Patagonia Micro Puff Storm Jacket
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Nuclear wind, freezing rain, sideways-blowing sleet: Our new Micro Puff(R) Storm Jacket provides a packable solution. Its futuristic, down-like PlumaFill synthetic insulation traps your heat while the ultralight-yet-durable 2-layer windproof, waterproof/breathable H2No(R) Performance Standard shell ensures protection against the most ferocious elements. Key details include an alpine helmet-compatible hood with a snugging front gasket and single-pull adjustment, double front zipper sliders (allowing access to your belay device), elasticized internal mini snow skirt, two stretch-mesh internal drop-in pockets, and a pair of waterproof-zippered high-volume handwarmer pockets that are made of highly breathable mesh to double as vents. Plus, self-fabric hook-and-loop cuff closures, and an engineered pattern featuring a seamless shoulder design. The DWR (durable water repellent) finish tops off the protection. Slightly oversized for belay parka duty.
- Patagonia.com refers to the men's version
Merging a waterproof shell with warm-even-when-wet synthetic insulation, the men's Patagonia Micro Puff Storm insulated jacket in balkan blue provides a packable solution to your outdoor adventures.
- REI refers to the men's version
For ultralight warmth and waterproof protection in alpine environments, reach for the Patagonia Micro Puff Storm Jacket and never look back. Combining Patagonia's revolutionary PlumaFill synthetic insulation with a tried and true H2No Performance membrane, this jacket gives you the best of both worlds in the ways of toasty warmth and complete weather protection. It all starts with PlumaFill. Patagonia developed this innovative insulation to work as a true alternative to down. Most synthetic jackets have a solid sheet of insulation, and although PlumaFill works within that design, it mimics the physical attributes and structure of down, giving you the same level of warmth as down while saving weight and keeping you warm when it gets wet. That shouldn't be a problem with the waterproof and breathable H2No shell this jacket has, but it's nice to have insurance when you're belaying in fickle alpine climates or gearing up for a deep powdery descent. A helmet-compatible hood offers easy adjustment, and has an attached gasket to cover up possible entry points for cold wind when it's over a helmet or beanie. The hand pockets sit above a waist belt or harness, and have a mesh backing that acts as a built-in vent when you heat up. An elastic snow skirt has you covered on powder days at the mountain, and also works to seal in warmth and eliminate drafts when you're not on deep in the white stuff.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version