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Patagonia Men's Powder Bowl Ski/Snowboard Jacket

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Patagonia Men's Powder Bowl Ski/Snowboard Jacket

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March 18, 2021

Great ski shell.

Im tall and pretty thin and this jacket has arms that are long enough for me without being extremely baggy. It is loose enough to allow for many layering options from the triple up to the base layer and jacket. Looks sharp, I get tons of comments. Super water reisistant. Best heavy shell Ive had ever!

March 8, 2021

Exactly what I needed

This is the first dedicated snowboard jacket Ive owned in quite some time. I was hesitant to spend this much as I only get out a handful of times each year, but after a recent trip out west I couldnt be happier I went for it. Im around 62 200lbs and the XL was perfect for me; I might have fit in a large as well, but I wanted something that fit a ti... Read Moreny bit large both for layering and in length of sleeves and waist, as I hate when a jacket like this is too short in those areas. The XL is a perfect length for me in both places while also not looking too wide or baggy in the waist or under the arms. Its stylish enough to wear around the city as well, which I appreciate. We had some cold weather in the teens with wind and some snow showers and I was perfectly comfortable with a just a base layer and my nano puff underneath, it kept the wind and snow out all day. Theres plenty of pockets inside and out and I love the powder skirt as well. This jacket meets the fantastic quality Ive come to expect from Patagonia and is just another reason why Ill keep coming back to them for my bigger gear purchases. You really do get what you pay for. Its also just encouraging knowing youre supporting a brand that is doing so much for the places these pieces of gear help us enjoy. Highly recommend this jacket.

February 27, 2021

Waterproof yet breathable

Great material and quality construction.

February 25, 2021

Great Coat but Slightly Chilly

I purchased the jacket strictly for skiing. I ski in the Northeast and the Mountains are Cold. When the wind picks up and days are cold, I find I need a much warmer base layer. I also have a snow shot jacket which is much warmer. I assumed they would be similar in warm but are not.

February 20, 2021


Seems like a fantastic jacket but runs exceedingly large. I've noticed over the years that Patagonia's clothing is getting bigger and bigger and with less and less shape. Stuff is big and boxy. A medium used to fit perfectly. As did 32 inch pants/shorts. I now get a small in almost everything and 30-31 inch.

January 5, 2021

Great for Winter in the Cascades

I have used this shell the past several seasons for winter adventures in the Cascades (at the ski area and in the backcountry) where precipitation can be a mix of rain, snow, and everything in between; this jacket sheds it all allowing you to shred all day. You can close it all up tight (adjustable hood, velcro wrist closures, powder skirt, tight z... Read Moreippers) for those times when the winds pick up and the precipitation turns liquid or open it up to dump the heat when skinning up becomes an aerobic workout. This jacket provides the perfect combination of protection from the elements while maintaining breathability and function. Pockets are well thought out with interior drop in pocket, zippered interior pocket with key clip, chest pocket with a secondary pocket inside and headphone port, wrist pocket, and dual hand pockets with zippers. Note that this jacket is not insulated--you customize your insulation with other garments.

December 28, 2020


Nice coat, very sturdy.

December 28, 2020

This is a Ski/Snowboarding Jacket

I bought this as a shell to protect against snow, rain or wind on cold days when hiking, walking outdoors, going to football games, and similar activities. While it is a great jacket, it is specifically cut for skiing and snowboarding. Hood is very large to fit over a ski helmet. Arms are very long. Nothing negative about the jacket, but I returned... Read More it because it specifically designed for skiing and boarding.

December 12, 2020


The jacket is lightweight, but surprisingly warm. It fit great. I only returned it because the price point was a bit high and it was similar to another one that I already have. I may repurchase it.

December 2, 2020

Lower shell body Snugness compared to older Patagonia shell.

2 Days of skiing: Good weather shell. I was well layered underneath. Arm/shoulder freedom of movement good. The Bad: Patagonia shells tend to run long in body length. I also have started wearing Bibs and use hip pads early in season or when icy conditions. The lower portion of the shell body would not allow me easy bending and sitting movements wit... Read Morehout my pulling up lower portion of shell towards my waist. First impression is there is not enough looseness in lower shell body. In the future I will try both removing protective hip padding and wear ski pants as opposed to bibs to see if the lower shell body feel less restrictive. I am short waisted and should really look for a shorter waisted shell especially now since I've committed to wearing bibs last season. My previous Patagonia shell had more freedom of movement with the bibs and bending or sitting was not a problem.

