User Review: Patagonia Men's Ready Mix Jacket
Fabric: Soft Shell
Price Paid: $149.99
I live in the great Northwest US, and needed something for the frequent dashes out-of-doors, as well as for the mountain trips to hike, snowshoe, and just kick around town on the weekends or go to the coast with. This jacket does it all, and is the ideal jacket for moderate conditions such as wind up to 20mph or so, and rain for about 10 min.
I have to confess, the water-resistance is the main issue I have with this jacket, but I did not expect it to be waterproof... Just as long as you don't expect it to act like a hardshell in the rain, you will be thrilled with it.
The arms seem to soak through first, in about 10-15 minutes of medium to heavy rain, and then after about 25 minutes it seems like the lower shoulder blade area on the back is the next thing to go.
The ventilation is wonderful, and very easy to adjust the comfort with activity and weather. Easily layered underneath. The hood is one of the best I have used for visibility and adjustibility.
Perfect jacket for around town, aerobic activities where you might want protection from wind and light rain or snow, and the ability to pack it wherever you go as it is incredibly lightweight.
The perfect minimalist jacket that performs like a much heavier jacket.