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Ws Calcite Jacket

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March 22, 2023

Keeps Me Dry

Love the size and coverage this jacket gives me. Large hood is a great feature. Could have worn smaller size but wanted the oversize fit

March 4, 2023

Great layer!

Fits well, good for skiing or hiking. Has a high zip neck which is good for skiing and a little more rigid than wanted for hiking, but still great for either!

February 20, 2023

Waterproof Needs Layers

I bought the Calcite Jacket to wear to outdoor sporting events in the Pacific Northwest. I bought the Womens Large I am 5ft 5in 142pds. This is a little big but I bought it to wear layers so it fits great layered up. The waterproof part is perfect but it is just a shell not to be considered warm. I have to wear layers if it is chilly. I did not lik... Read Moree the fit at first because it has this duck tail in the back where it sticks out. After adjusting the cords and tightening it looks great. I would give 5 stars if it had even a little insulation. It will keep me dry and that is what I needed most. I would recommend the jacket if you need waterproof.

February 19, 2023

Ready to bike in the rain!

My husband gifted me with this jacket for Christmas after we had to bike in the rain in October without proper gear. We usually don't spend this much on apparel, but the quality is well worth the cost! (And we really appreciate Patagonia's business model.) I will definitely have to do some wet rides to justify owning this wonderful jacket... Read More. We're not mountain bikers, but rather big fans of Rail Trails. I've done a few rides in the jacket this February and also worn it when I'm out and about. It doesn't keep me quite as warm as I thought it might, but it's a great windbreaker and is roomy enough for layering. I love all the pockets and the zippered armpit vents. Just one little thing. When I first tried on the jacket, I checked out the pull ties in the pockets that tighten the bottom of the coat. The little knob on one tie immediately came off. Definitely not worth sending back for repair, but I'd appreciate knowing if there's a type of glue or adhesive I should use to reattach it. If nothing else, I'll just tie a not at the end of the cord. All in all, I highly recommend this jacket and am proud to possess something made by Patagonia!

Response from Patagonia
February 24, 2023

Hi Lynne, thank you for submitting this review for the Calcite rain jacket, and for your support! With regard to that knob, this is something we can usually send out to you, and we'll reach out to you about this. Of course, if anything major should go wrong you can also reach out to our Customer Service Team for assistance.

February 19, 2023

Good for raining day

I bought a similar one at Germany 7 years ago and it's still fine. Therefore, I bought this one for my daughter. The design is a bit plain but the fit is about the same. It feels a bit thinner then the other one I have. Overall, we like it.

February 18, 2023

Great jacket, fits true to

Great jacket, fits true to size, waterproof, love the fit.

February 10, 2023

Great for hiking even above the tree line

Excellent as an alpinist, we used it on Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro and Elbrus. Works great as a shell and is perfect wind proof and water proof..

February 9, 2023


My 20 year old plus Marmot jacket was old and tired. Loved it. It was time for a new Gortex weatherproof jacket. Took the plunge and no regrets! I love everything Patagonia!

February 9, 2023

Great jacket

Purchased during Patagonia's annual sale for backpacking in the Northwest. After reading the reviews, I decided to buy one size larger than usual, and now my base layer and puffy fit perfectly underneath it. Waterproof so far! Only con is that the navy blue color is practically black.

February 4, 2023

New jacket for Nepal Trek

Just started wearing in Santa Cruz winter weather in preparation for trek from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp

January 31, 2023

The perfect shell

I brought this and my down puffer on a trip to England and Scotland. Alone its a great rain jacket with under arm vents if its hot. The exterior is superior to all other rain gear across the usual quality brands I frequent. Its not that wind breaker wrinkled garbage bag quality jacket. Together with a down jacket it stands up to any type of weather... Read More you could possibly encounter. Light and packable. I have it in blue and black. If I had to give a con it would be the oversized hood. I believe its designed to fit over a ski helmet. Although its ski worthy, I don't think most of your customers are buying their ski gear here. I much prefer this shell/down jacket combo to the Torrentshell. My son purchased the mens calcite during the recent sale and loves it!! Please don't change or discontinue this! The new Gore Tex products are not necessarily water proof. The calcite jacket is the best.

