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Total weather protection that packs into its own pocket.

Whether you're hiking the high Rockies in the summer or exploring ancient Incan ruins in Peru, the potential for serious rain showers exists every day. 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 and breathable protection. Plus, the jacket can be stuffed into its own front pocket so you'll always have space to bring it along.

  • H2No Performance Standard shell fabric is made from nylon ripstop with a waterproof/breathable barrier and a Deluge DWR finish to provide Patagonia's highest level weather protection
  • Fully taped seams and DWR treated zippers keep wet conditions out
  • Regular fit leaves room for layers on chilly days
  • Underarm zips provide ventilation
  • Fixed helmet compatible hood rolls down for compact storage and provides added protection in stormy weather
  • Entire jacket can be stuffed into the front pocket for compact storage
  • Micro-fleece lined neck is soft against skin
  • Adjustable cuffs and a drawcord hem seal to keep moisture out and warmth in
  • Two front pockets stow essentials and warm up cold hands

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4 5

A great lightweight shell

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

I loved the price point on this jacket as a daily rain jacket I could use on camping trips as well, and I have not been disappointed. The torrent shell is completely waterproof for hours on end. The only reason to go Gore-Tex is if you will be giving it a ton of wear from climbing, if that isn't you don't get pulled into a $400 jacket, this $130 jacket will do anything you need it to.
The only issue I have had was one of the cinches in my hood popped off its glue point in the jacket, but Patagonia's Customer Service was great and they sent it back good as new for no charge.

5 5

LOVE IT

  • Gender: Male
  • Fit: True to size

I got the jacket two months ago and wear it every day. regardless of whether it rains, snow or strong wind always wear it. never miss the water. in the colder days wear a shirt with long sleeves and a fleece sweater and I was never cold. I am very satisfied with the 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?

Responded on

flo,
pit zips are nice to have, but not crucial for everyone. The pullover is definitely a cool piece, and the designers were trying to make it as simple and clean as possible.

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.

Responded on

This could definitely work as an occasional ski jacket for you. I would maybe just size up to give some additional coverage and room for layering in colder temps.

Responded on

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.

In the pouring rain this past weekend

In the pouring rain this past weekend

swamp camping trip. Stormed the whole time but was 70 degrees out. So, this jacket was perfect. Kept us dry but not sweating.

5 5

What Rain?

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

If you live in what us locals now call the "New Seattle" (Cleveland), then this jacket is a necessity. This thing is lightweight, blocks precip like no other, and fits like a charm. A few adjustable points around the waist as well as the hood make it able to fit anyway you want. You can't go wrong for the money with the Torrentshell.

5 5

Great Light Weight Rain Shell

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

I bought this to replace a similar North Face jacket which fell apart at the seems after 5 or 6 years(wasn't the jackets fault, I'm hard on my gear, but the hood literally fell off at the seem and the inner coating was flaking off everywhere). The Torrentshell is an excellent replacement. Couldn't be happier with it. The large fits perfect(6ft 190 lbs). Can fit a couple layers underneath if its cold, but doesn't look too big if you only have a tee shirt on underneath. Would certainly buy this again. It seems to be standing the test of time better than TNF did. Also seems to breath slightly better as I don't find myself damp on warmer days like I did in TNF.

4 5

Solid Rain Jacket

If you are looking at rain jackets in this price range, I think the Torrentshell is a good choice. It is a basic jacket that does its job well--I have had mine for about two years now and haven't had any problems with waterproofness or overall durability.

Pros:
-Fairly lightweight at just 12.2 ounces and packs down into its own pocket.
-Patagonia quality and guarantee.
-Simple design, not gimmicky--it has the features you need and nothing more.

Cons:
-The DWR coating is starting to give out and the fabric will wet out in the rain, but that is fixable.
-The fit isn't great--like most Patagonia products, it runs on the baggier, boxier end of the spectrum. This may be great for some people but I am taller (6' 2" 185 lbs) so it's not ideal. The medium fits well enough though.
-Definitely not the most breathable jacket out there. Even wearing it for 5 minutes in cool, rainy weather it gets pretty clammy.

I'll probably upgrade to a more capable hardshell eventually, but in the meantime the Torrentshell definitely gets the job done. If you're in the market for a basic but high-quality rain jacket and you can snag this one on sale, I'd say go for it.

