The Patagonia Snowshot 3-in-1 is a solid jacket for those who want versatility. Wear it as a shell, mid-layer, or together as an insulated jacket. It has moderate warmth and decent waterproofing and breathability.
Patagonia Snowshot 3-in-1 Ski Jacket Review
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Waterproofing and Breathability: The Patagonia Snowshot 3-in-1 meets Patagonia’s H2No standards. That means 20k before and 10k after killer washing. Although this isn’t quite as good Gore-Tex or some of the other high end materials, it’s pretty solid. All of my experience with H2No products has been positive, and I’d have no problem using an H2No jacket in a light to heavy snow. The only place I’d not recommend H2No is for places that consistently see a wet heavy snow or rain. Breathability is also middle of the road. It’s not good for boot packing or hiking, but is plenty for ripping around the resort.
Warmth: The Patagonia Snowshot 3-in-1 is a moderately warm jacket with a 60g insulated removable mid-layer. If you run cold, you’ll definitely want some layers for colder days. However, for those of us who run warm the Patagonia Snowshot 3-in-1 would probably be warm enough for all but the coldest days. The best thing about 3-in-1’s is that you can tailor them to suit your needs. Together they are warm, but if things heat up you can just remove the liner and use it as a shell.
Fit: The Patagonia Snowshot 3-in-1 has a relaxed fit that fits true to size. The length is on the longer end and comes down over the butt. Sleeve length is also on the longer side, but still feels pretty good. The overall fit is slightly baggy, but the torso and waist still fit well.
Features: The Patagonia Snowshot 3-in-1 has plenty of well-placed pockets, a removable articulating hood, powder skirt, and RECCO reflecter. The Snowshot also has large pit zips without mesh so they open really wide. The jacket offers solid warmth in a waterproof, breathable, and versatile package.