January 24, 2023

Great Jacket

This jacket is perfect for outdoor adventures in the rain. It keeps me dry and happy!

January 21, 2023

My new go-to for rainy days....

I just got this the other day and WOW. I love this jacket. It fits well and is truly rainproof. I walk everywhere in a big city so rain gear is key. It is not bulky so my backpack fits over it without being bulky under my arms. This is money well spent for years of use.

January 10, 2023

Perfect for when it actually rains in SoCal

I bought this jacket after another one with a DWR coating just did not cut it against a rare heavy downpour in Ventura. Then, of course, I didn't really get to test it bc of ongoing drought conditions. And then, Winter 22-23 and its epic atmospheric rivers presents itself. This Gore-Tex jacket is amazing. It's lightweight, breathable, tot... Read Moreally waterproof, doesn't limit movement, and the hood works well. I'm a big girl, but I got the XXL for even more room for layers under the outermost shell. Its perfect. I use it casually and not often, so I am easily pleased by it, but others who need it for more specific tasks might find flaws or room to improve. As always, top quality from Patagonia and beautiful color (dark borealis green). I am moving to a state with much harsher weather, and am very happy to have a reliable waterproof jacket to take with me.

January 3, 2023

Very Water Proof!

I Wore it on a long hike in heavy rain and it kept me completely dry. Fits great, and looks great. Love this jacket.

December 13, 2022

Best as Always

I was on the fence about this jacket about the price but loved the color and had a similar jacket from another company at the same price previously. Similar in many ways except for better styling details. Just as light but this doesn't snag as easily to date.

November 29, 2022

very small

It is very small, hoddy is very weird and extra small also..

Response from Patagonia
December 2, 2022

Hello Nalan, thank you for the feedback. We'll share your thoughts with our product team. If you'd like to begin the exchange process for a bigger size, click [here](

November 24, 2022

Cant start zipper

I had sweatpants on when I tried a number of rain jackets (L) in store. I couldn't start the zipper. I'm 5.8, 160lbs, size 10.12 pant, m-l shirt. The coat itself is good. Very similar to the granite. But the cut is just baffling. So tight, I could never just throw this on or wear anything but a t-shirt under it. Runs small is misleading, ... Read Morethe armpits were tight, and bottom hem needed 3/4 inches more. I am reconsidering my loyalty to Pategonia. I came in to replace a jacket 20+ years old!!

October 23, 2022

Perfect for Snow and Rain

I wanted a shell jacket that was usable for snow and rain. This is just that. Awesome material. Good fit. Would recommend.

October 22, 2022

Super Dry!

I love my Calcite jacket. Its lightweight and keeps me super dry on my PNWet forays into the woods. I wear a heavy wool sweater and if needed my down sweater under - the fit is just right. I had my old Patagonia rain jacket for 6 years - looking forward to another 6 with this one!

September 6, 2022

I replaced the exact same

I replaced the exact same model/size jacket that I bought in 2012. Size small, I am 5 ft 3-1/2 inches and 125 lbs. Comparing my old 2012 jacket with the new one, unfortunately the new one is tighter / slightly too tight through the hips., without further adjustment possible via the draw string. I am not happy about this. Overall, the body of the ja... Read Morecket should be slightly roomier to more easily accomodate a layer underneath ( that isnt just paper thin.) I tried on a medium in the store AND THE SIZE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SMALL AND MEDIUM is huge! The medium size is much too large for me overall. So, the smallis slightly too small in all dimensions but esp. through the hips, and medium is MUCH too big overall. Something seems amiss here with your garment sizing and / or manufacturing? Not happy, but I am sticking with the small.

Response from Patagonia
September 13, 2022

Hi Mary, we are incredibly sorry to hear about the fit on the Women's Calcite Jacket. We do have a relaxed fit shell that may work for your needs, check out the [Women's Skysail Jacket]( which also offers 50+ UPF sun protection.

