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Men's AlpLight Down Jacket Reviews

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Ms AlpLight Down Jacket

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September 3, 2023

Please make a regular fit version!!

Like all Patagonia products, I LOVE this sweater, but please please please make a regular fit version! I knew this was slim fit when I bought it, so I can't complain, but it's really tight for my arms. The body fits fine, but the arms are just a bit too tight on me. I still use it. But would love it even more if you could make the arms a ... Read Morelittle roomier for us big guys. Keep up the great work!

August 10, 2023

Great Jacket

Used this as mid layer while skiing, was very warm in sub 15 temps with just base layer and a shell. Would definitely recommend.

June 15, 2023

Great jacket, fit proportions off a bit

Great jacket - super light weight, warm, great color and nice styling. Sized up as it is labeled slim fit. The slim fit designation seems to be true in the shoulders and upper arms but less so in the lower body, where it fits like a Patagonia regular fit.

May 9, 2023

Cozy and looks great

This is a great jacket for spring and fall. I'm loving it as a mid layer, and as a jacket on its own. It's super comfortable, lightweight, and cozy - the sleeve length and neck height are awesome, and the drawstring on the bottom keeps everything secure and warm. I've had no problems with the pocket zips, and the pockets themselves a... Read Morere a great size. I'm loving the slim fit and the details of the design - it looks great! It's hard to come up with any negatives. I'd love an interior pocket, and for me it would be nice if the neck were a bit more snug, but that's about it. Awesome jacket!

May 8, 2023

Very small

Very small. I was super excited to try your product, but was very disappointed. I already took tags off and not sure that I can return it.

Response from Patagonia
May 9, 2023

Hello Mujesira, thank you for your review. We're very sorry to hear of your disappointment in our sizing. You're definitely still welcome to return, to begin the process [click here]( You can also begin an exchange on that page if you'd rather size up. If you find another jacket you prefer, feel free to reach out to customer service and we could provide you with some garment measurements to ensure a perfect fit.

April 28, 2023

Poor quality came with loose stitching

My first coat from Patagonia ever and I really loved it, I still do. Its just it came with loose stitching near the hand pocket and will need to be returned or repaired because it will only get bigger (the hole).

Response from Patagonia
May 1, 2023

Thank you for submitting this review, Collin. We're so sorry to hear you received a defective jacket! Thank you for returning it; please let us know how we can help!

April 5, 2023

Beautiful Jacket

Overall this is a beautiful jacket. Light weight and warm. It was just a little snug in the shoulder arm area so will be returning.

April 2, 2023

Great product

This is my favorite jacket, warm enough for cold weather use and also great for indoor when you feel chilly. Super packable and lightweight. I tried the large size first, way too tight. Xl works but a little loose. (Im 5-10 210). Buy this you will love it.

April 2, 2023

Warm and light

Very lightweight and keeps you warm, may need layers if below freezing. Only concern is down keeps coming out a little not sure if that's to be expected.

April 2, 2023

Great utility jacket

Love this jacket. Lightweight, warm, looks sharp and layers well. Some say its made with bits of real panther. 60% of the time, it works every time. 2 thumbs up!

March 31, 2023

Light weight and warm

I bought this jacket for my husband and he is very pleased with it. Awesome stylish jacket. Light weight and very warm. Great quality! I recommend!

March 29, 2023

DO NOT BUY - Poor Quality

I bought this for my husband. We have purchased Patagonia products over the years and have come to expect a certain level of quality for the price we pay. This is NOT even close to what we expect from Patagonia. The material is so thin and weak that this cannot possibly be worn for outdoor activities. This jacket developed a puncture/hole from norm... Read Moreal use (worn 4-5 times) and never washed. I would not buy this jacket for it's intended use. It is too delicate.

Response from Patagonia
March 31, 2023

We're so sorry to hear this jacket didn't hold up as it should have! It's possible the one you received was defective. In any case, we want you to be happy with everything you get from us, so thank you for returning it under our warranty, and for submitting this feedback. Please let us know if we can be of any help in finding a replacement.

March 29, 2023

I am 6'4 and wear

I am 6'4 and wear a M. This jacket is very small ! to tight. Last buy.

Response from Patagonia
March 30, 2023

Hey Janet, thank you for the review. We're so sorry to hear that this jacket was tight on you! We offer a multitude of different fits, and this jacket happens to have a slim fit so we could see why it might be a bit snug. You can check the fit on any item by going to its product page and checking underneath the color options. We also offer free exchanges, to get one started, please [click here]( Lastly, we're happy to send garment measurements for each size in question to help you decide when you're unsure, you'll just want to reach out to our customer service team.

March 28, 2023

Size L doesn't seem like trim fit

I tried both the medium and large in this jacket. The medium felt trimmer than regular/normal fit, but the large felt like regular fit or perhaps even baggier than regular fit in the mid section. I have both a nano puff and a down hoody in large and was psyched to get something slightly trimmer than those. But both feel trimmer in the stomach than ... Read Morethis did.

