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|Product Name||Sale Price||Merchant Name|
|Patagonia Mixed Guide Hooded Softshell Jacket - Men's||$244.30||Backcountry.com|
Give nasty weather a black eye when you wear the Patagonia Men's Guide Hooded Softshell Jacket. This wind- and weather-resistant, breathable, stretchy jacket makes the elements pee in their pants at the mere sight of you playing on snow or ice. The Guide features a helmet-compatible hood with a laminated visor for better visibility in poor conditions, and Patagonia brushed the jacket's interior for soft comfort and moisture management. This slim-fit softshell can be recycled through the Common Threads Recycling Program after years and years of use.
Model Year: 2010
Sizes: XL, S
Colors: Real Red
UPC's: 680131077135, 680131077111
SKU's: 83000-RRD-XL, 83000-RRD-S
Retail Price $ 179.00
It's a great jacket, possible the first jacket I've ever had a perfect fit in. It's a slim cut. For comparison, I'm 6ft, 32in waist, long arms, and skinny. I have the classic cyclist build. Skinny guys, this jacket is for you.
Tough and Soft Shell
Great softshell from Patagonia. I am 5'11, 190lbs and went with the large. I tried both the medium and the large, but decided the medium was a bit too tight under the arm pits. Also the large for me fits a little loose, so there is room for a layer or two beneath, plus comfortable room to wear your beacon beneath. The jacket has some nice finish details in the cuffs, zipper closure at neck, and hood. It is has a tailored athletic fit that really makes moving around very comfortable. For me this jacket is ideal for an outer layer skinning up the mountain on a dry day and then as a comfortable mid layer beneath a hard shell on the way down. This jacket is also awesome to wear around town or on the hiking trail when the temps are in the high 30s and up.
Great Value on a Versatile Soft Shell
This is my third soft shell from Patagonia and so far it seems like the one I will get the most use out of. The light fleece insulation is just enough to retain heat without being too hot for high-activity pursuits or too bulky for a daypack. Although there is no windproof membrane, I only felt very strong gusts cut through which is more than I can say for most soft shells. Don't expect the guide hoody to be the most water resistant of Patagonia's jackets, but it didn't absorb any moisture during a light rain storm or skiing in knee-deep powder. The fleece lined, helmet-compatible hood makes this version far warmer and more versatile than the regular guide jacket.Even though Patagonia considers the cut to be slim fit, I had plenty of room for a couple baselayers and a windproof vest. I wear a Large for most Pagagonia pieces and found the guide hoody true to size (certainly not as snug as Arcteryx). My only complaint about this jacket is that there are no velcro wrist closures which allows wind and snow to get in your jacket unless you are wearing a gauntlet-style glove.The guide hoody is an ideal do-it-all jacket for backcountry skiing, alpine climbing and trekking at 2/3 of the cost of comprable jackets. It does not have a lot of technical bells and whistles, but it does the job.