Successful at doing all the things a great soft shell should, the Patagonia Men’s Adze Hybrid Jacket blocks the wind, breathes well and is soft and quiet, offering versatility for cold weather backpacking, snowshoeing, skiing or climbing.
The Patagonia Men’s Adze Hybrid Jacket blocks wind, breathes well and fits great. It is ideal for hiking, climbing, snow sports or every day wear. This versatile piece can be worn as a stand alone or used as part of a layering system. Let’s take a closer look at its fit and its features.
The jacket is constructed of Polartec Windbloc polyester and spandex fabric. The hybrid in the name references the fact that you do have slightly differing constructions, some strategic placement on the jacket. So on the side panels you have got a lighter weight, more breathable, stretchier fabric. It gives the jacket a nice movement or gives you a full range of motion within the jacket. And then you have got greater durability over the arms and the torso of the jacket. There is a DWR finish over top of that fabric so it gives it nice water resistance. It is not a waterproof piece. It is highly wind resistant.
On the interior of the jacket you have got a fleece backing, gives this nice next to skin comfort or if worn over lower profile base layers.
As far as the fit of the jacket is concerned, it is what Patagonia would call a regular fit. Again, there is room for some low profile base layers beneath it, probably not a whole lot more than that. But you can definitely put heavier layers over top of it or a true water-proof shell if you knew you were going out in nasty conditions. So, again, adds to it being a versatile piece within a layering system.
No adjustability on the cuffs, per se, but there is a really smart design here. Again, you have got that durable fabrication. It is cut in such a way that it really just does not ride up on you at all where you want it to be. You can pull up the sleeves, certainly, if you need to and there is enough elasticity there that allows for that, but no specific points of adjustability.
There is some hem adjustability and that is actually accessed through the two hand warm-er pockets. So there are pulls within those pockets that will allow you to cinch or pull the hem in close. And then there are easy releases on the hem itself if you do want to open that up a little bit.
One other zippered pocket on the interior of the jacket is kind of tucks away keys, essentials, things that you might want close by, but don’t need immediately to get hands on.
The Patagonia Men’s Adze Hybrid Jacket. You have certainly got the functionality here that makes it a great piece for active outdoor activities. You have got comfort. You have got a great fit that certainly also makes it an option for every day wear.