Jan
18th

Patagonia Untracked Jacket Review

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Patagonia Untracked Jacket Review

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

New for the 2013-14 season, the Patagonia Untracked is a very versatile jacket. The 3-layer 100% nylon GORE-TEX® with a DWR finish and fully taped seams will keep you dry and warm while you are shredding some fresh lines close to your ski resort or hiking in the backcountry.

It features an extra warm brushed interior lining for the cold days without increasing the weight. Also, it has underarm zips for cooling down you when you’re hiking or protecting you from the wind in the summit. The relaxed fit is super comfortable and it allows you to add any insulating layer underneath the jacket.

The low-profile powder skirt with webbing loop connects with any Patagonia pants for more protection in the deepest snow days. The hoody adjusts easily over the helmet with the Touch Point System. The Untracked Jacket has a lot of zippered pockets to keep safe your main belongings. It also features a RECCO® avalanche rescue reflector.

 

WHAT WE LIKED ABOUT IT:

  • We like the high quality and the style of the Patagonia products. Part of their snowboard team is developing new products made from splitboarders to splitboarders. It’s a great thing to bear in mind for sure.
  • We love the versatility of this jacket. You can wear it from the most sketchy chute to the park, without compromising your comfort in any condition.
  • With only a weight of 678 gr, it’s warmer than other 3-layers jackets due to the brushed interior lining.
  • As all the Patagonia products, we love the eco-friendly resources they use to produce outerwear.

 

WHAT WE LIKED THE LEAST ABOUT IT:

The relaxed fit might not be the most suitable when you are in some big mountain mission and need to wear a harness. If glacier terrain is where you mostly ride and your life depends of a rope you should consider that this jacket is on the baggy side, so you might want to wear a smaller size than usual.

 

WHAT IS IT USEFUL FOR:

For wearing it in the deep and cold days shredding in your ski resort or in your daily splitboard missions in the backcountry.

 

More info: Patagonia.com

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