The Patagonia Women's Primo Down Jacket. Our warmest, most protective jacket for freeriders: The Primo Down Jacket, engineered with GORE-TEX Performance Shell uses the most durable nylon face fabrics available. The 2-layer construction uses a GORE-TEX membrane, which is bonded to the outer material and protected on the inside by a separate lining for better wear, greater comfort, and waterproof, breathable protection. And the shell jacket is packed with warm 700-fill goose down for reliable cold weather protection.
DECENT FEATURES of the Patagonia Women's Primo Down Jacket
Durable 2-layer, recycled nylon Gore-Tex fabric for waterproof/ breathable performance
700-fill-power goose down insulation is warm and highly compressible
Helmet-compatible, 2-way-adjustable hood with laminated visor for optimal visibility in bad conditions
Drop collar protects neck and face, even with the hood down
Touch Point System embeds cord locks in the hood and hem for quick adjustment and seals out snow (US patent number 5263202
Slim Zip installation with watertight coated zippers reduce bulk and weight
Pit zips quickly release heat
Pleated gusset comfortably secures cuff over or under gloves, with less bulk
Fully-featured powder skirt is adjustable
Webbing loops connect to any Patagonia Snow pants to keep snow out and skirt down
Zippered Pockets: Two handwarmers, two chest, one bicep, one interior drop-in, one interior zippered pocket with key clip
Includes secure media pocket with cable routing
2-layer, 4.3-oz 70-denier 100% recycled nylon Gore-Tex fabric with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
The design and quality of this jacket are great. I found the length to be generous enough, any longer cut and it would be a trench. The fabric has a soft touch which is nice and helps you feel less crinkly when the temperature drops. I also love that the quilted down is hidden, helps me feel like less of a marshmallow when braving the outdoors. I fully expect to wear the heck out of this jacket for many many years to come, durable and SO functional.
"Very warm, 100% waterproof, hood fits over helmet, plenty of storage pockets but too short in length"
Extremely warm, completely waterproof, even in a downpour. The hood is perfectly sized to fit over ski helmet and cinches down nicely for almost complete face protection in blizzard conditions. However, the only downfall is the jacket is too short in length. I am only 5'2.5", and it is too short to prevent snow getting under the powder skirt or into the top of your pants if you fall. I spoke with a patagonia rep who confirmed that the small size was "not long enough for everyone." They suggested trying the men's small or women's medium. Otherwise, it is a great jacket for no fall zones!!
"warm, waterproof, hood covers helmet, lots o pockets but the length is too short."
this jacket would be perfect except for the length. The length is just too short (and i'm a shortie, 5'2.5") and if you ever fall (which only happens to me RARELY) you get pow pow up the powder skirt and down your ski pants which sucks. especially sucks when you are skiing in freezing new hampshire and pick that jacket because its uber warm but then you freeze yo butt off because snow got in yo panties.