Patagonia Men's Bivy Down Jacket
You got out of work early and you hit the road with your skis on your roof rack just as it started to drizzle, but traffic came to a halt on Hwy 80 right when you reached snow line -- save a little gas and cut your engine while you wait, you'll be plenty warm enough for a road bivy in the Patagonia Bivy Down Jacket for men. This cozy cocoon is stuffed with 600-fill down for core-toasting warmth and has a nylon canvas shell that is burly enough to stand up to helping a car load of hipster chicks put their chains on. The drop tail hem keeps you covered through any reaching and bending, and the stand-up collar shields your neck from disagreeable icy winds. A full front zipper is covered with a snap-over storm flap, and the welted front pockets have soft brushed jersey lining to warm your fingers after they get chilled from all the text-bragging you're doing about tomorrow's epic pow day. With retro style that recalls wood splitting, real maple syrup, external frame packs, and musty used gear shops in Berkley, the Patagonia Men's Bivy Down Jacket looks awesome on both urban-dudes and mountain-men.
- Body: 5.5-oz 100% nylon canvas
- Shoulders and collar: 4-oz 100% nylon faille with a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish
- Lining: 2-oz 100% polyester plain weave
- Insulation: 600-fill-power premium European goose down
- Quilted, down-insulated full-zip jacket with a burly nylon canvas shell
- Stand-up collar
- Wind flap with metal snaps
- Welted handwarmer pockets lined with brushed polyester jersey
- Internal, zippered left-chest pocket
- Drop-tail hem
- Hip length
- Made in Vietnam
- Fit: Regular
- Weight: 944 g, 33.3 oz
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Reviews - Patagonia Men's Bivy Down Jacket
The Bivy jacket takes the cake in my go-to cold weather jacket category. In NorCal evening are typically cool throughout the year and when temps drop below 50F I put on the Bivy before heading out. It's suprememly warm (although a bit heavy/not packable# so it's best worn in urban environments where you always have a chair or bar stool to hang it on. I have the medium in heritage and it's a perfect fit for my body type #6'0", 160 lbs) - the jacket feels true to size. Patagonia did it again with the Bivy - an amazing high quality jacket for chilly nights.
Great jacket, that's super compressible. It will be resistant to water up to a point, but if in a downpour it can get saturated pretty quick.
Great Winter All Purpose
I have really enjoyed this jacket since purchase and it is great for all around comfort and versatility. I have put it through a couple of hikes and cold wet weather situations and it has held up nicely. Was very warm even in 10 degree weather. Works great for casual wear. If I had to list any cons it would be that the zipper is too small for the design. It makes it hard to zip quickly and easily and lead to splitting the zip if not careful. The waterproofing also only protects the shoulders, but this is noted in the design specs.