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Patagonia - Pluma Jacket - Men's

Patagonia Pluma Jacket - Men's

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$384.30 Original price:$549.00
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Tech Specs

Responsible Collection:
Certified B-Corp, Recycled/Repurposed
Material:
[membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex Pro (3-layer), [face fabric] 40D recycled nylon, DWR coating, [lining] 15D Gore Micro Grid Backer technology
Seams:
fully sealed
Fit:
regular
Length:
hip
Hood:
adjustable
Pockets:
[external] 2 handwarmer, 1 chest, [internal] 1 chest
Venting:
underarm zips
Claimed Weight:
14.6 oz
Recommended Use:
alpine climbing, mountaineering
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

Pluma Jacket

There'll come a time when high winds and driving snow will force you to reconsider your objective, but until you're forced to bail back to base camp, the Patagonia Men's Pluma Jacket will keep you dry and protected from the ever-changing alpine weather. Ridge line winds and falling spindrift won't stand a chance against the Pluma's waterproof and windproof Gore-Tex Pro shell, which maintains breathability whether you're ascending a steep couloir or making the final push to the summit along the summit ridge. What really sets the Pluma apart from other alpine shells, though, is the jacket's durable face fabric that's comprised entirely of recycled nylon, making the jacket one of the first waterproof, breathable garments to utilize an entirely recycled face.

  • Lightweight shell purposefully built for alpine objectives
  • Gore-Tex Pro defends against alpine wind, spindrift, and snow
  • Thin and packable design stows away in backpack in clear conditions
  • Durable face fabric made entirely from recycled nylon
  • Micro Grid Backer Technology enhances breathability for the ascent
  • Two-way zippers under each arm allow ample ventilation
  • Cohaesive system eliminates dangling cords for a streamlined fit
  • Patagonia is committed environmentally responsible mountain gear

Wearable Shelter

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: medium

A light-weight-wearable shelter. I have worn this on some brutal days this year, -40f days blowing snow on ski tours and warm wet days on ice. It holds up. Hasn't wetted out even in high wear and tear spots (under pack straps etc). Venting is decent, is the same in terms of breathability as all gore-tex pro (not that breathable). Has plenty of features for the weight, I wouldn't want any more out of a shell. In the size medium I can still layer a light weight puffy or vest for chilly ascents.

Well done

  • Size Bought: XL

I think Patagonia came close to nailing it with this shell. As a Gore Tex Pro shell, I bought it for more severe days of ice climbing, wet days and longer stays on the mountain. My Patagonia M10 is about half the size and weight, so it will still be my go to for most days. But, at 14.6 oz this is still very compact given the protection. Most gore pro jackets at this weight lack the features of this jacket (pit zips, multiple pockets, cohesive draw-strings, etc.). I can’t imagine needing anything more solid as this 40 denier + 15 lining will hold up well to just about any deluge I would want to be in. So it is a perfect blend of packability, durability, weight and protection.

The only reason I can only go 4.5/5 stars is the fit. I’m 5’10”, 210 and very V shaped. I go with the XL per the fit guide on Patagonia.com. It fits perfect in the shoulders, chest and pits. But it is very long, to the point I considered trying the size L. Per the stats I requested from Patagonia, the L is only 1” shorter but 3” comes off the chest. So I have kept the XL. The jacket does have some excellent sizing features with innovative draw cords and stringy things that let you tune it in. So, I can suck up the unwanted length without it feeling like I’m in the boy scouts wearing my poncho. Pretty amazing features given the weight. After all is dialed in, it does feel fitted but with room for layers. I would still hack a couple inches off the bottom and maybe 1-2 off the sleeves, but would not trust any tailor to do that, and Patagonia said they can’t do it either.

It is somewhat crinkly/noisy, as are all gore pro jackets. But the front stays nice and flat which is helpful when fidgeting for things on my harness.

Overall I would definitely recommend this jacket for extended stays in wet places, but it is likely to be overkill for most situations.

Final point and I will digress. BC.com is the best to work with! My “gearhead” Adam makes it easy to get what I need, or return what doesn’t work. Always get the best deals and selection from BC too.

Patagonia

Men's Apparel
 XSSMLXLXXL3XL
Chest

34 - 35in

(86 - 89cm)

35 - 37in

(88.9 - 94cm)

38 - 40in

(96.5 - 101.6cm)

42 - 44in

(107 - 112cm)

46 - 48in

(116.8 - 121.9cm)

50 - 52in

(127 - 132.1cm)

54 - 56in

(137.2 - 142.2cm)

Neck

14 - 14.5in

(35.5 - 37cm)

15 - 15.5in

(38 - 39cm)

15.5 - 16in

(39 - 40.5cm)

16.5 - 17in

(42 - 43cm)

17 - 17.5in

(43 - 44.5cm)

17.5 - 18in

(44.5 - 45.75cm)

18.5in

(47cm)

Sleeve

32in

(81cm)

33in

(84cm)

34in

(86cm)

35in

(89cm)

36in

(91.5cm)

37in

(94cm)

38in

(96.5cm)

Waist

28in

(71cm)

29 - 30in

(73.5 - 76cm)

31 - 33in

(79 - 84cm)

34 - 36in

(86 - 91.5cm)

38 - 40in

(96.5 - 101.5cm)

42 - 44in

(107 - 112cm)

46 - 48in

(116.8 - 121.9cm)

Inseam*

31in

(79cm)

32in

(81cm)

33in

(84cm)

Women's
Size
Conversion
4 - 6 8 - 10 12 - 14 14 - 16      
 
Formfitting: Conforms to the body's contours.
Slim Fit: Closer fitting. Slim-fitting technical garments may be worn over baselayers and light midlayers.
Regular Fit: Neither slim nor oversized. Regular-fitting technical garments may be worn over heavier midlayers. Men's regular fit pants have a slimmer fit through the thigh, lower leg, and cuff.
Relaxed Fit: Drapes loosely on the body. Men's relaxed fit pants have a bit of extra room through the hip, thigh, lower leg, and cuff.
*When inseam lengths are offered, "Short" is 30in, "Regular" is 32in, and "Long" is 34in.
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Inseam:
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.
Sleeve:
Measure from the center of your back to your wrist with arms held out.