Stretch Rainshadow Jacket
Any forest can become a rain forest quickly, and when you're out on the trail you don't need a bulky or restrictive shell to get the protection you need in wet weather, at least not with the Patagonia Stretch Rainshadow Jacket. This versatile shell provides fully waterproof protection when you get caught out in the downpour, but it does so in a stretchy and lightweight package that'll let you walk, hike, and scramble freely with both comfort and protection. The H2No membrane delivers waterproof and breathable protection when the skies open up, and the underarm vents ensure that you won't get too stuffy as you move up steep trails and through growing puddles.
A quick one-pull adjustment hood offers snug coverage against the storm, and even fits over an alpine helmet for use on high-altitude mountaineering trips. When blue skies return, the entire jacket can fold into its chest pocket and easily hide away thanks to its carabiner loop and super-compact size. Plus, it's got a new 100% recycled nylon construction that'll let you feel good about your purchase as you enjoy the great outdoors.
- Lightweight rain shell that won't limit mobility on hikes and climbs
- H2No membrane offers waterproof protection and breathable protection
- Light and stretchy fabric moves with you on wet trails and big walls
- Underarm vents allow cooling airflow in warmer climates
- Adjustable hood allows coverage and visibility over helmets
- Chest pocket doubles as stuff sack with carabiner loop
- Adjustable drawcord hem helps seal out cool winds and updrafts
- Updated fabric uses recycled nylon from upcycled sources
- Item #PAT02SL
What do you think about this product?
September 16, 2019
Need to size down...
Runs one size large. The size Medium fits me perfectly - I had to return the Large as it wore like a poncho. This is the first garment listed as size Medium that I have fit in since high school. Even in the Medium, the sleeves are a bit long for me (I have a 37.5" sleeve length). Once you get past the sizing confusion, this is the perfect packable, light jacket for a range of activities. The pockets are perfectly placed for the packs that I use. The slight stretch material allows enough movement for this to be used for golf.
September 14, 2019
Excellent In Heavy Rain
My son wore this jacket to his college football game that experienced lightning and thunderstorms. He stayed completely dry on top due to the quality of this jacket. True to size fit.
July 8, 2019
Nice all-around shell
I love the articulation and harness compatible pockets. This is a great jacket to have for activities where you need full range of motion but don't want to sacrifice waterproofing. Pair this with an R1 and you have a perfect 3-season layering system.
July 8, 2019
Solid Rain Jacket
All around great rain jacket. Waterproof and breathable, pit zips help to vent excess heat making this a very comfortable jacket. This jacket is very packable, I usually roll it up and stuff it in a side water bottle pocket of a pack for easy access when hiking. The only issue is that it runs a bit large. I would recommend this jacket.
June 20, 2019
Dry and Breathable!
This jacket is worth every penny! It breathes better than a typical rain jacket, and has pit zips in case you're really working up a sweat. I am typically between a L and XL, the L fits me great, and the XL would probably be much too big.
June 15, 2019
The Patagonia Rainshadow Stretch jacket is perfect for the shoulder seasons when the weather can't make up its mind!
June 3, 2019
Perfect for weather out West
This Rain Jacket is ideal for random afternoon showers. I have not been able to test it in downpours for a long period of time but it has held up in steady rain for up to an hour. The pit zips keep you from overheating or getting clammy. I agree with previous reviews and think it does run large. I wear a Medium in most jackets and the Small was a perfect fit for me.
March 20, 2019
Good, runs LARGE - returning, getting XS
The jacket itself is very well made and has nice features, despite being pricey, However it runs LARGE. Even over an Arcteryx Proton AR jacket and an R1 Patagonia midlayer, it is loose on me (size S, I am 5'4" and 125 lbs). I am returning it and ordering in XS size. Pretty sure it will fit right.
November 18, 2018
Great waterproof shell.
I have not really beaten this up with gear on yet, but it's held up thru the elements so far. It has kept out the rain and wind. Really great stretch. It runs a bit big compared to Patagonia's normal fit. It will do great with layers underneath, but if you intend to use it alone, size down.
November 9, 2018
Solid lightweight rain gear
I bought this jacket last year and have used it a few times since. Overall it's great. It's kept me dry in the few light/moderate rains I've been in and is extremely light.