August 31, 2022

Keeps me dry!

Great jacket! Love the fit, although I usually wear an XS across the board, I'm finding Patagonia items to be slightly too large so I had to exchange the XS for an XXS. I can't pack it into a pocket like I can with most of my other Patagonia outerwear. Also the material is somewhat loud, but it does the job and that's what's mos... Read Moret important. (And I look awesome in it!)

August 14, 2022

Definitely durable & waterproof

This jacket was perfect for layering and keeping me dry on hikes during a trip in Iceland. We hit up glaciers, beaches, and waterfalls, and it was perfect. I agree with many other reviews that it kept me almost too warm during strenuous hikes, but with the gusty winds & variable temps, I really didn't want anything thinner.

August 14, 2022

Perfect rain jacket

This jacket does just what I need it to do, keep me completely dry in the rain

May 2, 2022

Great Jacket

Great product! Another outstanding product from Patagonia

April 11, 2022

Highly recommend

I was putting off buying a shell jacket afraid I would make the wrong choice, and I wish I wouldnt have waited so long on purchasing this jacket! The fit is great I can put a down jacket underneath, its incredibly waterproof, but doesnt feel suffocating. I feel fine wearing it on its own, as I will start to more and more the spring. It doesnt look ... Read Moretoo big without the down coat underneath. Im so happy!

March 29, 2022


I got this jacket a few weeks ago but waited to write my review. I wanted to test it several times on my hour long dog walks in typical PNW heavy drizzle. This jacket passed my test with flying colors. I'm 5'5", 115 pounds and the Small fits great with room for layering.

March 15, 2022

Very Versatile

I have worn this jacket to work, to dinner for out-door dining and snowshoeing--it packs down, so it's great to take along in my day pack. It's great to have 1 jacket that can do all things! I think the fit is on the slimmer side, so I am strategic with the layers I wear for cold adventures.

March 14, 2022

Cut too slim in the hips

Sadly this jacket, like most Patagonia womens jackets, was too small in the hips and butt. Patagonia please make jackets that are cut for a womens body and please consider making a few womens rain coats with more of a boxy fit.

Response from Patagonia
March 21, 2022

Hi Sarah, we apologize about the fit on the Women's Calcite Jacket. We do have a relaxed fit shell, check out the [Women's Skysail Jacket]( It's made from recycled fishing nets to help reduce ocean plastic pollution, has a PFC-free DWR finish (durable water repellent coating that does not contain perfluorinated chemicals) and 50+ UPF sun protection.

January 27, 2022

An Expensive Disappointment

I tend to be a big fan of Patagonia I would consider a lot of their gear high quality. However this rain jacket has been on one my greatest disappointments from Patagonia. I am an avid outdoorsman and this jacket has not kept me dry once. The jacket is leaking along the shoulders, arms and back. I took a short 30 minuet walk in some mild mist and r... Read Moreain and my under layers were soaked by the end of it.

Response from Patagonia
January 28, 2022

We're very sorry to hear that this jacket has been a disappointment and certainly not performed as intended. Please reach out to our Customer Service team to return it under our [Ironclad Guarantee]( We'll be happy to help!

December 6, 2021


I bought this for winter wear in the northwestI bought a large so that I could layer underneath. I have been wearing it on my daily dog hikes. It has been working great. Good pockets and I like the chest pocket. I would recommend it.

November 27, 2021

Amazing product

This was a gift for someone else and that person is really impressed by the quality, warmth and windshield protection. Id love to get the fishing ultralight packable version of this jacket for myself as I am tired of bad quality and jackets from other brands lasting less than a year even with good care and waterproofing treatment (the inner nylon f... Read Moreabric always disintegrates even though i repair it with the heat treated fabric rolls) - cycling through jackets is horrible for the environment and speaks very bad of the profit motives from other brands to ask for top dollars knowing it is a throw away item

September 16, 2021

Warm & Dry, but fit needs work

I purchased this jacket to hike/ walk and run in the rain and so far its been great. Is truly waterproof- I stayed dry during a downpour and didnt overheat because of the well placed & easy to use air vents. The only thing keeping this jacket from a 5 is the fit is just a bit off. I sized up so I could layer if I need, which was a great choice ... Read Morebecause the hips is narrower than expected. I believe my typical size would have been perfect in the shoulders, arms, waist but way too tight in the hips. The fit feels similar to the Powder Bowl jacket. If you have hips and want mobility I recommend sizing up; you can cinch the sleeves and waist to make those fit.

