Patagonia Rubicon Rider Jacket
41.3 oz / 1171 g
2.4 oz 100% Polyester Ripstop / Deluge® DWR Finish
2 Layer, 5.6 oz 150-Denier 100% Polyester Waterproof/Breathable H2No® Barrier / Deluge® DWR Finish
|Lining / Powder Skirt Fabric||
2 oz 100% Polyester Plain Weave Insulation: 150 g Thermogreen® 100% Polyester, 90% Recycled
I've owned and used the Rubicon Rider for going on…
Fabric: Polyester with DWR
Fill: recycled polyester fiber fill
I've owned and used the Rubicon Rider for going on two seasons now and it has yet to let me down in the slightest.
It is, first and foremost, a snowboarding jacket and in this arena it performs beautifully. The sleeve length is awesome for a tall girl and there is awesome freedom of motion without things riding up or bunching. I love the hardshell reinforcements, especially on the elbows. All in all, it serves its purpose.
However, I also use this as my go-to winter jacket in the deep freeze that is a Chicago winter. I layer with a 200-300 fleece and I do just fine (while everyone else is swathed in uni-purpose down). It's pretty smart-looking too!
Only drawback is: the hood is HUGE. I know it's helmet compatible but I never pull a hood on over my helmet, I find it redundant and impairing. I could, however, use a hood while out walking the dog or on the lift when just a beanie will not do. Even cinched down, it falls over my eyes and blinds me.
But overall, great, great piece that serves two purposes at a relatively low price point.
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Snow ambassador Bryce Phillips, swears by the Rubicon Rider for maintaining a redline pace through the coldest days in the Pacific Northwest. The Rubicon Rider manages the extremes of warm interior and cold exterior by combining a breathable and highly durable soft-shell fabric (to vent high-output moisture) with stay-warm-when-wet insulation (to keep you dry and mobile) and burly waterproof/breathable reinforcements (for storm protection). Made of supple, 100% polyester ripstop, the shell has a Deluge(R) DWR (durable water repellent) finish to snub wind and moisture. Inside, a soft layer of compressible Thermogreen(R) polyester (90% recycled) insulation adds heat to icebox temperatures. Tough 2-layer panels, made of 100% recycled polyester with a waterproof barrier and a Deluge DWR finish, beef up the shoulders, elbows and bottom hem to increase storm performance and protect from abrasion. Finer points include pit zips; an easy-gliding liner; a zip-off powder skirt (with webbing loop that attaches to any Patagonia(R) snow pants); a removable, helmet-compatible hood with a single-hand adjustment; zippered pockets: two handwarmers; one chest with secure media pocket with cable routing; one internal drop-in; and one internal stash; and an embedded RECCO(R) avalanche rescue reflector.
- Patagonia.com refers to the men's version
On Sale. Free Shipping. Patagonia Men's Rubicon Rider Jacket FEATURES of the Patagonia Men's Rubicon Rider Jacket Durable, polyester ripstop fabric is breathable and water-resistant H2No Performance Standard 2-layer recycled polyester waterproof/breathable reinforced panels over shoulders, elbows and bottom hemprevent wet through and increase durability Lightweight, compressible 150-g Thermogreen insulation stays warm even when wet Removable helmet compatible hood with easy-to-use, single-hand adjustment soft microfleece panels at back of neck and chin pit zips quickly vent heat articulated arms increase mobility Removable, lightweight stretch-woven powder skirt with snap secures webbing loop at center back and connects to any Patagonia Snow pants Zippered pockets: two handwarmers one chest, includes secure media pocket with cable routing one internal drop-in for goggles and gloves one internal stash Adjustable low-profile cuff secures over or under glove drawcord hem drawcord exits into handwarmers for adjustment Recco avalanche rescue reflector embedded in back of neck The SPECS Relaxed fit Weight: 48.2 oz / 1366 g Shell: 2-layer, 4.2-oz 75-denier 100% polyester ripstop with a Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish Reinforcements: H2No Performance Standard Shell: 2-layer, 4.8-oz 75-170 denier 100% recycled polyester with a waterproof, breathable barrier and a Deluge DWR finish Lining: 2.7-oz 100% recycled polyester plain weave with DWR finish Powder Skirt: 3.5-oz 91% eco polyester and 9% spandex Insulation: 150-g Thermogreen 100% polyester (90% recycled) 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 Patagonia Guide Pants use the best-ever Guide fabric, a Polartec? Power Shield? stretch-woven blend (nylon/polyester/spandex) with Hardface? Technology that dramatically improves the Deluge? DWR (durable water repellent) finish?s resistance to wind, water, snow and abrasion, while remaining stretchy and highly breathable. The features are pared to the bare bones for technical climbing: pull-on waist (flat front with drawcord, elastic back), three zippered pockets (two front handwarmers, one rear) and articulated knees. Further detailing includes a brushed interior for next-to-skin comfort and trim, elasticized cuffs with tie-down grommets for attaching under-heel cords.
- RockCreek refers to the men's version
When your riding takes you down the coldest of slopes, the Patagonia Rubicon Rider jacket delivers loads of warm insulation to keep you in your cozy comfort zone as you plow through the pow.
- REI refers to the men's version