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Patagonia Dragonfly pullover

in Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell

Average Rating
4.67 / 5 (9 reviews)

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David Bonn
( david_bonn )

North Cascades
Patagonia Dragonfly pullover on 08/09/2005 10:51:11 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I don't go anywhere without this pullover. For everything from groomed cross-country ski tours to weeklong climbing trips to long-distance backpacks. This is probably the most useful item of clothing I carry.

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Glenn Roberts
( garkjr )

Southwestern Ohio
Patagonia Dragonfly on 08/12/2005 15:09:58 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

What he said.

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Caleab Spencer
( caleab )

New Hampshire
you need this on 12/15/2005 14:48:41 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

worth the money. very, very light. i dont ever use the pocket. that could go.

Edited by caleab on 12/15/2005 14:49:11 MST.

Ronald Feltner
( ronfel49 )

Great piece of gear. on 12/19/2005 07:19:06 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

Most versatile article of clothing I've ever owned. So light weight and breathable but provides excellent wind protection.

It's so breathable a full zipper is uncessary.

Edited by ronfel49 on 12/19/2005 13:34:23 MST.

Bill Fornshell
( bfornshell )

Southern Texas
DragonFly on 12/19/2005 09:22:52 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I have to agree with everyone about the Patagonia DragonFly. I bought 2 on a close-out sale for $29.95 each. You can't hardly beat that for a really great piece of gear.

kevin davidson
( kdesign )

Mythical State of Jefferson
Almost but not perfect on 12/19/2005 10:09:22 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

A fantastic deal at the close out prices that are going around--- and if value were the sole criteria, it would deserve a "5". A full zip and use of more breathable (and better DWR) Pertex Quantum is what prevents a rating of perfection. Great cut and hood.

Edited by kdesign on 12/19/2005 10:46:08 MST.

Mark Verber
( verber )

San Francisco Bay Area
nice windshirt, could use better material on 01/06/2006 08:52:33 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

I have had my dragonfly for several years now. It has gone on countless trips as well as used around town. I actually prefer it to the more recent hodini windshirt. I have found the cut and length to be ideal for me, tight enough that there isn't a lot of fabric to snag on things, but enough room to move without binding. While durable, the dragonfly isn't bullet proof. Earlier this fall I tore a small hole in the back of the jacket (without realizing it). Maybe when I was leaning against a tree playing hide-and-seek with my family.

What would move me from 4 to a 5? A better material. Quantuum is more breathable. My wife's poly based Marmot Chinook windshirt seems as light and breathable much more water resistant.

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William Webber
( micwebbpl )
Good as a quasi-vapor barrier for sleepiong on 01/12/2006 11:53:20 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I like to use mine for the usual use - windshirt or emergency rain shell - but also find it useful worn UNDER my sleeping outfit as a mild vapor barrier.

It's not impermeable to vapor travel, but it DOES build up a more comfortable humidity next to the skin. It certainly reduces the moisture build up in upper torso insulating layer and sleeping bag(the "wear all your clothes to bed in a light sleeping bag system") and reduces heat loss via "moist air" conductivity/convection.

Finally, in many cases I find the hood used at night to be just the right amount of head warmth required, without smashing down my ears like the typical "watch cap."

joseph daluz
( jfdiberian )

Columbia River Gorge
nice but DWR doesn't last long on 03/18/2006 17:40:31 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

I've worn this shirt for the past 5 months in the Pacific North West, under a poncho at times, and while it may stand up to the occasional drizzle, the arms ultimately "wet-out" in as little as 15 minutes, and I start feeling the water soak into my silk weight shirt. However, it does dry fast, so I suppose that it would be acceptable to wear for fiar weather rain/intermittent rain. Am still looking for the ultimate after market DWR treatment to revitalize it's water repellency.

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