Price US $299

Patagonia Snowbelle 2015 Review by A Better Ski

Patagonia likes to use eco-conscious materials in their well-made products. The Patagonia Snowbelle Jacket is no exception as it has 100g of Thermogreen insulation in the torso, and 60g in the arms. Thermogreen is made from 90% recycled material. Not only is it eco-conscious, but also provides quite a bit of warmth. The Snowbelle has H2No performance waterproof material which has a 20,000mm rating. This provides ample protection in light to heavy snow or rain. The Patagonia Snowbelle has a regular fit that is true to size. All the Patagonia jackets we tried on seem to be a little bit longer. The Patagonia Snowbelle is warm, but comes with large underarm vents that help to dump heat in a hurry. The shell fabric is quite soft, but does hold up to abuse pretty well. Plus it can’t hurt to support a company that tries their best to support the environment that we enjoy to ski in so much. Overall the Patagonia Snowbelle is a pretty solid ski jacket for those who need a little extra weather protection without a ton of extra expense.

Jacket Size – M

Cindy’s Specs:
Normal Specs– 5’4”, 150 lbs,
Upper Body– 36” Chest, Torso Length 18” (collar bone to pant button), Shoulder Width Approx 16.5”, Arm Length 18.5” (pit to wrist)
Lower Body– 29” Waist, 41” Hips, 29.5” Inseam,  26” Thigh
Turn On’s: Active fit jackets that fit well around my chest and torso, but don’t restrict movement. Size M Pants that have a bit more room to fit my thighs and big butt but fit well in the waist.  That way, not only can I utilize my pockets, I can also ride freely and comfortably on the hill.  Oh and of course getting first chair with 12” of fresh powder on the mountain.
Turn Off’s: Size M jackets that are too tight in the shoulders and hips while being boxy in the waist. I really don’t like a tight fit at the hips that rides up and allows snow in my jacket and pants.  The jacket should stay in place! Size M Pants that fit too tight in the thigh so I can’t use my pockets but so loose in the waist they fall down and I get snow in my pants.

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Type

Partially Insulated

Primary Waterproofing

Polyurethane

Outer Layer Waterproofing

DWR

Insulation Type

Other

Taped Seams

Fully Taped

Waterproof Zippers

No

Hood Type

Detachable Contoured

Powder Skirt

Yes

Jacket to Pant Interface

Yes

Venting

Pit Zips

Meshed Vents

Yes

Layer Count

2 Layer

Waterproof Rating

20K

Breathability Rating

Unpublished

Manufactured in

China

Fit

Semi Tight

Packability

Normal

Waterproofing

Good

Breathability

Good

Warmth

Good