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Patagonia Pluma
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Pros Optimally designed pull-cords and buckles, recycled nylon face fabric, athletic fit, Patagonia guaranteeLightweight, form fitting, great storm hood, superior construction quality, reasonable priceUnrivaled weather protection, decent venting options, perfect fitAwesome weather protection, fits great, very mobileSturdy weather protection, extended wrist cuffs, supple fabric
Cons Expensive, not super breathable, hood not as protective with a helmet onCrinkly and noisy, very little ventilation, few pockets, short front hemExpensive, not ultralight, mediocre breathabilitySkin pockets a bit too narrow, small ventilation zips, unreliable wrist cuffsSuper short zipper tabs, average weight, mediocre DWR finish
Bottom Line A middle of the pack performer that has a lot of good qualities for the world adventurerStands out among some stiff competition with its simple and solid designOur favorite hardshell for serious adventuresTurns out a company known for skis and bindings also makes a great jacket for touringA couple slight flaws detract from an otherwise great jacket
Rating Categories Patagonia Pluma Arc'teryx Alpha FL Mammut Nordwand Advanced Dynafit Radical Norrona Falketind Gore-Tex
Weather Protection (30%)
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Features And Design (10%)
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Specs Patagonia Pluma Arc'teryx Alpha FL Mammut Nordwand... Dynafit Radical Norrona Falketind...
Pit Zips Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Measured Weight (size large) 15.1 oz 11.8 oz 16 oz 15.4 oz 16.2 oz
Material 40D 3L 100% recycled nylon plain-weave Gore-Tex PRO shell, with a 15D GORE Micro Grid Backer Technology & a DWR finish Gore-Tex with N40p-X face fabric 3-layer 100% nylon Gore-Tex Pro Gore-Tex Pro with C-Knit backer 3-layer Gore-Tex
Pockets 2 high handwarmer, 1 chest, 1 interior chest 1 external chest, 1 internal chest 2 front, 1 internal 2 side handwarmer, 1 sleeve, 2 internal stash 2 hand, 1 chest
Helmet Compatible Hood Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hood Draw Cords 3 3 3 1 1
Adjustable Cuffs Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Two-Way Front Zipper No No Yes Yes No
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