As the old adage goes "expect the unexpected," so when it comes to travel, hiking, or casual wear, look no further than Patagonia's Torrentshell Jacket to provide steadfast and adaptive weather-proof protection. Equal parts packable and lightweight, it stuffs down into its own hand pocket where its bound to come in handy when afternoon showers interrupt clear skies on an afternoon hike.
Once equipped, the Torrentshell provides both waterproof and breathable performance, meaning you're safeguarded against precipitation without feeling like you've got the Florida Everglades accumulating inside your jacket. Just in case you do get a little warm on the trail, though, the zippered underarm vents allow
you to release excess heat quickly so you can keep up the pace even in the rain.
- A packable, lightweight rain jacket for travel or hiking
- H2No membrane delivers waterproof and breathable performance
- DWR treatment encourages excess moisture to shed quickly
- Underarm vents help you dump heat during warmer rain
- A bevvy of pockets keep small necessities close at hand
- Adjustable hood, hem, and cuffs seal out chilly weather
- Packable design stuffs into hand pocket when not in use
- Regular fit layers easily over most active outfits
- Item #PAT015A
What do you think about this product?
February 14, 2020
So far so good!
I bought this to layer with a puffy coat for cold hikes that could turn rainy. A little snug on the hips but not enough of a concern to return or size up (it'd get too big elsewhere). Fits both of my puffers under perfectly, love the hike neck and large hood! Most importantly, it has kept me dry!
November 18, 2019
Great Rain Jacket
I bought this rain jacket for my girlfriend for a recent trip to Seattle. She said it worked great keeping her dry while walking around in the rain and didn't get clammy. She likes the fit and color options.
November 11, 2019
Best rain jacket
Wore this jacket on a hike, once the storm caught up to my group i was so glad to have this jacket on me it kept me dry and warm for 3 miles! Worth the price, looking forward to take this on future trips.
October 8, 2019
Happy and Dry
I used this jacket as a rain layer when fly fishing. The sky ended up spitting rain and hail and this jacket kept me dry and warm while packing up. The fit is true to size, I bought a small and had room to layer a little under it. When you get it, it will be totally waterproof, but so keep in mind fabrics tend to wet out the more you use them, so use techwash when washing it to keep it waterproof! Packs down very small, so it's easy to store in your day pack. Great option for a standard rain coat!
June 21, 2019
Four Years, Going Strong
Bought this while living in Washington state in 2015, for general use, hiking and backpacking trips, and sea kayaking for rain and wind conditions. After about 3 years in the state on the coast and in the San Juan Islands, I moved to Minnesota where thunderstorms can shake your house hard enough to wake you up, and the rain matches in kind. This jacket has been my rock through 1-3 week sea kayaking trips, 7+ day backpacking trips, 3+ day canoe trips, and tons of day trips in diverse climates for hiking, canoeing, and kayaking. The vents are great, and it rolls up pretty well. The color is great, and the fit is snug (which I like) so size up if you want a bit more room. Just recently started to notice that it feels a bit damp after a few hours of a good downpour. Hoping that a waterproofing treatment revives it!
June 19, 2019
Great for activities in the rain
I knew this jacket was a popular one for rainy days, and bought it because I love the color, it fits true to size and is great quality. I really like the material which is pretty breathable and durable.
June 1, 2019
It will keep you dry for about 20 minutes.... so, if you only wanna be in the rain for a few minutes, it’s the coat for you. If you plan to be active longer, save your money. I wish I had.
June 3, 2019
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May 27, 2019
Awesome waterproof jacket
Love the fit, I got the navy blue Iâm a size medium. Iâm 5â2 150 lbs for great, enough room in the arms to layer underneath and is waterproof and wind proof. Wore this on a charter boat for fishing in chilly weather. Layered a base thermal underneath and was worked great
May 19, 2019
An essential piece for spring time
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May 10, 2019
Great coat, sizing didn't work for me.
Coat is lightweight and packs down really small. I ended up wearing it rafting and it repelled water like a champion. Unfortunately, I'm somewhere in between a medium and large. The cut is not great for someone who is larger chested. I did purchase a men's large for my boyfriend who is 6ft and 175-180 and it was a perfect fit for him.
May 7, 2019
Im 5'2 150 lbs - I got the navy blue in a Medium - love the fit and the style - its simple yet classy - no big annoying logos and the material seems very quality - havent worn it in the rain yet - but I think itll be fine
May 6, 2019
Ya can't go wrong!
Great quality construction and fit. Solid overall product. The only complaint is that the zippers on the Laiz are navy, rather than the same as the body color .
March 26, 2019
Look good and stay dry!
