Patagonia Ultralight Down Hoody
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $260
- Trim fit
- Great looking
- Not as warm as similar coats
I am 5'10" 185 lbs. 42 chest; 33 arms; 34 waist; 16.5 neck . I bought a Large. I can fit this over layers (shirts, sweatshirts, midweights), but it also fits under my shells (Arc Beta AR in M and Marmot Pro Tour in L). The Ultralight I found has a very trim fit, so I do not think I would have been comfortable at all with the Medium.
I bought a MHW Ghost Whisperer and this at the same time as they were both on sale. Luckily I live in the country with no neighbors because I probably looked pretty goofy going out and doing walking laps in my yard alternating between the two to see which I liked better.
My conclusion was that the Ghost Whisperer was better (warmer). The temps were about 0-5°F with a light wind and the hood with elastic stays tighter around your head and keeps you warmer. I also felt less air seep through the stitching.
I think the Patagonia is better looking and the hood is better looking just as OutdoorGearLab stated. The Pat is the better coat for around town, but the Whisperer is more effective. The Viking blue is a great color as well. I ended up sending this coat back (reluctantly).
I bought my father-in-law one as well with no hood for Christmas and he really liked it and kept it. He lives in AZ and hikes a lot. He didn't quite need the warmth I was looking for.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Expand your climbing horizons while keeping warm wearing Patagonia Ultralight Down Hoody for Men Lightweight fabric is finished with Deluge DWR (Durable Water Repellent) fabric to protect you from rain and snowfall while 800-fill-power European goose down gives you a low-bulk and breathable warmth Tight channel pattern and sewn-through knit allows you to use the hoody in various activities Low profile hood seals out wind and can be adjusted to meet your desired fit Climb no matter what Mother Nature sends you with Patagonia Ultralight Down Hoody for Men
- SunnySports refers to the men's version
Early starts and shorter days, mountain summits and shaded belays - maximize the fall climbing season and throw in the Ultralight Down Hoody. It uses top-notch 800-fill-power premium European goose down that traps your heat, and an ultralight yet super tough shell fabric blocks wind and sheds snow with its Deluge(R) DWR (durable water repellent) finish. The sewn-through construction, tight channel pattern and just the right amount of down increases its versatility for use in more moderate temperatures and diverse activities. The slim silhouette (and low-profile, single-pull adjustable hood) maximizes thermal efficiency and suits its ideal uses: belay parka over light layers at crisp crags, minimalist summer alpine bivies and unmatched warmth layered under a shell. Pockets include: two zippered handwarmers and one zippered chest. A drawcord hem helps keep in the heat. Stuffsack included.
- Patagonia.com refers to the men's version
Visit any mountain town and you'll see a disproportionate number of Patagonia Men's Ultralight Down Hooded Sweatshirts cruising around, and this isn't just because they look nice. The Ultralight only weighs about as much as a single cup of water and the 800-fill goose down provides an incredible amount of warmth for the low weight. A Deluge DWR finish on the shell fabric keeps you dry when the white stuff starts to fall, and the adjustable hood gives you additional protection from chilly wind gusts.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. Patagonia Men's Ultralight Down Hoody DECENT FEATURES of the Patagonia Men's Ultralight Down Hoody The lightest-weight, strongest shell fabric we've ever engineered for down garments with a Deluge DWR finish 800-fill-power premium European goose down for low-bulk warmth Variegated channel construction stabilizes insulation and also allows the use of less down, creating an elegant, low-profile garment Low-profile, adjustable hood seals out wind Zippered pockets: two hand warmers, one chest Drawcord hem seals out cold and spindrift Self-fabric stuff sack The SPECS Slim fit Weight: 9.3 oz / 264 g Shell and Lining: 0.8 oz 10-denier 100% nylon ripstop with a Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish Insulation: 800-fill-power premium European goose down This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version