March 28, 2023

Super light weight

This jacket is light weight, warm & you can not believe that it is still on you. Having bought it at end of the season, great bargain. Get one if they are still available!

March 22, 2023


I like the loon and feel & the difference from my green hooded Patagonia

March 19, 2023

Not Quite Slim Fit

The jacket is very warm, light, and works well for what it is. However, I have some minor complaints about the fit, in particular for casual wear and usage. It seems to fit me a little tight around the shoulders and upper back, as well as on the waist, but billows on my back and stomach. I consider myself somewhat athletically built but not abnorma... Read Morelly, so it came as a shock that their "slim fit" sat this way. Overall, good jacket.

Response from Patagonia
March 22, 2023

Thank you for the review, Greyson. We're so sorry to hear that you experienced such an odd fit with this jacket. You are correct that it should have a slim fit all the way throughout. The bottom hem on this jacket varies from 18.5" laying flat to 29" depending on size. If you're interested in checking out our other slim fit options for insulated jackets, [click here]( and reach out to customer service if you need specific garment measurements.

March 14, 2023

good jacket

The jacket does its main job well - it is light and warm. The secondary jobs of pockets the jacket can pack into are ok but not great - the zippers on the pockets are a bit finicky (probably too small) and can easily get caught on the jacket fabric. When packed, the jacket is an irregular triangle shape (this is shown on the product page, but in pr... Read Moreactice the shape is more irregular). The resulting packed material is a bit squishy - I think the limiting factor on a tighter packing is the mediocre pocket zipper. Overall a good jacket with some minor design flaws.

March 10, 2023

Great Fit and Quality, Multipurpose

Very happy with this jacket. I'm 5'10" and 140 lbs. The fit is great, fairly form fitting with a bit of room for some thin layers underneath. Equally effective as a single layer on a cool morning or as insulation under a ski jacket.

March 7, 2023


Lightweight jacket that keeps me warm on cold days. However, the durability of the jackets material is questionable. There is a small cut near the jackets collar where the stuffing can be seen coming out. Not sure if its a manufacturing defect or material strength

Response from Patagonia
March 10, 2023

Thank you for your review Jonathan. We're sorry to hear that your jacket has developed a hole. We're happy to send out free patch kits if you need one or set you up with a repair. We'll email you to gather more information, thank you!

March 6, 2023

The name says it all for quality.

The best out there .

March 5, 2023

Nice light jacket.

Just wish your jackets had an inner pocket to conveniently hold things. Particularly when hiking or trekking its nice to have a place to place a small towel, snack, or even gloves! Otherwise its a great jacket!

March 5, 2023

Great jacket

Jacket is well made, ultra light and probably very warm. Unfortunately had to send back because although it fit my chest/shoulders, it was too baggy in the body for my liking. Customer service was super helpful. Would definitely recommend!

March 4, 2023

Light and Warm

Very comfortable and warm. I have a large torso and am short so I have trouble finding clothes that truly fit. A smidge on the long sleeves and neck.

March 4, 2023

Hubby is Obsessed

Bought this for hubs for his birthday - he cant fathom how light and comfortable it is while still being so warm. I keep finding him sitting at his desk wearing it because he loves how good it feels - hah! A success.

March 2, 2023

Elevated practical

So light and warm. Suitable for so many Situations

February 28, 2023

Light and warm

I'm 6'5" so I buy XL for extra length it offers. It's a little loose on me in the chest, but if needed, I can have a heavy shirt or fleece vest underneath. I like the fit around the arms, it makes for a warm, sweater-like feel, but not heavy or binding.

February 28, 2023

Terrific Jacket

My husband received a black jacket for Christmas. It was his first experience with Patagonia. He absolutely loved it and insisted on getting another just like it. He chose the blue one and couldn't be happier. Fit, comfort and warmth make for a very happy hubby!!

February 25, 2023

light and very warm

light jacket and very warm, Ill be using it frequently.

February 25, 2023

Very warm

Great fit and very warm and stylish

February 24, 2023

Light & warm men's jacket

This jacket is perfect for chilly winters in SD. It's been cold lately and this wind breaker is perfect for these cold nights.

February 24, 2023

Light but warm

This has become my favorite jacket. Its super light to stow in my bag and deceivingly warm even in cold and windy conditions. I would recommend this jacket to all my friends and family.

February 24, 2023

Just right and light

This is a warm, light down jacket that does what it is supposed to do. Got it during the winter sale and its completely worth the discounted price. Solid durability-no leaks yet after a month.

February 24, 2023

Warm and light

Used primarily as a casual coat to wear to work as an outer layer. I am 5'11" and 170 pounds and a large is perfect for that. If I was going to use primarily as a midlayer I would get a medium. I like the pockets. Zippers are kind of a pain but I mostly leave them open as most stuff will stay in them unless you go vertical. Really warm fo... Read Morer the weight. I work in Boston and it is plenty warm for a New England winter.

February 24, 2023

class act piece

I absolutely love this jacket for every reason I could state, which would go on way too long.

February 24, 2023

My wife has been badgering

My wife has been badgering me for years to get your jacket and I finally succumbed. What an amazing epiphany after years of shearling coats!!!

