Patagonia Men's Guide Hoody
Hardworking and adept in any mountain situation - like any good mountain guide - the soft-shell Women's Guide Hoody from Patagonia sheds winter weather, keeps breathing, and resists abrasion. The 4-way polyester/spandex stretch-woven fabric is wind-and-weather-resistant, stretchy, highly breathable and tough as nails on the outside. On the jacket's sensitive side, a brushed interior and chamois-lined collar provide enough next-to-skin comfort to make even the aluminum-foil-chewing, burlap-underwearin' mountain guide sing and dance. The left chest and two handwarmer pockets close with Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) zippers, while the hood fits over a helmet, adjusts with a single pull, and has a laminated visor. Sleek, simple, stretchy self-fabric cuffs and a dual-adjust drawcord hem seal out the elements. Cut trim but with room for underlayers. The Guide Hoodie is recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program.
- Fabric: 7.6-oz 70-denier 92% polyester (47% recycled) double weave with 4-way stretch/8% spandex, with a Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish
- Burly, highly breathable, wind-resistant, recycled polyester double weave fabric with 4-way stretch is treated with a Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish for wet weather protection
- Helmet compatible, single-pull hood construction features a laminated visor for enhanced visibility in poor conditions
- Brushed interior for next-to-skin comfort and moisture management
- Chamois-lined collar, chin guard, and wind flap
- Pockets: two handwarmers with zipper garages, one left chest; all pocket zippers treated with a Deluge® DWR finish
- Sleek, low-profile cuffs
- Dual-adjust drawcord hem
- Slim fit
- Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program
- Weight: 660 g (1 lb 7.3 oz)
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Reviews - Patagonia Men's Guide Hoody
Perfect Warm Light Weight Ski Jacket
I recently took a ski trip to Beaver Creek. Prior to leaving I realized that I need to have something better than the leather jacket that had been hanging in the closet for nearly two years. My other coats also were much to be desired. I was looking for something that was not bulky, would not be soaked if I had the chance to be skiing in powder and that would keep me warm. After, searching and searching I finally decided on this Jacket. It was perfect - light weight enough not to keep you blistering hot, rugged enough to take on the elemenets and still have the mobility that some heavier jackets dont allow. It was Perfect! The only drawback was the hood. The way the hood lays on the top of your back sort of forces the front sides of the coat open and gives you pseudo-lapels on the front. This is really not that big of an issue and I think that it has to do more with the fact I have never owned a coat with an attached hood.
Patagonia really hit the nail on the head with this one. First the light weight will impress anyone who has hunkered down in a softshell these last 5 years...most have been heavy when lined, or if unlined then drafty. Not this one. I scored a medium for a snug fit on my 6'2" 175lb frame. The "unlined" lining is plush and soft so you can pair it with a light wool base layer or add the Nano Puff for increased warmth. The front zipper has very smooth action. The hood is sweet and compat with climbing, skiing and bike helmets (depending on their shape). I use it for ice climbing, winter bike commuting (in tangerine orange for visibility) and ski touring. Sure it would be nice to have an additional inside pocket or pit zips or cuff closures....but not worth the additional weight. The hand pockets are huge so you can slide skins up inside them or other long thin items (gauntlet gloves, balaclava...) A top shelf item using a simple elemental design...
Men's Patagonia Guide Hoody
This jacket is the go to jacket for medium winter weather. Granted when it's 10 degrees and colder the down makes more sense; however, the Patagonia Guide Hoody stands up well in cold conditions. It is very water resistant considering it's a shoft shell. I wore it snowboarding in Vermont in February and the temp was 29 degrees and it was perfect. The fit is fantastic, just a great go to jacket for clubbing or hitting the slopes. I find myself grabbing my guide hoody over my new arcteryx jacket.