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  • Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket - Men's Underwater Blue/Navy Blue
  • Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket - Men's Underwater Blue
  • Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket - Men's Sporty Orange
  • Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket - Men's Oaks Brown
  • Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket - Men's Kelp Forest/Supply Green
  • Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket - Men's Kelp Forest
  • Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket - Men's French Red
  • Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket - Men's Navy Blue
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Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket - Men's

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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, 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.

    • H2No Performance Standard shell (2.5-layer)
    • DWR finish
    • Fully taped seams
    • Regular fit
    • 2-way adjustable hood with visor
    • Drawcord adjustable hem
    • Hook and loop adjustable cuffs
    • 2 hand pockets
    • 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

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    Best basic rain jacket I've owned

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

    I have owned a Marmot and North Face rain jacket and the Patagonia Torrentshell is a step up. I owned the previous model for 6 years and wore is frequently in San Francisco and Utah. Always did the job. After too much use the inner lining started to peel and Patagonia warranty replaced my jacket with the updated model. Improvements were subtle but on point. My go to rain jacket for the California coast.

    Versatile Value

      The Torrentshell is a great jacket and a good value, and newly updated for this season. Not every person needs a $300+ technical gore-tex shell, and not every outing calls for one - that's where the Torrentshell comes in. Several companies offer $99 rain jackets, and the Torrentshell here is designed as a step up from those, while not breaking the bank. It's well made, fully waterproof, and fully windproof. All seams are taped, and the fabric itself goes through rigorous testing in Patagonia's in house fabric lab. If you turn the Torrentshell inside out you can really see the quality. All seams are meticulously taped and the patterns are well thought out by the designers to fit well and move well.

      More expensive shells will give you lighter fabrics that offer more breathability. A lot of the time when people think their Torrentshell isn't waterproof, it's actually condensation building up from the inside, even if they're not sweating. Breathable jackets work by allowing water vapor out when there are different atmospheric pressures between the micro climate next to your body under the jacket, and the outside world. So in warmer climates especially it will seem like the jacket isn't keeping water out, but it's actually keeping water in.

      Back to the updated Torrentshell itself, the interior of the jacket is a textured pattern designed to keep the jacket off of the skin and give it a little more comfort, while protecting the waterproof membrane of the jacket. For 2016 the fabric was updated to a higher performing and softer version of the previous jacket. The back of the neck has a small fleece patch for comfort, and to protect the jacket for the oils of the skin since that is one of the main contact points for a shell. The jacket also packs into it's own pocket which is great for travel, or for not taking up a lot of space in a pack.

      To sum it up the Torrentshell is waterproof, packable and versatile. It is not the most technical jacket on the market, but Patagonia is confident that for $129 you are getting your money's worth on a jacket that will last a long time and travel well and many different trips and activities. Patagonia will back that up with the Iron Clad guarantee if you're ever unhappy with your purchase.

      Patagonia's Singular Failure

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

      Patagonia's Torrentshell jacket is one of those rain jackets that people see in the store and try it on and go "Ohhhh, this looks sharp," and buy it, banking on Patagonia's reputation for stellar gear.

      Make no mistake, this jacket is straight up garbage––not breathable, and incapable of holding up to a real, sustained rain storm.

      In a drier, less humid environment, this would make a mediocre, in a pitch rain jacket for short bursts of extremely light precipitation––but if you're in a humid, rainy environment, you will want to look for something that breathes and protects you from dampness.

      Don't wear this jacket over a t-shirt or anything cotton in a rain storm––not only will you soak your shirt with sweat, but within minutes of being in sustained rain dampness will soak straight through the jacket and onto your skin––yuck.

      Don't wear this jacket hiking––zero breathability means instant, potentially hazardous amounts of sweat.

      This jacket reeks of cheap design––the underarms, which can zip open, don't feature any protective mesh. Imagine using this jacket in the backwoods of Maine or Alaska––without mesh, you cannot prevent mosquitos, black flies, ticks or other insects from getting inside the jacket and wreaking havoc.

      Bottom line, Backcountry.com sells much better rain jackets from other brands––if you're looking at a do it all rain layer, look for something else.

      Ben,
      Sorry you're so disappointed in the Torrentshell. Couple comments/disclaimers/explanations:
      -The Torrentshell isn't designed to be the most technical high performance jacket out there. Value and versatility are it's best attributes. Patagonia makes plenty of nicer jackets for more demanding expeditions or outings, and the Torrentshell was designed as a basic piece for the general consumer who doesn't need a $200+ hard shell for everyday wear.
      -There are several $99 rain jackets from our competitors, and the Torrentshell is designed to be a step up from those in performance and durability.
      -and regarding the mesh in the pit zips, Patagonia doesn't offer that on any jackets. Mesh under the arms is a nightmare for getting caught in the zippers, and no mesh allows for maximum venting.
      -The 2016 Torrentshell featured here is redesigned and updated from past seasons. If you're interested in testing out the new Torrentshell to put it through the paces send me a note: tyler.nelson@patagonia.com and I'll get you set-up.