List Price US $349
Patagonia Departer Gore-Tex Women’s Jacket 2019 Review
Type Shell
Gore-Tex Yes
Hood Type Contoured
Powder Skirt Yes
Jacket to Pant Interface Yes
Vents 2 Open Pit Zips
Layer Count 1 Layer
Waterproof Rating Above 25k
Breathability Rating 20K
Manufactured in


Waterproofing Excellent
Breathability Great


Packability Thin
Construction Great

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Patagonia Departer Gore-Tex Women's Jacket 2019 Review by The Good Ride

The Patagonia Departer Gore-Tex Women’s Jacket is a 2 layer Gore-Tex shell that has the Gore-Tex waterproof and windproof promise. It is a very light shell that would be great for hiking or using to layer up for any type of weather. Patagonia outerwear seems to run a little big, I think I would still go for the medium but their sizing is slightly different from a lot of other outerwear I’ve tried.

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Size Tried: Med
Steph’s Specs:
Height: 5’3”
Weight: 108 lbs
Chest: 29”
Bust: 32”
Arm Length (pit to wrist) 20”
Neck: 12.5″
Torso Length (collarbone to pant line) 18”
Shoulder Width 16” wide

Fit: The Departer jacket has a regular relaxed fit to give you room to layer, but isn’t super baggy either. I found Patagonia outerwear to run a little on the larger side so just make sure to size according to their chart.

Construction: Very well made, everything looked well put together and on point.

Hood: Great fitting hood for over the helmet riding. Plenty of room to twist and move your head around.

Insulation/Warmth: No insulation on this one, it is just a shell. But you do get very good windproofing that will help you keep warm from icy winds.

Waterproofing: Great waterproofing, Gore-Tex is somewhere around 28k. You should be well protected from any type of moisture coming your way.

Breathability: Great breathability that comes with any Gore-Tex material.

Packability: Should pack down nicely. It is a simple shell with only the necessities so compresses pretty well.

Overall: The Patagonia Departer Jacket would be great for someone who hikes a lot, likes to storm ride, or rides a mountain that has wetter snowfall, sleet, and even rain. You get all the things you need, but there are no bells or whistles on this shell, it gets right to the point. It has plenty of room for custom layering underneath and comes with the great Patagonia warranty as well.

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