February 24, 2023

Great quality

I got this jacket for my husband. He LOVES it. It is nice and warm, fits him great.he usually wears XL, but I got XXL because Patagonia usually runs a bit smaller than other brands. He loves the pockets too. They are deep and in a vary natural position.

February 23, 2023

Perfect for UL backpacking

This jacket fits perfectly, is lightweight yet has excellent insulating warmth, and is wonderfully compact. It shaves ounces off of similar jackets that are overkill for backpacking and climbing forays in mountain terrain.

February 23, 2023

Great Except Zippers

Snug fit, but I like its light-but-warm feel. Good wind resistance. Zippers are too damn small and jam in fabric, especially when you're trying to get 'em up or down with cold fingers. I'd like another pocket inside or outside and closer to chest area. Bought on sale at half-price, so really no complaints except dang tiny zippers. Ja... Read Morecket also is well cut and attractive, if that's important to anyone.

Response from Patagonia
March 1, 2023

Hi Jack! Thank you for writing us a review on the Men's AlpLight Down Jacket. We really appreciate your comments regarding the zippers. We're always striving to improve our products and feedback like this is crucial to doing so. We'll share this with our design team.

February 23, 2023

It is pretty warm, but

It is pretty warm, but I haven't used it in cold temperatures yet. I think - 4 C was the coldest.

February 23, 2023

Good option, but..

Cut really slim and for some reason lacks a loop to hang it up! Nice jacket, but the above two things are frustrating.

February 21, 2023

AlpLight Down Jacket

This is a replacement for my nano. I like it because it has a larger zipper and is easy to zip up. Zip up all the way to protect my neck from strong winter breezes. It's light weight and great for layering. My only suggestion is to replace the small pocket zippers. The pocket zippers as they are cannot be closed with one hand. other than that ... Read MoreI like it

February 20, 2023

This was way way too small. I could not get my arms thru the sleeve. Smallest xxl Ive ever seen.

Size is completely off. Xxl should not be skin tight. Overall a total disappointment

February 19, 2023

Great 25-45 degree jacket

This jacket is perfect through a New Jersey winter except for a few of the coldest days. I like the fit - it's more fitted than a lot of clothes these days. I haven't tried it in any snow or rain but generally I would pull out other jackets if things get nasty. My one request would be an interior chest pocket for my phone.

February 19, 2023

Best Jacket Yet

I have a Down Sweater, Nano Puff and a Down Shirt. This is my favorite so far. Awesome jacket. Taking it to Europe in May.

February 19, 2023

Fits perfectly. Light and exactly

Fits perfectly. Light and exactly warm enough. Very please. Delivered quickly. We love Patagonia products.

February 18, 2023

Light but warm

Super light and feels not thick and bulky.. however its warm! Warm enough for Cali winter and raining season.

February 18, 2023

Light & Warm

Super warm. Lightweight.

February 18, 2023

Loving the Jacket

I was torn between Nano and Micro puff jacket but when Alplight went on sale, I decided to give it a go. Its warm and fits perfectly for me, and I am 5'10 and 180 lbs. I am worry about the longevity of the jacket with the material being bit flimsy so something to keep my eyes on.

February 18, 2023

Incredibly light but very warm.

Incredibly light but very warm. Comfortable over long sleeves or sweater. Great color!

February 17, 2023

Great lightweight down jacket

I love this coat--super light and super warm. I read other reviews and was a bit worried about the slim fit, so I ordered a large, but it was too big--though it may have worked as an outer coat. The medium is snug but fits right and is still long enough to go down over my waist and belt. One of the surprisingly great things is the giant deep pocket... Read Mores, which are great for warming your hands or storing gloves and hats. I can tell this is going to be my go-to coat for a good while.

February 17, 2023

Great layer, if I lost 25pounds

I must not have the slim part of the description. My mistake, I should have a job that I could exercise a lot more; it seems to be a great coat for skinnier people. I would recommend this coat to my skinnier friends.

Response from Patagonia
February 23, 2023

Hi Ned, we're so sorry to hear that the fit was too slim. If you're able to do so, we recommend sizing up. Please feel free to take advantage of our [returns or complimentary exchanges]( to grab a different size.

February 16, 2023

Great mid-layer jacket!

I have worn this jacket several times now. I was just skiing in Breckenridge CO on a very cold day, 5 degrees without windchill, at Breckenridge. I wore this jacket with a Nano-Puff jacket under a Patagonia Shell and they kept me warm! Love the fit. Love the compact nature that fits mid-layer really well, and love the warmth!

February 16, 2023

Good fit

This jacket fits well and is very light weight, but still very warm.

February 16, 2023

The color wasn't exactly the

The color wasn't exactly the same as the picture, but the jacket meets or exceeds all other expectations.

February 16, 2023

Very Warm

Keeps me warm on ski days

February 16, 2023

I liked the Ultralight Down

I liked the Ultralight Down Jacket. This is a bit more substantial. Will get a lot of use year round.