5 5

Best jacket in the price range.

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

I bought this jacket to use as a rain jacket while walking to class and also as a shell over a down jacket when I'm out camping.

Pros
-Watertproof; spent over 3 hours in medium to heavy rain at a college football game and I the jacket never wet out.
-Looks great; I ended up using this as my main light jacket this fall in the ozarks.
-Hood adjustments; they really allow you to get it snug around your head and I believe there would be enough room for a helmet if needed.
-Breathability; the pit vents give you a lot of flexibility with this jacket.
-Windproof
-Compact; being able to pack the jacket into it's pocket and attach to a backpack with a carabiner is excellent. I always take it with me on the trail and ended up using it as a trail pillow the last time I camped.

Cons
-Noisy; If you swing your arms when you walk, you are going to get that little 'swish' noise and it lightly crinkles when you move your arms around.
-No chest pocket; adding a chest pocket to either the inside or outside of the jacket would make it a much more trail friendly jacket.


5 5

Solid everyday jacket

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

The Torrentshell blow every other jacket in their category out of the water. Super waterproof, comfy non-stiff jacket. Really a good all around jacket that you can wear over anything and everything.

5 5

Stands up to New Orleans/South Louisiana

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

and if it can do that, it can stand up to anything. Ive run one of these for rainy season camping trips and for cruising around town. Good looking jacket, that I dont ever mind wearing to a pub or even a late season Mardi Gras parade. And, it is rugged enough to run around the swamps or woods with.

I especially dig the soft suede type material around the neck so you dont get rubbed raw by zippers or anything.

4 5

Size true to fit

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

I usually buy a size smaller on Patagonia, but took a swag and bought this true to size and it fit perfectly. I'm 170 and 5'8" and got a Medium. Love this jacket. Very comfortable, keeps me dry.

5 5

Perfect

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

I took a risk on the Torrentshell since I have enjoyed about every other Patagonia product I have purchased. So far, I have not been disappointed. The jacket is extremely breathable, light, and packs extremely small. Looking forward to taking out on the trail. I am 6' 215 and the XL fits perfectly.

4 5

Good value, looks great

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

This jacket does the job well. Wish the hood was a little bigger. Looks nice, typically fantastic Patagonia quality.

3 5

Oversized

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs large

I'm 6'1 and 170 lbs. I normally wear a large shirt or jacket, the large Torrentshell was bigger than I like, long in the sleeves, long in the body, a little baggy in the chest. Normal size might be right if you like extra room, if you like you clothes at all on the fitted side, I'd recommend going down a size.

5 5

Good jacket for the price

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

I got this jacket for my dad when he went over to Ireland. He was a bit skeptical about paying this much for a rain jacket. I told him not to worry, it's a Patagonia. He didn't quite understand. When he got back from Ireland he couldn't stop telling me how awesome his jacket was and how dry it kept him. Now he understands.

Good jacket for the price
4 5

Good for the money thus far

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

Still new to me, but thus far has been good. I was able to put it through a pretty good rain-stormy day while biking to work. It kept the rain out well, seem to breath relatively well (compared to my old jackets). The pit zips were a struggle to open while biking with a hand on the bars as they got hung up on the jacket. Also the hood almost covers my entire helmet, but not quite. I'm sure it would cover a mountaineering helmet without question. The pit zips are a really nice feature to cool off on humid day. Thus far I'm happy with my purchase. I'll try to update this review in a few months (after summer passes).

4 5

Good so far

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

I have been caught in a couple rain storms and was glad to have it. Seems to breath well also.

I'm 5'11", 165 and I got a small and it fits just about right (my arms are a little long and it still works just fine).

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I am 5'4 and I just ordered a small, will it fit?

Viking Blue - L

Viking Blue - L

I received this jacket a few days ago and I simply couldn't be happier. I am 6ft 1, 180lbs and the large fits perfect! This morning, I took the pooch for a walk in a complete downpour and stayed 100% dry from the waist up. The hood is fantastic and easily adjustable. Moreover, the material is incredible: lightweight and comfortable (i.e. the liner will not stick to your skin). I had originally ordered the NF venture, I'm glad I made the switch!