Patagonia Mixed Guide Hoody
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The Patagonia Mixed Guide Hoody is a soft-shell jacket that combines Polartec Power Shield stretch-woven fabric in the body with waterproof/breathable H2No Performance Standard 3-layer nylon ripstop shell with a waterproof/breathable barrier fabric panels in key high-exposure areas to offer both the storm protection and breathability you need for long ice and mixed climbs or backcountry skiing.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
The Patagonia Mixed Guide Hoodie jacket combines soft shell mobility and breathability with key area storm protection for the best alpinist protection around. With weather protection where you need it and breathability everywhere else, the hybrid design maximizes the benefits of hard- and soft-shell technology. Upper torso (hood, shoulders and upper arms, lower in front than in back) utilizes H2No(R) Performance 3-layer nylon ripstop fabric with a waterproof, breathable barrier. Remaining soft-shell areas are made of heavy-duty but highly breathable and wind resistant Polartec(R) Power Shield(R). Polartec Power Shield durable stretch woven blend dramatically enhances the Durable Water Repellent finish's resistance to wind, water, snow and abrasion. Brushed interior gives next-to-skin comfort. Helmet-compatible, 3-way-adjustable hood with laminated visor provides optimal visibility in bad conditions; microfleece-lined neck and chin for comfort. Patagonia Mixed Guide Hoodie features rip-and-stick adjustable cuffs and drawcord hem. Full-reach gusseted panels let you reach without raising the body of the jacket. Harness- and pack-compatible chest pockets with watertight reverse-coil zippers; 2 handwarmer pockets with reverse-coil zippers and storm flaps for secure storage.
- REI refers to the men's version
Waves of spindrift and melting ice splatter your shoulders and chest while you cruise through endless stretches of simulclimbing. The Mixed Guide complements the stop-and-go cycles of ice and alpine climbing, with hard-shell weather protection where you need it and soft-shell breathability everywhere else. The upper torso hard shell (shoulders, chest, upper arms and hood) utilizes our H2No(R) Performance Standard 3-layer 100% nylon ripstop fabric with a waterproof/breathable barrier. The remaining soft-shell areas are made of heavy-duty but highly breathable Polartec(R) Power Shield(R) fabric. This durable stretch-woven blend (57% polyester/36% nylon/7% spandex) uses Hardface(R) Technology that dramatically enhances the Deluge(R) DWR (durable water repellent) finish?s resistance to wind, water, snow and abrasion. The jacket?s brushed interior gives next-to-skin comfort; the helmet-compatible, 2-way-adjustable hood with laminated visor allows optimal visibility in bad conditions; and gusseted panels let you reach high without raising the body of the jacket. Other detailing: two zippered chest and two zippered hand pockets that sit above harness line, a microfleece lining on the neck and chin, and a drawcord hem.
- Patagonia.com refers to the men's version
As you work up a multi-pitch alpine route or boot up a 4,000-foot couloir with skis on your back, the Patagonia Mixed Guide Hooded Softshell Jacket keeps you protected from the elements while efficiently regulating your core temperature. This jacket features two strategically placed technical fabrics to meet the needs of the most technical climbers and backcountry skiers. Waterproof breathable H2No fabric technology in your exposed areas seals out flakes and dripping ice while highly breathable Polartec Power Shield allows sweat expulsion and mobility as you travel through the volatile alpine world.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version