February 15, 2023

It is warmer than normal

It is warmer than normal than it looks, but I still wish there is a thicker/warmer version of the coat that I can wear on a cold windy day

Response from Patagonia
February 23, 2023

Hi Tony! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. If you're interested in a similar jacket that offers more warmth we'd suggest taking a look at our [Men's Down Sweater](

February 15, 2023

All around great jacket!

I rarely write reviews, but the this AlpLight down jacket warrants taking the time and effort. It is awesome! I only ordered this jacket because a similar Moncler I ordered had to be returned due to fit, they didn't have the next size up at the time and I wanted a blue jacket for a couple of upcoming trips. Never having purchased a Patagonia p... Read Moreroduct before, I had no specific expectations, other than good quality, but I was very pleasantly surprised by the tailored like fit and feel of the jacket when it arrived. It is also warm and extremely light weight. It looks great and fits me perfectly. This was a very fortunate backup purchase for me. I will certainly be shopping for Patagonia products in the future.

February 15, 2023

Great comfort and warm

I basically don't need to layer as much and it has a great, light weight

February 15, 2023

Super Light

Light and simple. The robust main zipper is my favorite part.

February 14, 2023

Light weight and warm!

Incredibly light weight and super warm!

February 14, 2023

Super light and super warm!

Super light and super comfortable! Thought it was a bit pricy for a jacket. However after the purchase. Its totally worth it!! I would recommend and buy more!

February 14, 2023

Received many compliments. Great jacket!

Received many compliments. Great jacket!

February 14, 2023

Nice fit. Slim enough over

Nice fit. Slim enough over a thick shirt but big enough for a base layer, shirt and a light fleece. Im 6feet tall and 165 pounds. Good pockets for hands. I do miss having an internal chest pocket for glasses.

February 13, 2023

Light, warm


February 13, 2023

good to wear layers

Great jacket. Stylish and nice looking

February 12, 2023

Light Weight but Warm

I recently purchased the Light Weight Alp Jacket and found it to be the perfect jacket for everyday winter use. Comfortable, light weight, but plenty of warmth on the coldest days.

February 12, 2023

Very pleased with jacket. Could use a small breast pocket inside or out.

Great jacket lightweight but very warm. Non restrictive for most activities.

February 11, 2023

Super warm

Super warm

February 10, 2023

Light and comfortable

My wife brought it and it fits well and warm! I love the weight is light but warm!

February 10, 2023

Unusable pockets because of cheap/ poor zipper design

Will be returning this Christmas gift. Great coat otherwise but it does not have the standard small metal zipper piece attached to the zipper, just a small cord directly attached (saved them 10 cents to skip the piece?) SO the zipper wont open and close properly and gets snagged. Too bad since the coat is awesome but cant use it.

Response from Patagonia
February 17, 2023

Hey Steve, thanks for the review. This jacket was designed to be ultra lightweight for alpine pursuits, the decision on the zipper pull was less about saving money and more about creating something extra light that could be easily packed away. With that said, the zippers should still be able to function smoothly. Please reach out to [customer service](*septjk*_ga*MTE3MzgxOTU4OS4xNjQ3NTMxMTc0*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY3NjY1NzgyNS41NDkuMS4xNjc2NjU4MTY0LjAuMC4w) so we could discuss a warranty evaluation.

February 10, 2023

Great but no loop to hang!

Glad I got this particularly on the Winter Sale but living in a place with limited closet space, I'm hanging everything up on hooks. This is one of the only products (among dozens) I have from Patagonia that doesn't have a loop to hang it up! Not even the product tag can be used for that. Minor I know, but a pain as I don't want to p... Read Moreoke a hole in the product everytime I hang it on a hook. I'm 5'11" and skinny at 150lbs. I medium fits perfectly.

February 10, 2023

Warm, light, very wind resistant.

Warm, light, very wind resistant. Wear on job site in Boulder. I wear a Large and fits large enough to layer. Really glad I got this one

February 10, 2023


Really like the fit and look of this coat. Pockets are deep enough to stow gloves and still have room for keys and phone. Its warm, yet thin enough to wear under a shell. Only thing missing is a loop on the inside collar to hang from a hook.

February 9, 2023

Perfect mid-weight jacket

This is the perfect mid-weight jacket. The down insulation is perfect for a broader comfort range.

February 9, 2023

Perfect jacket to wear in cool to moderately cold weather.

This down jacket is perfect to wear alone in temps between 45-55 degrees. It works well as a layer beneath a shell. It is extremely lightweight, comfortable and store (folded) in to a pocket-sized bundle.

February 9, 2023

Light and Warm

I really like warmth and light-weight of this jacket. I think the new design of pockets resolved the issue of zippers tearing off adjacent pockets of the one I had before. One issue I still have is a couple of cottons sneaking out of seams under armpit area, which I hope not to be significant leaking in near future. Otherwise I am wearing it almost... Read More everyday for every occasions. The best jacket for travels and hiking!

