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Patagonia Ready Mix Jacket

patagonia-ready-mix.jpgPatagonia Ready Mix Jacket – Outside Magazines The Gear of the Year 2005 Award Winner

Its pretty much hard to go wrong with anything made by Patagonia. The Patagonia Ready Mix Jacket is no exception. This softshell jacket is the perfect mixture of foul weather protection, breathability, and lightweight design. Its no wonder the Patagonia Ready Mix Jacket won the Gear of the Year award in 2005.

Welded seams on the Patagonia Ready Mix Jacket help give the jacket superb watertight protection, while at the same time helping keep the jacket light. This makes the Patagonia Ready Mix Jacket ideal for ice climbers and other cold weather adventures where every once counts.

Other features of the Patagonia Ready Mix Jacket include things like a 3-way Optipull hood, reverse coil zippers, and perforated hook and loop wrist cuff closures. Ample pocket space is found and any of the well placed pockets on the Patagonia Ready Mix Jacket. A cool thing about the zippered mesh pockets on the torso is that they open to double as air vents.

The quick & dirty:

Where you can get one:
Backcountry: $ 199

Why it rocks:

  • Doubleweave stretch woven polyester
  • Deluge DWR finish
  • Water resistant
  • Welded seams
  • 3 way hood
  • Weight 15 ounces

Why it bites:

  • Doesn’t hold up well in extended rain fall

Seat-of-the-pants rating: 8 out of 10

The versatility of the Patagonia Ready Mix Jacket makes it an all around great buy. Its strong on its own, but its sleek shape allows for easy layering; making the Patagonia Ready Mix Jacket even stronger.

Looking to buy? Check out these sites:
Backcountry: $ 199