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Men's Slate Sky Jacket Reviews

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Ms Slate Sky Jacket

True To Size
September 18, 2023

Super light

My previous raincoat was a small, but I went with a little more space on this one. I am happy with the ability to layer and not have the sleeves feel too long. . Havent faced too much rain yet, so I dont know if Ill regret the lack of put zips. Why no punctuation allowed in these reviews?

September 17, 2023

Lovely quality

Very good quality product, perhaps too tight for when you want to wear a thick warm garment underneath. Extremely light.

September 11, 2023

Great performance though, sizing isn't right

I loved the material, it's absolutely functional to protect from rain and wind. Though the size comes a little tight and it doesn't allow for additional internal layers.

Response from Patagonia
September 15, 2023

We appreciate your feedback and welcome a return. The Slate Sky is one of our Slim Fit designs, whereas our rain jackets like the Torrentshell and Granite Crest have a slightly more generous Regular Fit. Please reach out to our [Customer Service]( team if you have any additional questions. Thanks for taking a moment to send us a review, Diego!

September 11, 2023

Good product

Good product

September 8, 2023

Perfect to keep dry without bulk

I finally experienced a deluge to test my new rain gear. I give it a 5 or being comfortable and uncluttered while keeping me dry. I previously had a torrentshell and like this one much better.

September 5, 2023

Almost perfect

I really want to love this minimalist jacket. The medium is perfect for me at 5'9" and 160 pounds. The hood is the best I've ever worn; finally one that fits well without a helmet. The cuffs are sized just right and don't need adjustment tabs. The sleeves and back are long enough for active wear. The reason I returned it was t... Read Morehe unnecessary front flap. Hood down, the flap prevents the collar from laying flat. Hood up, the snaps are necessary to keep the flap from flapping around. However, they're very hard to snap and unsnap and seem to be a future point of failure. Please, Patagonia, lose the flap on the next iteration of this great jacket, but keep the fit, fabric and other features.

September 5, 2023

Great product. Great service. I

Great product. Great service. I bought two different sizes because I was not sure of my size. The return was seamless and effortless. Thank you very much and I will continue to buy your product as I have done for so many years.

September 4, 2023

Very qualitatively made

Very qualitatively made

August 25, 2023

OK color for a rain jacket

For a men's color, it is a drabby color and will collect a lot of dirt for a rain jacket that can be used for biking or hiking. The colors offered for men are too light and were not favorable for men, but the fit is good for the size. The arm length is great.

August 5, 2023

Light jacket, Patagonia quality and

Light jacket, Patagonia quality and finish, but the fit around the chest is a bit wide for me.

July 26, 2023

Not a fan of the green...

Not a fan of this one. The color, to start is not attractive in my eyes. The large snap button found on the jacket where the weather flap ends is large and just seems out of place. The pockets are really strange also. They are too high (Maybe ok if you wear a harness) and the pocket shape is weird. It is skinny and deep. My hands barely fit width-w... Read Moreise but get lost down into the depths of the pockets. I should have stuck with the old Torrent Shell.

Response from Patagonia
July 27, 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we are very sorry to hear about the issues you've encountered with this jacket. Please know you are more than welcome to [return]( this product at any time as we want you to be completely satisfied with all of your Patagonia products. In the meantime, please rest assured that we will be passing this feedback along to our Product Design Team.

June 7, 2023

Not yet worn in anger but it has all the hallmarks of a great rain jacket

It's light and beautifully made, strong and flexible. Looking forward to still be wearing it in 20 years time.

May 6, 2023

Great style and comfort

Looks great and feel comfortable in my Patagonia slate sky rain jacket.

April 27, 2023

Good quality

Ive been waiting for it to rain before submitting a review so today is the first time Ive had the opportunity to wear it. It appeared to be very water resistant and is very comfortable. I ordered an XL and had to exchange it for an XXL as I missed the slim fit in the product description. I weigh 230 lbs and it seemed I was about 40 lbs too heavy. I... Read Morem pleased with the purchase especially when I got it for half price. What it doesnt have that I wish it did are pit vents and inside pockets.

