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Best Overall: Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket at Backcountry
"Patagonia's Down Sweater Jacket is one of the best lightweight down jackets out there."
"This pullover is thin enough to pack into a backpack or tote bag when you're not wearing it."
Best Vest: Patagonia Los Gatos Fleece Vest at Nordstrom
"Keep the stand collar up if the vest is fully zipped to protect against the wind."
Best Rain Jacket: Patagonia Women's 3L City Rain Coat at Backcountry
"Features an adjustable hood, elasticized cuffs, and a stand-up collar to protect you from wind."
"Has an internal pocket for your smartphone and the hood can be folded into the collar when you don't need it."
Best Hardshell: Patagonia Triolet Jacket at Backcountry
"This versatile jacket makes for a great hardshell outer to brave extreme elements in."
Best Softshell: Patagonia R2 TechFace Jacket at Backcountry
"The interior is lined with breathable fleece, while the outer fabric has a durable water repellent finish."
Best Lightweight: Patagonia Nano Puff Hooded Jacket at Backcountry
"It's filled with Primaloft, which keeps you cozy while decreasing the jacket's overall weight."
Patagonia’s been making equipment to take adventurers into the great outdoors since 1973, and while its reach has expanded to include those of us who just are looking for something cozy to go to the grocery store in, the company is still known for making high-quality fleece, down, and waterproof jackets that’ll stand up to the elements. But with so many options out there it can be difficult to know which jacket is right for you. Luckily, we've rounded up some of the brand's best jackets, including options for rain or cold temperatures, as well as for days when you're just hanging out at home.
Read on for our list of Patagonia's best jackets below.
Our Top Picks
Best Overall: Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket
One of Patagonia’s signature jackets, the Down Sweater jacket is one of the best lightweight down jackets out there, with a weight that’s perfect for chilly autumn nights and brisk winter mornings. It’s made from responsibly sourced 800-fill down with two pockets that include one doubling as a zippered stuff sack, carabiner loop included. It fits a little closer to the body than other jackets and has a slightly longer hem, too.
Best Fleece: Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover
This much-loved fleece jacket is great for mid-season mild temperatures—and it’s super easy to throw on over your running tights or jeans for a day of running errands, picking up the kids, and working from home. It’ll keep your heart warm, too: it’s made with Fair Trade Certified sewing and recycled fleece. This pullover features a four-button snap closure and is thin enough to pack into a backpack or roomy tote bag when you’re not wearing it. If color blocking isn’t your look, there are also solid and patterned options available as well. It comes in both men's and women's sizes.
Best Vest: Patagonia Los Gatos Fleece Vest
Fleece has made a huge comeback in recent years. This vest goes all out with plush, deep-pile fleece, cozy pockets to warm up your hands in, and textiles that are partially recycled. Like many Patagonia products, they’re bluesign-approved as well, which certifies that fabric was made with fibers that are tested and sustainably produced. You can keep the stand collar up if the vest is fully zipped to protect against the wind or lay it flat for a more casual look. Patagonia can run a bit small, so size up one if you’re not quite sure. This vest comes in men and women's sizes, and in stylish colors including navy and century pink.
Best Rain Jacket: Patagonia Women's 3L City Rain Coat
For those who prefer a longer raincoat, Patagonia’s City Rain Coat is a sleek fit that has more cosmopolitan styling—with all the benefits of the company’s much-loved Torrentshell raincoat. It’s made from a three-layer fabric that creates a waterproof but breathable barrier between you and the elements. The rain jacket also features an adjustable hood, elasticized cuffs, and a stand-up collar to protect you from wind chill. Princess seaming keeps the shape close to the body and there’s plenty of pockets to keep essentials like phones and keys at hand.
Best Down: Patagonia Silent Down Jacket
One of the company’s best-loved down jackets, Patagonia’s Silent Down Jacket is made from polyester taffeta infused with extra stretch and a durable water-repellent finish to keep rain and snow from sinking in. It’s also made with 700-fill-power reclaimed duck and goose down for a 100 percent recycled filling. It has a zip under its monochromatic snap closures, too, and the two do the double-duty of protecting wearers against snow, wind, and rain. There's even an internal pocket for your smartphone and the hood can be folded into the collar when you don't need it. Plus, it has a handy draw cord to keep breezes from sneaking into the bottom of your jacket. Sizes for men and women range from extra small to extra large.
Best Hardshell: Patagonia Triolet Jacket
This versatile jacket makes for a great hardshell outer to brave extreme elements in, thanks to a three-layer GORE-TEX fabric that’s waterproof and made with a 100 percent recycled polyester face. It’s designed to outlast whatever level of snow, wind, and rain are thrown your way. The hood is compatible with helmets, so you can throw it on as you gear up to hit the slopes (in which case, a midlayer might be useful—there are more of those on our list, too). Tall side pockets are designed to stay clear of harnesses and backpacks, and the jacket is constructed to work with snow pants, too. It's available for men and women.
Best Softshell: Patagonia R2 TechFace Jacket
You can’t beat a well-made softshell jacket for hiking, walking the dog, lounging around the house, and popping to the grocery store, and Patagonia’s R2 TechFace jacket makes for either a great standalone jacket or an ideal midlayer. The interior is lined with breathable fleece and will keep you comfortably warm. It has three pockets on the outside, including a chest pocket and two handwarmer pockets that are harness- and pack-compatible. This jacket will also keep you dry in a drizzle, thanks to the durable water repellent finish on the outer fabric.
Best Lightweight: Patagonia Nano Puff Hooded Jacket
A great jacket for everyday use—whether you’re running errands or heading out for a hike—Patagonia’s Nano Puff Jacket is lightweight while also protecting you from rain and wind. The outer shell repels water and is made from recycled fabric. It's also filled with Primaloft, which keeps you cozy while decreasing the jacket's overall weight. Best of all, you can throw it in the washer and dryer once you’ve racked up some trail miles with it. It comes in a range of colors including navy, grey, and coriander, and is available in men and women's sizes.