If you're looking to build up a solid layering system for snowsports, Patagonia's Men's Primo Jacket is a great place to start. Or a great place to finish. Basically, it is versatile enough to be great in any system. Comprised of a GORE-TEX® material with pit-zips, you can be sure that you will have plenty of breathability and ventilation as you exert yourself while tearing up the slopes (or while walking up stairs.... let's be honest, I don't know how fit you are). It is fully waterproof and has a removable powder skirt, adjustable, helmet-compatible hood and elastic hem will make sure you stay dry. When people tell you that the weather is crummy out you'll just have to take their word for it, safe in your jacket-fort.
DECENT FEATURES of the Patagonia Men's Primo Jacket
Tough 3-layer 100% recycled nylon Gore-Tex fabric for durably waterproof/breathable and windproof protection against wet snow
Helmet-compatible, 2-way-adjustable fixed hood with laminated visor for optimal visibility in bad conditions Touch Point System embedded cord locks in hood and hem for quick adjustment
Slim Zip installation with watertight coated zippers reduce bulk and weight
Pit zips quickly release heat; low-profile cuff with pleated gusset secures over or under gloves
Sleek, low-profile powder skirt stays in place whether secured or not and rotates as rider moves for comfort and protection
Webbing loop at center back connects to any Patagonia Snow pants
Zippered pockets: two handwarmers one chest with secure media pocket and cable routing one forearm one interior drop-in one interior stash
Recco avalanche rescue reflector embedded in back of neck
Weight: 26.1 oz / 740 g
Shell: 3-layer, 5.6-oz 70-denier 100% recycled nylon Gore-Tex fabric with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
Powder Skirt: 3.5-oz 91% eco polyester and 9% spandex
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