July 16, 2018
Doesn't seem very durable
I've only used this jacket about 3 times, but already ran into issues. The back of the jacket started pilling after wearing a pack over this after the 1st use - I get that gear will eventually wear, but this seemed way too soon, so that's really disappointing. The jacket also stopped working to repel the water and it wet down, especially in the back near the pilling that happened. not sure if this is a factory defect, but it's pretty disappointing, because the jacket seemed great until it failed and started pilling after 1 use, and I always have great luck with Patagonia gear. Runs small - but I wouldn't recommend this at all based on the issues
June 20, 2018
Really Really Runs a size larger, but gr
Great Jacket but it really is cut super large. I'm 6'2 230 and I needed to send back for a Large. I am a XL in all my other Patagonia gear, and was swimming in the XL. Always great service from Backcounty!
May 22, 2018
Play in the Rain
This lightweight rain jacket is perfect for staying active in the rain. The jacket is breathable and the pit zips help maintain temperature. I like the oversized hood as well. I hike, bike, and wear this jacket around town. I would recommend this jacket for anyone looking for a comfortable, lightweight, and waterproof jacket.
April 12, 2018
Awesome Rain Jacket
Took this out for the first time last weekend when we had heavy rain coming down up at the ski resorts. I'd say this jacket definitely does it's job since my buddy who was wearing a goretex jacket from underarmour soaked through within 2 hours and I was still bone dry under this jacket for the whole day we were up there. Definitely don't suggest riding on snow in the rain, but when a friend is only in town for the weekend, you just gotta send it! Super light weight, stretches very well, feels like its pretty abrasion resistant, but when you sacrifice weight, you have to sacrifice durability as well! Patagonia did a great job of finding a good weight to durability denier that breathes super well and I'm very glad I picked up this jacket. They may have fixed the sizing this year also because I normally wear a large and I bought the large and it fits like a glove.
November 13, 2017
Possibly a defective jacket, it wet down
The jacket looks great and feels as light as a feather. My hubs was stoked to get this jacket for his birthday this year and even more stoked to get to wear it for the first time. Living in Portland, OR, we get a lot of rain and with that rain comes a need for ultra rainproof gear. This jacket was possibly a rare exception, possibly a defective item that made it out of the Patagonia factory, because it wet down within the very first hour of wearing it in the rain. After walking around in fairly, mild rain with the hood up, my husband asked me if the back of his neck was wet or just cold. Imagine my stunned disbelief when I found that the panel at the base of the hood was completely wet down and his shirt beneath it had begun to absorb rainwater. Fortunately, as proper Portlanders, we always keep spare jackets in the car, but we were really disappointed in this piece's performance. Judging by the other reviews on here, I'm confident that the jacket I bought was merely a defect and that Patagonia continues to be one of the best brands on the market.
July 7, 2017
So far so good
Bought the jacket to replace a size large Torrentshell that was lost on a trip. Previous reviews were helpful as the jacket does run big. I'm 6' 170 lbs. and it seems to fit well in the shoulders and torso, but the sleeves are a couple inches too long. I'm tempted to try a small, but I think this will be manageable with the Velcro wrist closures. Enough room to layer, but not noticeably baggy. Backcountry service was great; free two-day shipping arrived overnight in time for my weekend backpacking trip with rain in the forecast. Using the jacket as a stowable utility rain jacket for everyday use, but also for taking on backcountry hikes in the National Park prone to high humidity and pop-up daily showers. Didn't want to spend too much money on the higher performance rain gear, but wanted something that would be good enough for outlasting the short T-storms. Looking forward to seeing how it performs.
June 23, 2017
Great Jacket, does run large.
As the other reviews say, this jacket does run large, had a customer purchase a small, who is roughly 5'11" and about 165 lbs and usually wears a medium, however the small fits perfectly, with room for a light layer underneath. Quality product from a quality brand.
May 9, 2017
Definitely a great rain jacket, my go to on those rainy days. It does run a bit big, but I like my stuff a little bigger and longer so it was perfect. I usually wear a hoodie or a layer underneath it, so it works out perfectly! Wear this on really rainy days on campus as well as hiking and camping with inclement weather on the forecast. Packs very nicely into the chest pocket for backpacking, and is super lightweight
May 1, 2017
Fantastic Rain Jacket
Patagonia does it again with another sweet rain jacket. This sucker has Patagonia's patented H2No membrane and it works great in even the wettest conditions. It also packs away really small and is super lightweight. My only gripe about it is that the sizing did run a little larger than I expected, especially in the sleeves. But with the velcro cuffs on the sleeve it's really not a big deal. The Noveau Green is a beautiful color. Get that one.
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