February 9, 2023

Warm and super light

Great jacket. I'm 5 10 and 185 lbs. The large fit great. Super lightweight and warm. Finally replacing my down hoodie from about 15 years ago that I mailed in and Patagonia repaired for me at least twice to keep it going through the years (and at no charge). Great product, great company, well worth the price.

February 9, 2023

Very slim fit

Normally wear a size large in Patagonia jackets. This down jacket is a very slim fit and was too tight in sleeves, armpits and across back. It appears to be well made however so if you are on the slim(very)side, go for it. I had to return it.

Response from Patagonia
February 16, 2023

Hey James, thanks for the review. You're correct that this jacket does have a slim fit, you can check the fit on any item by looking underneath the size range options on the product page. You're also always welcome to request an exchange if you'd like to go a size up, you can begin that process on [this page](

February 8, 2023

Some quality materials, but poor executionSome quality materials, but poor execution

I live in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and saw this jacket on a gentleman in the supermarket not long ago;; I then purchased. Do I like this jacket? Yes. However, the size is small and tight, and the two zippered pockets on the left, and the right, are worse than useless; they bind, they're almost impossible to close and open, and even after lubrica... Read Moreting the zippers, they are useless and frustrating. The Patagonia quality assurance team needs an immediate education in delivering true quality; as it is, I don't think I will be buying many more Patagonia products, or recommending them to others. A sad end, for a once fine company, sorry to say.

Response from Patagonia
February 16, 2023

Hey Robert, thanks for the review. We're really sorry to hear you've run into so many issues with the pocket zippers on this jacket. Please know that if you ever run into warranty issues, we're always happy to help. In certain scenarios, if the item was purchased through our website, we're even happy to send out a replacement. Feel free to reach out to our [customer service team](*1iqwyyq*_ga*MTE3MzgxOTU4OS4xNjQ3NTMxMTc0*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY3NjU1NjAwOC41NDEuMC4xNjc2NTU3MjE4LjAuMC4w) to review your options.

February 8, 2023

Light to wear yet keeps

Light to wear yet keeps you warm.

February 6, 2023

great jacket, minor quibbles

incredibly warm for the weight. it weighs so little it is hard to imagine it keeping you warm, but it does a great job. I typically don't fit well into patagonia sizes, the small is too small and the medium too big. but the slim fit medium fits like a glove. not 5 stars for two reason. the pocket zippers are annoying as previously noted. I als... Read Moreo have an issue with the collar in getting it to lie flat when not zipped to the top. One side always is flipping up, or both sides. I'm hoping that will change as it breaks in more. not a major problem, but enough to knock it back a star for me

February 3, 2023

I actually returned this jacket.

I actually returned this jacket. While it fit me much better than Patagonias other down zip jacket, I did not like the upper fabric. It was too shiny. It is a great jacket..just not for me.

February 3, 2023

Fits so well, was concerned since it was slim fit

Im a bigger guy, picture weight on the gut but skinny mostly every where. I was concerned this wouldnt fit me but it does even better then its brother the down sweater. Warm and lightweight. The 800 fill down is exactly what I was looking for. I own 650 fill down jackets and I feel the difference. The quality of down is better then other products I... Read More own. If I could change one thing it would be to add the option for a zipper on the chest, but other than that I would recommend this jacket to anyone with a similar body type. If you need a hood opt for the down sweater with the hood, you wont regret the extra coverage.

February 3, 2023

Not for me

Well made, slim fitting jacket. Small fits true to size on my 5ft 9in 148# frame. Purchased for warmth/weight ratio, but returned bc functionality was not for me: zippered pockets difficult to operate smoothly, no chest pocket, no internal drop in pockets. Thought I could live without those other pockets but the zippered pockets were lacking. For m... Read Morey use case I would prefer non-zip hand warmer pockets and add a zippered chest pocket. So close, but my search continues.

January 31, 2023

Surprising Warmth

The AlpineLight jacket is surprisingly warm given the lack of bulk. A great jacket for winter temps in double digits. Not warm enough for single digits and lower without adding a shell or other layers. It's perfect for around town, hiking, and under a ski shell. Happy with this purchase.

January 31, 2023

All around fabulous jacket

I'm thrilled with the quality and fit of this jacket. Thank you Patagonia!!

January 30, 2023

No inside pockets

Its a nice jacket but disappointed it does not inside pockets for phone or glasses. I guess I didnt read the description well enough

Response from Patagonia
February 9, 2023

Hi Gary! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're sorry to hear about the disapointment with the lack of internal pockets. If you're interested in a similar jacket with an internal pocket we'd recommend our [Men's Down Sweater Jacket]( Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

January 27, 2023

Made for matchstick men

The body of the jacket is fine - BUT- the sleeves are made for guys with spaghetti arms. I can barely get the jacket on and off and it sits so tight that it won't last and the down is completely compressed around the forearms. I have other Patagonia down jackets - even some smaller (XXL) are not nearly as tight. Will have to return

Response from Patagonia
February 7, 2023

We're sorry to hear this fit wasn't good for you, Christian! The Alplight Down Jacket is cut with a slim fit, which may not be ideal for those with more muscular arms. Thank you for returning a jacket that wasn't going to work for you, and please let us know if we can help you pick out an alternative you'll be happier with!

