Patagonia Intermediary Jacket

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This is a "sort of" soft shell with a 200 or 300 weight…

Rating: rated 1 of 5 stars
Fabric: Poly and spandex
Price Paid: $112

This is a "sort of" soft shell with a 200 or 300 weight shearling fleece interior. The fleece interior is unbelievably soft! The front pocket (chest) is too small to get your hand into. The front of the jacket is actually a double layer of itself.

The pockets were created by sewing a piece of the soft shell fabric, fleece and all, to the front panels and then cutting holes for pockets and installing zippers. That means the front of the jacket is double protection! The front zipper seem to be unusually (for Patagonia) flimsy. The collar is not the same fleece as the rest of the coat, it is some pansy micro fleece. The sleeves are wonderfully long and the torso is long enough. The body is a bit big but not as big as most Patagonia stuff.

This is definitely a high loft soft shell with some good features, and some features lacking. Patagonia describes it as having a "discontinuous PU" membrane between the outer shell and inner fleece. I asked Patagonia what this meant and the response was: the jacket is wind-resistant and not windproof, and this jacket is not water-resistant, and that PU stood for Polyurethane.

This is not really what I would consider a soft shell since it is not water-resistant. Too bad, if only they had given it a DWR coating...

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

A highly wind-resistant, stretch-woven soft shell jacket with a thick pile liningStretch-woven polyester soft shell with pile lining Full front zip with wind flap and zip-through stand-up collar Zippered chest pocket, zippered handwarmer pockets, zippered internal pocketFive to one you can fix any household problem with duct tape or a hammer if it s 10 degrees outside. Go ahead and do the damage, but don t forget your Intermediary, a technical soft shell tuned to fieldwork and everyday cold-weather use. Made from a heavy-duty 94% polyester (that s 60% recycled) and 6% spandex blend with a deep pile lining, it s wind-resistant, moves with you and is incredibly warm. It has a stand-up collar and a full-front zip with wind flap. Zippers secure the chest pocket, handwarmer pockets and internal stash pocket. Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program.11.4-oz 94% polyester (60% recycled), 6% spandex laminated to 84% polyester, 16% spandex with discontinuous PU between. Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program

- Massey's Outfitters

The Men's Intermediary Jacket by Patagonia bets five to one you can fix any household problem with duct tape or a hammer. Go ahead and do the damage, but dont forget your Intermediary, a technical soft shell tuned to fieldwork and everyday cold-weather use.Made from a heavy-duty 94% polyester (thats 60% recycled) and 6% spandex blend with a deep pile lining, its wind-resistant, moves with you and is incredibly warm. It has a stand-up collar and a full-front zip with wind flap. Zippers secure the chest pocket, handwarmer pockets and internal stash pocket.Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program.

- RockCreek

Five to one you can fix any household problem with duct tape or a hammer if it?s 10 degrees outside. Go ahead and do the damage, but don?t forget your Intermediary, a technical soft shell tuned to fieldwork and everyday cold-weather use. Made from a heavy-duty 94% polyester (that?s 60% recycled) and 6% spandex blend with a deep pile lining, it?s wind-resistant, moves with you and is incredibly warm. It has a stand-up collar and a full-front zip with wind flap. Zippers secure the chest pocket, handwarmer pockets and internal stash pocket. Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program.

- Patagonia.com

Patagonia Intermediary Jacket

Discontinued

The Intermediary Jacket has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$112.99 - $225.00

The Patagonia Intermediary Jacket is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 20, 2010 at Patagonia.com.

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