April 27, 2023

Have not been able to

Have not been able to use it in cold weather, but I do not expect it to keep me warm. Otherwise, a great quality rain racket.

April 23, 2023

Best Jacket

The fit is perfect as their slim fit line does. The jacket is great, light and dry! No extra material like the Torrent. Great good for helmets and breathes pretty well for a 3 layer. Get it and put the savings toward a good mid layer.

April 17, 2023

Perfect Multi-Use Rain Jacket

So 4/5 stars only because the slim fit of rain jacket prevents adding additional layers in colder weather/upsize has sleeves quite long. This jacket is light and breathable all while providing superior rain protection. Highly recommend.

April 15, 2023

Durable + Strong

The Slate Sky jacket is true to size. The product is durable, strong and reliable. Great for cold weather or wett climates. 10/10 #2023

March 3, 2023

Light and air

Great material and lovely feel but I had not expected how light it truly was going to be - definitely more of a mild as opposed to a cold day jacket

Response from Patagonia
March 9, 2023

Thanks for your feedback, Anthony! The Slate Sky is intended to be a waterproof rain shell. If you're interested in an insulated jacket, please reach out to your local Patagonia-owned retail store or contact our [Customer Service]( team for guidance, return or exchange. We'd love to help!

February 26, 2023

Simply Good

The simplicity of this jacket is its strength.

February 25, 2023

Perfect rain Jacket for L.A.

Just what I wanted and needed! Its a simple jacket thats waterproof and no insulation. You can use it as a windbreaker, when its cold and wet, just use a sweater under it. You wont be disappointed.

February 24, 2023

The shell I was looking for

I was at lunch with my wife and we realized we needed gear for our canal/bike tour in Amsterdam in April (I know, I know - but wanted to specify the usage). I walked about 100 feet next door to the Patagonia in Santa Cruz, and found half price rain pants AND this spiffy shell for biking. I will say I do like the top flap because it cuts wind on a b... Read Moreike, and I love the used fishing net backstory. It honestly adds to my love of how well the product is made.

February 23, 2023

Keeps you dry, layers well

This is a light weight jacket that works well with layers in colder weather. Breathes well when exercising, is wind-proof and keeps you and whatever is in your pockets absolutely dry. Great product!

February 21, 2023

My son is 14 yrs.old

My son is 14 yrs.old , 5.4 slim, and wearing men medium. A little bit big for him. Its perfect when heat wear the Patagonia gown jacket inside. This is the the same type of the jacket ~2nd jacket for him. He likes it and the price is right for young people or for people want to save money rather than buying the Goretex or H2No.

February 16, 2023


Really simple rain shell. Really light rain shell. Really nice rain shell.

February 9, 2023

Great fit, superior quality and finish

Jacket fits great, I use it as a shell over midweight jacket and it is perfect protection against the wind and precipitation.

February 9, 2023

Good Quality

Nice jacket maybe runs slightly smaller than other mens medium jackets. Performs very well in the rain and stayed dry

February 8, 2023


Light weight, waterproof, great hood and back coverage.

February 6, 2023

Almost perfect shell

What I would change if I could, I would add a chest or internal chest zipper pocket and do away with the flap on the front zipper. What I do like a lot is that the jacket is super light weight, has no pit zips, and is not very swooshy sounding like other rain jackets. It is a slim fit so I did size up which I always have to do on slim fits. With on... Read Morely a tshirt on under the shell the fit is great. Fits how an XL shell should fit but I got an XXL. I can even wear my silent down jacket under this shell and the fit and combo is awesome.

February 5, 2023

Great gear.

I also purchased an XXL to wear over my 850 Puffer jacket. Looks awkward but keeps puffer dry in a wet snow

February 1, 2023


I use this on top of layers when im fishing, its perfect. I sized up to account for layers.