January 25, 2023

Did Patagonia change the jackets to a slim fit cut?

I love the jacket, but I have ordered two different jacket sizes now and the arms are too slim cut on both. I have an athletic frame and 6'1" and have fit the large at Patagonia in everything for the last 10-15 yrs. It was my go-to, now I am stuck as the arms are cut too slim and even cut under my armpits. I went to the XL (arms a little ... Read Morebetter), but the belly had too much fabric now and I don't have a gut. Reluctantly, I had to go shopping today for another brand.

Response from Patagonia
February 1, 2023

We're sorry to hear this jacket wasn't a good fit for you, Tim! The AlpLight Down Jacket has always been designed with a "slim" fit, which works better for some customers than for others. With your build you might prefer our down jackets that are ["regular" cut]( If you ever want more specific product measurements, you're welcome to reach out to us for those. We're able to provide length, chest, or sleeve measurements on all the sizes of most products to help you decide. In any case, you are welcome to return this one if you wish, through our online return process. Please let us know if we can be of any help!

January 25, 2023

great look and fit

The jacket was a Christmas gift. The extra small was too small, I had NO TROUBLE exchanging it for a small. The customer service i received was great. The quality of the product is top notch. Congratulation on a great product and superb customer service - a rarity these days.

January 16, 2023

Issues with quality of stitching

I had Patagonia microfiber jacket before and get rid of that due to poor quality of stitching. Threads and insulation keep coming out. I thought it is one of a kind issue so I purchased a new jacket but so disappointed that I am already seizing some loose stitching threads.

Response from Patagonia
January 26, 2023

Hi Faisal! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that you've noticed some threads coming loose, and insulation leaking out. This isn't the kind of quality we expect from our gear so we'd consider this a warranty issue. We've reached out to you directly with further assistance.

January 13, 2023

Light and warm.

I wanted a light warm jacket like I had in the Army. This jacket definitely meets those expectations. Its light and not difficult to move in. It keeps me warm when I am only wearing a t-shirt underneath and it is -2. The feathers falling out happens with all brand jackets, it not just Patagonia. It happened more in the beginning but after a few wee... Read Moreks it stopped.

January 11, 2023

One of the best jackets!!

This is absolutely the best jacket I have in my vast Patagonia jacket collection!! Super warm, ultra light and fits great. If there was any negative it would be only two pockets.

December 30, 2022

Good for travel

Lightweight, reasonably warm, and packs small. I use this for long term travel and am overall very happy with it, despite the high price. My perfect version of this jacket would have these changes: - smaller stuff sack pocket (it can compress much more than it currently does) - more athletic cut (1-2" trimmer around the waist) - 70-100% more ... Read Moredown fill. For very little extra weight, it'd be much more usably warm in a wider variety of temperatures. - true black color (this has a blue tint that camera phones will try to turn blue in some scenarios) - matte

Response from Patagonia
January 18, 2023

We appreciate your feedback, JB! Note that the nylon fabric of the AlpLight has a more blue tone compared to the recycled polyester that we use in other products. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our [Customer Service]( team if you have any questions or concerns. We'll be happy to help!

December 26, 2022

Light weight and very warm

Great jacket for cold weather, extremely light weight and can fold into a small size.

December 24, 2022

Better version of previous ultra light down

I had to replace my 6 year old ultra light down. I had to size up because the large fit great with a t shirt but needed extra room for layers. I love the new pockets. As other reviewers have stated they are tricky to open but unlike the previous version they dont balloon the jacket when open. This jacket is super warm. I love the two tone black. It... Read More keeps me so warm but breathes. I love that some materials are recycled. My only wish is that it had a hooded version like the last model. Thank you for the awsome update. It will serve me well n many a film set around the world.

December 19, 2022

Great every day coat

My husband bought this coat for everyday wear for winters in Colorado. He loves it. He's 6'0" and about 185 lbs and the large fits him great. Would highly recommend.

December 15, 2022

The right gear for the adventure

Well, this year we are getting a ton of snow in Utah. I went on a 5 mile trail run with my dog on a on a high 20 degree evening, over a foot of fresh snow on the trail. This Jacket performed amazing. I wish I could attach some pictures. Definitely the right gear for the adventure.

December 13, 2022

The side pockets, zippers are

The side pockets, zippers are hard to use.

Response from Patagonia
December 19, 2022

Hi Paul! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear you've found the zippered side pockets to be difficult to use. We greatly appreciate this feedback and we'll share it with our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

December 8, 2022

Right Balance Between Warmth and Weight

It's warm well below freezing without the bulk of many other cold weather jackets.

December 2, 2022

Too good to be true

Bought one for fly fishing better than the competition--decided I needed one for casual wear as well. Fits great s looks good

December 2, 2022

Much better than the competition

Thought I could get away with a large to fit with my waders but arms were a little tight. The exchange for xl was perfect

November 27, 2022

Construction and materials are top

Construction and materials are top quality. Fit is a bit boxy. The chest measurement from a M to a L is a 4 inch difference. Im 6' 2" and 185 lbs with an athletic build. The M fit perfect to my body but length was too short. The L length is perfect, but the chest and overall fit is too boxy. This makes the jacket pretty drafty as well. 2 ... Read Moreinch increments between sizes would be perfect. Great build and color on the jacket otherwise.

