Patagonia Powder Town Jacket And Pants | Review

The Powder Town Jackets and Pants offer all-weather protection, without costing the earth

Why we chose the Patagonia Powder Town: Eco-conscious, affordable, warm 

Price Jacket: £320 Jacket, £360 Insulated Jacket
Price Pants: £230 Pants, £250 Insulated Pants, £270 Bib Pants
Waterproof / Breathability: H2NO

Now, of course, Patagonia needs very little introduction in the hiking and climbing world. Ever since their founding in 1973, the Californian-based company has been making some of the most technical clothing in the outdoor world (all while trying to limit their impact on the environment).

The company has recently been bringing some of their outerwear production know-how to the skiing market. The result of this shift has been some properly impressive ski touring and splitboard jacket / pant setups. Now, for the 22/23 winter season, Patagonia has channeled their design experience towards the resort skiing market. This, the Powder Town Jacket and Pants combo, is the outcome of that move. 

Fabrics and Cut

So what is it? The Powder Town Jacket and Pants feature a tough and robust 2-layer fabric to keep you protected while you’re out on the slopes. The pants are further protected from Mother Nature thanks to 60 grams of insulation to keep you warm. The insulation here is called Thermogreen. You’ll be glad to hear it’s made up from 100% recycled polyester.

Taking a closer look at that two-layer H2No fabric, it’s made up from 100% post consumer recycled polyester (pretty bloody impressive, in our opinion). Not only is the fabric fully recycled, but Patagonia has also ensured it’ll last a good few seasons thanks to a 65-denier rating.

The water repellency found within the jacket and pants (the technical stuff that stops rain soaking through the jacket) is also produced with an eco-friendly mindset. Instead of using nasty PFCs to treat the fabric, Patagonia has ensured they’ve used a treatment that doesn’t have any PFCs in it at all.

If this is a new bit of terminology for you, PFCs are chemicals that brands wash into their outerwear to give them extra water repellency. while PFCs do a great job of repelling water, they’re extremely damaging to the local ecosystems when washed out of our clothes. With that in mind, it’s great to see Patagonia step up and remove these from this setup. 

In terms of the fit, the Powder Town Jacket and Pants are cut in a pretty relaxed style. This will allow you to easily layer some warmer mid layers beneath the jacket. Also, who doesn’t love this kind of stylish fit for hanging out around the resort in?


You’ve got all the features here you would expect from a resort-focused jacket and pants combo. These features include an adjustable helmet compatible hood, lift pass pocket on the left arm, two hand warmer pockets, Recco reflectors and a media pocket at the chest with a handy hole for cable routing.

We’re big fans of this offering from Patagonia. Top stuff, from a top company.

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