January 27, 2023

Rain stopper


January 23, 2023

Disappointing. Do not recommend.

I ordered this as a gift for my husband. He has been extremely disappointed by the fit. The hood comes down so far over the eyes he cant see, so he cant wear it with the hood up. When the hood is down, it folds over his shoulders so the tag is always out. It runs small. You cant zip it up all the way in the front without it covering your face. Over... Read Moreall, just very bad. I wish I could return it, but he is deployed. I recommend you spend money on something else.

Response from Patagonia
January 31, 2023

We're so sorry to hear about your husband's disappointment with this jacket, Lauren! We appreciate your feedback, and we are sharing it with our product designers. When your husband returns to the US we will be happy to help with a [return](, and this can be done online or by contacting Customer Service, at (800) 638-6464, or via live chat on

January 22, 2023

Nice product!

Fits well, good quality product.

January 19, 2023

Just right!

This has been one of the best light rain jackets I have owned. The elastic cuffs at sleeves keep them off my hands and the adjustable hood allows for a good fit without hanging over my face. It is short enough for wearing when I'm driving or running errands around town. If you need more coverage for your hips, you may want to try a different j... Read Moreacket. I ordered one size larger because Patagonia's recommended size for my height and weight (M) would have been too snug. The large size allows me to layer a sweater or vest underneath for cold days without being too bulky or too long in the sleeves. This is a great jacket and a good price for this type of garment.

January 18, 2023

Large was a little too

Large was a little too snug, XL was like a tent and had sleeves long enough for King Kong (I'm 6', 175lbs, kind of broad shoulders. I wear XL in shirts, L in most jackets). Had to send both back but Patagonia customer service was excellent and helped out to make returns easy. One thing I didn't like about the jacket - it doesn'... Read Moret have velcro style wrist straps, just a touch of stretch material on one side of sleeve. OTOH the material felt great, wish one or the other had fit.

January 13, 2023

Excellent product, very practical and

Excellent product, very practical and great looking. I love it

January 6, 2023

Uhh, its amazing.

This is incredible quality, fits perfect. Feels like its going to last a long time. Worth every penny.

January 3, 2023

This was exactly what I

This was exactly what I was looking for: a waterproof shell that I could wear over a sweater.

December 26, 2022

Just what I needed!

I intentionally bought a medium although the sizing chart called for a small. This way, I could layer underneath for those cold, rainy days working outside. The fit is slightly big, but exactly how I expected! I love that the jacket is made from recycled fishing nets, and should last for a long time! Thanks for constructing a quality product, and m... Read Moreaking choices that take the environment into consideration.

December 23, 2022


Firstly, size run way large than other items. And I dont like the material, think like paper. cheap looking

Response from Patagonia
January 5, 2023

Thank you very much for writing this review Jerry, we really appreciate it! We also want to extend our sincere apologies for the disappointment in this jacket. Please feel free to start your [return]( at any time as we want all of our customers to be completely satisfied with their Patagonia purchases.

December 11, 2022

Nice and comfy jacket

Really pleased with my purchase. I still need to verify its waterproof properties, but Patagonia means quallity, so I'm expecting the best.

December 6, 2022

Lightweight and effective

This jacket is very lightweight yet it holds up well in heavy rain. I also really like the look of it.

December 5, 2022

Light and trim

I've only used the jacket once, but I have years of experience with the H2No Torrentshell. I am tall and thin: 6'2", 167 lbs. I like the slimmer fit of the slate sky jacket better than the looser fit of the Torrentshell. Hood is nicer too, and the simple elastic cuffs are easier and more convenient than the adjustable velcro on the T... Read Moreorrentshell, that I never changed after first fit. Folds up tighter than the Torrentshell, but I miss the ability to compress this jacket into one of the pockets for packing. I suppose that is because of the upgraded waterproof side pockets.

December 2, 2022

It feels nice but...

