The Patagonia Men's Hi-Loft Down Hoody uses ethically sourced 600-fill goose down to deliver exceptional warmth for everything from winter hiking to everyday wear. A durable ripstop, windproof shell resists abrasion and continues to look great even after seasons of wear.
A warmer version of the classic Down Sweater, the Patagonia Men’s Hi-Loft Down Hoody cuts those cold temperatures or those frigid nights with its premium insulation and high quality materials. Let’s take a look at all of its features.
This jacket is constructed with a 100 percent recycled polyester shell. It is a nice, lightweight, rip stop material that is very comfortable and it also lays comfortably against the skin. What is offering that good insulation is very high loft and high fill down. It is 100 percent traceable, so it is a very sustainable and responsibly created garment and it is very warm and very comfortable.
The jacket does have a few features that you would find with most pieces. We have got a full length front zipper. It come all the way up to a nice zipper garage, sits nicely next to skin, no abrasion or chafing on the neck or chin area. We have got a double hand warmer pockets with zippers. So they are pretty sizable pockets there and you have got a nice amount of down that covers the back of the hand, so if you re not wearing gloves, your hands can still stay warm.
This jacket also has one pocket on the inside. It is a nice interior pocket. It is pretty sizable there. And a nice feature about this pocket is you can turn the jacket inside out from this pocket and it creates a nice stuff sack. So it will create a nice pack size, easy to travel with or you can just stow it away when not in use. There is a nice additional feature there with the jacket.
As the name suggests, this is a hooded jacket. So we do have a nice insulated hood with the piece and you have got a single adjustment point on the back of the hood so you can really cinch that in if you are trying to keep a nice, snug profile, so very comfortable hood there, well insulated if you are not wearing a hat of some sort.
We do have a nice hip length here so it is a little bit longer than some traditional jackets, it comes down a little lower. It offers a little extra protection and insulation. We have got one hem adjustment on the bottom of the jacket so you can really cinch that down. If you are wearing a harness or a backpack, you can really trust that it is not going to ride up on your harness or hip belt, so a nice additional feature to enhance the fit of the jacket there.
We do have some elastic around the cuffs so you get a nice comfortable feel at a very low profile so it doesn’t stand out. It keeps it nice and clean. It looks very nice, very stylish and still maintains that anti draft feel that you would expect from a elastic cuff closure, s a nice feature there.
The fit is pretty standard. It is ... I am wearing a medium and it is a regular fit. I have got room for layers underneath. I could also easily throw a weatherproof shell on top.
Keep in mind that this is a traditional down jacket, so if it does get wet it is going to lose its insulation properties, but it does have a DWR finish so there will be a little bit of weather resistance there. But, again, not totally waterproof, so keep that in mind.
So there you have it. From those cooler nights in December to those downright frigid temps in January, the Patagonia Means’ Hi-Loft Down Hoody is a great option for insulation and comfort.