Patagonia Rubicon Rider Jacket
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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Staying comfortable riding backcountry powder on a January day in the Wasatch can be tricky, you?ll confront steamy ascents and shivering cold when you stop to rip your skins off. Keep your inner climate balanced through it all with our Rubicon Rider Jacket. It combines a breathable soft-shell fabric to vent your high-output moisture with stay-warm-when-wet insulation to keep you comfortable and mobile. Tough 2-layer panels, made of 75- to 170-denier 100% recycled polyester with a waterproof barrier, beef up the shoulders, elbows and bottom hem to increase storm performance and protect from abrasion. Made of supple, 4.2-oz 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 150-g Thermogreen(R) polyester (90%-recycled) insulation adds heat to ice-box temperatures. Finer points include: underarm venting, an easy-gliding liner, a zip-off powder skirt with webbing loops that attach to any Patagonia(R) Snow pants, a removable, helmet-compatible hood with a single-hand adjustment, handwarmers, a secure, interior media pocket with cable routing, one chest, and two interior pockets. The women's-specific fit has a contoured silhouette.
Designed for cold days on the slopes, the Patagonia Rubicon Rider women's jacket boasts cozy insulation and good weather protection to ensure you're toasty warm as you fly down the mountain. Jacket features a hybrid construction, with the ripstop polyester shell fabric featuring highly water resistant and breathable Deluge(R) Durable Water Repellent coating. Shoulders, elbows and bottom hem are reinforced with 2-layer waterproof, breathable H2No(R) panels to prevent wet-through and increase durability at critical points. 150g synthetic insulation (90% of which is recycled material) provides insulating warmth, even if it gets damp; it also compresses easily for compact stowing. Embedded RECCO(R) reflector enhances radio signals from search-and-rescue RECCO detectors, helping speed up the search for a buried avalanche victim. Removable, helmet-compatible hood can be easily adjusted with just one hand; collar is lined with soft microfleece at back of neck and at chin for next-to-skin comfort. Adjustable powder skirt features webbing loops that connect to compatible ski or snowboard pants to keep snow out (pants sold separately). Zippered handwarmer pockets; zippered chest pockets (one with cable routing); one internal zip stash pocket and an internal open pocket for your goggles. Drawcord hem seals out drafts and can be adjusted from within the front pockets; rip-and-stick cuffs fit over or under gloves and adjust comfortably around your wrists. Pit zippers on Patagonia Rubicon Rider women's insulated jacket let you control your comfort; articulated sleeves enable easy movement.
Everyone around you is shivering and debating whether or not they can manage one more run before the day is over. You are always ready for one more run, and so is the Women's Rubicon Rider Jacket from Patagonia. The durable H2No polyester shell and environmentally friendly insulation keep you dry and warm even if the weather isn't all sunshine and smiles. You might have to slay this last run by yourself while your friends watch from the lodge.
Free Shipping. Patagonia Women's Rubicon Rider Jacket DECENT FEATURES of the Patagonia Women's Rubicon Rider Jacket Durable, polyester ripstop fabric is breathable and water-resistant H2No Performance Standard 2-layer waterproof/breathable reinforced panels over shoulders, forearms and bottom hem prevent wet throughand increase durability Lightweight, compressible 150-g Thermogreen insulation stays warm even when wet Removable helmet-compatible hood has an easy-to-use, single-hand adjustment soft microfleece panels at back of neck and chin pit zips quickly release heat articulated arms increase mobility Removable, lightweight stretch-woven powder skirt with snap secures loop at center back and connects to any Patagonia Snow pants Zippered pockets: two handwarmers two chest, one 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 gloves drawcord hem drawcord exits into handwarmers for adjustment Recco avalanche rescue reflector embedded in back of neck The SPECS Regular fit Weight: 37.7 oz / 1069 g Shell: 2-layer, 4.2-oz 75-denier 100% polyester ripstop with a Deluge DWR finish Reinforcements: H2No Performance Standard Shell: 2-layer, 4.8-oz 75- to 170-denier 100% recycled polyester with a waterproof barrier and a Deluge DWR finish Lining: 2-oz 100% polyester plain weave 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.