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Patagonia Men's Refugitive Jacket

C$ 589.00 - C$ 294.00
C$ 589.00 - C$ 294.00
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    C$ 589.00 TRUT
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A shelter for the high-country escape artist, our Refugitive Jacket uses lightweight and stretchy 3-layer GORE-TEX® fabric with GORE® C-KNIT™ backer technology in a fully featured, packable hard shell.

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Made for the high-country escape artist, our Refugitive Jacket combines full waterproof/breathable protection with stretch and light weight for steep climbs and serious descents. The hybrid 3-layer GORE-TEX® construction uses a slightly more robust, stretchy fabric along the upper back, shoulders and the backsides of the arms for unimpaired mobility. The Optimal Visibility Hood adjusts via an embedded single-pull cord-lock system and fits over ski and climbing helmets alike, while 2-way watertight pit zips let you dump heat on lung-busting ascents. Pockets include two above-harness-line handwarmers with watertight zippers; interior and exterior zippered left-chest pockets; and a right-side interior, stretch catch-all for spare gloves or skins. The hem cinches with embedded cord locks, and an elasticized strap at the lower back connects to any Patagonia® Snow pants (and select Alpine pants) for deep-powder days. With a concealed RECCO® reflector.
  • A hybrid design for the optimal balance of stretch and lightweight; durably waterproof and windproof 3-layer GORE-TEX® fabrics with GORE® C-KNIT™ backer technology are softer, lighter and more breathable than regular 3-layer GORE-TEX® fabrics
  • Specially engineered Optimal Visibility Hood adjusts with single-pull Cohaesive® embedded cord-lock system to fit equally well over all helmet types or a bare head
  • Two high handwarmer pockets with watertight zippers stay clear of a harness or pack waistbelt; welted exterior left-chest pocket, interior left-chest pocket and interior stretch catch-all pocket
  • Watertight 2-way pit zips for venting
  • Elasticized strap at low back connects to any Patagonia® Snow pants and select Alpine pants to prevent jacket from riding up
  • Cohaesive embedded cord-lock system has two contact points at hem for intuitive one-handed operation
  • Concealed RECCO® reflector
  • Body: 3-layer, 3.1-oz 30-denier 100% nylon ripstop GORE-TEX® shell. Lower arms, upper back: 3-layer, 4-oz 40-denier 100% nylon stretch plain-weave GORE-TEX® shell. All with GORE® C-KNIT™ backer technology and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
  • 425 g (15 oz)
  • Made in Vietnam.

Water Resistant

 (durable water repellent) fabric finish repels light rain and snow and decreases dry times. When DWR is used in conjunction with a waterproof/breathable barrier, the DWR finish keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job.


The construction of 3-Layer GORE-TEX® Products is unique. A 3-layer GORE-TEX® membrane is sandwiched between a soft outer material and a knit polyester backing material that increases durability. These garments keep you comfortable and protected from the elements without adding extra bulk or weight.

The GORE-TEX® membrane has 9 billion pores per square inch, with each pore 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet. These tiny holes are too small for water and wind to pass through from the outside. But these same pores are large enough for moisture vapor to pass through, so your body's perspiration is able to escape and you won’t feel clammy or uncomfortable inside your jacket.


