Indulge in the human-powered, quad-burning, smile-inflicting kind of adventure with the Patagonia Women's Levitation Hooded Softshell. Built for those days when your ice pick is working just as hard as your mind is, the Levitation Hooded Softshell keeps you comfortable and protected against the elements. Because seriously, there's nothing more satisfying than a day's worth of hard work, a little bit of elevation gain, and the sensation of your adrenaline underfoot as your core muscles burn with enthusiasm (or exhaustion).
Crafted specifically for snow, ice, and any other variations on the theme of precipitation, the lightweight Levitation Hooded Softshell is fashioned with stretchy and forgiving weather-resistant softshell fabric that's both rugged and breathable. Additionally, the Levitation is abrasion-resistant while the Levitation's lining of moisture-wicking microfleece regulates your body temperature with ease. Unique to the Levitation, the Variable Conditions Cuff is constructed with a spiral-seam fabric that fits over gloves and permits the sleeves to be pushed up without squeezing your forearms like a boa constrictor. A helmet-compatible hood comes complete with a laminated visor and a single-adjustment drawcord ensures on-point coverage and refrains from impeding visibility or mobility. The center front zipper is equipped with an interior wind flap and the handwarmer pockets are harness compatible, further making this piece vertically inclined—if you know what we mean.
- Water, wind, and abrasion resistant
- Variable Conditions Cuff
- Microfleece lining
- Drawcord hem (via handwarmer pockets)
- Internal wind flap
- Helmet compatible hood with laminated visor
- Q & A
The newest Layer MVP
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
The Patagonia Levitation Softshell has become my go-to layer for everything from (frigid) trail running and nordic skiing to snowshoe hikes to more vertical endeavors.
The jacket's exterior blocks wind well and is way more resilient to scratches and tears than I expected, which has come in handy for the occasional bushwhacking.
The fit allows for an awesome range of movement in the shoulders, without the whole jacket flying up with it. I've been really impressed with the fit overall.
I'm pretty truly a medium in Patagonia, and the medium in this layer fit well, save a teensy bit roomy at the hem (but the bust/waist suited me well).