I'm going to try my very best not to make any puns about the Patagonia Men's Knifeblade Jacket. This cutting-edge jacket will have you looking sharp. (my very best isn't very good). Patagonia's best soft shell for alpine and ice climbing, the Knifeblade sports Polartec® Power Shield® Pro fabric for lightweight weather resistance and ample breathability (it is actually more of a cross between a hard and soft shell). It also slides easily over other layers for colder weather. I like this jacket for everyday wear, while much cooler people will utilize it for climbing up ice or chilly activities that require a helmet (the hood is adjustable and helmet-compatible).
FEATURES of the Patagonia Men's Knifeblade Jacket
Polartec Power Shield Pro fabric with a tricot backing combines high weather resistance and incredible breathability
Helmet-compatible, 2-way-adjustable hood with laminated visor for optimal visibility in bad conditions
Touch Point System has embedded cord locks in hood and hem for quick adjustments to seal out weather
Modified Y-Joint sleeve construction allows overhead mobility without lifting the jacket
One left chest pocket and two high handwarmer pockets are harness- and pack-compatible, with mesh pocket bags and reverse-coil Slim Zips with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
Low-profile, self-fabric hook-and-loop closure cuffs with pleated gusset
SPECIFICATIONS of the Patagonia Men's Knifeblade Jacket
Weight: 18.9 oz / 536 g
5.8-oz Polartec Power Shield Pro 89% polyester / 11% spandex
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Very pleased with the knifeblade jacket. I don't even notice it while I'm wearing it. The power shield pro stretches, and allows excellent freedom of movement. The material is thin, and there is no insulation. The jacket breaths extremely well (better than neoshell, which also breaths well), and the water resistance is excellent. I have spent an accumulation of several hours in rainy conditions, and the jacket has not wet through. I suspect that the material would allow water through after prolonged exposure in a downpour. The seams are not taped. I am 6' 200 lbs, and the fit is trim and comfortable. The jacket has enough room and stretch to accommodate a base layer and an Atom LT jacket. However, I prefer to layer no more than a mid weight fleece under it, and layer something warmer over it when necessary.