Patagonia’s Untracked Jacket, like the matching pants, utilises three-layer Gore-tex fabric for windproof and waterproof/breathable performance and also features a brushed interior lining that increases warmth and comfort without extra bulk and manages moisture to keep you dry.
A DWR (durable water repellent) finish increases durability and prevents saturation, and in warmer or more humid conditions generous pit zips provide a cooling airflow.
When the snow lies thick on the ground you’re protected by a sleek, low-profile powder skirt which conveniently fastens with a single snap.
The helmet-compatible, two-way adjustable hood includes a soft laminated visor to improve visibility in bad weather, and the highly articulated fit of the Untracked is great for more high energy skiing and boarding; we also liked thoughtful touches such as the coated, watertight Slim Zips which help to reduce bulk and weight, and Patagonia’s ‘Touch Point System’, which embeds cord locks into the hood and hem to eliminate loose ends and provide easy adjustability.
There’s plenty of outer storage space in the two handwarmer pockets and easily accessible chest pocket, whilst inside the Untracked you’ll find a secure media pocket and cable routing, an internal drop-in pocket for goggles and gloves and a second internal stash pocket; you also get a small lift pass pocket on the left forearm.
Another useful addition is the embedded RECCO avalanche rescue reflector on the back, all making for an excellent, well-engineered jacket that will handle pretty much any conditions