Made from a durable three layer Gore-Tex 70D polyester combo, with good waterproof credentials. Patagonia’s design wizards have done lovely things with pockets – two hand warmer and two napoleon; all external and protected from water ingress with baffles and zip hoods (Rab take note). Inside is a mesh pocket, perfect for hats and gloves. Underarm zips help with venting and an internal strap connects with compatible Patagonia shell trousers. The hood is helmet friendly and adjustable although the laminated brim could be beefed up a bit. There is also some dead space around the chin; good for preventing goggle fog, but it tended to collect water, no matter how much I fiddled with it. The fit gives excellent freedom of movement that skiers will love. Weight 518g.
VERDICT: Great looking, good quality mountain shell, although the hood lets it down a little.
BEST FOR: Snow sports and Alpine adventures.
Review by Lucy Wallace @