Pros: Great mid layer for skiing, light feel, moves well.
Cons: Not a lot.
I got the Patagonia Down shirt for skiing last winter. I have used it for a year season and have these thoughts. For skiing, the down shirt is a great layering piece when temps are below about 20F and can work as a shell in fair weather. Functionally the shirt is about a halfinch thick down layer with a half zip and minimal embellishments. It is light and pack-able at the expense of features. The shirt replaces and improves on the ubiquitous fleece layer in a few key respects: The Good: 1. It moves very well and feels light. Fleece seems to stick to my baselayer and binds up a bit when I am moving. The down...(read more)