November 16, 2022

Love this jacket

Super lightweight though maintains warmth with down insulation. Very comfortable. Wear on mountain hikes and around town. Can be easily compacted into jacket pocket with clip in loop when needed. Happened to buy during great sale price in cool green color. This was a great purchase!

November 11, 2022

Perfect Fit and Super Warm

Perfect fit for a 6, 145 pound male! Instantly warm when you put it on. So light you hardly know its there!

November 11, 2022

Lightweight but warm. Comfortable fit.

Lightweight but warm. Comfortable fit. I like how it looks. I look forward to wearing it. I like Patagonia as a company.

November 3, 2022

For a specific customer

Excellent warmth to weight ratio, unfortunately I found my jacket to leak down with very light usage around town. I used my torrentshell jacket to protect the outer shell but the inner lining had a couple spots leaking down. Haven’t had these issues with other Patagonia products. Jacket would best serve a very specific niche of customers that would... Read More be willing to sacrifice longevity for a ultra lightweight down jacket option.

Response from Patagonia
November 10, 2022

Hello Pablo! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It is completely natural for some of the down and feathers to escape through the fabric, particularly in the seams. It is normal for this to happen, particularly in newer products when the down has not had an opportunity to settle. There is no reason for alarm, and this phenomenon should not affect the performance of your jacket. Washing your item can help encourage the down to settle more quickly. In rare cases, a material defect may cause excessive down leakage in a product. If you find the suggestions above ineffective, you are welcome to [return](

October 30, 2022

I like style& quality&fit everything

I like style& quality&fit everything is good

October 26, 2022

Patagonia Men's AlpLight Down Jacket

best down jacket for everything

September 30, 2022

Love the combination of warmth and lightweight

For me, everything about this jacket works. I love the slimmer fit, and the amount of warmth that comes out of this lightweight jacket is very impressive.

September 26, 2022

Doesn't fit well.

The fit doesn't work. I am getting this to replace an old Medium (the outer fabric has worn too thin to repair further). However, the new mediums are too tight around the shoulders (I'm fit, but not overly muscular)- especially tricky when biking. So, I got the new Large, but it is definitely too big. The old medium was perfect. Trying to... Read More figure out if i should send it back or what I should do...

September 11, 2022

Nice down jacket

Exactly what I was looking for - light, packable and warm jacket.

April 20, 2022

Color not as advertised

I ordered the smoked grey and it looks purple

Response from Patagonia
April 21, 2022

Hey Greg, we're sorry to hear of your disappointment in the color you purchased. If you'd like to begin an exchange for a different color or if you'd like to return, you can begin either process [here](

March 28, 2022

Spiffy and cozy

Great looking iteration of the classic Patagonia light down jacket. Fits well and keeps me warm.

March 13, 2022

Down Packed Out

Purchased this lightweight jacket for an upcoming Haute Route trip this spring. Took it ski touring in the Wasatch for five days for a test run and the fill is already starting to be dramatically displaced in the underarm area where your pack straps make contact.

Response from Patagonia
March 21, 2022

Hi Ian, washing and drying is a great way to help redistribute the down. We recommend using cool to cold water on a gentler cycle in your washing machine. You can use a gentle powder detergent to wash that item. Once washed, you can place your item in your dryer on a low heat setting with either two clean tennis balls, or two dryer balls. The balls will help restore the loft of the down and ensure that the item dries evenly. Please note, drying down items can take a while, so you may need to use more than one dry cycle. It's important that you use a low heat setting and check to make sure your item is thoroughly dried before removal from the dryer. Of course, if you're still not happy with the look of your jacket after washing, please feel free to begin a [return or exchange]( at any time.

March 9, 2022

Pocket zippers are hard to close.

I tried to wear this jacket for a month but the pocket zippers were so annoying I have decided to send it back. I love the way it looks. Just not a practical coat.

Response from Patagonia
March 16, 2022

We're sorry to hear about the disappointing zippers on this jacket. If you haven't already returned it to your local Patagonia-owned store, please reach out. We will be happy to [help](!

February 3, 2022

Good construction

Comfortable, a bit small for layering if you do heavy lifting at the gym.

Response from Patagonia
February 3, 2022

Hey Russ, thanks for the review. We'd like to mention that the Men's AlpLight Down Jacket has a slim fit, you can check the fit on any item by going to the product page and checking underneath the size range options. This could be why it does not feel as easy to layer with. If the one you purchased is still in new condition and you'd like to size up, you can begin that exchange process [here](

January 15, 2022

The right amount of warmth for the weight

Love it, nice fitted style. Puffy in the right spots. The only reason I gave 4 stars is that I can't understand how it doesn't have a loop so I can hang it. Is it that fragile (not that I've seen) that it can't support a loop? I would also like to see inside chest pockets. Outside pockets are nice and large.

