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Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket - Men's

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    Total weather protection.

    Whether you're hiking the high Rockies in the summer or exploring ancient ruins in Peru, the potential for serious rain showers exists every day, but you can always be prepared for wet weather with the Patagonia Men's Torrentshell Jacket. Made from H2No Performance shell fabric, this minimalist shell provides Patagonia's highest level of waterproof protection. Plus, the jacket can be stuffed into its own front pocket, so you'll always have space to bring it along inside that fanny pack you never leave home without.

    • A no-frills rain shell for hiking, climbing, and travel
    • H2No Performance Standard shell with fully taped seams
    • Recycled face fabric treated with DWR for extra protection
    • Underarm vents let cool air in when you're on the move
    • Two-way adjustable hood with laminated visor
    • Microfleece-lined neck stays soft against neck and chin
    • Drawcord adjustable hem keeps warmth in and wetness out
    • Jacket stuff into hand pocket and can be clipped to a harness
    • Item #PAT01CO

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [membrane/laminate] H2No Performance Standard (2.5 layer), [face fabric] 50D 100% recycled nylon ripstop, DWR finish
    Seams
    fully sealed
    Fit
    regular
    Hood
    yes, 2-way adjustable
    Pockets
    2 hand (1 stowable)
    Claimed Weight
    12 oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking & camping, climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
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    What do you think about this product?

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    The main reasons you should buy this:

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    The main reasons you should buy this: price, packability, performance and look.

    You're not breaking the bank with this jacket, and yet, it works wonderfully. I've had it in torrential rain, on international trips and city tours. It's proven successful time and time again, and it's still ready for more.

    I love that it packs down without a fight, making it easy to take with you even when the chance of rain is slim.

    I wish this jacket had inside pockets, though. Ideally, I'd have two inside pockets parallel to the outside pockets, along with a breast pocket for your phone.

    Otherwise, it's a good looking jacket at a decent price that's also built to last. It also fits much better than many others I've tried on.

    Would I buy this again? Yep, I sure would. But hopefully I don't have to for a while.

    A solid Rain Jacket, Improved Over Years

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    This is a follow up review that I did to this jacket about a year ago. When I received my first Torrentshell Jacket when I lived in Maine a few years ago, I referred to it as the "Torrent HELL" jacket, mainly because of its lack of breathability and mediocre performance as a rain jacket in a damp, humid environment like the New England backwoods.



    As that jacket fell apart and delaminated, I was disappointed, as I have been a lifelong Patagonia fiend, and the majority of my outdoor technical gear is Patagonia––the company's reliability, environmental ethics, and quality have always been a draw to me.



    Except, it seemed, with this jacket.



    After I posted a negative review of this jacket, Patagonia promptly reached out to me and sent me a new one (free except for the cost of shipping.) I was impressed, and felt compelled to weigh in on the updated version.



    And I'm happy to report that, over the last couple years, Patagonia has improved the design and breathability of this jacket, such that I now consider it a solid rain jacket.



    I want to clear something up––this jacket is by no means a "hard shell" jacket, and I would not consider it a cheap replacement for either a DWR'd soft shell or a Gore Tex hard shell (both types of jacket retail $200-600, far more expensive than this rain jacket.)



    In my own testing in Bryce Canyon National Park, the Torrentshell held up to intense, sustained rain for about an hour before it started to cause dampness––not leaking, but the outer fabric became soaked enough that against my skin it made me feel cold. Once soaked like that, it was hard to get dry again without retreating indoors and hanging it up. So don't expect this to act like a hard shell.



    It also is far from windproof and provides little if any wind protection, and also is not breathable like a soft shell. If your intention is for rain protection during high octane activities, this is NOT the jacket for you.



    If you have the cash and want something more versatile, look at some of Patagonia's hard shell offerings before buying this.



    That said, what this jacket does excel at is being easily stowable, light weight, and being a great comfort and security to have in a day pack. I hike/climb/ski in soft shells, but if a sudden rainstorm occurs, it's easy to reach for this jacket and have that extra protection.



    The hood design, generous sleeves, and attractive cut make this jacket ideal for outdoor activities as well as for in town activities. Just do not have too high expectations of it.

    A solid Rain Jacket, Improved Over Years

    Pay attention to return policy!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Small

    I ordered this jacket to replace an older Torrentshell that became delaminated. Unfortunately this one was too big for me - sleeves were too long and zipper kept catching in the storm flap. I ordered a smaller size, but was surprised to find that I had waited too long to return the jacket that was too large. Backcountry.com has a very strict 30-day return policy for worn items without original packaging.

    Good first impression

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    The day after getting this jacket I did an evening skin up Mission Ridge in a 38 degree blowing rain storm. With just a merino base I was warm and dry (I don't sweat a lot, so I'm not a good gauge for evaporative properties). The tabs on the pit zips and pocket zips where small and required I take my gloves off.

    Initial impressions

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    EDIT UPDATE 3: Waterproofing/Breathability: DWR works really well, breathes pretty decently in heavy rain with a fair amount of movement/working. It can get a little clammy if your really pushing yourself, but I don't think there is any jacket that can be perfectly breathable and waterproof all at the same time.

    Fit and Finish: A little bit long in the arms, which I like, and the jacket itself seems of good quality, the zippers are its weak point, they seem sturdy but catch nearly every time you use them, they tend to grab the material that overlays and underlays the zippers, so it can be a bit annoying but nothing sever.
    I really like the hood, It actually keeps rain out of your face.

    Overall good jacket, could use some smoother zippers, a chest pocket, and a bit more breathability but those are minor complaints for the price, its tough to beat.

