From slopeside to city streets.

Whether you're strolling to brunch from your downtown loft or making your way to the designated après-ski watering hole, the Patagonia Women's Downtown Down Jacket keeps you warm without puffing you up. Sporty lines and a slim fit work whether you're in a small ski town or wandering down city streets. Down insulation can't be beat when it comes to heat without heft. When you want warmth that travels in many different circles, the Downtown Jacket has your number.

Durable polyester gets bathed in DWR so spitty drizzles and fierce flurries don't turn your feathery warm puffy into a frigid, soggy heap. The 600-fill Traceable Down lets you enjoy the warmth without guilt since every feather came from a duck who was neither force-fed nor live-plucked. Horizontal baffles prevent the feathers from finding common ground in a corner of this jacket. The shawl collar means you can stop donating scarves to various lost-and-founds, and the hood lets you hunker down when the winds kick up.

  • 100% polyester shell
  • DWR finish
  • 600-fill Traceable duck down insulation
  • Slim fit
  • Hood, shawl collar
  • 2 hand pockets
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Perfect (after searching far and wide)

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

After literally months of searching for a warm but stylish winter jacket, I can finally stop! I've returned several others, done hours of research, tried on tons in stores ... This is IT. Super warm (tried it on in the house yesterday and literally started sweating; wore it outside with one light layer in 20s this morning). Flattering feminine fit (but not too big in the chest, often a prob for me). I have other Patagonia jackets and tops and they tend to be boxy/shapeless on me - not this one! Long sleeves and hits at hips with a little more "tail" coverage in back. Puffy/cozy but not bulky. Collar is warm (no need for a scarf) and flattering. Took me a minute to find the rest of the hood (zipped away neatly) but when I did, was surprised to find a full warm puffy hood (had expected a thin shell hood); was able to tuck it back away easily. Got the Mogul Blue color which is more of a nice dark aqua. I am a medium and got medium - there's still room for a sweater underneath but as noted, the shape is flattering. And it's on a great sale!

Update: Wore this coat all winter. Never let me down. Example: just today it was 20s with wind chills in teens (ah New England "spring"). Walked the old (slow) dog for 30+ minutes, super toasty. Also (not mentioned above), the hood is the first and only jacket hood (besides snorkel hoods on running gear) that has ever stayed put, no matter what, without a drawstring/adjusting, with or without a ponytail, wind gusts to 40 mph+, and it is like a toaster oven on one's head. LOVE IT. Final note: I see above I neglected to note that I am ALWAYS cold (unless really working up a sweat)(I wear 2-3 pairs of gloves+mittens, for example). So I kept upgrading to warmer and warmer winter gear but can stop now, as far as jackets/coats go - this one is IT.

super cute jacket!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I love this jacket!! Its super warm and cozy but also looks super cute. The collar is awesome. The fabric has a really nice buttery feel... super quality. I'm stoked!!


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: xs

Got this jacket for my lady. She is 5"3 103 and the xs fits her perfectly. This is her new go to jacket for winter time. The stash a way hood future is great to. And she really likes the slim fit o the jacket. Overall great jacket if you want to keep warm while looking good!

Form + function = great jacket

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: Runs small

I bought this jacket for my fiancee but would like to share her impressions along with some of my own opinions. She already has a Patagonia Down Sweater (size XS) and is a big fan. It is one of her most used pieces in the fall, winter, and spring (we live in NY/CT, so there is a long season for puffy jackets). I suggested that she get a warmer puffy with a hood to use as an alternative to her winter parka. She first tried the Patagonia Ultralight Down Hoody (size S) but found the cut unflattering, slightly too big, and probably not as warm as desired.

Fast forward a few weeks, and we decided to do a side by side comparison of the Downtown Loft Down Jacket and the Hi-Loft Hooded Down Sweater. Here is my analysis of the key differences:

Downtown vs Hi-loft:
Runs small vs normal (S vs XS were about the same size)
Form fitting vs more boxy
More subtle branding vs standard Patagonia logo
Heavier vs lighter (due to beefier outer shell material, it seems)

That analysis is not meant to say that one jacket is better than the other but merely that they probably have different target users. The Downtown Jacket, as the name would suggest, is a better fit for folks who want a more stylish jacket for staying warm around town that will also work really well for staying warm on outdoor activities. I could very much see this jacket used as a ski jacket on dry days (or under a shell with wet snow). The Hi-Loft also seems like a great jacket but is more in line with Patagonia's traditional offering (and boxier cut).

