Patagonia MixMaster Jacket

3 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   1
3-star:   1
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



First off, this is a WINTER jacket. If you're wearing…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Fabric: Polartec Powershield
Fill: n/a
Price Paid: not sure

First off, this is a WINTER jacket. If you're wearing this in the rain, you're not using it in the right conditions! Just because it has a hood doesn't make it a 'rain' jacket. This jacket is made for SNOW. The first 2 reviewers of this jacket love it but complain that it 'wets out in rain' and doesn't do well in hard rain...well duh, it's not made for that!

Jacket is identical to the Core Skin but the Mixmaster has a full hood and a slightly longer tail to help seal out snow (if skiing/riding/xc-skiin). The fit is very trim and the arms are also very skinny. This would make a fantastic ice climbing jacket as the arms are cut high and the fit is just right. The hood is helmet-compatible and does a great job of sealing out the wind/elements.

The material is Polartec Powershield, arguably the best soft-shell material on the planet. Has a good fleece lining but isn't super warm. This is a technical jacket made for technical usage. If you're just walking to class and it's 20 degrees outside and you have a t-shirt on, you'll be damn cold. But if you're hucking up a mtn and it's 20 degrees and you have some light poly on, you'll be perfect.

Jacket is 99% windproof and breathes exceptionally well. It's a go-to piece for all my winter activities. (I have the Gamma MX Hoody and I trust the MixMaster more in winter; the MX rarely gets in my pack during winter).

Bottom line: the MixMaster is bomber and excellently crafted for the conditions it serves.


I like this jacket a lot. Excellent for snow and cold…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Fabric: Encapsil, Polarguard.
Price Paid: $165

I like this jacket a lot. Excellent for snow and cold down to around 10 deg F. Super durable, and lighter loft in sleeves makes it great for ice climbing and snowboarding.

My only complaint is that the fabric wets out fast and takes forever to dry. The arm seams provide for a lot of this leakage. Use a shell using on dripping water ice, backcountry, or in wet snow, and you'll be happy.


** Excellent, lightweight, jacket. Has a larger hood…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $300

** Excellent, lightweight, jacket. Has a larger hood which seals comfortably keeping out wind/rain/snow.

In heavy rain the jacket will let some water in but with the wool/poly inside it dries very quickly--it breathes very well and is 100% windproof.

It is kinda pricey, but the inside is very soft and completely lines (sleeves included...).

Retailers' Descriptions

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When you're climbing high and far from conventional security, our premier cold-and-gnarly-conditions soft-shell jacket delivers superior warmth and mobility. The MixMaster's windproof and water-resistant stretch-woven outer shell is bonded to our variegat


Free Shipping. Patagonia Men's Mixmaster Jacket (Fall 2006) The Mixmaster Jacket by Patagonia's windproof and water-resistant stretch-woven outer shell is bonded to our variegated-fiber R2 insulation, creating a stretchy, compressible and toasty single package that performs better, and weighs less, than traditional shell-plus-fleece combos. It's also highly breathable, with reverse-coil DWR zippers and a helmet-compatible, two-way adjustable hood. Reinforced fabric on the shoulders, down the sleeves and in the hood enhances durability, and elastic on the sides maintains a trim torso fit and keeps the ventilating chest pockets open when unzipped. A removable between-the-legs strap holds jacket in place, and we've raised the seam hem to avoid under-harness pressure. The contoured, but not restrictive, fit allows for underlayers. Features Weight 19 oz. / 538 grams Fabric 10-oz. 40 x 30 denier (Reinforcements 10.2 oz. 80 x 50 denier) 75% polyester, 25% nylon stretch-woven (Polartec Power Shield) with Deluge DWR, bonded to single-sided R2 insulation (Polartec Power Dry) Ideal Uses Ice, Mixed, and Alpine Climbing; Expedition Climbing; Backcountry Riding; Lift-accessed Riding Contoured fit with room for underlayers Stretchy shell fabric gives great mobility, blocks wind and resists moisture; Insulated throughout with our stretchy, variegated-fiber R2 Fabric that warms, wicks and glides smoothly over layers Heavier fabric reinforcements on shoulders, down sleeves and in hood; Two-way adjustable, roll-down hood accomodates a helmet; Insulated collar is more contoured for comfort Chin and front zip are offset to left for layering comfort; Exterior zippers are reverse coil, Deluge DWR; Hood-and-loop closures, on gusseted wrists, are now made of fabric for lighter weight and softer feel; Pockets two hand pockets, two chest pockets and an internal pocket with stretch mesh Elastic on sides allows trim torso fit and keeps the two torso pockets open for ventilation when unzipped; Drawcord hem adjustment; Seam at hem has been raised to avoid under-harness pressure; Droptail hem; Removable between-the-legs strap keeps jacket in place

- Moosejaw

Our premier alpine soft shell for winter-conditions climbing from Chamonix to the Hayes Range combines an improved, stretchier outer shell that's windproof and water-resistant, bonded throughout to an updated R2 insulation that glides more easily over layers. Heavier fabric reinforces shoulders and sleeves, while zippers are now reverse-coil and have a water-repellent Deluge DWR finish. Gusseted wrists feature light, soft and anatomically contoured hook-and-loop closures. The jacket's weight -- as a single piece -- is half that of a conventional combo of hard shell with separate fleece insulation. It's also highly compressible and breathable, with an Optipull two-way adjustable roll-down hood, ventilating torso pockets and a removable between-the-legs strap to hold the jacket in place. The improved fit has a contour that's trim but not restrictive, and allows for underlayers.

- Altrec Outdoors

Patagonia MixMaster Jacket Shown In ChiliPatagonia's premier alpine soft shell delivers light-and-fast performance on the fiercest and coldest of proving grounds, like Mount Hunter's immense North Buttress. The Mixmaster's windproof and water-resistant stretch-woven outer shell is bonded to variable loft (R2

- US Outdoor Store

Patagonia MixMaster Jacket


The MixMaster Jacket has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$125.00 - $299.00

The Patagonia MixMaster Jacket is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 18, 2008 at GearTrade.

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