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Women's SnowDrifter Jacket Reviews

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March 7, 2023

Stick figure with long arms

So disappointed Patagonia. This jacket has ZERO stretch. I bought it because the first words were stretch in the description. Complete BS. This jacket is longer, which is great, but only if you are a stick figure. No modest aline for hips at all and no stretch. So unless your waist, chest and hips are the the same size, (you are a stick) it wont fi... Read Moret right. Plus the arms are ridiculously long, seriously too long. Once again, huge design flaws for women and inaccuracies in descriptions of the product.

Response from Patagonia
March 10, 2023

We're sorry to hear that fabric, sizing and fit have been a disappointment for this purchase. We'll reach out to you by email to discuss all your options to return or exchange it under our [Ironclad Guarantee]( if you haven't returned it already. We appreciate your feedback, Andrea!

February 20, 2023

Tahoe Troll

I love this shell. It keeps the cold wind out completely with no leaks in the seams. Earlier this winter I unfortunately had a ski release in the powder and skied into a small fir tree, ouch. This jacket didn't have a scratch on it. My favorite tuff jacket. Would love to get another one in some fun floral print.

February 2, 2023

Good technical shell so far

I have used this jacket just once so far, for resort skiing. Performed well, but I have yet to use it in wet conditions. It runs a bit large - plenty of room for bulky layers underneath, allowing for good freedom of movement. However, as I typically wear fewer or thinner layers under the shell jacket, I will need to close the powder skirt to keep ... Read Morethe breeze from creeping my back. At the cuffs, the sleeves have enough velcro adjustability to go over or under gloves. The pass pocket is well situated on the upper arm. I would have liked a second internal goggle pocket (such as for for snacks and spare neck gaiter) and a convenient place for a goggle wipe. I'm looking forward to using this jacket for several years.

January 16, 2023

So far so good!

Fits great! Couldnt decide between a medium or large. Ended up with a medium and am happy with the choice. The shell is perfect, on the colder days Ill just add an extra layer. I love the color! Overall very happy with the product.

January 2, 2023

I am amazed by your

I am amazed by your customer service and the quality of your products. I ordered this for my daughter and it was lost in the mail. when I called your customer service and explained that I never received the jacket they sent me another one (2 day shipping) with no questions so she can have it before our ski trip . This was my first time ordering dir... Read Moreectly from your site . You have superseded REI, Nordstrom and any other organization in terms of your customer service and product. The quality of this jacket is superb. The fit, the stitching, great pockets, cool color, great ventelation, large hood to cover ski helmet are all high quality. I will make sure that everyone in my community is told about my experience with Patagonia and the quality of their merchandise.

June 3, 2022

Perfectly light

I usually get small but purchased middle for layering. I have been using it for spring skiing and hiking, and it's an absolutely perfect. Light and water resistant, this will be my go-to alpine hiking jacket!!

January 7, 2022

Perfect Shell

This is a perfect outer layer for skiing or snowboarding. I ordered a small and can fit a fleece and small nano puff underneath with more room if it really gets cold. Sleeve length and actual length of the coat is perfect. Hood and neckline get a little wonky sometimes but other than that I'm super happy with it!

December 30, 2021

Great colors

Love it

December 21, 2021

Perfect Shell

I needed a good shell to replace the one I had for decades. This is it! There is enough room to layer under the jacket, and with some stretch to stay comfortable while skiing/moving. The pockets are the perfect number and the right place to carry phone, money, snacks and buff if not needed. The skirt helps keep me warm and snow out of the jacket, w... Read Morehen needed; also the length is long enough to cover my bum. Vents are there for the variable temps. The fabric keeps me dry during snowy days, and the hood fits perfect over my helmet. The cuffs are perfect to velcro over gloves for the colder days. I searched for a long time, and this shell has met all my expectations. And I love the color!

October 15, 2021

Great Fit and Color

Haven't worn this outside yet, but I was impressed with the fit and the color. It is quite long, as others have mentioned, but I prefer that. Some of that length shortens when I have my backcountry pack on. Sleeves hit at the right spot and hips aren't too narrow. I'm 5'4", 130lbs, short torso, wide hips - usually wear a S... Read More/M. Glad I went with the S.

September 28, 2021

Completely Dry!

Staying dry in South Western Oregon can be a challenge. Just put on this shell to go feed during a torrential downpour and expected to come in with some seepage, but stayed completely dry. Wore it to town and a random person in the grocery store told me I looked really cute- for a 67 year old that was a shock! I told him it was the new coat!

