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Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket - Women's

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    57 Reviews


    Give wet weather a run for its money.

    Extremely packable and lightweight, the Patagonia Women's Torrentshell Jacket comes in handy when afternoon showers interrupt clear skies on your summer hikes or fall backpacking trips. Equipped with a waterproof, breathable membrane, this stowable jacket has its own self-stuff pocket for easy convenience while you travel, hike, or backpack.

    • Waterproof
    • Windproof
    • Breathable
    • Packable
    • 2.5-layer
    • Hook-and-loop closures
    • Adjustable hood and hem
    • Item #PAT015A

    Tech Specs

    [membrane/laminate] H2No (2.5-layer), [face fabric] 50D 100% nylon ripstop, DWR treatment
    yes, adjustable and stowable
    2 hand
    Claimed Weight
    10.1 oz
    Recommended Use
    casual, hiking, travel
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    Perfect weight

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

    Purchased for early October hiking in Pacific Northwest. Was the perfect weight to layer. I purchased a medium, which left me more than enough room to layer up; I thought about returning it for a small, but felt I could use this in winter hiking over a bulkier jacket if I got caught in a storm. Packs up tight, very lightweight. As with all gear, we'll see how it fairs over the test of time!

    Nice Jacket

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XS

    This is a really nice rain jacket. It looks great, and has a slightly fitted shape. The Harvest Moon Blue is a vibrant blue that stands out but still looks good with anything. I like the pockets on the coat that zip up to keep things safe. Good jacket!

    Fits great compared to other options

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large

    I shopped around a bunch and it came down to this and the Marmot Precip. I ended up getting this one because it had a better hood (easier to adjust; fits over a helmet), it was roomier in the chest area (good for chestier ladies; this was also a concern because during a downpour I want to be able to quickly stash my camera under my jacket and zip it), and I felt I could move my arms better during activities like climbing and canyoneering. I did size up but it doesn't look too baggy or boxy. Also, it seemed to be made of a thicker/more rugged material. I've already worn it on two hiking/canyoneering/camping trips where it rained a LOT and it's holding up well. Plus, bonus points for puns!

    Multi Purpose Gold

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

    Looks great and feels great. I can’t ask for more for a quality Patagonia rain jacket. Breathable, waterproof, and packs up small. I grabbed a Patagonia Nano Puff Insulated Jacket to go under this shell as well. There is plenty of room to wear the Nano Puff underneath if the temps get to a chillier temp for fall hiking.

    Great in many kinds of weather

      Gave this jacket to a friend who took it to New Zealand with her. She said it's super breathable, packs really small, and is really comfortable. She said it does run a little large but she liked it for layering in New Zealand winter.

      Bring on the Rain!

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

      For the last few years I've been perfectly happy with my $60 rain jacket--it (mostly) does the job. Yes, it get's "sticky" inside and maybe I start to feel raisiny after a few hours. Maybe I get a bit damp up around the collar. Oh--and water always comes through the pockets. But I dealt with it....

      And then I tried out the Torrentshell. What a difference! The first thing I noticed was even after wearing it around for a few hours in a light drizzle I did NOT turn into a raisin! The inside fabric didn't stick to my skin--it doesn't feel like a rain jacket at all.

      Also I stayed COMPLETELY dry. No wet cuffs or collar. The hood is large and even fits with a hat on. The real test came when we were hit with an unexpected downpour while out exploring the desert--the winds shifted and BOOM we were hit hard. I had my fancy schmancy camera with me and opted to save IT instead of myself--so I wrapped it up in my jacket and hurried the 4 miles back to my car. I was soaked head to toe--but my camera was untouched by the water.
      I only give this 4 stars because I want to see what it's like when I'm actually wearing it in a downpour--I've only been out during steady rain. But I am almost positive it will pass with flying colors--I'll update when I test it out!

      The fit is spot on--slim fit but large enough to fit over my favorite Patagonia fleece. (I'm 5'4" 115 and went with XS) I love that the sleeves cinch up tight. The armpit vents are a necessity when out in a warmer rain, or when you're just hiking through a drizzle. I've loved this jacket and passed my cheaper jacket on:)

      ps. both my kiddos have Torrentshells and we have LOVED them too!

      Perfect Jacket!

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

      I absolutely love this jacket. I received it as a gift (in Bleached Stone— a great color) and took it on a trip to the PNW. It is lightweight and extremely breathable but REALLY keeps rain and wind out which was perfect for the climate out there. I plan on taking it to iceland this July as well. The fit is flattering and yet generous enough to allow for layering. Would highly recommend!


      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
      • Fit: True to size

      Great jacket and is true to fit! Love the howling turquoise color! Packs well and for the price functions well. For more $$ you can find a jacket that is much more technical but for everyday use this is wonderful!

      Great for Tall Women!