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Men's Refugitive Jacket is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Trim fit This is a trim fit jacket with not much room in the sleeves for a puff under layer.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best Patagonia Shell but with room for improvement Summary: Best Patagonia Shell to date but could be better. I still love it :) Pros: - Extremely lightweight without compromising ruggedness - Lots of pockets (4 zippered and one mesh catch all pocket) - Pit zips (Don't let manufacturer dictates whether you need extra ventilation, you can decide on your own ) Cons: - Almost no brim on hood (i.e. extremely short), lacks coverage and looks silly - Lacks 2 way zipper (i.e. cannot partially open from bottom to top) - DWR finish is not as durable compared to competitors - Internal zipper pocket is too small to be useful. Full Review: Having owned multiple Patagonia waterproof shells, I am quite familiar with Patagonia's Gore-tex/H2No models. The Refugitive jacket is by far the best shell that Patagonia offers in its current line up. There will never be a perfect shell, the Refugitive jacket is by far the most all rounded jacket currently. It is my go to shell jacket. Materials: Goretex with c-knit backer is just what it claims. It's light, tough and soft. It strikes the right balance between the goretex Active (e.g. Leashless jacket) and the Pro Shell. It's tougher than the goretex Active fabric but more breathable and softer than the Pro Shell. Design and features: One of the best features of this jacket is the many pockets . Most Patagonia shells only offer 2 or 3 pockets. The Refugitive jacket gets 5. The interior stash pocket is the most useful. However the internal zipped pocket is too small to be useful. It cannot fit a normal sized wallet. So it's only good for tiny items like chap-stick or a candy bar. Luckily, the two hand warmer pockets are pretty deep and large,so is the size of the chest pocket. This is a big improvement over the Leashless jacket where all the pockets are shallow and small. There is a problem with the brim of the hood. It's way too short, close to having no brim at all. It doesn't provide much coverage. In heavy rain, the brim doesn't help blocking rains hitting your face. Also, it makes you look silly with the hood on. Maybe they designed the hood solely for having it over a helmet. Another issue with the design is the lack of the 2 way zipper. There are only a small number of jackets where Patagonia put in 2 way zipper. Having a 2 way zipper allows you to partially open up from bottom to top as well as the normal top to bottom. Partially opening up the bottom portion of the jacket gives more flexibility when bending down and sitting down. There are many situations where you only want to partially open up your jacket from bottom instead of completely unzipping the jacket for example: 1. In cold weather, when you need to reach the handwarmer pocket of your midlayer jacket inside the shell. Unzipping the whole shell is troublesome and also cold. 2. In cold weather when you sit down, or to sit inside a car, you want more space and flexibility in your hip area, so by unzipping just the lower portion (with a 2 way zipper), you don't need to unzip the whole jacket letting freezing air to rush in to your body. When wearing the refugitive jacket, in freezing weather, I'd still have to first fully unzip the jacket before entering my car. It's not just a fit issue, even if I go one size up, jacket is loose but I'd still have the same problem without a 2 way zipper. Having a 2 way zipper should only add a few grams to the jacket. Refugitive jacket is more of an all rounder jacket, so most users won't be counting grams or ounces when wearing it, thus adding 2 way zipper shouldn't be a problem. Patagonia, if you are reading this review, please, please add 2-way zipper to the Refugitive jacket as well as to many of your other shells :) If you can think of putting in 2 way zippers on the Simple Guide pants, you should put that on most of the shell jackets. Performance: Waterproofness of the jacket is top notch. I was in heavy downpour for hours and it kept me dry on the inside. However, DWR finish is not that durable even in light rain. It gets wetted out (i.e. outer fabric is wet , inside is dry) very easily compared to competitors. And it washses off fairly easily. What I read is that Patagonia made some compromise on the DWR by choosing chemicals that are more environmentally friendly. I think it's a fair trade off as long as it stills keep me dry on the inside, which is the case with the jacket. Some manufactures tell you that you don't need pit zips with their shells because it's so breathable. That is not true. With current waterproof , breathable fabric technology, there will be activities where there is heat and moisture build up. That's why the pit zips are so useful. Don't let manufacturers dictate if you need extra ventilation. By having pit zips, you always have the option to get extra ventilation to cool off or let moisture out. Having said that the Refugitive jacket is still one of the most breathable jackets I have tried but having pit zips on it is still needed. Size/Fit: I usually wear Medium for Patagonia's jacket. But I wear a Small for the Refugitive. With a Medium, it's too loose on most dimensions. With a small, it fits nicely with some room for midlayer insulation but it's slightly tight in the pit area. The length is perfect, not too long , not too short. Even at a restaurant , you won't look like you've just come back from a ski trip. Cost/Performance : Price-wise, it is reasonable for a Also, just wait for the seasonal sale and you'll get a very good deal for an exellent jacket and the best warranty. Summary: I love the refugitive jacket. Having worn it for a few months, it's definitely the best Gore-tex shell I have even worn. Hopefully , they can improve on it in future iterations.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functional, Durable, Reliable I purchased this jacket as my go-to all-around inclement weather piece. I have worn it hiking, skiing, and daily around town. In all cases, the jacket performs flawlessly. Despite being so light, it does a great job of eliminating wind chill, and it goes without saying that this thing keeps you dry. The fitted hood system is outstanding, and there is plenty of storage space to go around on this jacket. I purchased it in black, which works well with business attire. I am 6'0", 175 lbs, and the Medium is a perfect fit (long enough to cover layers underneath).
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece! I got this piece as a replacement for an older Patagonia soft shell that I had for approximately 15 years. When I first received it, I was concerned about how effective it could be, given the fact that it is extremely lightweight and very thin in appearance. However, the first time I wore this jacket was an extremely cold and windy day at Sugarloaf, Maine and it performed flawlessly. I wore a base layer and a down sweater under it and I actually had to open the vents, as it got too warm after a few runs. The jacket is absolutely wind and waterproof and the hood fits over a helmet perfectly. I'm not sure I'm sold on the single point adjustment for the hood, as it would be nice to have a bit more adjustability. It does clean up the lines of the jacket though and it is easy to adjust with one (gloved) hand. Overall, a fantastic investment!
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shell! Great lightweight stretchy wind water proof shell for the resort or backcountry!!
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Lightweight Ski Shell I bought this as a multi-use shell. I bought this to ski resorts and backcountry and for backpacking. I wanted something lightweight, windproof/waterproof and most of all breathable. I tend to perspire a lot and find Gortex a superior product for letting moisture out. Great Coat!
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Refugitive Rain Jacket I bought this several months ago, remarkable water shedding ability in general, however the sleeves get water soaked and the sleeve material seems particularly thin. Also the cut of the jacket is too slim. I am 5'10 160 the medium was far to big and the small although a better fit regarding hem and sleeve length was too tight to allow for any layering. This seems to apply to many of the jackets with unrealistic sizing.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great ski jacket Light and packable. I have been using this jacket in combo with a nano air hoody and I have to say I have been very pleased with this jacket. Seems to breath well and has been very comfortable to wear. I worry that the zippers may give out before the jacket does since they are on the small side but I guess time will tell.
Date published: 2017-01-05
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