November 24, 2020

Excellent Jacket

Love this jacket - the cut allows some flexibility in base layer choices (i.e., you can go with a standard tighter-fitting base layer, or opt for a vest or sweatshirt without issue), and the attention to detail (pocket placement, powder skirt, adjustability of hood) put into the jacket's design are subtle yet noticeable improvements to most gr... Read Moreipes I have about snowboard jackets. Will easily help you navigate colder, windier days, and warmer, wetter days on the mountain without issue.

July 9, 2020

Another great piece from Patagonia

Have not had a chance to put it through its paces. Last Patagonia shell saw Jackson Hole and performed flawlessly , this will likely be paired with a fleece when I get a chance. Admittedly got on sale so even though I would have preferred a L size but being tall and with layers an XL for physical activity gives arm length for climbing and great for... Read More ski season.

July 3, 2020

Please do not include my name in the review

The jacket is well made.You can layer underneath. I only wish there was a two way front zipper....Maybe the next model!

June 21, 2020

Nice and dry!

Very happy with the jacket. It has kept be dry in rain and snow. I very much appreciate the pockets and the powder skirt. I personally really appreciate inside pockets for the added security. Great jacket!

June 17, 2020

Nice and dry!

Very happy with the jacket. It has kept be dry in rain and snow. I very much appreciate the pockets and the powder skirt. I personally really appreciate inside pockets for the added security. Great jacket!

April 24, 2020

Fit Review

Haven't had a chance to wear on the mountain, so this is a fit review. I am 6'2", 205 with 34" waist and 47" chest. Fits well over my nano puff and micro puff. Arm length comes just past the wrists. Glad I bought XL. Large would have been tight on the chest.

January 24, 2020

Nice shell; smart functional design,

Nice shell; smart functional design, tough durable finish, performs exactly as expected. It’s worn daily skiing New England mtns.

January 21, 2020

Medium or Small?

I really struggled between the M and the S. I am 5'10" and 175lbs. Neck 15.5". Arms 32/33. Waist 32-34. I tried both on. The small fit snugly but was just too tight around the waist and mid-section. I had to suck it in a bit to zip and then it sat really tight on my hips. It would have been hard to add layers. This may not be a probl... Read Moreem if you have more of a flat stomach. I went with the medium which was a slightly looser fit, although still comfortable. But, it took some going back and forth. If you are on the slimmer side the small may work. Medium fit great and made me feel I'd have room to layer up and move around while skiing. The jacket itself is a great shell - well designed, great pocket space, well thought out. Once you nail the fit you'll love it.

January 13, 2020

Great Jacket, handled well while touring

Fits great and kept me warm at 11,000 ft in a snow storm. Little tight with my beacon underneath, but I could use to lose some holiday weight.

January 6, 2020

Amazing Product

Spent the past two weeks in Teton Valley with a mix of skiing and snowboarding, both backcountry and resort riding at Targhee, as well as plenty of time just playing in the snow in 0 degree weather. Great product, great fit, easy access to pockets and all your needs, hood is fantastic with a helmet complaints!

December 17, 2019

Best Shell for the Slopes

Great piece, very versatile. Wear as either a shell over a warmer layer, or on it's own on wet warm days. Can be worn over a helmet, roomy pockets are conveniently placed.

December 16, 2019

New ski jacket

nice and toasty great fit and a great jacket.

December 11, 2019

powder bowl jacket and pants

Great how technical these garments are....great pockets, well thought out.

December 9, 2019

Bomber shell!

This jacket is awesome. Outer fabric is soft yet feels like it can take a beating. Well thought out design. No moisture is getting through this thing. Only used it for two days on the mountain so far, but I am looking forward to years of use with this thing. It will definitely be my “go-to” for all things snow for years to come. Bomber!

December 9, 2019

Powder Bowl Jacket

Sleek and functional pocket locations. The perfect outer layer for snow sports.

November 25, 2019

Good so far

Really excited about the features of this coat, looks like it will be used for many years to come. Per the other reviews, we sized down to a M, for our son a tall 6' but skinny and it fits generously. Normally we would go for a L but this fits good as a M.

November 22, 2019

Awesome jacket

Great build and weight

November 22, 2019

Ms Powder Bowl Jacket

Quality I have come expect from Patagonia. Fit and finish ate excellent!

November 17, 2019

Great fit and Look

I haven’t had an opportunity to ride yet this season and put the jacket to the test. I have worn it around locally and it is extremely comfortable and warm paired with the micro fleece hoody.

