Patagonia Chute To Thrill Jacket
Price Paid: 189 Euros
A long time classic, this jacket is still being made by Patagonia. It is a three-layer waterproof, breathable shell and packs down to about the size of a BIG loaf of bread. As usual Patagonia workmanship is top-end!
This jacket is quite stiff so I bought it one size too big to allow for easy layering. The details are well thought out; pit zips, snow-skirt, plenty of BIG pockets (one on the upper arm for a gps/mobile phone), a big hood that fits a helmet, etc.
So how does it stand up against the elements? I have worn this jacket extensively in all types of weather and rest assured; it's absolutely waterproof. Ventilation is also easily tuned with the pit zips. The fabric seems very durable, despite backpacking trips I haven't noticed the fabric wearing down.
My only critisism is the fabric itself, when wearing it on the skin it feels too stiff. Besides that love the fit and feel of it. Try to get this one cheap at the Patagonia outlet store; bought mine in the Dublin store!
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On Sale. Free Shipping. Patagonia Men's Chute To Thrill Jacket (Fall 2006) In a saturated storm cycle or January dump, the stretch-woven Chute To Thrills Jacket by Patagonia provides undeniable storm protection and a full range of motion for backcountry skiers and snowboarders. Made from an updated 3-layer construction that features a hard-wearing nylon shell to thwart abrasion, scoff at angry weather, and promote suppleness, the jacket also has a waterproof/breathable barrier for additional foul-weather security on epic days. The design is clean, with a welded seam construction throughout to reduce weight, improve wet-weather performance, and create an amazingly stuffable, agile package. The helmet-friendly hood adjusts three ways to allow complete neck mobility and unchallenged peripheral vision. Torso pockets double as vents and have a backing mesh for quick and efficient ventilation. The brushed knit interior is plush, wicks moisture away from underlayers, and glides easily over layers. With a left bicep pocket, a climbing skin-sized internal drop-in pocket, fully featured storm skirt and an internal electronic-device pocket with holes for routing cables to your helmet. Features: Weight: 25 oz. / 709 grams Fabric: 5.9-oz., 3-layer, 80 x 70 denier stretch-woven nylon, with an H2No waterproof/breathable barrier bonded to a brushed polyester-knit interior; Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Powder skirt: 2.6-oz. 75 x 75 denier 52% recycled fiber polyester, 48% virgin polyester stretch-woven ripstop taffeta; Deluge DWR finish Ideal Uses: Backcountry Skiing and Riding, Frontside Vertical, Hut Trips, Sierra Traverses Relaxed fit New shell fabric is a 3-layer, stretch-woven nylon for durability, light weight and 2-way stretch for limber moves H2No waterproof/breathable barrier and Deluge DWR for complete waterproof/breathable foul-weather protection Welded Seam construction throughout for reduced weight and improved wet weather performance, durability, softness and compressibility Brushed knit interior wicks moisture and glides smoothly over underlayers; 3-way adjustable, helmet-compatible hood allows natural neck mobility; Hood and collar attach via two stealthy new snaps to protect face from wind and chafing seams Brushed tricot lining against the neck for all-day comfort; Torso pockets pull double duty as vents with backing mesh to allow quick and efficient ventilation Laser-cut, water resistant keyhole zipper design; Left bicep pocket; Cuffs secure with an easy-to-grab molded tab and hook and loop closure; Internal drop in pocket holds skins; mesh zip pocket stores valuables Two hand pockets (lined with brushed mesh); one chest pocket sized to hold an electronic device; Fully featured stretch powder skirt with handy pass holder and webbing loops to connect to any Fall 2006 Patagonia ski and snowboard pants; Hi-lo hem is backpack compatible
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
You would be correct to say that Patagonia designed every stitch of the Chute To Thrill Men's Jacket for backcountry skiing, but it doesn't have any stitches. Instead, Patagonia used welded-seam construction to increase the strength and waterproofing of this jacket and to reduce weight and bulk. The Chute To Thrill Jacket's waterproof, stretch-nylon H2No shell gives backcountry skiers complete weather protection and excellent breathability. Skin to the top of your favorite chute, drop your skins in the internal pocket, crank up the iPod you put in the music pocket, and drop in for some well-earned turns.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version
In a saturated storm cycle or January dump, our stretch-woven Chute To Thrills provide undeniable storm protection and a full range of motion for backcountry skiers and snowboarders. Made from an updated 3-layer construction that features a hard-wearing n
- Patagonia.com refers to the men's version
Uncompromised storm protection for threading tree lines in a Valhalla storm cycle or ripping first tracks in a Ruby squall.. The Chute's 3-layer H2No stretch-woven fabric package affords waterproof performance in full conditions. The design is clean, lightweight and highly packable. A knit lining wicks interior moisture. The removable, 3-way-adjustable hood fits under a helmet. Pit zips provide uphill ventilation. Gripper elastic on the internal storm skirt insures a tight seal. Details: an adjustable neck gasket (lined with brushed tricot), laser-cut, water-resistant zippers, anatomically curved Centaur Cuffs, two hand pockets, one chest pocket, two internal stash pockets and a communication device pocket (also holds an MP3 player) on the left bicep.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version