From March to November and Georgia to Maine, the Torrentshell Parka fits the bill.
- Vent excess heat during late afternoon thunderstorms with underarm vents
- Jacket folds up small, stores in its internal stuff pocket, and takes up minimal space in your pack
- Drawcord hem seals out wind and keeps the jacket in place around your rear when you move
- Two-way center front zipper has a storm flap to keep water out
- Micofleece-lined neck and chin reduces chafing to your face when you seal yourself off from the elements
- Recyclable through Patagonia’s Common Threads Garment recycling program
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Patagonia Torrentshell Parka
The parka material is light. Good zippers. It needs a slit in back for easier movement. Pricey for what you get.
I love this jacket because it was economical and it has been working awesome! I took it on a 2 week whitewater kayaking trip and it always kept me dry back at camp. One of my favorite things about this jacket is the length. Definitely buy the Torrentshell in the "parka" version. It is longer to cover your bum and even your thighs. I bushwacked through thick cover after a storm and all the water on the flora stayed off of me! The pit zips also are a plus for when it's just to humid. This is a lightweight jacket that will keep you dry in any weather.
Parka Stuffed - Lrg
Parka Stuffed next to 27oz klean kanteen. It'd be possible to smash it down even further, but so ya'll get the idea.
Dry in the Burgh
I bought this jacket in the beginning of October as my new wind breaker/rain jacket. I live in Pittsburgh and we get a lot of rain and wind. Anyways, it has the typical fit you would expect from Patagonia as well as the quality. Very breathable and surprisingly warm, I can wear this jacket in 35+ and be comfortable. For sizing info: I bought a L and I'm 5'11 165 lbs. and it fit me nicely with a little room. Highly recommend for areas wear precipitation is the regular.
SIZING: Torrentshell vs. Torrentshell Parka
Men's Torrentshell Jacket, 83800
xs s m l xl xxl
Chest 42 45 48 52 55 58
Center Front 22 23 24 25 26 27
Sleeve 25.5 27.75 27.75 28.25 29 29.5
Men's Torrentshell Parka, 83920
xs s m l xl
Chest 44 47 50 54 59 60
Center Front 27 28 29 30 31 32
Sleeve 25.5 27.75 27.75 28.25 29 29.5
6'4" 230. I like things more athletically...
6'4" 230. I like things more athletically cut. Would you suggest large or extra large?
Not sure if anyone who's 6'4" 230 should ever wear a size large, but it might be worth a shot if you want a trim, athletic cut for the Torrentshell. I don't imagine the XL being too big or baggy though, and that would be the size I would typically recommend for someone of your size.
edit - you want might to look at the regular Torrentshell, which is 4 inches shorter and a little more trim in the body than the Parka here
I'm 5'9 150 lbs, want something a little...
I'm 5'9 150 lbs, want something a little longer to wear as a ski shell.
Think a L would be best?
Large is the way to go for sure
XL will be way long in the sleeves and baggy
nice work on seeking out Patagonia's "tall fit" ski shell. Normally I'd recommend a medium for your size, unless you want quite a bit of a looser fit. The Torrentshell Parka here is 4 inches longer and a little roomier than the regular Torrentshell Jacket, so you'll already have quite a bit of extra length. Hope that helps man.
Right on. Really appreciate the input.
could be so much more...
recently picked up this jacket, and was given the opportunity to test it in moderate rains. after 20 minutes of making my way through the storm, i felt moisture on my shoulders and stomach. i would not declare this jacket water "proof", more just a light resistant windbreaker. if you are looking for a "WATER PROOF" jacket this is probably not your best bet.
3/4 length rain/wind parka
It seems to be almost impossible to find a 3/4-length rain/wind shell but the Patagonia Torrentshell fits the bill. That extra length nicely covers your rear, unlike all the shorty rain/wind shells currently being sold. The construction quality is first rate - as you would expect from Patagonia. It's roomy enough to use with a fleece vest or light jacket and feels comfortable with regular walking around even without the zipper pits opened. I haven't yet tried it during rigorous hiking but feel confident that the fabric's breathablity plus those pit zips would do just fine. It packs down to almost nothing in size and weight yet provides excellent protection from the elements. The zipper is very substantial and the extra Velcro tabs are easy to engage and disengage as you zip the front. It has two outer pockets that are positioned low enough for comfortable hand-level access. The only improvement I can see is to have two inner zipper pockets instead of the single open one provided. Otherwise, I liked this shell so much I bought two more for my wife and son.
Great jacket - keeps me dry, awesome outer layer for cold weather too. Hood fits well, protects face without blinding me. Really like the longer back length with our cold and windy, often wet Southeast Alaska weather. Light enough that it will be good for summer rains as well.