April 1, 2021

Comfortable flexible fit

Longer in length then expected but I think this is a plus

March 24, 2021

Excellent waterproof high vis jacket

This is a top quality waterproof that fits well and is long enough to go to top of thigh and keep you dry. It's a great colour and fit, and easy enough to move around in if you're feeling active.

March 17, 2021

Great versatile shell

I'm 5'9" and 185, but rather lanky-- my arms are very long even for my height, and the arms on this jacket are plenty long for me. It is perfect for what I was looking for-- a shell with some sort of flattering shape and great functionality.

February 23, 2021

Great jacket, rather long

As confirmed by other reviews, this jacket is really long both in the torso and the sleeves. However, that works well for me! I use it for backcountry skiing, and the extra length helps hold in core body temperatures. It's large enough on me to fit a puffy and fleece underneath. In all other regards, this is a fantastic jacket. It's wate... Read Morer- and wind-proof. It fits comfortably around a helmet and has elastic adjustments exactly where you want them to be. The powder skirt keeps snow out and the large pit vents help you regulate your temperature. The zippers are a little stiff to use, but I'm hoping they will get easier over time. I'll be using this jacket for many adventures to come!

February 15, 2021

seemed good, small in shoulders/armpits

Ended up returning this jacket. Bought it for ski touring. I'm long and lean-- 5'10", 135lb, and the jacket felt small in the armpits/shoulders, while the sleeves were baggy and not long enough for me. Ultimately had to return, but could see the jacket working for someone with a different body type. For the price, I want it to fit pe... Read Morerfectly :)

February 1, 2021

Solid waterproof jacket

My husband has had the men's version if this jacket for a couple of years, and it has served him very well. Still looks like new despite frequent wear, has never leaked during rain, has kept him warm with layers underneath for skiing. On this experience, I ordered the women's version. I had to return it because the M was way too big (like... Read More, I was wondering whether I might actually need an XS given how big it was). I didn't re-order this jacket in a smaller size because between the style and the color combo, it wasn't feminine enough for me. That said, it seemed like a functionally great jacket. My one gripe with it (and frankly, equivalents from other brands too) is that when fully zipped up, the front comes up too high over the bottom of the face, so when you walk, this rigid stand-up part rubs up and down on your chin, mouth and/or nose. Great protection against bad weather, but a bit annoying for casual wear. But all jackets of this type seem to have this feature.

January 20, 2021


This jacket is amazing! Its bright and keeps me warm/blocks the wind. Its much quieter than my Arcteryx Gore-Tex shell. Its kept me dry in light snow. Havent had it out in worse weather yet. Depending on weather Ive worn with just a wool ls base layer and been comfortable if its really cold Ive even had a r1 and thin puffy. The cut is longer which ... Read MoreI prefer; not too long where its annoying. There is enough movement for arms and running around with the dogs. Id buy it in black also if they had it. Im 59, 150 lbs, 38C. Athletic build/wider shoulders and this fits great. Wouldnt add more than the a base layer, r1/r2 and thin puffy. Otherwise it would be tight in arms/chest.

December 12, 2019

Better for a taller woman

The jacket is beautiful, but too long for my liking. It would be perfect for a tall, slim woman (it’s narrow) or someone who likes a long jacket

October 21, 2019

Beautiful navy snow jacket

Nice long sleeves, I love the seams in the back of the jacket, very slimming, I bought a large, plenty of room for layers

October 8, 2019

Long and Weird Fit

I love the color of the Sunset Orange jacket and wanted to pair it with the light balsamic Pow Slayer bib however I tried it in medium and it was too long and tight at my hips and it bunched out weirdly at my chest. I tried a large and it fit in the hips however was HUGE in the chest and the bottom zipper curled under weirdly right where I wouldn&#... Read Morex27;t want a zipper to curl. I'm a size 10 pant, medium top, wear a size 34 C bra and both sizes were way too big in the chest area. I tried on the Untracked Jacket today and the medium fit perfectly so something is definitely off with the fit of this jacket Maybe if you have skinny hips it will hang better and not bunch in the chest. If you have hips it won't fit. It's a good price, the fabric felt nice and the bright orange with the balsamic looked great. Unfortunately it all went back.

Response from Patagonia
October 22, 2019

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