so much on the slopes that I use it as my primary shell for backpacking and general wear. Light enough for typical rainy days so I pair it with a down jacket when it's chillier.
May 19, 2019
Bought this for a friend and he loves it. Says it's the best snowboard jacket he's ever had. Quality is great and the jacket is great at keeping out the elements.
January 14, 2019
Excellent Shell -minus the vents
I love this shell as it is VERY wind and water resistant. On a warm day I snowboard with just this and a T-shirt. When its cold I pair it with a down jacket. I highly recommend this item and I think the only improvement to be made would be adding mesh to the vents. I like ventilation but I'd prefer some sort of barrier against snow if I were to fall and have some come through. It is certainly worth the money given the fact all Patagonia products have a lifetime warranty.
December 1, 2018
This is an all around amazing jacket. It feels a lot like a shell, but still is warm enough. It has a more loose freeride fit which makes it easy to layer beneath. Super good construction with the pocket design and all. All in all, I love this thing!
October 21, 2018
Excellent coat! There are so many great things about it. Kept my son very warm and dry on the slopes. take 20% off coupons from coupon-code.info
January 21, 2018
This is an awesome shell jacket. I've had trouble finding a shell that fits well length wise. This is the perfect length and fit with room for layering. I have only skied twice with it, but I have been impressed so far.
December 13, 2017
The best in 2L!
Went for the snowshot this year because I have had plenty of success wearing 2L in lightweight mountain west snow (probably would've gone something 3L if I was spending the winter in Tahoe or the North West) , and have yet to be disapointed! Have had the opportunity to test in heavy, wet snow conditions
November 2, 2017
October 14, 2017
Nice, heavy weight shell. Fits big
I love this jacket, but it had to go back. It's huge. Previous reviewer agrees (baggy fit) and I'm not a "baggy fit" dude. But for some reason BC summary says "fits small." Nice materials. Big pit zips, nice zippers, good pocket layout. Minus 1 star because it's treated, not Gore-tex. BUT... it fits like a huge potato sack. At 5'9" and 175. I'm pretty reliably a Medium- 40R suit coat off the rack, every time. I'm a little beefy by adventure sport standards so some M t-shirts fit me like a sausage casing. But I'm swimming in this jacket. I know it's a "layering piece" but I could put on 8 bulky sweaters under this thing. With my luck the small will be too small. Hopefully not.
September 28, 2017
Well made, patagonia ethics and BC low cost. STOKED! Baggy fit.