A weather-defying layer to ride through nasty conditions. Tough and durable, the waterproof-breathable shell fabric has a DWR (durable water repellency) finish to shed everything from powder to slush. Inside, the smooth taffeta lining glides over layers. External thigh vents let you regulate your climate, and gaiters keep snow out when you get in deep.
- Durable 2-layer H2No® recycled polyester fabric with a DWR treatment to keep you dry.
- Insulated with Thermogreen polyester (90% recycled) for warmth, and lined with polyester taffeta.
- Loops on rear yoke attach pants to powder skirt in compatible Patagonia® jackets to keep snow out.
- Soft, brushed tricot lining in waist to wick moisture.
- 2 handwarmer pockets, 2 rear pockets, and 1 thigh cargo pocket.
- Gaiters keep the snow out, while tough scuff guards protect the inside of the leg and bottom hem.
- Built-in Recco® Rescue System reflector can be located by ski patrols. Useful for resort skiing, Recco is not a substitute for avalanche skills training, beacons, essential gear, or smart decision-making in the backcountry.
- Scuff guards on inner legs.
|Face fabric||75-denier recycled polyester|
|Insulation||60g/sq. m polyester|
Fabric waterproof rating
The standard test for waterproof fabrics uses a standing column filled with water. The figures given are the water column height. A rating of 3,500mm or higher can be considered waterproof. The higher the rating, the more durable the waterproof fabric will be over time.
Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Water-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.
|Waterproof with fully taped seams|
A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.
The finished inseam measurement of the garment.
Durable water repellency
Usually referred to as DWR. A treatment made to fabrics that causes water to bead and run off instead of soaking through.