Patagonia Stretch Ascent Jacket
A great jacket! The proprietary Patagonia 2.5 layer…
Price Paid: $170
A great jacket! The proprietary Patagonia 2.5 layer H2No is an amazing waterproof fabric that easily rivals Gore-tex Paclite. It is an amazingly breathable jacket, and helped by the pit-zips and venting pockets on the chest. I also love the inner mesh pocket which is great for keeping bottles close to our body and out of the cold during chilly summit attempts.
The reason I only gave this 4.5 stars is that the fit is a little funky. At 6'2", 170lbs, a medium jacket fits perfectly around the body with the appropriate layers underneath. But strangely the arms are really long and baggy. I would prefer and tighter arms and shoulder cut like those on Arc'teryx brand jackets, but honestly, I would not let this diminish the quality of what Patagonia has made.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Our most versatile alpine climbing hard shell is lightweight, has dynamic stretch and 2.5-layer waterproof/breathable protection in a recycled/recyclable polyester fabric. The Patagonia Stretch Ascent Jacket has a Slim Fit. Deluge cycles sweep the
- Teton Village Sports refers to the men's version
Both stretch and storm protection are yours with Patagonia's Stretch Ascent Jacket, a storm-worthy alpine jacket that provides waterproof protection in a slim fit. Keep the weather out by pulling up the helmet-compatible, 3-way-adjustable hood, cinching up the drawcord, and fastening the die-cut cuff tabs while the waterproof and breathable H2No fabric sheds moisture with the help of a Deluge DWR finish.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version