So yeah, the product feels very soft and nice but I don't like the weird flap for ventilation, it looks weird and doesn't feel as effective as the torrentshell'd pit vent. Outside of that, it also feels more fragile in comparison but that is probably the sliding scale used between comfort and rigidity. Overall, decent but not my firs... Read Moret choice.

Response from Patagonia
December 7, 2022

Hi William, we're sorry that the Slate Sky Rock Climbing Jacket isn't meeting your expectations concerning comfort. We want you to be comfortable in your gear and if you're not, please take the time to start a [return or exchange]( at your earliest convenience.

November 21, 2022

Love it

I use it more for Casual. I have others more tech Patagonia jackets. But it is an excellent light, packable, breathable an waterproof jacket!

November 16, 2022

Excellent coat

So far, so very good. As described but you can’t explain the quality which is excellent. Pricey but worth it.

November 11, 2022

Favourite jacket so far

Bought this jacket for rainy conditions but noticed that I try to make it work for almost any circumstance. Does not stick to the skin, even with a short-sleeved shirt underneath. Nice slim fit but covers a lot of the neck, face and head while hooded and zipped up entirely. Do not expect a full coat: it is still a lightweight rain jacket with no in... Read Moresulation, but it’s the perfect outer shell for me.

October 31, 2022

Patagonia Slate

very nice fit colour could be more lifely

October 27, 2022

Best jacket I own

I love this hacket

October 26, 2022

Great fit - mostly

I love my jacket. It fits really well which can be a struggle for a taller person. My only struggle is the hood. It seems too big so can cover my eyes when walking but it might just be me not having worked out how to adjust it (it has a cord at the back). Highly recommend

October 24, 2022

Water and wind proof. Very

Water and wind proof. Very nice hood, usually my hair pushes the hood off when wearing one. This one really wraps around your head, while still being very comfortable.

October 24, 2022

Great fit and really comfy

Great fit and really comfy

October 19, 2022

A great 'Throw It On' jacket

I have to say I'm thrilled with my new Slate Sky jacket. It's lightweight but robust-- like the Houdini and Torrentshell jackets had a baby! The 3 Layer shell type definitely instills confidence that it'll be durable. While the fabric is thin enough to not weigh me down. It is a rain coat... not a personal organizational device :p In... Read More that way, pockets and features are sparse, but all the right ones are present! The hood is the best-fitting Patagonia hood I've experienced. The Sleeves are long enough to offer coverage on my bike, when my arms are straight forward. Nice! And the Flappy thing is actually quite cool. Though I admit I didn't understand it until watching the product video. It adds breathability by allowing air in, while still covering you. Cool! Slim fit means my size 33 waist fits when the jacket is zipped up... but just barely (can fit a finger underneath on both sides). The Orange color is a bit muted; it's the same color as a cup of light turmeric drink. This will def be my go to everyday jacket. Thank you once again for designing great gear!

October 18, 2022

Very pleased

Looks nice and works well

October 18, 2022

Thought it would have been a little more …

… than a rain jacket. But it protects me from wind and water and looks nice. You should call it, what it is and feels like though … a rain jacket.

October 17, 2022

Great jacket

Great jacket

August 16, 2022

Super quality

Super quality compared with Price.

May 16, 2022

Runs small!

They aren't kidding when they say "slim fit"... I like a looser fit and usually size up 1-2 sizes with Patagonia stuff... but, I got an XXL and it's just barely tolerable, too constricting! So, be careful with the sizing... I'm requesting an exchange.

Response from Patagonia
May 18, 2022

We're truly sorry to hear the Men's Slate Sky Rock Climbing Jacket was too small. But we are glad to hear about your exchange. Please, let us know if we can help with any questions regarding your exchange. We also passed your thoughts along to our Design Team. Thank you so much for your feedback.

May 13, 2022

perefct for spring rain storms

works well.

February 21, 2022

great, but

what is this half flap?? make it without that please

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