    EDIT UPDATE 2: Received new jacket and its spotless! Going to take it out in the predicted rain tomorrow and make sure it doesn't develop spots! Will take on a few trips and report back! However will report back sooner if I do get any spots! This ones color seems slightly different and I think that's a good thing, Im hoping that means no spots!


    EDIT UPDATE 1:
    So.... It keeps the rain out very well and it breathes nicely, fit is excellent and its almost perfect except..... After my first rain it started developing...spots?... The best I can compare what they look like is oil stains.... I contacted Backcountry and they were AWESOME! I am sending mine back for a replacement, I'm hoping it was just a manufacturing fluke. Amazing customer service, very happy. Will update when I receive the new jacket.

    So far haven't tested this jacket yet, but initial fit and finish is very sharp. I am 5'10" 165lbs with an athletic/skinny build and the medium fits perfectly. The legend green is sick! love the color. Seems to be very capable of a wide range of movement and very light and pack-able. I will come back on here and update as I use this jacket this season.

    Initial impressions

    Somewhat breathable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've had the Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket for a couple of years now and it's ok.

    On the good side, it does a decent job of keeping me dry while providing adequate breathability.

    On the downside, for $100 that's not exactly a ringing endorsement. I've had better luck with the Marmot PreCip.

    All in all, I've struggled with how clamy this jacket can feel, even when not working particuarly hard.

    Booyaaahh

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Extra Large

    This jacket works great while i'm snowboarding. I even wear this jacket for spring steelhead fishing. The H2No is where it's at for staying dry. The forge grey is a smooth looking color as well!

    What a great Jacket!

      From four days of light and heavy rain in the Boundary waters to hiking with hail in the Tetons, this jacket holds up. It will likely last many seasons to come. The zippers could be better, but it's not a game changer. It's light, warm, and sheds rain like a champ. What more do you need?

      Patagonia Torrentshell

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large

      Very nice hood. It's easily adjustable once you figure out the tension buttons are hidden within the fabric. The hood actually moves with your head which is especially nice when on the bicycle commute in traffic. It also seems durable compared to many more lightweight rain shells. I think it will serve well for hiking and I'm willing to try it out climbing this spring too. The two hand pockets are a little on the small side and there is no chest pocket which would be nice but other than that it is a great rain shell so far.

      Patagonia torrentshell jacket

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium

      Haven't really had a real rain jacket before and this one looked like it had the best reviews. Fits me comfortably and feels light weight. Can't wait to use it in the rain.

      Wet inside and out

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large

      This jacket sheds water nicely. However, it also holds in moisture as much. During warm temps, I get hot wearing it.

      At one point during a rain, I removed it and preferred getting rained on.

      Also, if you want to wear it with short sleeves, be prepared for a wet clammy inner shell against your skin. Not comfortable.

      Very disappointed.

      Backcountry has a restocking fee for used merchandise. Not the best deal for me. I sent it back to Patagoinia for my money back. Unfortunately, since I did not buy it from Patagonia, they will only give me a gift card to their online store.

      This might be a good rain jacket for cool or cold temps, but definitely not normal to warm temps.

      Still looking for a light breathable rain jacket.

      Better performance for 20 more bucks

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium

      There are a lot of $100 rain jackets on the market. The ones I have tried have generally lasted a season before crapping out. The Torrentshell is so much better for not much of a price difference. $20 more buys you a fabric with more structure to it, better covered zippers and much more functional hood.

      Great buy!

      Patagonia Torrentshell

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      I got this for my boyfriend and he wears it as a light jacket even when it isn't raining because he likes it so much! The fit is great, and I got him the color Kelp Forrest, and he loves it. It's one of those jackets he will probably wear for 10 years and love forever .

      Stolen because it's so good

        Some guy stole this from me. If you see it in a pawn shop, size XL, let me know. I want it back. I didn't even get to wear it in the rain. I bet the thief won't take it to the pawn shop though because it's so freaking cool. But I hope it does not keep the rain and I hope the thief wears it in Acid rain and the water soaks through due to a faulty product and the thief suffers a slow and painful punishment. But knowing Patagonia, there's a slim chance of that happening, their products are always money, no doubt this baby was no different.

        What temperature ranges are best to wear the torrentshell jacket

        Is the Patagonia Torrentshell Pullover just as good, because i like the way it looks more but it doesn't have the pit zips. Do you think think the pit zips will be important?

        Any idea if this jacket would be appropriate for skiing? I only go really once or twice a year so I don't think I need a full-featured ski jacket, I'd rather buy one like this that can be used year-round.

        I'd say no, it isn't really designed for the punishment a jacket can get from skiing. But if you aren't going into the trees, hitting up the park, or expecting to not take a few falls then this should be ok. And ok is about what you'll get, skiing shells are designed with at least a minimal liner to protect from how cold the outer shell can get, rain jackets like this aren't built that way so you WILL need a pretty good mid layer if you want to ski with this jacket.

        I normally wear a large shirt. Will a large...

        I normally wear a large shirt. Will a large Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket leave sufficient room to layer underneath? The sleeves which are listed as 35-36"will be about 3-4" too long. Will it be reasonably easy to have the sleeves shortened? The reviews seem to conflict -- will the jacket protect in a heavy summer rain (both from heat and downpour)?

        Best Answer

        Hey Mike,



        If it helps, typically I wear a medium t-shirt but large in long sleeves and jackets. This rain jacket is designed to be loose fitting and to hand a little long in the sleeves so that you can pull it on without stripping layers and so that it will cover everything underneath. If you normally wear size large than I would honestly suggest you stick with that size for this fantastic jacket. I don't know if I would recommend using this jacket to beat the heat but to escape a summer rain this jacket will be perfect.