September 11, 2021

Super warm, keeps out rain, beautiful navy blue color

Fits over the techface hoody and a thin sports top, but a tad snug at the hips. A 2-way zipper would help. Perfect arm length & Velcro sleeves. Great zipper pockets (YASS!), hood does not fall over your eyes. If you plan on wearing this over a sweater, then size up. Love-love this jacket! Im 52 & 120# and slim hipped.

September 6, 2021

Love it

Love the jacket. Just wish petite sizing was available. Sleeves a bit long.

August 19, 2021

Super Dry

I purposefully bought this jacket a size larger for layering purposes. I used it twice so far: in Glacier NP and casually in Denver during a down pour. It kept me super dry. I am so glad I finally upgraded my rain shell. This jacket will serve me for years to come.

August 2, 2021

Great Jacket!

I love this jacket, keeps me dry and warm in all of my outdoor adventures

June 30, 2021

Really rain resistant

Decided to see how rain resistant it would. Went for an hour walk. When started there was a light drizzle. By the time I got back home it was an official down pour. I was dry. I was pleasantly surprised!

June 30, 2021


My wife needed a rain shell for a climb of Mount Katahdin recently. The weather was foul and the Calcite jacket was perfect. Waterproof, the hood sizing is ample and user friendly!

June 14, 2021

Great Jacket

Got this in the Catalan Coral color and it's my favorite piece! The color is outstanding. Got the corresponding Calcite Pants too. They're absolutely perfect for time in the Adirondacks which can be quite uncomfortable with the wrong gear. I love the feel of this piece as it's not too boardy but definitely substantial. Doesn't p... Read Moreack down too small but that's not why I chose it. I would agree with other reviews that the sleeves are a bit long but I just have adjusted the velcro down. I'd rather have them longer anyways. I wear a medium in most Patagonia or a large on the slimmer fit. Purchased this jacket in a medium and am comfortable with a fleece layer underneath.

May 17, 2021

So Versitile!

So Versatile! Purchased this jacket because my old raincoat was falling apart at the seams. This jacket is fabulous to say the least. I have worn it in rain with just a t-shirt underneath and in snowy 20° weather with a fleece underneath. This is now my go to outer layer. Can't say enough good things.

May 13, 2021

Great jacket

Sleeves are long for a short person, but otherwise the jacket looks great on and feels nice and light.

May 13, 2021

Great jacket!

I am an odd shape so chose this size to fit perfectly where I need it to and still fit a mid layer or down vest underneath. This jacket is very well made, comfortable and nice looking. Oh yeah, its waterproof too!

May 3, 2021

rain jacket

I am 70, trim and fit. Really wanted Patagonia rain jacket to work. I need a medium for layering and hips, but...arms way too long and a bit too much room in chest. Zipper very difficult to zip. For price just doesn't work.

April 16, 2021

Great light weight

My boyfriend bought this for me for my birthday because I absolutely hated my last rain jacket. This one is absolutely perfect! It is a great light weight jacket that doesnt make you hot and sweaty when you wear it in a spring time rain. It is also wind proof so it will be great to wear during cold weather as well! Its very durable and comfortable.... Read More I even wear it when its not raining and just need something light for cooler mornings. I highly recommend and look forward to wearing this for a long time.

April 12, 2021

Calcite Jacket

I bought the jacket for my Seattle trip this spring break, temp between low 30's max 50 degrees with more wind than rain.. wearing underneath my t-shirt and sweater .overall I am very happy with my purchase.. the only thing I wish it could have is some warm fabric inside the pockets for the hands to keep them a little warm without the need of ... Read Moreusing gloves.