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

      As a 5'10" woman with long arms, it's always a struggle to find a women's cut jacket with sleeves that are long enough. This jacket solved my problem! The length of the overall jacket fits my tall frame and the sleeves come down past my wrists. Very happy with it!

      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.

        Unanswered Question

        I am 5'6 and 108lbs. I have a long torso and long arms, but also have petite bone structure. What size would you recommend? After reading many reviews, I cannot decide between an xs or a small. I am not looking for a slim cut jacket in anyway. I am ok if it is slightly boxy, giving me room for layering, however I don't want it to look so boxy that I look sloppy. This jacket will be used primarily as a daily light weight jacket, and also for hiking/ outdoor activities.

        Can this jacket be used for snowboarding with baselayers?

        ordered from BC two weeks ago and now my package is being held somewhere in phx. why havent i received my package? and is there a reason i cant update my shipping address? maybe thats why but now how do i get my package i paid for already!?

        I am studying abroad this coming spring in Ireland and I am looking for a jacket that will be able to keep me warm, dry, and will pack easily. Would this be a good fit? Thanks in advance!

        I am looking to purchase the torrentshell jacket for my girlfriend, but I am curious about the sizing. She typically wears a Medium in everything, rain jackets included. Two years ago I bought her the Patagonia Torrentshell Trench Coat (although slightly different than what is currently shown here: and she had to go with the Large, mainly because it was a bit too snug in the shoulders.

        Would I be safe in assuming that the regular torrentshell jacket is sized similar to the trenchcoat, meaning that I should also purchase the jacket in a large?

        Thank you.

        I just want to follow up here, as the OP. I ordered the large for my girlfriend, and she was swimming in it. She could have worn a few jackets underneath, and rolled the sleeves up several times. I ordered the medium and it fits very well solo, or with a medium weight layer underneath. She does not need much more for the mild winters of Western Washington.

        I'm 5'9 135 lbs but I feel like my arms are pretty long.... I usually fit s/m. Should I go with a medium? I want to be able to wear a down jacket underneath if needed.

        I'm 5'8" and 130 lbs and can't decide between a small and medium! I'm from Oregon where it's not super cold, so I don't want it to be bulky with just a T underneath BUT I do want to fit a sweatshirt underneath for those colder days. Suggestions??

        Hey Zoie,

        You would best suited with a Medium in the Patagonia Torrentshell., especially if you want to layer something like a sweatshirt underneath. My fiancee is 5'7", 125 lbs. and she wears a Medium in most Patagonia Jackets.

        Feel free to contact me directly if you have any additional questions about Patagonia Jackets or if you are interested in setting up an order.


        Expert Gearhead


        How long are the sleeves? I'm 5'11" and always have issues with the sleeves and body being long enough.

        I 6'2" with a wingspan slightly longer than that. Buying my normal size jacket, the sleeves were long enough and then there is a velcro cuff to tighten it up if you need to keep it from getting in the way. Hope that helps a little. You can also get with one of the gearheads on chat and have them send someone to measure a specific size for you.

        I'm 5'7", 125#, 34 chest, AND long waisted. Would you guys suggest small or medium?

        Hey Laurie,

        Sounds like you need the small! Medium will give you an extra inch in length, but you would really need to layer up to fill that extra volume.

        Scroll down and you'll see that Laura LaBar (Backcountry Gearhead) and several customers have provided some helpful measurements and respective sizes! I agree with Geoff Conner's response - go with chest measurement. Sounds like you are at the lower range of a small so I think you might be swimming in a medium. Hopefully that helps!

        I am 5'7" and weigh 140lb, I usually wear a size 4 or a small in tops and size 6 in pants. I am debating whether a small or a medium would fit best for me in this jacket, and I would like to be able to layer it. Could you recommend what size would be best?

        Hey Heather,

        Patagonia recommends a a size S for a size 4-6. However, for the best fit, I would recommend going of the chest measurements. A size S is going to fit a 34-35 in chest and a size M is going to fit a 36-37 in chest. If you have any more questions about this jacket or any other gear, please give me a call at 1-800-409-4502 ext 4446 or email at

        Can the Patagonia down sweater jacket be...

        Can the Patagonia down sweater jacket be zipped into this Torrentshell and if so, do you buy the same size shell as the down jacket?


        I am trying to decide between a medium and...

        I am trying to decide between a medium and large in this jacket, I am 5'10" and weigh 150lbs. I don't want it too tight that I couldn't wear a fleece under it too though. Any thoughts?

        Best Answer

        Hey Erin, I would order that in Large so that you have enough room to layer underneath it. My shell personally runs more narrow through the hips so I find even if I don't have anything layered underneath the jacket it isn't too bulky. A really great measurement to go off of when jacket shopping online is your chest measurement. You'll want to measure around the fullest part of your bust and compare that measurement to the 'Chest' measurement on the Patagonia sizing chart, that way you know you are snagging a size that will fit around your chest (woman problems)

        I hope that helps!

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