Patagonia Down Primo Jacket

Nov 1, 2011
Outside Magazine
Patagonia Down Primo

Patagonia Down Primo jacket    Photo: Courtesy of Patagonia

THE SELL: The warmth of down without wet-weather woes. THE TEST: Stuffed with 700-fill down, the Primo fought off a ten-below cold snap in British Columbia. Patagonia weather-sealed those toasty feathers in Gore's new recycled-nylon fabric and added some length to the cut, which kept us dry when water was pooling on the chairlifts. Lest you think this is a puffer for sitting around a campfire, the Primo is brimming with ski-specific features, including a removable powder skirt, an insulated hood, and seven pockets (seven!). Note: some testers actually preferred the increased versatility of the uninsulated version, which costs $100 less. THE VERDICT: Who says down and wet climes don't mix? 2.5 lbs

Versatility: 2.5
Value: 4
Performance: 5

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