Patagonia Shelter Stone 2010

The Patagonia Shelter Stone weighs 616g (size L); stretch fabric on shoulders and underarms; two chest pockets; two Napoleon chest pockets; double stormflap over main zip; pit zips. But it would be better if the main pockets were slightly higher on the chest to maintain better access when wearing rucksacks or harnesses; hood fit and movement are not as good as others.

The Patagonia Shelter Stone is a good general jacket, but for this price others have a slight performance edge.

First published in Trail magazine November 2010