Patagonia Northwall Jacket - Men's
Pack the Patagonia Northwall Jacket when you are planning a trip to Big Sky country. The mountains up there in Montana were not made for the weak of heart, and damn it gets chilly and windy. The Northwall is lined with R2 fleece to provide high warmth-to-weight ratio so you can scale the major peaks.
- Water-resistant Polar Tec Pro fabric provides protection from wet weather and extreme mountain winds and provides great stretch for making the next big move
- The grid design of the Regulator R2 fleece provides warmth and wicks sweat
- Sonic welded seam construction with reinforced stitching eliminates bulky seams
- Two-way adjustable helmet-compatible hood with a laminated visor to direct rain and snow away from your face in inclement weather
- Modified Y-joint sleeve construction for overhead mobility without jacket lifting at the waist
- Cord locks in the hood and hem to seal out rain and snow
- Recyclable through Patagonia’s Common Threads Garment recycling program
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Sorry for the vague and general question. Where are the major
Sorry for the vague and general question. Where are the major differences, in uses, between the Knifeblade and Northwall jackets? Do I need both in my arsenal, i can totally justify it if I really wanted, Hi my name is Eric and I'm a gear whore.
July 24, 2012
This has an r2 like fleece liner. Knife blade does not. This is a jacket. Knife blade is a pullover.
August 4, 2012
Great Soft Shell.
John T Young
February 12, 2012
Polartec Power Shield Pro is some amazing stuff. I rock and ice climb in this jacket and have yet to permanently scuff or mar it. Light drizzle and snow can't seem to penetrate it. Line the Polartec with fur and you have a really great cold weather jacket, though gusty wind will blow right on through. Otherwise the Northwall tends to be a much warmer soft shell than a lot of people are used to. The fit is slim and trim. At 165lbs. 5-10, the medium fits me very nicely, though the sleeves are a bit long. BUT, I will take too long sleeves over too short sleeves any day.
This jacket is a great stand alone piece for active days in the cold. Stand still too long and your heat will leak out. The hood cinches down nicely and tends to stay put, even though the toggles and cords that hold the hood in place seem weak.
Worn as a heavy base layer - the hood (which fits really well by itself) is too bulky to work under a shell (IMHO).
Over all I'm digging this jacket.
Not R4 Fleece! According to Patagonia, the Regulator fleece on
Not R4 Fleece!
According to Patagonia, the Regulator fleece on the Northwall is closer to the R2 variety.
Just an FYI for you folks that are taking a look at this item.
By: Timothy Brose
December 5, 2011
It's actually the same fleece as the interior of an R4 jacket, but definitely more like a fluffier R2 since there is no windproof membrane, or exterior fleece.
By: Ty Nelson
December 19, 2011
- [shell] Polartec Power Shield Pro (94% polyester, 6% Spandex); [lining] Regulator R2 fleece
- Fabric Waterproof Rating:
- 5000 mm
- Powder Skirt:
- [external] 2 chest; [internal] 1 media
- Claimed Weight:
- 1 lb 8 oz
- Recommended Use:
- mountaineering, climbing, hiking, backpacking
- Manufacturer Warranty: