The Patagonia Men's Super Alpine Jacket. This technical shell jacket is built for long, cold days in the mountains. The Super Alpine Jacket, engineered with Gore-Tex Pro Shell uses the lightest and most durable nylon face fabrics available. The 3-layer construction uses a special high performance membrane that's bonded between the outer material and GORE Micro Grid Backer Technology. Gore-Tex Pro Shell provides the highest level of waterproof/breathable protection, durability and comfort for tough alpine conditions.
DECENT FEATURES of the Patagonia Men's Super Alpine Jacket
New Gore-Tex Pro fabric delivers the same trusted levels of uncompromised, durable waterproofness, but with an even better range of breathability
Helmet-compatible Optimal Visibility Hood with laminated visor for good visibility in poor conditions
Touch Point System with embedded cord locks in hood and hem for quick-and-easy adjustment
Gusseted underarm panels let you reach without raising the body of the jacket
Harness-and pack-compatible Pressed Pleat Pockets increase capacity without adding seams
Supple, watertight Slim Zips are laminated in place to reduce bulk
Pleated Gasket Dry Cuffs provide a tight, low-profile wrist seal
Weight: 18.2 oz / 516 g
3-layer, 3.8 oz, 40-denier 100% nylon Gore-Tex Pro fabric
Reinforcement: 3-layer, 4.9 oz, 150-denier 100% nylon Gore-Tex Pro fabric
Shell and reinforcements have a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
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What I love about this jacket is first, it is one tough jacket. Second is the big front pockets, which makes a perfect place shove your skins. Third, the hand gaskets are pretty nice. The jacket is a little longer then a lot of jackets, which I like to keep me dry. I have the Mango version of this jacket, I know it looks bright, but it really is a pretty nice color. Disclaimer: I received this jacket from Gore as part of a product testing group.
What I love about this jacket is first, it is one tough jacket. Second is the big front pockets, which makes a perfect place shove your skins. Third, the hand gaskets are pretty nice. The jacket is a little longer then a lot of jackets, which I like to keep me dry. I have the Mango version of this jacket, I know it looks bright, but it really is a pretty nice color.
Full disclosure, I am a Gore-Tex Mountaintech. This jacket is the absolute best shell I have ever used. It has all the stuff you want: waterproof, windproof, breathable, lightweight. It also has fully adjustable hood, sweet soft wrist gaskets, big pit zips. I am 6'1 190 lbs, and a large fits me perfect; large enough to put layer underneath, or on warmer days just a single layer will treat you well. Bottom line, if you are looking for a solid, well constructed gore-tex shell with all the bells and whistles and the stamp of approval from Patagonia, this is THE jacket.
Talk about a good first impression. Right after I got this jacket I was in the thick of it that was Super Storm/ Hurricane Sandy. In both the rain and the snow that it dumped on us it certainly proved its worth. Hands down my favorite thing about this jacket is the wrist gaskets...what a great addition. The fit is spot on as it is cut athletic but easy to layer underneath as the temps drop. At this point I have been through multiple Gore-tex Shells and this is my favorite so far. Its burly and is taking all the abuse I can give it. As a disclaimer I test products for the Gore company.
this jacket is so well made. I would usually swear by arc'tyrex but this jacket surprised me. i love the snug fit. best hood I've seen by far. the rubber gaskets at the wrists are an awesome addition and the chest pockets are designed so that they can balloon out if you need the extra space. shell material feels especially resistant. This jacket has all the extras. Still a fan of arc'tyrex but prior to wearing this jacket I wouldn't have expected anything could compare. This jacket does. disclaimer: I field test and occasionally receive Gore-Tex jackets for that purpose.
It took awhile to find an insulating jacket that fit my needs. Marmot Cauldron, too loose. Patagonia UL Down, warm but funky translucent didn't lend itself to work wear. Arcteryx Atom LT, not as warm as expected. Then I found this gem and love it. Fit is consistent with other Patagonia jackets. It's warm, light, and doesn't sacrifice duarability. All a great jacket that I look forward to having for many more years.