Patagonia no longer makes this classic. But we have many other hardshell hopefuls compared side-by-side.
The Super Alpine is Patagonia's most durable all-purpose hardshell. The Super Alpine is our top rated all-purpose durable hardshell. It performs very well at just about everything while providing the increased reliability and longevity of a more durable material. Although the Super Alpine is an excellent hardshell, our testers prefer the Arc'teryx Alpha SV for applications that require increased durability and storm protection. The Alpha SV is more durable than the Super Alpine, has a more comfortable hood, easier zipper, larger and more reliable velcro wrist closures, and larger crossover chest pockets that open easier. The Alpha SV does not have handwarmer pockets, however, so you'll need to bring gloves when going out on the town.