The hood stows away into the shawl collar. After a first impression, this seems to be one of the best designed features of the jacket: the hood is large enough and seems to be quite warm, but when stowed away it helps turn the collar into a sturdy and warm shawl collar, which looks like it will really help keep in warmth and beat away wind without having to have the hood fully deployed.

Stay tuned for further impressions on this jacket.

way too small

  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: med

i am easily a medium on patagonia, often a small. This jacket was so tight I could not breath- but nice coat

Perfect match for New England

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

We moved back to New England not too long ago from living in the south for awhile. I knew the first winter back would be brutal, so I researched extensively for a jacket. The Downtown Loft Jacket was the perfect match!

I am tall, 5'10'' and it fits perfectly. There is plenty of length in the arms. The bottom of the jacket hits the upper thigh. It is very slimming and most of all is so warm!! I honestly can not remember a time that I wasn't warm in it.

I have washed it in cold water multiple times and put it in the dryer on low heat with a tennis ball to make it all fluffy again. It looks new each time.

The only down side is that it does not do well in wet snow/sleet. I would expect that for a down jacket though.

I highly recommend the Downtown Loft Jacket and am so glad I made the right choice!

Patagonia Downtown Loft Jacket

Warm and Stylish

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

When I was looking for a coat, I thoroughly researched reviews, articles, brands, quality, etc. I was looking for a quality investment and something that would meet the following needs:

- Warmth

- Unpredictable Midwest weather (Iowa)

- Durability

- Outdoor playtime with my dogs and hikes

- Style

- I work in an office/professional environment

Based on my research, I kept getting pointed back to this particular coat, so I decided to take the plunge and make the purchase. I ordered an XS (I'm 5'2", 115 lbs) and it fits like a glove! The coat has a feminine cut, which was different from my old coat, so it felt a little snug on the first wear, but it was really just a matter of me getting used to the cut.

Now, keep in mind I've only owned this coat for a little over a week, but so far this has been a win across the board! I purchased this in black (goes with everything) and am able to wear mid-weight layers with ease -- dress shirts, blazers (albeit these make the coat a little more snug), thermals. I've received several compliments at the office and feel that it looks even better in person and is professional looking (in case I bump into some executives -- doesn't look disheveled and bulky like my old down coat was getting). When out playing with my dogs, the hide away hood and neck/face cover is amazing for windy mornings! The coat blocks wind well and gets warmer the longer you wear it, which also covered my warmth requirement.

Looking forward to seeing how well this coat does this winter!

Stylish & Cozy

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

Great jacket. The fabric feels very smooth and the collar is super stylish! I got the purple colour and it's a very nice tone — almost pearly finish.

I am 5'4, 118lbs, size XS most times, but opted for the Small so I could fit a thick sweater under. I'm glad I got the Small because it's definitely a slim fit! There's no way I could fit a thick sweater if I had got the XS.

It's pretty warm, I wore it today in -3 celsius with a long sleeved tshirt under and I was warm.

What is the center back length of a medium?

26.5 inches

Downtown Loft Down

Downtown Loft Down

Snug as a bug in a rug!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I bought this for my wife as a Christmas present....SCORE! Warmth all around....She loves how the hood stores away for a clean collar look.....and how the collar can be a traditional size, or just un-button it for a large high collar to block those gail force winds!

"PATA-GUCCI"........ask for it by name! It never fails.

Tried it out

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

I just received my Downtown Loft Jacket. I have last year's model which was 800 fill instead of 600. It's 16 degrees today and I walked out with only a thing sweatshirt underneath and was fine and dandy. SO WARM! However, I did get a size L because they say it runs small because it's fitted. I will say that I'm 5'3 and a size 8 but more stout in build and I probably could have gone with an M. They don't have it in stock and I don't want to trade out my 800 fill down for 600 fill down so I'll probably think on it for a minute before deciding to exchange. Regardless, it's lightweight and badass!