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Light as a feather.
Any checklist of alpine dash essentials would be incomplete without a rope, a skeleton rack, and the Patagonia Women's M10 Jacket on your back. Built for those who thrive on technical climbs in full alpine conditions, the M10 is a study in minimalism—the lightest hard shell Patagonia makes. Consequently, it's managed to become a no-brainer favorite amongst Patagonia's climbing ambassador community. The soft, pliable H2No Performance Standard nylon ripstop fabric yields surprising durability for its weight and protects against monsoon-season precipitation and summit ridge gusts.
Patagonia kept the design simple and low profile by eliminating pit-zips, yet it maintains the traditional alpine hardshell silhouette with its harness-compatible hand pockets and a chest pocket that ultimately doubles as a stuff sack with a reinforced clip-in loop. Details include sonically welded seams with the narrowest possible tape, watertight zippers, a microfleece-lined neck and chin, and cuffs that adjust with minimalist hook-and-loop closures. A single pull adjusts the helmet-compatible hood, a laminated visor offers a personal canopy, and a drawcord hem blocks out the rather unsavory backdraft that has a propensity for sneaking up on you when you least expect it.
- Harness-compatible hand pockets
- Adjustable helmet-compatible hood
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
- Fit: True to size
The jacket is incredibly lightweight which will be perfect for alpine climbs and ski touring. Initial impressions after a cool and rainy bike ride tell me this will be the go to outer layer for all seasons.