Patagonia Ultralight Down Hoody

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Weight 9.3 oz / 264 g
Fabric 0.8 oz 10-Denier 100% Nylon Ripstop / Deluge® DWR Finish
Insulation 800-Fill-Power Premium European Goose Down



Great looking. I am 5'10" 185 lbs. 42 chest; 33 arms;…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $260


Great looking.


  • Trim fit
  • Great looking
  • Lightweight


  • Cost
  • 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.

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Patagonia's durable Ultralight Down Hoody is built with Patagonia's lightest-weight fabric and highly compressible 800-fill-power goose down. With its low-profile hood and a slim, thermally efficient silhouette, it layers easily or stands alone in cold conditions.


On alpine ascents when both weight and warmth are critical, the men's Patagonia Ultralight Down Hoody is essential. Its premium 800-fill-power goose down delivers superb warmth at a mere 9 oz.


If you're determined to have the most technical garments on the market, meet the Patagonia Ultralight Down Hoody. Durable, extremely warm, and highly compressible this jacket meets all the demands of any gear head. Whether you're skiing, climbing, or walking around town, keep warm in style. The lightest weight, strongest shell fabric we've ever engineered for down garments; with a Deluge(R) DWR (durable water repellent) 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 handwarmers, one chest Drawcord hem seals out cold and spindrift Self-fabric stuffsack

- OMCgear

Early starts and long days, mountain summits and shaded belays?maximize the 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 that blocks wind and sheds snow with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. The sewn-through construction, tight channel pattern and just the right amount of down increase 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.