User Review: Patagonia Men's Super Alpine Jacket
Fabric: Ripstop/Aramid Blend
Price Paid: Org. $425
Though no longer in production, If you can find one, buy it. I've abused mine for five years and still looks new. The three-layer Gore-Tex is bomber, I've pulled curtains running with water and stayed totally dry. Two years ago while changing layers at a belay, my partner stepped backwards on it with a pair of Rambos on. After yelling at him and inspecting for damage, I couldn't find any holes, snags, anything: nuclear proof. I still use it today and my brother is on his second Karakorum (now the Kichatna). You ought to be able find it cheap because Patagonias change. Tough old jacket for those tough old climbers. Buy it, My brother just did.