Patagonia Winter Guide Jacket
To put it simply: the jacket is awesome. After almost 9 months of use it fits well, it moves well, it insulates when you need it, it breathes when you need it. I can lift my arms up above my head without the jacket pulling up (a must in cold weather climbing). The construction is top notch.
The only reason I gave a 4.5 instead of a 5 is the hood is a bit bulky. I wish there was some way to stow it gracefully, rather than letting it dangle like some half attached appendage when not in use. It can collect rain/snow because of this design issue. But, I like having a hood so I've lived with it because the rest of jacket far outweighs this negative.
I've used it both as a stand-alone softshell, underneath Gore-tex hard shell, and with a fleecy top underneath. Never once did I feel the need to complain about it's performance. Important note: this isn't a lightweight semi-warm weather softshell. I've never used it while exercising at temperatures above 55 degrees Fahrenheit, I believe that would be too warm for this. It's clearly design to be a cold weather performance jacket. If you want super light then look elsewhere.
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CLOSEOUTS . Hardcore winter activities call for Patagonia’s Winter Guide jacket, designed to guide you through the harshest of conditions. The two-way stretch-woven shell has a Deluge(R) DWR finish bonded to a fuzzy interior, for protection on the outside and cozy warmth on the inside. Durable stretch-woven polyester is highly wind resistant, water resistant and breathable Lined with warm, multi-directional fleece for moisture transport and easy layering Helmet-compatible, fleece-lined two-way-adjustable hood DWR-coated zippers Articulated sleeves Full-zip front Length: 26” Weight: 1 lb. 10 oz. Fabric: Polyester shell and lining Care: Machine wash/dry Classic Fit CLOSEOUTS . China. Size: XS (0-2) S (4-6) M (8-10) L (12-14)
- Sierra Trading Post
For full-on, Talus-blasted alpine conditions, our warmest fully featured soft-shell jacket breathes, protects, and allows unimpaired mobility. The stretchy, densely woven face blocks wind and sheds moisture, while the soft, multi-directional fleece liner warms and wicks. A fleece-lined, 2-way-adjustable hood allows mobility and vision from wind-scoured summit ridges to backcountry bowls. Details include water-resistant external zippers, drawcords for hood and hem (accessed through the pockets), articulated sleeves, a glued-in chest pocket, two roomy handwarmer pockets (placed above the harness-line and big enough for folded skins) and an internal security pocket.
On Sale. Free Shipping. Patagonia Women's Winter Guide Jacket (Fall 2008) The Women's Winter Guide Jacket Patagonia provides mobility, weather-resistance and great breathability to alpine climbers and skiers. Features The stretch-woven shell is treated with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and is wind resistant and highly breathable Shell fabric provides stretch for the ultimate mobility Fabric's highly wind resistant attributes come from a dense weave, not the use of a membrane Lined through the torso and arms with warm, multi-directional fleece for breathability, wickability and easy layering Unlined, 2-way adjustable hood allows natural neck mobility; adjustments are made through the hand pockets to keep cords hidden External pockets include: one welded left chest pocket and two roomy handwarmer pockets, sized to hold a folded skin and placed for harness compatibility One internal zip mesh security pocket on the right side Articulated sleeves allow the full range of climbing motion Drawcorded closure at the hem to seal out drafts; drawcord routed through the hand pockets Cuffs secure with an easy-to-grab perforated self-fabric tab and hook and loop closure Slightly drop-tailed hem protects your backside Full front zip design with water resistant zippers Regular fit 737 g. (26 oz.) We are not able to ship Patagonia products outside the US because of that other thing.
Our warmest, fully insulated soft shell providing mobility, weather-resistance and great breathability to alpine climbers and skiers.Mixed routes, alpine ice or steep chutes? Decisions, decisions. Our warmest, fully insulated soft-shell jacket sheds snow and moisture while you?re climbing, skiing ? or doing just about anything in winter. The stretchy, densely woven face blocks wind yet maintains superb breathability. A soft, multi-directional fleece liner warms and wicks moisture, and the unlined, two-way-adjustable hood allows mobility and vision. Details include: a water-resistant front zip, drawcords for hood and hem that are accessed through the pockets, articulated sleeves, a welded-on chest pocket, two roomy handwarmer pockets (sized to hold folded skins and located above the harness-line) and an internal security pocket. The regular, feminine fit accommodates medium underlayers.
- Altrec Outdoors