April 11, 2021

Best Quality Jacket

I was looking for a good rain jacket to go over my puffy when I go hiking. Very durable and shows no wear from my pack. Love everything about it!

April 7, 2021

The ideal rain jacket

What I love the most is that this jacket truly protects from rain, yet it is not heavy or too sturdy and packs easily. I just love it.

April 4, 2021

Too small in the hips

Unfortunately, Patagonia jackets never seem to fit because my normal size is always about an inch too narrow in the hips. I ordered an XL, which fit everywhere but the hips. It would zip up, but it was an *exact* fit, meaning there wouldn't be a way to effectively layer underneath. I also tried the XXL, but I was swimming in that size; it was ... Read Moreway too big. I understand that many athletic women are fairly thin, but I can't help but think there are a lot of other women like me who are on the curvier end of the spectrum but are still active hikers, skiers, bikers, etc. who would realllllly like to be able to wear high-quality gear. A small tweak to the cut of jackets like this would accommodate a wider range of people without sacrificing a good fit for those with slightly narrower hips. Or, Patagonia could at least offer a style that is not as fitted and is instead more of a square cut so that true layering, for example, with a sweater or fleece, is possible.

Response from Patagonia
April 6, 2021

Hi Laura, we are so thankful for these detailed comments about sizing and fit. We totally hear you on this and greatly appreciate feedback like this as it helps other shoppers and our designers. We are so sorry to hear about troubles you've experienced with sizing and welcome you to [send]( anything back that hasn't worked.

April 4, 2021

Favorite rain gear

Love this jacket...very light, yet ultra waterproof and breathable. Flattering cut for a big boned girl ; ). Doesnt make that average rain jacket crinkle sound, and love the color! Scored an awesome price and amazing customer service at the Freeport outlet!!

April 4, 2021

Great Jacket

The sleeves on Patagonia jackets are always way too long for me, otherwise they are terrific.

April 3, 2021

Soft and comfy

This jacket is amazing! I wanted a high performance jacket for, well, real rain. This jacket has all that and more! The more is the soft feel of the texture on the outer fabric. Typically higher performance here is stiff. This is not! It is super soft to the touch. Plus, I love the color!

March 26, 2021

Nice rain jacket

Great jacket for rainy activities. Smart design features, vents, waterproof zippers. I feel like I will have this jacket for years to come.

March 12, 2021

Love this rain jacket.

Live in Florida so I don't have to worry about snow.

March 7, 2021

Great rain jacket.

Sleeves are long for a short person. No complaints.

February 27, 2021

Great jacket, runs a size large.

Ordered a medium (the size of my last Patagonia rain jacket) and it was too large. Exchanged it for a small. So far it's great! The sleeves are slightly too short, which is a bummer on my bike. The hood can fit over my bike helmet but I can't turn my head to check for traffic, maybe I'll try it underneath. I do wish the back dipped d... Read Moreown just a bit more. But none of these things are deal breakers, the quality of the jacket definitely outweighs these critiques. The last jacket I had was H2No and worked great for 5 years, I'm excited to try the Gortex. Seems lighter weight but just as warm. I got the curacao blue color and absolutely love it. It's doing a terrific job in this PNW winter rain and wind.

February 26, 2021

good fit and room for layers without looking bulky

I compared a small with a medium for fit and decided on the medium as it allowed for more comfortable layering to adjust to different activities: hiking, casual walk or cross country skiing. I am loving the fit and function so far. A little trouble getting used to the drawstring adjustment through the pockets but figuring it out.

February 24, 2021

Versatile Water Proof Shell

I have worn this in the snow with a fleece underneath and it does a great job with blocking the wind and keeping you dry. Can't wait to wear it skiing!

February 21, 2021

Waterproof and Breathable

After searching for a waterproof and breathable jacket to replace one that was 20 years old, I purchased the Ws Calcite. My old jacket had more of a fabric inside which I liked for comfort with bare arms, and a collar that provided a better fit around the neck for protection from the wind. I only found men's jackets with these features. I do ... Read Morelove that the Calcite is both waterproof and breathable--no trapped moisture on the inside making the lining wet. I also like the fit, pit zips, adjustable hood and bottom cinch cord.

