Brand new for Fall 2011, Patagonia and GORE-TEX have teamed up to launch a new line of Patagonia GORE-TEX jackets. It has been several years since Patagonia jackets featured GORE-TEX Pro shell, GORE-TEX Performance Shell and GORE-TEX Windstopper technologies in their alpine shells and winter jackets, so these new Patagonia jackets are highly-anticipated. GORE-TEX is the ultimate waterproof/breathable technology, and the Patagonia shells featuring this technology are, as you’d imagine, the best in their class.
At the top of the line, the Patagonia Super Alpine jacket and Patagonia Super Pluma jacket represent the highest-quality GORE-TEX Pro shell jackets, with a special high performance 3-layer GORE-TEX membrane bonded to an incredibly durable and abrasion resistant nylon shell fabric. The Patagonia Super Alpine Jacket is a bomb-proof hardshell for alpinists expecting the worst big-mountain alpine weather imaginable, while the minimalist Patagonia Super Pluma Jacket is an ultralight shell jacket for alpine climbing and mountaineering. The breathability of GORE-TEX Pro shell is unmatched.
The Patagonia Piolet Jacket and Patagonia Triolet Jacket both use GORE-TEX Performance shell membranes, in 2-layer and 3-layer constructions (respectively). Both GORE-TEX jackets are replete with technical features, won’t interfere with your climbing harness or pack, and represent a solid Patagonia GORE-TEX option for snowsports enthusiasts who need a high-end waterproof/breathable jacket but aren’t necessarily planning to summit Everest anytime soon.
Also new for the Patagonia Fall 2011 line are Patagonia Windstopper jackets, featuring the GORE Windstopper Insulated Shell construction. These windproof jackets, including the Patagonia Solar Wind jacket and the Patagonia Winter Sun Hoody, combine PrimaLoft insulation with the Windstopper Insulated Shell exterior for incredible warmth and total wind protection. These Patagonia softshell jackets are a great option when you need lightweight warmth and windproof protection on cold, clear days that don’t require the waterproof protection of a hardshell jacket.
The new Patagonia GORE-TEX shell jackets represent a new benchmark in the hard shell category, combining technical simplicity with the best materials and construction, and the Patagonia GORE-TEX Windstopper jackets are a new breed of lightly-insulated, windproof softshells. We’re impressed, and think you will be too.