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Robust, great fit and nice features.
Impressed with the build quialirt and solidity of the feel. I splitboard but also love lift powered freeride days so didn't want anything too lightwieght where durability would be compromised. This jacket is the perfect blend, fits so well and love some of the features with the glove/goggle pocket as well as the regular Patagonia features.
Doesn't fit like I expect it ahould
The fit is kinda weird. I'm 6-0, 210, I usually wear a large in most things - shirts, mid layers, outer wear. This jacket is quite long, I'd characterize it as a Tall. The for through the shoulders and arms is good for me, but the fit through the torso and at the hem is a more snug than it should be. Combined with the long length, the snu... Read Moreg torso and hem make it kinda uncomfortable to bend of sit in. If feels like the design of the for is more trim than the Patagonia mid layers I try to wear beneath it (down sweater in the same size). If has all the right features and the quality seems good, but that doesn't overcome the awkward fit. I think that had I gotten an XL ot would be WAY too long. Definitely try on before you buy, I purchased it online and and am now regretting that I've worn it and can't return. C'est la vie, I just wish there was more consistency in the size across Patagonia products, it feels like every item is designed by a different person with a different idea of how a given size should fit.
Rugged, full-featured ski jacket
I was looking for a durable, ski jacket with powder skirt and ample pockets. The Powder Bowl certainly fit the bill. All the features you would need for an extended ski/ride day on the slopes or side country. Plenty of room for layering as well. It's a bit heavy and bulky, so I would recommend for lift served days, but not backcountry/skinning... Read More use. Patagonia has a couple of better options for that type of activity in the snow (Snowdrifter, Powslayer, Triolet, etc.)
Great ski shell.
Im tall and pretty thin and this jacket has arms that are long enough for me without being extremely baggy. It is loose enough to allow for many layering options from the triple up to the base layer and jacket. Looks sharp, I get tons of comments. Super water reisistant. Best heavy shell Ive had ever!
Exactly what I needed
This is the first dedicated snowboard jacket Ive owned in quite some time. I was hesitant to spend this much as I only get out a handful of times each year, but after a recent trip out west I couldnt be happier I went for it. Im around 62 200lbs and the XL was perfect for me; I might have fit in a large as well, but I wanted something that fit a ti... Read Moreny bit large both for layering and in length of sleeves and waist, as I hate when a jacket like this is too short in those areas. The XL is a perfect length for me in both places while also not looking too wide or baggy in the waist or under the arms. Its stylish enough to wear around the city as well, which I appreciate. We had some cold weather in the teens with wind and some snow showers and I was perfectly comfortable with a just a base layer and my nano puff underneath, it kept the wind and snow out all day. Theres plenty of pockets inside and out and I love the powder skirt as well. This jacket meets the fantastic quality Ive come to expect from Patagonia and is just another reason why Ill keep coming back to them for my bigger gear purchases. You really do get what you pay for. Its also just encouraging knowing youre supporting a brand that is doing so much for the places these pieces of gear help us enjoy. Highly recommend this jacket.
Great Coat but Slightly Chilly
I purchased the jacket strictly for skiing. I ski in the Northeast and the Mountains are Cold. When the wind picks up and days are cold, I find I need a much warmer base layer. I also have a snow shot jacket which is much warmer. I assumed they would be similar in warm but are not.
Seems like a fantastic jacket but runs exceedingly large. I've noticed over the years that Patagonia's clothing is getting bigger and bigger and with less and less shape. Stuff is big and boxy. A medium used to fit perfectly. As did 32 inch pants/shorts. I now get a small in almost everything and 30-31 inch.
