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Win the best jacket of 2012 – The Patagonia ADZE Jacket

At the Berkshire General Store, we offer a great selection of jackets.  Women often ask, “what is your best all around jacket.”  This fall we set out to test all of our jackets and after careful review we selected a winner – The Patagonia ADZE Jacket.

We picked the Patagonia ADZE jacket for several reasons.  Let’s start with the outer shell.  It’s made of Polartec woven stretch polyester so it’s not only soft, but water resistant and rain proof.  The neck is lined with Microfleece and the jacket features a drawcord to keep drafts out and heat in.  This low profile jacket features just the right amount of pockets.  1 internal pocket and 2 pockets on the outside.  The jacket comes in great colors and retails at $139.00 – far less than others we tested.  In the end, it’s a great all around jacket.

On Saturday we will be hosting our 4th Annual Tech Day at the Berkshire General Store.  During the day we will hold a raffle for 1 Women’s Patagonia ADZE Jacket.  To enter, you must try on the Jacket to see for yourself how great it is!  We’ll post the winner on Facebook.

Is This Jacket Worth 129 Bucks?

Is this Patagonia Torrentshell jacket worth 129 bucks?  Let’s find out.

Patagonia Torrentshell Rain Jacket

As you probably know, we carry lots rainwear from brands like Patagonia, The North Face, Marmot, Columbia, Red Ledge, etc…  With all the rain we’ve been having we decided to take a close look at one of our best selling rain coats from Patagonia.

The Patagonia Torrentshell jacket is a basic, no-frills rain jacket.  It’s waterproof, breathable and super lightweight.  It’s packable too making it an obvious choice for trekking,  hiking or plain old traveling.  When packed up, the jacket takes up little space inside your backpack or luggage.  It’s made of durable yet lightweight 2.5 layer ripstop nylon.  Other cool features include an interior mesh pocket for bug spray or a cell phone, an adjustable hood that stows away in the collar and pit-zips for ventilation.  It’s available for men & women and we carry about 10 colors.  All in all this is a great jacket with just the right amount of options.  It’s a 3 season product too.

So YES, this jacket is definitely worth 129 bucks!