Inspired by the iconic mountain ridgeline of the company’s namesake, the Patagonia Men’s Fitz Roy Hooded Down Jacket delivers massive warmth in the harsh alpine cold thanks to its premium 800-fill goose down. This lofty yet highly compressible jacket features windproof, fully recycled shell fabric and a fully insulated, adjustable hood that fits right over your climbing helmet. When you reach the belay, fleece-lined hand pockets reanimate your frozen digits.
|Recommended Use:||backpacking, mountaineering, casual|
I just recently purchased this jacket from a smaller local outfitter within the last month. I absolutely love it. I don't understand peoples problems with the fit, I'm 5'11" and it fits me fine... Im not sure whether the guy below realizes that the other patagonia down items are mostly slim fitting. I have a new R3 and the medium fits completely different- because its slim fitting. I have worn this thing around camp and while belaying with only a t shirt underneath and I'm perfectly comfortable. It packs down ultra tiny. It weighs absolutely nothing which is what I like most about it. The outer fabric seems very resilient and the pocket hand warmers work great. The hood is THE greatest fitting hood I've ever used, it tightens up but still lets you see your peripherals. The fact is, stop thinking about it just buy one, its my greatest investment clothing wise besides a gore-tex shell. The only downside to it is that there is no stuff sack included, so I just use an old sleeping bag one, problem solved.
He shouldn't have ever ordered the Medium. Patagonia has typically used a "boxy" torso cut for their jackets. At 5'8 - of course its going to be long on him, "halfway down his thigh" and at 145 lbs, of course its going to be baggy on him! However if you are 5'11 - 6'1 the length will be perfect, and a weight range of 165 to 180 lbs will be ideal.
Throwing 5 stars up to offset his 2 stars that shouldn't have made it on here. Of course he's allowed to review.... but don't let him mislead you!
My boyfriend loves this jacket. We live in Wyoming and it's freezing all the time, but he can just put on a t-shirt and the jacket and is plenty warm. Thanks Patagonia for making such a fantastic piece. The fit is also true to all other Patagonia stuff he's worn.
I love the idea of this jacket but I had to return it. I'm 5'8" 155 lbs and I wear medium in everything. I also own the Patagonia Hi-Loft Down Sweater-Jacket in a size medium. However, the Fitz Roy Down Hoody size medium was super big on me. The hem when cinched was still past my mid thigh and the torso was literally wide enough to fit two medium sized people inside and zip it up. I'm not sure if I got an irregular jacket because I'm already aware of the generous cut of some Patagonia and Arcteryx men's wear but I've never experienced such poor fitment from Patagonia before. My brother is 6'2 175 lbs and wears a large but on him my medium Fitz hoody fit like a baggy large compared to what he usually wears.
I would've exchanged it for a small but I strongly believe I would have to buy an XS in this jacket to get a normal medium fit.
The positives of this coat is that the down loft is super fluffy and firm. Even in the hood the loft is nice. It is like wearing a warm down sleeping bag. Last year I had the Ama Dablam by Marmot which is also 800 fill but about 1/4 as lofty at the Fitz Roy and had almost no loft in the hood. So I expected that I would've been much warmer in the Fitz Roy Down Hoody.
Said and done the BIG negative was for me was how sloppy the tailoring is on the Fitz Roy Down Hoody. When the jacket is unzipped it hangs off your body awkwardly and one side hangs lower than the other side. At first I thought it was the result of the fit being too big but I posted a Guru photo of a stock image with a model wearing the Lagoon color unzipped and it can clearly be seen that the balance is off on the tailoring. This was another reason I didn't exchange for a smaller size. Another negative was the outer nylon shell didn't seem durable enough to last more than a few seasons of moderate use.
In the end I just got the Rab Neutrino Edurance which was 1000% better in tailoring, fit and durablity but more pricey than the Fitz Roy but it was worth it.
I tried to really like this coat. when I first got it, it looked like just the ticket for an over-the-shell-belay puffy. It is perfectly adequate for the job, and I almost kept it untill I tried a Rab Neutrino endurance. The rab is just flat out a better coat in all respects. Rab uses pertex endurance outer shell that is windproof and nearly waterproof w/ waterproof zippers that give it a more advanced performance and looks. Patagonia just needs to update this coat with some better materials or lower the price.
In the Fitz's defence, there are way more pockets, it is a bit more packable and lighter-feeling (a tiny bit). As for sizing - I am a solid Med (5'9 160 42in chest 32in waist) This is sized very big. I wanted a coat that goes over my gore-tex though for summits, sitting in the snow, belaying in snow/ice, etc.... the med fit over my shells snugly. the large was a tent. The Rab fits much more traditionally - a L was right between the Fitz M & L.
Overall, Patagonia just didn't compare.
As a Patagonia loyalist, I ordered the Fitz Roy in a medium as I was told the fit was going to be similar to Das Parka which Med fit great. The medium ran a bit smaller than Das Parka and was way too small on me (I am 5'9" 195lbs / Barrel chested). I found a Large which fit like a damn sleeping bag. I ended up returning for a Large Rab Neutrino Endurance which I love.
I'm giving three stars because the fit was poor and for the same money I'm much happier with the Rab.
Pros: SUPER light, Very Warm, great hand warmer pockets
Cons: Bad fit for my body type, Outer material easily subjected to rips and tears, Not water resistant in case I get caught in a light rain / snow
For the same money the Rab had a slightly tougher exterior that repels water, taped zippers, better fit, better colors. Beware, the Rab is a little heavier and bulkier if you're pinching grams.