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Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket - Women's


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    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 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.

      Beware of H2No

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

      I have owned this rain jacket for 4 years and have very mixed feelings about it. Although there are many features that I love in this jacket, it is not as waterproof as I expected it to be when I first purchased it.
      H2No is not effective in anything more than a light drizzle. My layers have gotten soaked through while wearing this jacket and the inside material always feels damp and clammy when I take it off. I had two friends who took the same jacket on the John Muir Train this summer who were just as disappointed as I after we got caught in a few rain storms. There are many things I love about this jacket including its fit (with or without layers) and how compactible it can be when I'm short on room. I ha™ve also used it ski touring in good conditions and have appreciated the pit zips and lightweight feel (compared to my bulkier Gore-Tex ski jacket).
      If you are looking for a jacket that will "do it all" I would advise considering something that can hold up better in a storm. However, if you are looking for a simple shell for day-to-day use in a wet climate or a windbreaker for fair-weathered adventures, I would definitely recommend this jacket.

      Beware of H2No

      Best rain jacket I've owned

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: Medium

      This rain jacket is the most protective rain jacket I've owned. I ordered a medium but should have ordered a small-past reviews were misleading. I decided to keep it anyway as its not a fashion statement, it's a functional statement. Used it up in the Boundary Waters between Canada and Minnesota. Works like a charm!

      Best rain jacket I've owned

      A great shell!

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

      This shell is awesome. I bought it for those rainy Seattle days and it keeps me perfectly dry. The ventilation is on point too. I would highly recommend this jacket as a basic rain coat to keep you dry through those wet seasons.

      Stellar jacket

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

      Absolutely love this jacket. I have wanted a Patagonia Torrentshell for years and finally got one this year. Definitely have been impressed! Lightweight, yet totally waterproof, this jacket will get you through the wettest of conditions. I haven't been able to wear it as much as I would like to yet because I live in drought-burdened California, but this summer has seen the occasional thunderstorm and I stayed dry throughout. Planning on taking this jacket to the UK where I know it will come in handy!
      I'm 5'2" 110 lbs and the XS fits perfectly with room underneath to layer. I originally purchased the Mayan Yellow color which turned out to be a lot more neon green in person, so I exchanged it for the Curaçao color. The blue Curaçao is awesome - still bright enough to be seen in a storm, but you won't be confused for a construction worker. You won't be disappointed!

      keeps me dry

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

      It's a rain shell and it works! It's definitely a slimmer fit through the hips so the bottom of the jacket will fit close to your hips if you are more of a pear shape.

      Go with your normal size!

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

      Hey all-
      my normal size is small. I have a north face hyvent small rain jacket- but its a little snug with a hoodie underneath. So on this jacket u pucked medium.......... wrong. The sleeves went over my fingertips and its waist was 4" lower than mine.
      So- go with what you usually wear and itll turn out just fine. Cant wait to get the smaller one back so I can rock it all over the PNW!
      Cheers mates! -A

      not for us "pear shaped"women

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Size Bought: medium

      Love the color (Mayan Yellow-great on a dreary rainy day) and the quality as well as the style. Sadly, it is too snug across the bottom hem/hips.
      Note to manufacturer: Not only widen the hip area but put in a two way zipper so it doesn't bunch up when you sit in the car.

      3 stars till it goes thru a storm

        Bough this for my GF as a surprise and the fit is true to size with the sleeves just a little long, 1-2 inches. She is 5'2. The fit is good but might be tight with a hoodie underneath. Will update after it rains on her face :)

        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!

        Sizing Chart:

        never ordered on line before, am concerned...

        never ordered on line before, am concerned as to whether I should buy small or medium. Am 5ft2in, weigh around 125 lbs.

        Is this jacket bulky and heavy? I need a...

        Is this jacket bulky and heavy? I need a jacket for Ireland in March this year, but I don't want it to be bulky and heavy and in the way but I do want the jacket to protect me against rain, windy and be comfortable when I am walking everywhere.