Patagonia Minimalist Wading Jacket Review

The Minimalist Wading Jacket high-performance waterproof jacket designed for active lifestyles.

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The Minimalist Wading Jacket is made from durable H2No® Performance Standard 2.5-layer nylon ripstop fabric with a waterproof/breathable barrier and DWR (durable water repellent) finish. The jacket features a fully adjustable hood and cuffs, plus bungee drawcord at the waist. The jacket is ultralight weighing only 314 g (11.1 oz).

Made specifically for fly fishing, this ultralight nylon jacket provides breathable protection that holds up against the heaviest rainfall, making it perfect for those rainy rides. The cut moves comfortably while riding a bike and the hood is fully adjustable allowing you to tighten the drawstrings for unobstructed shoulder checks. The jacket travels well, taking up little room in your pannier or bag.

I was really impressed with this jacket and struggled to find anything wrong with it. When standing straight the length of the jacket hits me at the top of my waist. A little extra length would help provide a little more coverage when moving around.

If you need a rain/ wind shell that holds up against heavy rainfall and has a very clean look this is the perfect jacket. This jacket is very light weight and when folded takes up very little room, making this a great jacket to bring with you on all occasions.

Sam Cawkell is the Marketing and Product Coordinator at Momentum Mag. @S_Cawkell

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