The Patagonia Snowshot Jacket line is one of the only jackets that seems to cater to the average all mountain snowboarder. The Snowshot seemst to be the evolution of the Sidewall Jacket from 2010. I owned this for a season and found it to be a good jacket.
Size Tried: Large
Weight: 195 lbs,
Upper Body-:44” Chest, Torso Length 23” (collar bone to pant button), Shoulder Width Approx 22”, Arm Length 19.5” (pit to wrist)
Lower Body: 33” Waist, 42” Hips, 30” Inseam, 24.5” Thigh
Turn On’s: Size L Jackets that fit well around my chest, size M pants that fit well around my thighs so I can get in and out of my pockets, open roads, Surfy Powder Turns, Riding with Friends, new gear and especially my super-hot super smart super funny wife.
Turn Off’s: Size L Jackets that don’t fit well around my chest, super tight Size M Pants that I can’t get up over my thighs, traffic and people who can’t park inside the lines.
Fit: Felt a little on the baggy side and wasn’t quite as flattering around the mid section as some jackets I have owned. It was just a little more narrow around the shoulders and chest but then didn’t taper much at the waist making it accentuate the wrong parts of my frame. It wasn’t terrible or anything but just didn’t flatter my thick body as much as it would a guy with a thinner build.
Construction: Very well made and also has a great warranty. Like the mesh lining inside too.
Hood: Not a fan of the articulating hood. I’m more into contoured hoods over articulating hoods but many prefer articulating. I don’t like how it can expose parts of the face and since I often don’t wear a balaclava this can be anoying.
Insulation/Warmth: No real insulation or warmth here. Just a shell made to block wind and weather so the layers underneath can keep you warm.
Waterproofing: Unlike Gore-Tex Jackets that have a membrane insert but the Patagonia Snowshot has a lamanate called H2No. It does a very good job at keeping water on the outside but it can be argued either way that it’s not as waterproof as a good Gore-Tex jacket. So if it does loose it’s waterproofing you can send it back and they will fix it as this has a lifetime warranty on waterproofing.
Breathability: Felt like it regulated my heat rather well.
Overall: The Patagonia Snowshot is a good snowboarding jacket that could work for many riders.