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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

I am looking at ordering some Patagonia Powder Bowl Pants and Jacket online as they are unavailable retail in Australia.

 

The problem I have is despite them having a sizing chart, I  have never owned Shell clothing , my old gear has always been insulated.

 

According to their chart I would be large, but as I will be wearing this gear in Japan where it gets down to -25c reguarly and I will be skiing in deep powder I guess I will need a good fleece under the jacket so possibly I would go up to an XL in the jacket.

 

I am 5 11" and around 184 lbs.

 

I currently wear Icebreaker leggings and 2 Icebraker layers under my insulated Nevica jacket so I am guessing I will have to add a fleece  ,whether I would get a jacket or vest I am unsure.

 

Any help would be much appreciated.

 

PS , for those that have not been to Hokkaido Japan its generally snowing heavily with often windy conditions on the open country and face city powder, so extremely cold.

post #2 of 7

TP

I am around 5'11" but up at 190-195 I'd say, so a little more to fit w/in the jacket. 

 

Tried some Patagonia on last week at an opening the season sale here -- felt the shell was true to size -- I felt i could get a good solid fleece mid-layer, plus a baselayer under it.  I like it loose, so maybe large will be ok...don't know.  I am getting wimpy though, as -25C is about -13F by my charts, i would be taking both my insulated jacket and my shell I guess. 

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Thread Starter 


Thanks job151,

 

Sounds like the LGE will be good  and hopefully I will get a reply from someone who has worn the Patagonia gear as I really can only take one set of gear as its a 20kg baggage allowance on the flights. I am also a wimp when it comes to the cold. It is balaclava and neckwarmer territory over in Japan.
 

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Originally Posted by job151 View Post

TP

I am around 5'11" but up at 190-195 I'd say, so a little more to fit w/in the jacket. 

 

Tried some Patagonia on last week at an opening the season sale here -- felt the shell was true to size -- I felt i could get a good solid fleece mid-layer, plus a baselayer under it.  I like it loose, so maybe large will be ok...don't know.  I am getting wimpy though, as -25C is about -13F by my charts, i would be taking both my insulated jacket and my shell I guess. 

post #4 of 7

You're at least definitely a large.  One of the annoying things about how Patagonia cuts their jackets is that they are not great for guys that have some muscle on their upper body.  I have a large chest and shoulders for a guy my size and I have two of Patagonia's jackets in medium.  I find that I lose some arm range of motion due to the shoulders of the jackets being too constricting.  It's not a big deal until I try to put some heavy layers under the shells.

So if you've got a "bird" chest you're good to go.  If you're more muscular you may have some issues with the large.

post #5 of 7

For what it's worth (which is not a lot!) I found the Powder Bowl line to be a little heavy. They also seemed like they might absorb water and get heavier. I felt their Primo line was lighter and little more friendly

post #6 of 7

TropicalPow,

 

I am a huge fan of Patagonia and I own 2 Powder Bowl jackets and the Powder Bowl pants (both insulated and non-insulated)...  I am 6'4" and weigh 212lbs and the XL works for me...  I tried on the L and it fits, but since I am going to layer I went with the XL (def plenty big for me)...  If I were you I would go with the L and no doubt you should have no problem getting layers under neath...  You would swim in the XL...!

 

I should also add that I have the Arcteryx Sidewinder SV and Theta AR and like both coats...  However, for resort skiing I wear the Powder Bowl setup 95% of the time...  The coat is a bit heavier than some of the other hard shells out there, but I like this as I do not have to wear as much layering as I do with my Arcteryx...  On really cold days I wear a light merino wool base layer and than the Patagonia R1 hoody (you would have to experience Antartica type temps to get cold with this setup) and on warmer days 30+ I wear a light merno wool base layer with a light wick away shirt...  I have been in some bad storms and my powder bowl jacket has never ever let me down and it has never absorbed any water...  I have 3 yrs. on my first coat and to date - no rips or tears and is still as bomber and waterproof as the first day I bought it...

 

I cannot say enough great things about Patagonia and their products...  My wife just bought the Patagonia Nano Puff pullover for me and this no doubt will see a ton of use...

 

Let me know if you have any other questions...

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks for taking the time to give me that info guys.

I have been out at work in the mines for the week , hence my slackness in getting back to you.

The info is a lot of help so now I will mull it over.

 

Thanks again . May the Pow Be With You

 

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TropicalPow,

 

I am a huge fan of Patagonia and I own 2 Powder Bowl jackets and the Powder Bowl pants (both insulated and non-insulated)...  I am 6'4" and weigh 212lbs and the XL works for me...  I tried on the L and it fits, but since I am going to layer I went with the XL (def plenty big for me)...  If I were you I would go with the L and no doubt you should have no problem getting layers under neath...  You would swim in the XL...!

 

I should also add that I have the Arcteryx Sidewinder SV and Theta AR and like both coats...  However, for resort skiing I wear the Powder Bowl setup 95% of the time...  The coat is a bit heavier than some of the other hard shells out there, but I like this as I do not have to wear as much layering as I do with my Arcteryx...  On really cold days I wear a light merino wool base layer and than the Patagonia R1 hoody (you would have to experience Antartica type temps to get cold with this setup) and on warmer days 30+ I wear a light merno wool base layer with a light wick away shirt...  I have been in some bad storms and my powder bowl jacket has never ever let me down and it has never absorbed any water...  I have 3 yrs. on my first coat and to date - no rips or tears and is still as bomber and waterproof as the first day I bought it...

 

I cannot say enough great things about Patagonia and their products...  My wife just bought the Patagonia Nano Puff pullover for me and this no doubt will see a ton of use...

 

Let me know if you have any other questions...





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Originally Posted by elskier View Post

For what it's worth (which is not a lot!) I found the Powder Bowl line to be a little heavy. They also seemed like they might absorb water and get heavier. I felt their Primo line was lighter and little more friendly





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Originally Posted by Noodler View Post

You're at least definitely a large.  One of the annoying things about how Patagonia cuts their jackets is that they are not great for guys that have some muscle on their upper body.  I have a large chest and shoulders for a guy my size and I have two of Patagonia's jackets in medium.  I find that I lose some arm range of motion due to the shoulders of the jackets being too constricting.  It's not a big deal until I try to put some heavy layers under the shells.

So if you've got a "bird" chest you're good to go.  If you're more muscular you may have some issues with the large.

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