Whether you’re looking at the solid single-colour design or two-tone option, the Horsefeathers Patrol jacket is a high-end solution for lovers of deep snow. Case in point: British ex-pat, Andorra resident and powder ripper, Tyler Chorlton.
Tyler made the move over to the Czech clothing company last spring, and with plenty of experience in BC, AK and beyond, he certainly knows what’s needed when you’re exploring out-of-bounds territory in snow levels that demand a bit more from your kit.
Unsurprising, as the top technical jacket in Horsefeathers range, the Patrol is Tyler’s pick when it comes to powerful outerwear for backcountry days, and it’s got a stacked list of features that make it more than fit for purpose.
“The Patrol jacket is perfect for spending all day long in the pow, whether it’s just riding around with your homies or being out there shovelling & hiking your ass off. it’s ideal for that untouched pow!” – Tyler Chorlton
In keeping with Horsefeathers’ eco-friendly legacy, the Patrol is crafted from recycled plastics wherever possible, without sacrificing comfort or technical capabilities. The shell for example, is 100% recycled nylon, but still offers 20k/20k waterproofing/breathability, putting it firmly in the premium jacket category, without the outrageous price tag you might find elsewhere.
Pair this up with fully taped seams, and lightweight 40g Primaloft insulation in the body and sleeves, and you won’t be needing too much more in terms of layers until it gets really cold – as Tyler explains:
I usually like to combine it with an ultralight insulated base layer, I take the Patrol off for hiking but swap the ultralight out again for shredding.
Style wise, it’s certainly one for those that like things classic but colourful, with contrast zippers and clean hidden pockets across the range. Perfect if you want to be easily spotted for the shot, or make sure your friends don’t lose you when the weather closes in.
But beyond pure aesthetics, it’s also carrying pretty much every little extra you could imagine: brushed fleece chin guard, one-handed hood adjustment, fleece-lined stash pockets, vents, audio pockets and jacket-to-pant connectors.
What this adds up to is a winter-season unit that won’t be found wanting until the spring months come around, and it gets too hot for full snowboard kit. Seeking powder and want a jacket that’s well up to the task? Look no further.
For more details, or to buy, check out the full specs of the Horsefeathers Patrol jacket here.