January 11, 2022

Comfortable and light

I bought this jacket a few months ago and while I havent used it extensively Ive found it to be super comfortable, light, warm and true to size. It doesnt break the wind, but when paired with an outer shell will be great. My only issue is that my jacket has a few small threads on the inner sleeves that are irritating against the skin (if wearing a ... Read Moreshort sleeve shirt), but otherwise this is exactly what I expected.

January 11, 2022

Warmth without the Bulk

Super light and surprisingly warm. The fit is great and does not feel bulky on me. I love the material and the packability. Only negative is the outer material can be ripped easily. Other than that, it's an excellent jacket for hiking, climbing or casual wear. Looks great!

January 10, 2022

Nice jacket but fits snug

I really like the design of this jacket, though it fits a bit snug compared to other Patagonia jackets I own. If you plan to wear this with a base layer only it is probably good, but I wanted the option to wear with mid-layer and it felt restrictive as a system. One of my favorite features is the blind hand pockets and having the zippers concealed.... Read More I've had problems in the past with hand pocket zippers snagging the sleeve baffle threads and this simple improvement will prevent that from happening.

December 20, 2021

Like It A Lot

It is slim fit so I ended up exchanging a medium for large. It's very light and warm, fits great, and is quickly becoming my go to jacket.

December 20, 2021

Nice but

The jacket overall is warm and comfortable, maybe a runs a bit small and super lightweight. I wish it was a little better at wind protection. There is no hook to hang up the jacket, which is very frustrating.

December 17, 2021

Great fit but skimpy down fill.

Was disappointed with the loft of the down fill. It appeared to be skimpy. The fit of the coat was awesome but didnt feel it would be as warm as I imagined.

December 13, 2021

Super warm

This is a great jacket ! Super warm but lightweight. Perfect under a shell for cold wet days. A favorite !

December 12, 2021

Like it!

Light and warm. Fits great.

December 11, 2021

Stylish light weight jack. A must have if you live in a cold climate

I got this for a trip to Antarctica. This is a light weight warm stylish jacket. I take it on hikes for when we get a temperature drop and the light weight makes it a no brained pack item.

November 30, 2021

Warm and recycled

Love the color and the fact that the shell material is recycled. Super warm for the weight. Does lose the occasional down feather.

November 23, 2021

Great warmth, wind blocking, and ultra light weight

Great warmth, wind blocking, and ultra light. The material feel is super soft and weather-proof. The size is nearly to size. Just a very slight small. The fit, design, finish, and pack ability is excellent.

November 20, 2021

Light and warm

Feather light and yet toasty warm. Great color!

November 19, 2021


I wish the jacket had an inside packet.

November 17, 2021

fit and weight are dynamite

this piece fits me so well. love the waist cut and arm length. and this jacket is so light! i love this jacket!

November 7, 2021

Perfect Fit and Warm

I was looking for a coat that was slim fitting and where the sleeves weren't super long and something that I could travel in. The fit is perfect and it doesn't feel bulky. I like the blue color also..not obnoxious CAN GSE blue but nice and subtle.

October 21, 2021

Light and warm but not durable

I got this jacket for a backpacking trip to Great Basin National Park. I was excited about how lightweight it was and it is 800 fill down. I wore it the first night and it was awesome, the second day not so much. I realized there was down leaking out of the jacket from multiple areas and the seams. After wearing it for close to a week straight I to... Read Morere a hole in it. I give Patagonia kudos for trying to replace the ultralight down but this product isn't Patagonia quality. I'd like to see it with a hood aswell. Bring back the ultralight down!!

Response from Patagonia
October 26, 2021

We appreciate the feedback! Leaky down and holes so soon after purchase is definitely not something that should be happening with this jacket! If you haven't already please reach out to our service team [here]( and they'll help you out with a return!

October 17, 2021

Light, Warm, but not durable

I bought this jacket for a backpacking trip to Great Basin National Park for its warmth and light weight. I was excited about this jacket but within the second day of the trip it was leaking down like crazy through the seams and throughout the jacket. NOT STOKED. I wanted to believe it was going to stop but it hasn't. Within a week of wearing ... Read Moreit non stop I ripped it as well. I give props TO Patagonia for trying to replace the ultralight down but the AlpLight isn't Patagonia quality. BRING BACK THE ULTRALIGHT DOWN!!

Response from Patagonia
October 21, 2021

Hi Cameron, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that your jacket ripped on the second day of your trip. Although this isn't the most durable jacket we offer we still expect better quality than that so we'd consider this a warranty issue. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

October 14, 2021

Great coat but needs a hood!

Loved the hooded ultralight from a few years back, and picked up this year's AlpLight and for what it is, it's a great down jacket. Standalone or as a layer, it's warm yet still super light. Only thing that would really make this great is if they offered it in a hood! Please Patagonia Insulated product mgrs, bring back the hood!

Response from Patagonia
October 20, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback Mike. We'll let the design team know you'd like that hood to make it's return.

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