Great for Winter in the Cascades
I have used this shell the past several seasons for winter adventures in the Cascades (at the ski area and in the backcountry) where precipitation can be a mix of rain, snow, and everything in between; this jacket sheds it all allowing you to shred all day. You can close it all up tight (adjustable hood, velcro wrist closures, powder skirt, tight z... Read Moreippers) for those times when the winds pick up and the precipitation turns liquid or open it up to dump the heat when skinning up becomes an aerobic workout. This jacket provides the perfect combination of protection from the elements while maintaining breathability and function. Pockets are well thought out with interior drop in pocket, zippered interior pocket with key clip, chest pocket with a secondary pocket inside and headphone port, wrist pocket, and dual hand pockets with zippers. Note that this jacket is not insulated--you customize your insulation with other garments.
This is a Ski/Snowboarding Jacket
I bought this as a shell to protect against snow, rain or wind on cold days when hiking, walking outdoors, going to football games, and similar activities. While it is a great jacket, it is specifically cut for skiing and snowboarding. Hood is very large to fit over a ski helmet. Arms are very long. Nothing negative about the jacket, but I returned... Read More it because it specifically designed for skiing and boarding.
Lower shell body Snugness compared to older Patagonia shell.
2 Days of skiing: Good weather shell. I was well layered underneath. Arm/shoulder freedom of movement good. The Bad: Patagonia shells tend to run long in body length. I also have started wearing Bibs and use hip pads early in season or when icy conditions. The lower portion of the shell body would not allow me easy bending and sitting movements wit... Read Morehout my pulling up lower portion of shell towards my waist. First impression is there is not enough looseness in lower shell body. In the future I will try both removing protective hip padding and wear ski pants as opposed to bibs to see if the lower shell body feel less restrictive. I am short waisted and should really look for a shorter waisted shell especially now since I've committed to wearing bibs last season. My previous Patagonia shell had more freedom of movement with the bibs and bending or sitting was not a problem.
Love this jacket - the cut allows some flexibility in base layer choices (i.e., you can go with a standard tighter-fitting base layer, or opt for a vest or sweatshirt without issue), and the attention to detail (pocket placement, powder skirt, adjustability of hood) put into the jacket's design are subtle yet noticeable improvements to most gr... Read Moreipes I have about snowboard jackets. Will easily help you navigate colder, windier days, and warmer, wetter days on the mountain without issue.
Another great piece from Patagonia
Have not had a chance to put it through its paces. Last Patagonia shell saw Jackson Hole and performed flawlessly , this will likely be paired with a fleece when I get a chance. Admittedly got on sale so even though I would have preferred a L size but being tall and with layers an XL for physical activity gives arm length for climbing and great for... Read More ski season.
Hood no longer Zips off. Otherwise great jacket.
Great Jacket. Generally well thought out. One gripe is that I purchased this based on how much my wife liked hers, which she has had since 2016. Her Powder Bowl has a hood which zips off. This was really handy in that probably 90% of the time I'm skiing, I don't use the hood. Part of the reason for purchasing this jacket was this feature.... Read More Apparently during one of the product revisions (upgrade?), this feature went away. Hopefully on the next product revision, they bring it back. The rest of the jacket is great. My wife has probably 200 skiing days on hers and with the exception of some of the velcro coming off (which was fixed), the jacket has served very well. We spend most of the winter skiing Alta powder and that silly attached hood fills up with snow when its not in use.
Medium or Small?
I really struggled between the M and the S. I am 5'10" and 175lbs. Neck 15.5". Arms 32/33. Waist 32-34. I tried both on. The small fit snugly but was just too tight around the waist and mid-section. I had to suck it in a bit to zip and then it sat really tight on my hips. It would have been hard to add layers. This may not be a probl... Read Moreem if you have more of a flat stomach. I went with the medium which was a slightly looser fit, although still comfortable. But, it took some going back and forth. If you are on the slimmer side the small may work. Medium fit great and made me feel I'd have room to layer up and move around while skiing. The jacket itself is a great shell - well designed, great pocket space, well thought out. Once you nail the fit you'll love it.
Spent the past two weeks in Teton Valley with a mix of skiing and snowboarding, both backcountry and resort riding at Targhee, as well as plenty of time just playing in the snow in 0 degree weather. Great product, great fit, easy access to pockets and all your needs, hood is fantastic with a helmet on...no complaints!