January 14, 2021

Perfect Jacket!

I hope this jacket sticks around unchanged for many MANY years. I own no less than 10 Patagonia jackets already and love each of them for a multitude of uses. The Calcite jacket knocks it out of the park by being a VERY lightweight shell that provides fully waterproof protection without being over heavy or bulky. The length is spot on with just eno... Read Moreugh coverage over the rear without feely like a dress. This jacket is perfect to wear around the city for more casual rain protection, but I've also used it skiing and hiking in the rain/snow and it provided just as good of protection as my $500 shells. A+ Jacket would HIGHLY recommend!

January 5, 2021

Great, warm and durable jacket

Light enough to take backpacking or stuff in a pack while skinning uphill. Great for layering. Replacing old Torrentshell and Stretch Rainshadow jackets. Wanted something more durable with water repellency (Gore-tex Paclite technology), but light enough to throw in a pack. This fit the bill perfectly. Love the color, purchased the classic navy (vs.... Read More yet another black jacket).

December 4, 2020


I love that I can put the hood over the helmet. I bike to work when its cold but it allows me to stay worm and not overheated. I love how long the sleeves are, and the extra pocket! I bought small. Tried medium but it was way too large. Only one thing I would improve, make the bottom of the jacket wider or straps to loosen it. If I wear worm pant... Read Mores definitely feels tide.

November 17, 2020

Visible, dry and beautiful

I looked forever before I found this jacket. Two things kept me away at first: the price and the hood which fit over a helmet -- which I did not need. But when nothing else worked, I finally decided to try this jacket and I love it. The coral color is gorgeous and visible for city walking. I like the chest pocket, the waterproof zippers and the hoo... Read Mored that is not too big even if you're not wearing a helmet. The jacket also feels great -- a soft, matte finish. I could not love it more and it is totally worth the price.

November 8, 2020

Packable for travel

Great jacket flying in and out of Madison, WI and Minneapolis, MN. Warmer climates are always on my mind. Perfect!

September 15, 2020

Pricey but worth it!

This is my go-to jacket in the spring and fall, I absolutely love it. Its very breathable, so you wont overheat on warm spring-afternoons but at the same time, you wont feel any chill at all when its windy in the fall. The fit is very true-- I am a 0/2 and ordered an XS which fits perfectly (I can comfortably fit a sweater on under the jacket if I ... Read Morewant an extra layer) . I cannot recommend this jacket enough, it is pricey but its worth it.

June 21, 2020

So versatile!

Love this jacket! Light, comfortable and a nice fit. Room to layer, and not too big when worn alone. Used it hiking, backpacking, knocking around, and in the rain so far. Will be great for all seasons!

June 20, 2020

Womens Calcite Jacket

Love this Gore-Tex jacket and the features. I ordered a medium, and it gives me plenty of room for layering. I I love the color and fit. Super comfy and lightweight jacket, ( without feeling too light).. The upper left outside pocket easily holds my iPhone 11. Nice roomy pockets, and drawcord hem. Love the design of the back of this jacket, which d... Read Morerops slightly and provides a little more coverage.

June 18, 2020

Solid rain jacket

Definitely waterproof. Love the color! My only complaint is that I wish there was a way to make the neck part had the option to button it down. When its lightly raining and I'm working it'd be nice if i could snap it our of the way. Still love it and am super happy with this purchase.

June 17, 2020

So versatile!

Love this jacket! Light, comfortable and a nice fit. Room to layer, and not too big when worn alone. Used it hiking, backpacking, knocking around, and in the rain so far. Will be great for all seasons!

June 17, 2020

A bit tight in the hips

This jacket replaced another Patagonia jacket that I had worn for years. I like everything about this one except it is tight around my hips/butt. My previous one had a drawstring was waist and wasnt as tight on the derrière. But other than that, it is a great jacket! Lightweight and comfortable.

