- Price Jacket: £630 / €700
- Price Pants: £580 / €650
- Waterproof/Breathability: GORE-TEX ePE
- Category: Backcountry
- Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
Why We Chose The Patagonia Untracked Snowboard Jacket and Bib Pant: A more backcountry-friendly option than most.
For more than 30 years, Patagonia has been one of the best outerwear makers in the business. ‘Best’ not just because of the quality of their jackets and pants, which are second to none, but also because of their mantra of doing “no unnecessary harm” to the planet. This drove them to pioneer more environmentally-friendly materials and lower-impact production processes years before Greta Thunberg was born.
““If you’re serious about reducing the impact that your snowboarding habit has on the planet, Patagonia should be on your shortlist”
Last year, the company’s founder Yvon Chouinard went one step further by giving his family’s controlling stake in Patagonia to a trust that’s legally-bound to spend all its profits on preserving the planet. “Nature is now our only shareholder,” the company proudly proclaims. If you’re looking for the latest fashions, or the cheapest products, look elsewhere. But if you’re looking at new outerwear and you’re actually serious about reducing the impact that your snowboarding habit has on the planet, Patagonia should be on your shortlist.
Who Are The Patagonia Untracked For?
Patagonia snowboard kit tends to skew towards powder-loving backcountry riders, and the top of the range Untracked Jacket and Bib Pants are more backcountry-friendly than most. If — like our tester — you’re planning on going splitboarding, or spending a lot of time off piste, you’ll appreciate the high tech fabric and features here.