Patagonia Jetstream Jacket

2 reviews
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4-star:   1
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This is the second hard-shell jacket I have owned…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Fabric: Patagonia's proprietary H2No waterproof/breathable and similar stretch fabric.
Fill: None. A human body, perhaps.
Price Paid: $225

This is the second hard-shell jacket I have owned and will likely be the last one I'll ever need. I have had mine for about two years and it looks just the same as it did when it came out of the box (except for a bit of ripstop tape near the neck because I lent it out to a smoker one windy night).

It weighs 13 ounces dry and is worth every gram for the protection it provides. Yes, I'm a gram-counting ultralighter when it comes to gear, but I chose this shell over the slightly lighter competition for a variety of reasons:

1. Patagonia's reputation for durability and quality and their pioneership in corporate environmental responsibility and stewardry.

2. The abundant waterproof zippers that provide ample ventilation options which greatly enhance comfort.

3. It looks really awesome, like a space suit or some kind of secret extraterrestrial technology.

Overall, my experience with this particular jacket has been phenomenal. I use it mainly for backpacking but occasionally wear it when I venture into the concrete jungles of society.

It is waterproof and windproof and breathable enough to dissipate perspiration even when hiking in the spring rain of the Smoky Mountains. Appropriately layered, one can stay relatively dry inside and out in any earthly environment when wearing this other-worldly beauty of a shell.

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A solid all-around shell. I use it for backcountry…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Fabric: Patagonia's proprietary version of Gore-tex Paclite
Price Paid: $140 @ outlet

A solid all-around shell. I use it for backcountry skiing, summer hiking, ice-climbing, mountaineering and grocery shopping. Works well as a do-everything shell. The light-weight 2-layer Gore-tex-equivalent fabric is very nice so far (6 months in).

Sometimes it feels mildly clammy inside (I'm a heavy sweater), but it dries remarkably fast when you unzip it, take it off, or open up the pit-zips. The hood is okay, but takes some fiddling with to get it adjusted. I got mine cheap at the outlet store (still can't figure out why it was a factory second), but I would have paid full price for this jacket.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

DescriptionA highly versatile windproof, 100% waterproof/breathable shell with excellent stretch and compressible, welded-seam constructionH2No waterproof/breathable 2.5-layer tear-resistant fabric Interior surface texture channels moisture away from skin, protects the waterproof barrier from abrasion and slides easily over layers 2.5-layer stretch panels behind the shoulders and underarms Stitch-free construction reinforced with exceptionally flexible tape reduces weight, keeps seams drier and reduces abrasion that can compromise fabric performance Helmet-compatible roll-down, 3-way adjustable hood Center-front zipper is offset at chin Comfortable brushed-tricot chin guard External pockets: two handwarmer with PU-coated zippers Internal pockets: one security, one mesh drop-in PU-coated pit zips Partially elasticized, self-fabric cuff tabs Drawcord hemMonsoon season in India, summer afternoons in the Rockies, anytime in Patagonia wherever wet weather hits, the Jetstream protects, moves, and breathes as long as you do. The fully waterproof/breathable nylon ripstop fabric is combined with our weight-shaving, performance-enhancing stitch-free construction and reinforced with exceptionally flexible tape for a lightweight and versatile all-season shell. Finer points include strategically located stretch panels, water-resistant exterior zippers and pit zips, a drawcord hem, exterior and interior pocketing and compressible hook-and-loop elasticized cuffs. An interior, raised surface texture helps transport moisture and ease layering. The roll-down, 3-way-adjustable hood fits over a helmet.Shell: 2.5-layer, 2.7-oz 50-denier nylon ripstop with a waterproof/breathable H2No barrier and a Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Stretch panels: 2.5-layer, 4.7-oz 70-denier stretch-woven nylon with H2No and a Deluge DWR finish

- Massey's Outfitters refers to the men's version

North of the Arctic Circle, pristine granite walls, white sand beaches and near-constant summer daylight earn the Lofotens a fitting moniker: 'the Magic Islands.' But don't get too spellbound, lest you forget about Norway's legendary storms. Our new, lightweight Jetstream features full waterproof/breathable protection and our weight-shaving, performance-enhancing stitch-free Composite Seam System (CSS) construction throughout. Finer points to keep pace with your ambitions include stretch panels behind the underarms and shoulders, pit zips, exterior and interior pocketing, and perforated hook-and-loop elasticized cuffs. An interior, raised surface texture helps transport moisture, ease layering, and protect the waterproof barrier. The roll-down, three-way adjustable hood fits over a helmet, and the contoured cut allows for underlayers.

- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version

On Sale. Free Shipping. Patagonia Men's Jetstream Jacket (Fall 2008) A highly versatile windproof, 100% waterproof/breathable shell with excellent stretch and compressible, welded-seam construction. Specifications: Shell Fabric: 2.5-layer, 2.7-oz, 50-denier ripstop nylon H2No waterproof/breathable barrier and Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish Stretch panels: 2.5-layer, 4.7-oz, 70-denier stretch-woven nylon H2No and Deluge DWR finish Weight: 13 oz / 369 g Features: H2No waterproof/breathable 2.5-layer tear-resistant fabric Interior surface texture channels moisture away from skin, protects the waterproof barrier from abrasion and slides easily over layers 2.5-layer stretch panels behind the shoulders and underarms Stitch-free construction reinforced with exceptionally flexible tape (patent pending) reduces weight, keeps seams drier and reduces abrasion that can compromise fabric performance Helmet-compatible roll-down, 3-way adjustable hood Center-front zipper is offset at chin Comfortable brushed-tricot chin guard External pockets: two handwarmer with PU-coated zippers Internal pockets: one security, one mesh drop-in PU-coated pit zips Partially elasticized, self-fabric cuff tabs Drawcord hem Regular fit This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

The Men's Jetstream Jacket by Patagonia is a highly versatile windproof, 100% waterproof/breathable shell with excellent stretch and compressibility. Monsoon season in India, summer afternoons in the Rockies, anytime in Patagonia - wherever wet weather hits, the Jetstream protects, moves, and breathes as long as you do. The fully waterproof/breathable nylon ripstop fabric is combined with Patagonia's weight-shaving, performance-enhancing stitch-free construction and reinforced with exceptionally flexible tape for a lightweight and versatile all-season shell.Finer points include strategically located stretch panels, water-resistant exterior zippers and pit zips, a drawcord hem, exterior and interior pocketing and compressible hook-and-loop elasticized cuffs. An interior, raised surface texture helps transport moisture and ease layering. The roll-down, 3-way-adjustable hood fits over a helmet.

- RockCreek refers to the men's version

Monsoon season in India, summer afternoons in the Rockies, anytime in Patagonia ? wherever wet weather hits, the Jetstream protects, moves, and breathes as long as you do. The fully waterproof/breathable nylon ripstop laminate combines with our weight-shaving, performance-enhancing stitch-free construction reinforced with exceptionally flexible tape (patent pending) for a lightweight and versatile all-season shell. Finer points include strategically located stretch panels, water-resistant exterior zippers and pit zips, a drawcord hem, exterior and interior pocketing and compressible hook-and-loop elasticized cuffs. An interior, raised surface texture helps transport moisture and ease layering. The roll-down, 3-way-adjustable hood fits over a helmet.

- Patagonia.com refers to the men's version

Patagonia Jetstream Jacket

Discontinued

The Jetstream Jacket has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$69.63 - $225.00

The Patagonia Jetstream Jacket is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen December 9, 2010 at Massey's Outfitters.

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