Patagonia Galvanized Waterproof Jacket

H2No Performance Standard 3 Layer / n/a HH / n/a MVTR
Weighs 516g (Medium size)
Code: AW19150
  • £259.99
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  • RRP £319.99
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Unrestricted movement and protection for the worst conditions, the Galvanized Jacket—which now uses 100% recycled polyester—stretches, breathes and shrugs off heavy weather for those exploring the alpine’s boldest terrain. Fair Trade Certified sewn.

Patagonia says:

A balance of weight, durability and protection, our newly revised waterproof/breathable Galvanized Jacket delivers in the alpine, with a supple, robust, 3-layer H2No™ fabric with DWR (durable water repellent) finish. We’ve extended our recycled offerings to even our most technical pieces, and the Galvanized’s shell fabric is now 88% polyester (recycled) and 12% elastane. The soft, jersey-knit backer on the inside wicks moisture and maintains an amazing level of comfort. Pit zips enhance venting, and the jacket’s engineered pattern eliminates all seaming across the shoulders and back, resulting in zero abrasion points and unprecedented stretch.

The Optimal Visibility Hood works with any helmet or without, and adjusts with a single-pull Cohaesive™ embedded cord-lock system. Handwarmer pockets ride above harness line and close with watertight zippers, as does the exterior chest pocket. Minimal hook-and-loop closures secure the cuffs, which are lined with polyurethane to maintain a snug seal. Hem cord locks adjust easily with one hand, and the center-front zip has an interior storm flap and non-chafing zipper garage. With a concealed RECCO® reflector.

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One of the main talking points of this jacket is the fabrics - Patagonia have updated this jacket to be mainly constructed from recycled Polyester (88%) with Elastane making up the rest of the materials (12%). H2No Performance Standard is Patagonia's benchmark for garment waterproofness, breathability and durability. Backed by their Ironclad guarantee, it ensures the highest level of long-term waterproof performance. The Jacket stretches, breathes and shrugs off heavy weather, providing full mobility and maintaining a high level of comfort.

The next talking point is it's climbing focused feature set. There are two handwarmer pockets, situated high up and above a harness or waist belt, a helmet compatible hood, 2-way pit zips to enhance venting and drawcords with Cohaesive cord-locks (press-button releases embedded inside the hem or edges of the jacket). We like that the cuffs have a textured polyurethane inner as it's designed to grip gloves when secured, keeping the sleeve in place when your arms are in full swing.

With plenty of other useful features, this stretchy waterproof jacket would suit any alpinist, mountaineer, or trekker seeking high levels of waterproof-breathability that won't hinder performance across technical sections of rock and ice.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

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  • Stretchy, 3-layer polyester (88% recycled)/spandex fabric offers full mobility and exceptional waterproof protection; soft jersey-knit backer wicks moisture
  • Engineered pattern eliminates all seaming across the shoulders and back, resulting in zero abrasion points and unprecedented stretch 
  • Optimal Visibility Hood adjusts with single-pull Cohaesive® embedded cord-lock system to work equally well with any type of helmet or a bare head
  • Two high handwarmer pockets with watertight zippers stay clear of a harness or pack waistbelt; one welted exterior left-chest pocket with watertight zipper
  • Watertight, PU-coated two-way pit zips for venting
  • Cohaesive® embedded cord-lock system on hem allows for intuitive one-handed operation; cuffs feature minimal self-fabric hook-andloop closure and textured polyurethane facing that grip gloves when secured, keeping sleeves in place when you’re swinging a tool 
  • Concealed RECCO® reflector
  • Small weighs: 504g
  • Medium weighs: 516g
  • Large weighs: 544g


  • H2No™ Performance Standard shell: 3-layer, 4.4-oz 50-denier 88% recycled polyester/12% elastane stretch woven with a jersey-knit backer and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
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Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
November 28, 2019 | Alex P - UOG

It is hard to decide whether I would classify this as a hard shell or a softshell, it’s just so quiet but still offers all of the protection I would need when winter walking, skiing or any other winter activity. Firstly, the hood is great over a hat or helmet and not so good without. The collar comes up nice and high so you get full mouth coverage when fully zipped. The chin guard is fleece backed to help reduce condensation and improve comfort. The stretch in the fabric makes it super comfortable to wear when active and moving around without all that rustling you would expect from a traditional hard shell. It has all the features you would expect on a high end jacket, like a grippy inner on the cuffs, to keep the seal between gloves and jacket, and all of the adjustments can be done with one hand. It also has a Recco reflector built in at the top of the back which gives me a little piece of mind when I am venturing off-piste. The fit is generous, even for Patagonia, if you want a performance fit I recommend sizing down, I bought in my normal size so I can get whatever layers I want underneath it (base layer & insulation or fleece). The cuff adjustments are great and excess fabric folds away really neatly if you are only wearing small gloves, or no gloves at all. The hand warmer pockets are slightly raised so you can still use this with a harness or hipbelt if you want to. This is not the lightest option for a waterproof but this piece prioritises comfort and performance. I’ll be using this as my ski shell and for winter walking. The colours are also quite bright so you should be found quite easily by anyone out with you. The Galvanized Jacket is a little too hardcore to be used through the summer, you will get too hot, but when worn with the correct layers and in the right conditions the jacket breathes very well and the pit zips can make it easier for you to dump heat if necessary. With the fabric having such a large amount of stretch to it the DWR is likely to wear off quicker than if the fabric was stiff and crinkly which is more common in jackets of this type. However, I have not yet had to replenish the DWR and I have been in some pretty significant rain showers over the past few months which would have easily wetted out my thinner, summer weight Gore-Tex Paclite jacket.

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