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Outstanding breathability in a 3-layer weatherproof shell, the Descensionist Jacket delivers up and down performance for freeride and backcountry specialists.

  • 3-layer hard shell delivers exceptional stretch, unprecedented breathability and a moisture-managing knit backer
  • Helmet-compatible, 2-way-adjustable fixed hood with laminated visor for optimal visibility in bad conditions; Cohaesive® embedded cord-lock system in hood and hem provides quick and easy adjustment
  • Watertight, coated zippers with slim zip installation reduce bulk and weight; Vislon® center-front and chest pocket zips are durable and easy to use
  • Two mesh-backed front pockets are positioned for easy access while wearing a backpack
  • Adjustable powder skirt can be cinched for a tight seal or lies flat when not in use. A webbing loop at center back connects to any Patagonia® Snow pants
  • Internal stash pocket
  • Concealed RECCO® reflector
  • 627 g (22.1 oz)
Size & Fit
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Model is 6’0″ and wearing a size Medium  Regular Fit Size Chart


3-layer, 4.9-oz 50-denier 86% nylon/14% polyester plain weave with mechanical stretch and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish

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Water Resistant

DWR (durable water repellent) fabric finish repels light rain and snow and decreases dry times. When DWR is used in conjunction with a waterproof/breathable barrier, the DWR finish keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job.

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The Footprint Chronicles®
We promote fair labor practices, safe working conditions and environmental responsibility throughout the Patagonia supply chain.
Below are the suppliers that impact the M’s Descensionist Jacket.
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Toyota TsushoTextile Supplier
A Patagonia supplier since: 2003Toyota Tsusho supplies us with breathable and lightweight synthetic woven fabrics used to make everything from our Torrentshell collection to our Nano Puff® and Down Sweater collections. They do not manufacture materials, but Toyota works hard to match us with fabric suppliers aligned with our environmental values. They were able to get recycled content into our more lightweight technical fabrics, which was a very difficult task and a big step forward for us. They also supply us with bluesign® approved fabrics, which means they work with fabric factories that manage harmful chemicals, reduce resource use and maximize environmental performance.
Everest Textile Co., Ltd.Textile Mill
A Patagonia supplier since: 2004Everest Textile is a fabric manufacturer that makes water-resistant synthetic fabrics for our Performance Wear, like our alpine jacket linings and stretchy softshell fabrics. They were one of our first suppliers to produce bluesign® approved fabrics, which means they have worked to eliminate and manage harmful chemicals, reduce resource use and maximize environmental performance. When remodeling their facilities, they utilized “ecological engineering” to create an artificial wetland around their buildings. By incorporating greenery into the architecture, they’re able to prevent flooding in their courtyard and cool their buildings with shade.