The Patagonia Adze Hoody is one of an always diversifying lineup of softshell jackets that Patagonia produces. The Adze takes advanced softshell fabric, a fleece backing, and a durable water repellent finish that are more common in their technical apparel, and puts it into a garment that looks more at home on a walk on a cool fall day than on the side of a mountain. This is a model that is more of a casual category than a technical jacket, along with the Columbia Ascender and The North Face Apex Bionic 2. However, it's a much better choice than either of these models. If you are looking for a jacket that will excel for trips around town, day hikes, and low output activities, then this is a great option. For more technical apparel consider the Rab Torque, Mountain Hardwear Dragon or Arcteryx Psiphon FL.
The color offerings of the Adze Hoody have been updated for 2018, but no technical specs on the jacket have changed. You can see one of the new colors in the photo above.