June 16, 2020


Full disclosure: I just received this jacket and haven't yet put it to the test, but plan to wear it hiking (occasional alpine summits), biking and as a lighter ski shell. I think it will perform well with all based on the seemingly durable fabric, quality zippers, length and neck height. Also because, like other reviewers said, it's got ... Read Morea flattering cut without being tight. In fact, I will say that this is the best fitting Patagonia jacket on me (I have a few). I always purchase size small, but occasionally have issues with my hips being too wide. The trouble is that my top is very small, so sizing up makes me look like I'm swimming in just one large piece of fabric. This jacket gives a little extra room in the hips so I can move all around in it (I did test that), like sitting on a bike without cutting off circulation. I bought mine from Worn Wear, love the color, and the price, and excited to put it to use.

May 11, 2020

Perfect Skiing Shell

Just what I needed! I bought this jacket to be an outer shell for skiing and I can report that it kept me dry all winter long! I love that the hood fits over my helmet. I bought a large purposely so I could layer (normally wear medium) & it fits well. I wear it regularly now for hiking and it is perfect for protection against wind and rain. My ... Read Moreonly complaint is I wish it had an inside pocket.

May 1, 2020

Great Rain Jacket

I used to wear a Torrenshell Jacket, but when the Calcite Jacket came out I couldn't resist making the switch. It layers nicely over my Nano Air Hoody, and when it comes to rainwear, Gortex can't be beat! It's comfortable, durable, and breathable. The Calcite Jacket is also form-fitting, which is not only flattering but also practica... Read Morel when engaging in sport. I deducted one star because I'm not crazy about the way the back dips down. I would prefer the back to be cut straight across.

April 14, 2020

Weird Fit

I wanted to like the Calcite. And there still a chance if Patagonia lets me return for a larger size. I initially ordered a small because I didn't want the body to be super baggy. Well, the small sleeves go to my wrist making them to short. The hand pockets sit really high on my waist where it is not a natural position for my hands to sit in t... Read Morehe pockets. The fit in my torso isn't baggy which I like but in every other aspect the sizing does not fit. I've tried the medium on and the body was super baggy. I'm not sure there is a happy medium here.

Response from Patagonia
April 16, 2020

Hi Katie! Thank you so much for your feedback, and we're sorry to hear the fit of the Calcite Jacket didn't quite work out for you! If you would like to exchange that item for the next size up, or a different style, you are welcome to do so [here]( Please note, our Customer Service team is always happy to provide garment measurements to take some of the guess-work out of online shopping. Contact us [here](

January 5, 2020

Brilliant Jacket

I love the color and the fit.

January 3, 2020

Entry-level GoreText

Super pleased with my first Gore-Text shell; a cut above the Torrentshell in terms of durability and waterproofing, and a great gateway in to GoreTex. Cut is active without being boxy, and there's not tons of bells and whistles: good pockets, adjustability, and just an all-around functional waterproof piece and wind blocker. The hood is gigant... Read Moreic and the top of the zipper comes up a little high on my face, but I'm overall thrilled with the quality, cut, and function of the jacket. Will serve me well on rainy days outside, low-output activities, and maybe a soaker of a run if it's brutally cold / windy.

January 2, 2020

Gortex Jacket

This jacket was the perfect piece for recent winter mountaineering trips with high winds and low temps! Like all Patagonia gear - this one will be a staple jacket for me

December 29, 2019

A little more room n

A little more room n the body of the jacket would be good. Otherwise, it is great.

December 19, 2019

This jacket has had a

This jacket has had a great fit and I’m really liking the subdued color that’s not grey or black.

December 16, 2019

love it

great fit and insulation

December 14, 2019

Will. Certainly keep the rain

Will. Certainly keep the rain of. While being cute and comfy. Lots of extras like vents in the arm pits

December 12, 2019

Perfect outer layer

This is a quality jacket that goes perfectly over my down sweater. Love the XXL outer layer. Normally I wear XL, but this is allows for layering. Love it!

