Patagonia Ice Field Jacket
Price Paid: $350.00
I purchased this jacket WITHOUT giving a crap for rewards. I buy the best gear for what I need, not by what someone else says. With that said:
I purchased the jacket for backcountry AT skiing (I use bibs for pants) and for technical mountaineering. Read my profile for my fit. I found the jacket to be a bit large (jacket size is Lg because I need torso length). The extra fabric is annoying when belaying. The H2no material is not up to par with GTX pro-shell. The shell needs to be treated after 1 season of use.
It has a ton of pockets in the right places, the warmth to weight ratio is pretty decent and the durability of the outer shell is great.
The hood does not come off or stow in the collar but fits my helmets and when I'm just wearing a beanie.
Overall, the jacket is a good purchase. You will be happy. Make sure you try on the jacket prior to purchase and you consider all options.
My second go-to setup is an Arc-teryx with down sweater for mid layer. Both seem to have the same warth but the pro-shell is better in wet snow conditions.
Price Paid: 200 bucks
this jacket won 2008 outside of the year gear award and i can say wowwwwwww they couldn't b wrong. this jacket has insulation 4 when it gets dam right chilly, big pockets, and pit zips 2 cool u off. im glad i got it.
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For cold and wet endeavors in the backcountry, Patagonia's Ice Field Jacket goes above and beyond to keep you warm and dry. This hardshell jacket employs an H2No barrier and a Deluge DWR finish for waterproof and breathable protection while the highloft PrimaLoft Eco synthetic insulation traps heat for warmth and comfort when temperatures drop.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
On Sale. Free Shipping. Patagonia Men's Ice Field Jacket (Fall 2010) FEATURES of the Men's Ice Field Jacket by Patagonia Waterproof/breathable H2No barrier and Deluge finish 2.5-layer stretch polyester body wtih reinforced shoulders, arms and waist 100-gram PrimaLoft Eco synthetic insulation (50% recycled) throughout provides superior warmth and compressibility 2-way-adjustable hood has internal stand-up collar Highly water-resistant, coated zips on all exterior zippers Pit zips Pockets: two handwarmers, two chest, one internal security and one large mesh drop-in Low profile, laminated, self-fabric cuff tabs Drawcord hem Pit zips for ventilation Adjustable cuffs secure with hook-and-loop closures; drawcord hem Regular fit SPECIFICATIONS: Weight: 946 g (2 lb 1.4 oz) Fabric: Shell: 2.5-layer, 4.2-oz 50-denier 100% recycled polyester stretch ripstop with a waterproof/breathable H2No barrier and a Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Reinforcements: 6.4-oz 150-denier 100% recycled polyester plain weave with an H2No barrier and a Deluge DWR finish. Insulation: 100-g PrimaLoft Eco 100% polyester (50% recycled). Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
The Patagonia Ice Field Jacket is perfect synthesis of warmth, weather protection and environmental responsibility. The Ice Field Jacket can stand up to any weather conditions thanks to its H2No 100% recycled polyester stretch-ripstop shell fabric with Deluge DWR finish so no matter how nasty the weather gets you will stay dry. The Ice Field Jacket also features 100-gram PrimaLoft Eco insulation which is made from 50% recycled materials so you not only stay warm but also reduce your ecological footprint. So no matter where your adventures take you, the Ice Field Jacket will keep you warm, dry and green. Patagonia Ice Field Jacket features: Waterproof/breathable H2No barrier and Deluge (durable water repellent) finish; 2.5-layer stretch polyester body with reinforced shoulders, arms and waist 100-gram PrimaLoft Eco synthetic insulation (50% recycled) throughout provides superior warmth and compressibility 2-way-adjustable hood has internal stand-up collar Highly water-resistant, coated zips on all exterior zippers Pit zips Pockets: two handwarmers, two chest, one internal security and one large mesh drop-in Low-profile, laminated, self-fabric cuff tabs; drawcord hem Materials: Shell: 2.5-layer, 4.2-oz 50-denier 100% all-recycled polyester stretch ripstop with a waterproof/breathable H2No barrier and Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish Reinforcements: 6.4-oz 150-denier 100% all-recycled polyester plain weave with an H2No barrier and Deluge DWR finish Insulation: 100-g PrimaLoft Eco 100% polyester (50% recycled) Weight: 947 g (33.4 oz)
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
Like a portable warming hut, the Men's Ice Field Jacket by Patagonia provides insulation and waterproof/breathable protection for when you're heading out into the cold and wet. The 100% recycled stretch-polyester shell bonds to an H2No barrier, encasing continuous filament insulation (100-g PrimaLoft Eco) that's compressible and warm when wet; reinforcements cover the shoulders, elbows, lower arms, lower back and waist. The 2-way-adjustable hood (not helmet-compatible) has an internal stand-up collar, and all external zippers are coated and water-resistant. Other details include two handwarmer, two chest, one internal security and a large mesh drop-in pocket; pit zips; supple, die-cut cuff tabs; a drawcord hem. Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program.
- RockCreek refers to the men's version