November 11, 2019


Love the product and enjoying wearing it...Just $$$

November 5, 2019

Nice jacket the sleeves are a bit long.

Been wearing Patagonia gear for 30 years. In the last few years it seems that the fit is changing. Not sure why that is. The product is rock solid but I find I need to make sure and try it on first. This sounds like an obvious statement but with so many purchases being made on line buying a similar garments from the same manufacturer is a bit of a ... Read Morecrap shoot.

October 31, 2019

Awesome jacket

This jacket has everything you would expect from Patagonia, quality material, well thought out functionality at a very good price. In the short time having this jacket I really like wearing it. I’m looking forward to using it this winter with all my different Patagonia base layers, nano puffs and down sweaters better sweaters.

October 13, 2019

GM, Michigan

I'm using and appreciating my new rain jacket (the dog has yet to rip it to shreds). It seems a little large compared to my last Patagonia Rain Jacket however different styles, different cuts and time - things change.

October 9, 2019

Its a slick shell that

Its a slick shell that is well constructed and handsome. Arms and torso are a bit long for my size, but otherwise fit is good. Idk what I was expecting but its a little underwhelming. I hope that the stoic design lends itself to durability. Time will tell. I am currently happy with my purchase.

July 27, 2019

So Good So Far

Half a season in and no complaints. Good fit, pockets, and venting. I went with Powder Bowl for thicker fabric as I spend most of my time in the trees. Already had a few jousting blows taken in stride. No reason to think it won't last as long as my last Patagonia jacket, which was an insane 15+ years.

February 28, 2019

I almost died in this

I have a special bond with this jacket because of the closed double black I skied on accident with demos while hungover. Lost my poles, dinged the demos to hell, almost died. The jacket worked well though, feels like a big blanket and the insulation is great. Nothing brings you closer with your gear than being scared shitless.

February 27, 2019

Great Shell for resort and backcountry

Great weight, zippers, neck and hood combination. Pockets are functional. Sleeves are a great length for winter sports (no one wants snow in their wrists). Room to layer underneath, but not too baggy - good for British Columbia in the negatives and California skiing as well. Hood is perfect - no need to bother with extra zippers to zip it off or tu... Read Moreck it in and is just adds weight and extra fabric.

January 14, 2019


I’m 5’ 11” at 170 lbs and wear a medium — the jacket fits perfect over a nano puff or down sweater along with two thin layers of wool or synthetic shirts. This is a super durable high quality jacket. I Love it! I wish it came in a few more colors - the offering is limited.

December 27, 2018

Fantastic Ski Jacket

This is an amazing ski jacket. The fit is almost perfect - not too big and baggy, but there's enough room to comfortably wear a warm insulating layer. My only issue is that the arms run a little long (I've noticed this with most, but not all, Patagonia jackets). So far the jacket has held up really well in 10 days of skiing. It's bee... Read Moren pretty much bombproof against the harsh East Coast ski conditions. I highly recommend this jacket if you're looking for a stylish top-of-the-line ski shell that does everything need.

October 26, 2018


I love this jacket. It is great skiing shell. I wear the Nano Air Puff jacket underneath and it is perfect for the Pacific Northwest winter weather. It fits loose enough to put a layer underneath it, but not too baggy to get in the way of skiing. It feels like very quality stuff, even though I haven't worn it in the snow on the mountain, it ha... Read Mores been used as a rain jacket in Portland, and I have stayed dry. It fits true to size, I am 5'10, & 165lbs and a medium is PERFECT! It looks stylish and I cannot wait to test thins bad boy on the mountain.

October 13, 2018

Really really great jacket

Just got this jacket, just great job from patagonia. Ofcourse it's still waiting to be used for snowboarding. Size could run for somebody a bit large but for me with long arms and back it fits perfectly.

September 10, 2018

Incredible Jacket

This jacket is simply the best. The goretex covers the entire jacket and allows it to be as light as possible, while insulating and cooling. The outer shell is so tough and durable, ive had plenty of knife drops on it and nothing has torn. The removable hood is a great feature as I normally wear a cowboy hat. The pockets are in all the right places... Read More and this jacket has so much movement, it allows for it to be a work jacket as well. Chopping wood, skiing, snowmobiling, survival and hunting, this jacket can survive it all. For a 5'6" broad shoulders, id say get a large. Its made to have layers under as well, so its roomy in the right spots

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