December 8, 2019


I was skeptical once I saw just how light (yet sturdy and durable) the material is, but it’s incredible. So warm, no bulk. Perfect shell for all seasons and all activities-raincoat for rainy day runs to snowy escapades. Also, the color is gorgeous.

December 3, 2019

Love This Jacket

I bought the grey and the color is beautiful. Fit is exactly as expected. I'm 5'7" and 145 lbs. The Medium would work but the Large gives me the ability to layer. Best part is the feel of the fabric - who knew a rain coat could have wonderful hand.

November 27, 2019

I love this jacket!

I love this jacket!

November 27, 2019

She loves it

I have been living and wearing Patagonia for many years. Many many years. I have used Patagonia clothing and gear in more scenarios and environments than I have time to list. From saltwater fishing, boating, doing almost 4000 skydives as an instructor, base jumping, long-distance backpacking, surfing and just going out to eat. I had to get my girlf... Read Moreriend a jacket for the rainy season here in the Montauk area of Long Island. Once again, I’m continually impressed

November 14, 2019

Calcite Jacket

Jacket had trouble with zipper; you shipped me a second one, and the first one is in the USPS mail to you already. I love this jacket! Ordered it two sizes up from my ordinary size choice, and can layer pieces of fleece under it for toasty hikes in the winter mountains and city streets. Its structure is so well designed, and it fends off both wind ... Read Moreand wet stuff, keeping me warm and dry. Thank you so much for all the years of producing great outdoor gear. I have several pieces of your clothing which are now going on 25 years old, and they still work perfectly.

November 13, 2019

Like the color

Like the color

November 6, 2019

Excellent quality and fit.

Excellent quality and fit.

November 6, 2019

Cozy on chilly days

I love the colors and generous length of my Calcite jacket. Let the rain fall and the winds blow, and I’m warm and dry while in the outdoors.

November 2, 2019

Calcite is worth the buy!

I bought this Calcite jacket as a sort of raincoat, but I've ended up using it for so much more! I layer it over hoodies during walks in the snow, and I pair it with a fleece in lieu of a more bulky winter coat. It's warmer than it looks! The Star Pink color is very different and nice.

November 2, 2019

Perfect for what I want

Perfect for what I want it for. I can wear it has a rain jacket in Spring & Fall and as my outermost layer in the winter to keep the snow, wind and rain out. I teach skiing in the East and as you know we get a lot of rain and wet snow.

October 14, 2019

Sturdy, effective, true to size

I got this jacket for work, as I am outside in the rain throughout the day. It is extremely effective, with rain immediately beading and running off, instead of partially absorbing into the fabric. The zippers, velcro, and gore-tex material are very sturdy and it's true to size. Very satisfied with my purchase and it's worth the extra mon... Read Moreey.

October 8, 2019

Multi Functional - Worth It

This piece is a great product to add to your collection. An excellent rain coat, great for layering over hoodies, or non-waterproof coats. I didn't realize it had zips in the underarms to help cool you down! I ordered the orange/teal, the orange is a lot brighter in person, compared to the photos so keep that in mind. I ordered a medium, wh... Read Moreich I usually wear with Patagonia, and it does run a little big. Just an all around beautifully made and clean looking coat.

October 5, 2019

A great jacket!

I normally don't take the time to write reviews, but I would like to sing the praises of this sweet little jacket. I purchased it in a local Patagonia store and not online. My daughter is spending the semester in Dublin where it rains frequently. On a recent excursion into the country side her friends were getting wet in their rain gear- while... Read More she remained dry. This coat is technically correct and wind proof to boot. It's the best back to school purchase of the year and she wears it daily. Like the other review mentions, we also purchased it a size up- so She could wear a sweater underneath.

September 7, 2019

Rain or snow, doesn’t matter

I tried several rain jackets and picked the Calcite because of style, fit, feel and color choice. I am able to layer this over my M MicroPuff without any problem. I normally wear a M but first purchased a L for layering size. It was too L even over a MicroPuff and Lightweight Down. My suggestion is go with your normal size.

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