This jacket is awesome. Outer fabric is soft yet feels like it can take a beating. Well thought out design. No moisture is getting through this thing. Only used it for two days on the mountain so far, but I am looking forward to years of use with this thing. It will definitely be my “go-to” for all things snow for years to come. Bomber!
Powder Bowl horrible zippers!!!
I bought this coat based on peoples reviews. I am guessing most people don't really use these jacket the way they are intended. I did see a review and the person said the zippers on these coats are junk and I ignored it and now I am going throw this in the back of the closet because of the cheap zippers!!!! I hardly ever write a review but whe... Read Moren you pay a lot for quality and I barely lasts a season. I am going to spend the extra money for a coat with infinite guarantee because the cost is worth it and you get great service.
Hi Kirmet! Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear about your troubles with those zippers! Please note, all Patagonia items are covered under our [Ironclad Guarantee](https://help.patagonia.com/s/article/Ironclad-Guarantee#searchterm=ironclad), and we are always happy to accept warranty [returns](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) or offer complimentary [repairs](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) for the lifetime of the product. I went ahead and reached out privately to follow up on this.
Nice jacket the sleeves are a bit long.
Been wearing Patagonia gear for 30 years. In the last few years it seems that the fit is changing. Not sure why that is. The product is rock solid but I find I need to make sure and try it on first. This sounds like an obvious statement but with so many purchases being made on line buying a similar garments from the same manufacturer is a bit of a ... Read Morecrap shoot.
This jacket has everything you would expect from Patagonia, quality material, well thought out functionality at a very good price. In the short time having this jacket I really like wearing it. I’m looking forward to using it this winter with all my different Patagonia base layers, nano puffs and down sweaters better sweaters.
I already have a jacket size large that fits perfectly. So when I needed a new one ordered another large. It was so big I swam in it and the sleeves were 3 inches too long. I exchanged it for a medium only to find the sleeves fit but the body was too tight to fit any thing under it. I am 5-9 and 170 pounds which is pretty average. I was very dis... Read Moreappointed that you had no size to fit me.
Sorry the sizing was off for you, Tom! You might prefer the slightly more generous fit of the [Snowshot](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-snowshot-ski-snowboard-jacket/30942.html?dwvar_30942_color=BWCM&cgid=root&isSearch=true#tile-4=&q=snowhot&lang=en_US&start=1&sz=24) or the [Departer](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-departer-ski-snowboard-jacket/29400.html?dwvar_29400_color=HAGO&cgid=root&isSearch=true#q=departer&lang=en_US&start=1) Jackets. Hope you have a great ski season!
Its a slick shell that
Its a slick shell that is well constructed and handsome. Arms and torso are a bit long for my size, but otherwise fit is good. Idk what I was expecting but its a little underwhelming. I hope that the stoic design lends itself to durability. Time will tell. I am currently happy with my purchase.
So Good So Far
Half a season in and no complaints. Good fit, pockets, and venting. I went with Powder Bowl for thicker fabric as I spend most of my time in the trees. Already had a few jousting blows taken in stride. No reason to think it won't last as long as my last Patagonia jacket, which was an insane 15+ years.
I almost died in this
I have a special bond with this jacket because of the closed double black I skied on accident with demos while hungover. Lost my poles, dinged the demos to hell, almost died. The jacket worked well though, feels like a big blanket and the insulation is great. Nothing brings you closer with your gear than being scared shitless.
Great Shell for resort and backcountry
Great weight, zippers, neck and hood combination. Pockets are functional. Sleeves are a great length for winter sports (no one wants snow in their wrists). Room to layer underneath, but not too baggy - good for British Columbia in the negatives and California skiing as well. Hood is perfect - no need to bother with extra zippers to zip it off or tu... Read Moreck it in and is just adds weight and extra fabric.
Zipper and dirt
Wore this from Antarctic to Ladakh, keep warm (need to add a down vest at time); shell water repellent but get dirty easily and hard to clean (black). The worst is the zipper (seems to be my common problem with all recent P products), it is hard to engage or even zipper up when you need to.
