Outstanding breathability in a waterproof shell, the Descensionist Jacket delivers up and down performance for the freeride, backcountry specialist.
We could all use more down time. But in the backcountry you have to go up first. So we built the Descensionist Jacket to match the backcountry’s ever-changing conditions—no matter which direction you’re traveling. It’s Patagonia's most breathable waterproof shell, made of a supersoft, 50-denier plain-weave fabric with mechanical stretch to keep you in motion throughout the day, a DWR (durable water repellent) finish protects the fabric from saturation due to blowing snow and spitting graupel. The soft, moisture-wicking interior glides over underlayers and moves moisture when your body is breathing from the inside out. The helmet-compatible, 2-way-adjustable hood has a soft, laminated visor to preserve visibility in wind-pushed snow along with the Cohaesive® cord-lock system that embeds cord locks in the hood and hem to eliminate loose ends and provide easy adjustability. Coated, watertight slim zip installation of Vislon® zippers reduces bulk and weight, and provide exceptional storm protection. When it blows outside, a fully adjustable powder skirt cinches to create a tight seal against spindrift and flyaway (includes a webbing loop that attaches to any Patagonia® Snow pants). Pockets: two mesh-backed front pockets (placed for easy access while wearing a pack), one bicep pocket on the left arm, one internal mesh drop-in for goggles and gloves, and one internal stash (secures with a zipper). Includes an embedded RECCO® avalanche rescue reflector.
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