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Jeffrey R.

Jeffrey R.

Jeffrey R.

Jeffrey R.wrote a review of on February 17, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I received this jacket and the throw-back pull-over was a nice concept and the construction looks good. However, it needs improvement in several areas. At this price, it should have pit zips and waterproof zippers for the pockets and side-entry zip. Also, the side entry zip that is suppose to make it easier to put on is a little deceiving. The kangaroo pocket is also a little tight. It is very short and doesn't go high-enough. It is still tough to put on. Fit-wise, it is regular, not too baggy.

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Jeffrey R.

Jeffrey R.wrote a review of on February 13, 2018

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I bought a pair SnowShot pants after owning a pair of Rubicon pants for 7-8 seasons, which was the predecessor pant. The pocket layout and venting is great. However, Patagonia changed the sizing in a weird way. The Large was on the big, baggy side, especially the waist, while the medium was a little snug in the thighs. I ended up going with the large so I could layer and had to wear a belt even with the waist tabs pulled tight. I only skied in them for 2 days and the material showed abnormal wear and tear, which may have been from my skis. Even after 8 seasons my Rubicons never got nicked up like theses. I ended up returning them to Patagonia as they were no where near as durable as my old Rubicons, which I should have just kept rather than turning in via the worn-wear program.

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Jeffrey R.

Jeffrey R.wrote a review of on March 6, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I picked up a Snow Shot jacket on sale on a whim as my old ski jacket was 10 years old and I was heading for a long weekend of skiing. The pocket layout is perfect, with a chest pocket for a map, a stick of lip balm and anything else you may need to get quick access to. The hand warmer pockets are great as they are not vertically oriented so stuff doesn't fall right out, which is nice if you forget to zip them up all the way up.

I generally wear Large in Patagonia jackets, and this one runs a tad on the large side. Definitely on the free ride side length-wise. However, its really just a shell with mesh lining so the extra room is needed for layering when the temps drop. I was good to go with just a base layer for a 28-30 degree day and only felt a little chill after the clouds rolled in and the sun was going down. I threw on a R1 fleece for a colder snowier day that was between 20-25 degrees, but popped the pit zips to regulate temps when skiing hard.

My only criticism is the powder skirt hands a bit low and is a little looser than I'd like. Overall, I'm very happy with the jacket as an all-around ski jacket.

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Jeffrey R.

Jeffrey R.wrote a review of on January 7, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: large

This was a nice shirt in material and construction. However, they really need to explain the sizing and "casual fit", which can be translated to fat guy fit. I normally wear a large and a large was way too big with the exception of the sleeves.

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Jeffrey R.

Jeffrey R.wrote a review of on December 31, 2010

2 5

I probably used my PreCip shell maybe a dozen times over several 3 years. The first couple of uses this shell worked. After that, the jacket wetted through during light to moderate rain in about an hour. Washed it to rejuvenate the DWR, but then it wetted through again especially on the shoulders, upper back and lower arms/cuffs. The jack also does not breath well, so condensation builds up quick even with the pit zips open. If you want to stay dry while doing more than standing still in the rain for 20 minutes, spend a little more for something with GoreTex PacLite or the equivalent because this thing is a $100 wear twice, disposable shell. Kudos to Backcountry.com's 100% satisfaction/return policy!

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