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2013 Patagonia PowSlayer Men's Jacket


Pros: 19 oz.? this weighs NOTHING

Cons: Price. Gulp. Not cheap but..worth it.

Like with high end bikes, the more you spend, the less you get. The Patagonia's halo PowSlayer is no different, this is is one lightweight tremendously technical shell. The 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro shell is fully seam sealed and very breathable, The sizing is very accurate, I am 5'10"190lb and the Medium fits me perfect, I am not a "Large" and with many manufacturers I need to wear a large. The fit over the shoulders and through the chest area are perfect with a 200 weight base and a medium mid layer. The pocket design and placement is what you would expect from a ultra performance shell of this caliber, not too many to weigh you down or overload and very well placed for easy access.  


Patagonia didn't forget anything when they designed this shell, including the extreme environment that this shell is designed to perform to it's max. I am looking forward to the next Tahoe 4-6" an hour storm so I can put the 'Slayer through its full paces. 



12/12/12 Update: Today, these pants lived up to their name, and they slayed the powder at Alpine Meadows. The winds were blowing and it was snowing a good 2" an hour at times and along with an Patagonia R2 base layers and a Patagonia NanoPuff, I was dry and warm in the weather that we had. Again, I have the utmost respect for Patagonia not pulling any punches when they designed the PowSlayer line. I increased my "value" score from 4 to 5 stars. 

Please also check out my review for the PowSlayer pant. 





2013 Patagonia PowSlayer Men's Jacket

Progressive and stealth, our new 3-layer PowSlayer Jacket – fully featured and made with Gore-Tex® Pro fabric – is the pinnacle in waterproof/breathable performance for slaying pow lines in any conditions. Ambassador-driven and tested on every level, this fully dialed jacket gives you complete stormproof performance for riding big and deep pow lines. It’s made with extremely lightweight yet durable, 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro nylon fabric for the pinnacle of waterproof/breathable protection. Three-layer reinforcements toughen high-wear areas, and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish prevents wet-out in soggy conditions. The helmet-compatible, two-way-adjustable fixed hood has a laminated visor for optimal visibility, and our Touch Point System™ embeds cord locks in the hood and hem to eliminate loose ends. Watertight, coated zippers, installed with our Slim Zip technology, reduce weight and bulk; pit zips quickly release heat. The design of the sleek, low-profile powderskirt ensures a trustworthy seal for moments of ragdoll inspiration or snorkel deep sessions. Pockets: two drop-in cargos, one chest, one bicep for your pass, and an internal stash pocket for your media device. Details Lightweight, durable 3-layer nylon waterproof/breathable GORE-TEX Pro fabric for the best in durable waterproof/breathable performance Helmet-compatible, 2-way-adjustable fixed hood with laminated visor provides optimal visibility in bad conditions. Touch Point System™ embeds cord locks in the hood and hem for quick adjustment and seals out snow (US patent number 5263202) Slim Zip installation with watertight coated zippers for reduced zipper bulk and weight Water-resistant center-front zipper Pit zips quickly release heat; adjustable low profile cuff quickly secures over or under gloves, with less bulk New sleek, low-profile powderskirt design stays engaged whether secured or not. It rotates as the rider moves for extra comfort and protection Zippered pockets: Two drop-in cargo, one chest, one arm for pass, and one internal stash; includes secure media pocket with cable routing 3-layer, 3.2-oz 40-denier 100% nylon GORE-TEX® Pro fabric. Reinforcements: 3-layer, 3.8-oz 70-denier 100% nylon GORE-TEX® Pro fabric. Shell and reinforcements have a DWR (durable water repellent) finish 552 g (19.5 oz) Made in Vietnam. Material Engineered with the most rugged, most breathable, durably waterproof and windproof fabrics, 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro products meet the demands of outdoor professionals and serious enthusiasts. The 3-layer construction comprises a special high performance GORE-TEX membrane, bonded to a tough outer material and a specially developed robust inner lining. The benefit: no movement between the three layers, which means less wear and tear, and even greater durability.

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