Great Jacket - Poor Fit
5'9" - 215# - 38" waist - 46-48" chest - right in the size chart - XL - Unfortunately the arms are about 6" too long and the length goes below my butt. Makes a great rain tarp/tent, but doesn't fit "regular". Not everyone in an XL is Tall.... Even with a Patagonia Down Sweater underneath it is too loose. I&#x... Read More27;m good with the pockets, zippers etc. Hood is HUGE if you DON'T have a helmet, but bungees make it use-able. I got this as a rain jacket for Early and Late Skiing in Michigan, but I also got it to wear as a wind stop layer on extreme cold days. Even bulky insulation isn't enough to fill the excessive space. Large would have been ample space for insulation without excess flapping in the breeze. I still give it 4 stars because it is a great piece. But I should have tried the Large. Maybe re-evaluate what "regular" means or re-assess the population for size norms. Most of my skiing / hiking / biking crew are shaped more like short football players - under 6 foot but over 200# - In Sci-Fi Fantasy terms - Think Gimli the Dwarf instead of Legolas the Elf....
Fantastic Ski Jacket
This is an amazing ski jacket. The fit is almost perfect - not too big and baggy, but there's enough room to comfortably wear a warm insulating layer. My only issue is that the arms run a little long (I've noticed this with most, but not all, Patagonia jackets). So far the jacket has held up really well in 10 days of skiing. It's bee... Read Moren pretty much bombproof against the harsh East Coast ski conditions. I highly recommend this jacket if you're looking for a stylish top-of-the-line ski shell that does everything need.
Almost perfect jacket
Don’t let the title lead you the wrong direction, this is a solid jacket. The materials are great, fit is almost perfect and even the color is better than expected. I am 5’10, about 200lbs, stocky and a large fits almost perfect, I’ll get to the almost in a second. I have only 3 issues with it, that I’d hope Patagonia could fix. First, not sure... Read More if Patagonia is fitting their jackets to basketball players, but the arm length is too long. I’ve had this issue with the R1 techface jacket also. Just seems odd. I am not small or short armed by any means and It is inches too long. Now it’s so long that it can’t be worn, but with a glove that goes over the cuff, it bunches up plenty. Two and I knew this when I bought it, the hood. Not sure why the insulated version gets the zip off hood but the shell, the “cooler” version does not. If not zip off let it roll up under the collar. If you are not wearing your hood, it tends to fill up with snow and flop around. The design is already made, why not give the shell the zip off hood also. Third and lastly, add one more cheat pocket. There is no reason there shouldn’t be a second chest pocket. Now, even with those 3 short comings this is a sweet jacket. I got the “textile green” which I was a little afraid would be too yellow and it’s great. A strong green color, not sure why they couldn’t have the “sprout green,” but it works.
WOW WOW POW...DER
I love this jacket. It is great skiing shell. I wear the Nano Air Puff jacket underneath and it is perfect for the Pacific Northwest winter weather. It fits loose enough to put a layer underneath it, but not too baggy to get in the way of skiing. It feels like very quality stuff, even though I haven't worn it in the snow on the mountain, it ha... Read Mores been used as a rain jacket in Portland, and I have stayed dry. It fits true to size, I am 5'10, & 165lbs and a medium is PERFECT! It looks stylish and I cannot wait to test thins bad boy on the mountain.
This jacket is simply the best. The goretex covers the entire jacket and allows it to be as light as possible, while insulating and cooling. The outer shell is so tough and durable, ive had plenty of knife drops on it and nothing has torn. The removable hood is a great feature as I normally wear a cowboy hat. The pockets are in all the right places... Read More and this jacket has so much movement, it allows for it to be a work jacket as well. Chopping wood, skiing, snowmobiling, survival and hunting, this jacket can survive it all. For a 5'6" broad shoulders, id say get a large. Its made to have layers under as well, so its roomy in the right spots
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