- February 13 2012
You get what you pay for
This is clearly a high quality jacket. I have worn it skiing in the East twice, once on a 15 degree day, once on a 30 degree day. No problems. I am 6'1", size 42 jacket, 175 lbs. I bought a medium and it is plenty big. Arms easily long enough, almost too long. A couple of notes: (1) There is no designed hook for lift tickets. It's easy enough to improvise with the zippers, but if you have a season pass you want to leave on (like me), you might miss this feature. (2) this might be obvious, but the hood does not detatch. fits nicely over helmet, and not bothersome when left down. Overall, I'm very happy with this purchase, and expect the jacket to be durable.
- February 5 2012
I love this jacket. The green color inside is good with brown. Though the sleeves are longer than I expected, the other things are great!!! I absolutely recommend this item.
- January 19 2012
Heart of winter
Have worn my Primo jacket twice. Took an evening walk, 29F with no wind, perfectly comfortable. Today after errands took a 30 minute 2PM walk in -3F temp with a -20 windchill. Expedition weight capilene under jeans kept my legs warm. Upper base layer was cap4 shirt under marmot windstopper vest. The pant skirt sealed the waist well and the tall collar/permanent hood sealed the neck from any wind entry. Would have preferred an R4 jacket instead of the vest as an underlayer, especially for extended cold weather use or inactive periods. The jacket is incredibly light weight and has no bulk making ease of movement simple. Only problem is due to zipper memory where folded in packaging at the neck base. Difficult to pass that spot going up or down, may ease with use.
- December 20 2011
M's Primo Down Fall 2011
Purchased this jacket after coming from being an avid North Face fan. I could not be happier. I truly believe that Patagonia's quality and workmanship is SUPERIOR. This jacket is LIGHT WEIGHT yet WARM, WARM, WARM! We live in the Northeast and get Lake Effect wind and snow. This jacket stops both. The exterior is super strong and can take a ton of abuse. The down is light-weight, but 800+ quality! If you are thinking about spending the money, don't hesitate. It is worth every penny! Buy once. Cry once. Buy right. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for. This jacket will certainly last years to come! I previously owned a 2010 model and didn't like the shorter sleeves. I am 6'2" and 185lbs. I have a 43inch chest and prefer sleeves 37 inches long. I HATE when my sleeves are too SHORT . Patagonia listened to is customers and the 2011 model has 1.5inches of extra length in the sleeves (the model I purchased). I LOVE IT!