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Patagonia Super Alpine - Women's Review

   

Hardshell Jacket Women's

  • Currently 4.0/5
Overall avg rating 4.0 of 5 based on 1 review. Most recent review: August 17, 2012
Street Price:   Varies from $419 - $599 | Compare prices at 4 resellers
Pros:  More durable than company's Super Pluma, great fit, versatile hand pockets, near perfect hidden cord adjustments, pit zips one with one hand.
Cons:  Hand pockets provide little protection for hands, zippers are difficult to pull, some say can be too tight for resort style snowsports, heavier and less durable than Arcteryx Alpha SV.
Best Uses:  Alpine climbing, mountaineering, expeditions of all types.
User Rating:       (0.0 of 5) based on 0 reviews
Manufacturer:   Patagonia
Review by: Lita Collins ⋅ August 17, 2012  
Overview
This is the female version of the Men's Patagonia Super Alpine Jacket, about which we did a full review. Aside from differences in sizing, weight and colors, the two are nearly identical.

The Womenís version weighs 17.2 ounces; the menís 18.5 ounces. The listed retail price for both is $599. However, sale prices are common and substantially less.

In our extensive review of the menís version, the jacket was not the best of its peers but it earned high marks for being more durable that Patagoniaís Super Pluma, having a great fit and offering versatile hand pockets. The Super Pluma was a Top Pick winner for its overall performance, durability, and versatility. Most other jackets had chest pockets which do let you easily put your hands in them for warmth (they are designed for optimum access to stuff while climbing or backpacking). Patagonia currently does not offer a women's version of the Super Pluma.

To get a good sense of how the Super Alpine compares to other hardshells, go to the Men's Patagonia Super Alpine Review and Hardshell Jacket Review.


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Patagonia $419.00  -  30% off!
Al's Sports $598.99
MooseJaw $599.00
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