Legendary performance

Patagonia's Men's Ultralight Down Jackets have become a fixture at the crag, on the portaledge, and in the alpine. Not only does the jacket look nice when you're in town, but it was built to perform in serious mountain environments. 800-fill European goose down traps an incredible amount of warmth, while the 15D Pertex Quantum fabric keeps the weight at a minimum and helps to maximize loft in the down. Since the jacket is highly compressible, you'll always have space to bring it along. The shell is finished with a DWR treatment, so a little moisture won't rob your warmth.

  • 15D Pertex Quantum (100% nylon)
  • DWR finish
  • 800-fill down insulation
  • Regular fit
  • Drawcord adjustable hem
  • Zippered hand and chest pockets
  • Stowable design (stuffs into its own pocket)
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Ultralight Down Jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: XL

Great addition to a skiers layering system. This down jacket is warm, lightweight, and doubles as a travel pillow! Great color selection. Highly recommend.

Fits very small!

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

Beautiful piece. Lightweight, warm, and soft. The design is smart as there is no down under the pits to keep it as a warm midlayer. Highly recommended. However, I advise you order a full size up.

Pictures are great, Videos are better!

If you have questions about this jacket, please feel free to reach out to me directly. My personal phone is 801-204-4679 and you can always shoot me an email at sarruabarrena@backcountry.com.

When they say ultralight, they mean it

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

Weighing in at 9.5 oz, this is truly an ultralight jacket, not to mention a warm one. The 800-fill goose down traps body heat very well, and I found myself comfortable in temperatures down to the low teens. It also packs down small so it fits nice and compact in your pack.

While it does have a DWR coating that works reasonably well, you'll definitely want a shell over it if the heavens do open up...it is still down after all, and wasn't really designed with heavy duty waterproofness in mind. As an insulating mid layer or outer layer on clear cold days, however, you can't go wrong.

The fit is near perfect, at least for me. The cut is such that you can wear a thin baselayer underneath and still wear your shell over it. I also like that the logo isn't large or in-your-face...kind of a pet peeve of mine. (Don't get me wrong, I don't mind logos on gear, I just prefer them to be subdued and not screaming at you.)

I'll admit, I was a little hesitant to spend the money on something that says Patagonia on it, but I'm glad I did. The Ultralight Down Jacket has become one of my favorite cold-weather pieces for my outdoor adventures, and should last a good long time. I highly recommend it!

PROS: Warm, lightweight, packs down small, looks good, logo is not in-your-face

CONS: a little pricey, DWR only average

Light weight and warm

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

Wow! Just got my jacket. I am truly impressed at how light it is yet so warm. I love it. Can't wait to take it out on the trail.

Water repellent ?

Hi Ajit, This jacket does have a DWR coating so it is water repellent. It is not water proof but it will keep you dry in a drizzle. If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to me directly. - Matthew Pizza - Expert Gearhead

Patagonia Ultralight Down Jacket

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

Pros - Lightweight, compact
Cons - Loud/Shiny

Great layering piece

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

Lightweight and warm for the weight. Usually throw this on at the summit over my softshell then remove for the descent when skiing. Not my go to for around town. I usually wear my hi loft down sweater or fitz roy hooded down jacket when it gets really cold. Purchased a medium and can fit a knifeblade softshell with a light merino wool top underneath it.

Great Update

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

This is an amazing down jacket. I don't know about some other people who have reviewed it, but the fit is very nice and wears well under a ski jacket as a mid-layer. I can't say I have any issues flexing my lats in this jacket ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Otherwise the updated compressing pocket is much better (and smaller) than the last version that I owned. This jacket keeps you warm when it's cold outside, but it doesn't overheat you when it isn't very cold during use.

Amazing jacket.

Runs small.

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: medium

Superlight weight. Unfortunately, the fit is not "regular" despite the description. Pinches the armpits when you flex lats or hug someone.

Great jacket

    At first I have to be honest. I thought this jacket was only the large price tag because of the Patagonia label. But I have to say this is by far the best down jacket I have ever had. It's 800 fill keeps you perfectly warm. It was snowed 15 inches so far in SLC and I used this jacket to shovel and it was perfect. It weighs pretty much nothing and the way it compacts is super handy. This is an all around great jacket, perfect for any use. I would strongly recommend you buy this jacket, and the $300 is totally worth it

    updating a classic

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

    If you need lightweight warmth in a tiny package this is the jacket for you. A few updates such as changing the face fabric from 10D to 15D make this more durable, and helps reduce the chance of feathers poking through the jacket material.

    My favorite update to this jacket is you can stuff into the chest pocket or side pocket. No more stuff sack. Also the two stuffing options allow you to make travel pillow for camp or long flights. Two thumbs up!

    travel pillow

    stuff jacket into the side pocket to make a travel pillow

    If you have questions on this product contact me
    Dan Gates
    Expert Gearhead

    travel pillow