An essential piece for spring time. I picked this up for my fiance as she was in desperate need of a new rain jacket. I also just picked up a new one for myself in the men's version. I'm on my second Torrentshell after the first one served me well for years. This jacekt fits her great and the features are well thought out. Pit zips allow ventilation in warmer temps, adjustable hood keeps it snug on your head and prevents it blocking your vision, and micro-fleece lining in neck allows for soft comfort against your neck and chin. The regular fit allows for easy layering in cooler temps, but the cut is flattering and not boxy. Fits true to Patagonia's sizing. My fiance is 5'4" and about 110 lbs and she found a perfect fit in the size small.
March 8, 2019
Essential Rain Jacket
This is the perfect choice for someone who is looking for a well-made rain jacket that is light and packs down small. I didn't notice anything weird about the fit. However I did end up returning this jacket and bought the men's version instead. I ordered the "Tasmanian Teal" expecting the orange part to be a burnt orange color (that's how it appeared on my computer screen), but it ended up being a light peach color which I was not a fan of. I generally prefer the men's colors anyway. I wear a medium in Patagonia women's jackets, but a small in men's. If you are not thrilled about these colors or are looking for a longer fit, then I highly recommend checking out the men's version
March 15, 2019
I agree that the men’s colors are better! I love the Forge Grey in the men’s version and ordered a men’s small (like you, I wear a medium in the women’s) but found the hip area in the men’s small to be too narrow. I’m contemplating trying a men’s medium but I think it may be too big everywhere else.
February 28, 2019
Wish So Bad It Fit
I love this jacket and it is exactly want I was looking for! ... but it just didn't fit me! I got an XXS and the body fit really well, but the sleeves were huge! They were like triple the size of my arm around and pretty long. Even if I adjusted the Velcro at the bottom of the sleeve they were big. I just couldn't live with the sleeves and had to return it. I love all the color options so I wish I could have kept it!
February 1, 2019
Really lightweight and offers a good DWR treatment material that doesn't make you spend hundreds for one jacket. Good price and would buy again.
January 10, 2019
Gift for a friend. "It has the high end quality that Patagonia offers in such a lightweight pack able material! I love that the sleeves have Velcro so you can tighten them so water doesn’t enter your sleeves. Since I was planning on wearing it layered on top of bulky clothing, I sized up a & I love the way it looks when it is a bit more baggy (much like on the model). Patagonia wins again. After trying on all the other brands, I couldn’t be swayed! This will be a forever staple in my closet for sure.“
January 2, 2019
Fashionable, Competitive Functionality
This jacket is a staple for fashion, but holds its own in the competitive rain jacket market. My main complain about this jacket is the zipper, as it can be difficult to zip and there isn't a cover flap leaving there a potential for water to seep in (hasn't been an issue yet). The fit is FANTASTIC. I am 5'10
December 19, 2018
My only rain jacket!
I have broad shoulders and wanted to layer is the only reason I purchased a size Large instead of a size Medium! I've taken this camping and used it for everyday. It is packable and packs into into own pocket nicely without a lot of effort. I didn't give it a 5 star because I've had rain jackets that I've liked better.
October 25, 2018
Wearing this all the time
I'm finding this to be my go-to jacket. I love the color and the fit. So far, I've only experienced it in a super light rain, but was still kept dry. So I'm not sure how well the jacket will perform in heavier rain. The jacket is super light and will need layers during the colder seasons.
August 26, 2019
Is this Jacket good for winter, hiking/skiing/camping if layered?
August 8, 2019
Is this the latest version - the 2019 version of this jacket?
January 12, 2019
Can you zip the Patagonia down sweater jacket into this shell and essentially make it a 3-in-1 jacket like the snowbelle?
January 25, 2019
This jacket does not have the ability to zip into a 3-in-1 jacket as there are no internal zippers to attach the down sweater into it. But it would still work as a rain jacket to wear over it!
August 14, 2016
Hello! 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.
July 20, 2016
Are there hand pockets? And if so what is the lining made of?
February 18, 2016
Is the shock pink actually pink or more of a red color? It looks red in the picture.
February 23, 2016
it's pretty pink! color is definitely a little off in that pic
January 4, 2016
Is it wind proof?
January 5, 2016
yup, Torrentshells are fully windproof
November 24, 2015
Can this jacket be used for snowboarding with baselayers?
November 24, 2015
This would definitely work to keep any water or wind out while boarding, however, as it's not insulated, you would definitely want some pretty thick mid layers to keep you warm
November 22, 2015
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!?
January 12, 2016
Hi Emily! anytime I've had an issue with my order I have contacted customer service and they have never let me down! If you don't feel like calling you can live chat as well!
November 18, 2015
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!
November 19, 2015
Alexa, This is a great all around jacket that would do well for sure on your study abroad trip.
November 11, 2015
Is the green torrentshell jacket on the video and pictures the aqua stone color because it looks much lighter to me
November 9, 2015
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: http://www.backcountry.com/patagonia-torrentshell-trench-coat-womens) 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.
November 12, 2015
I would think large would be the best bet because she can always tighten it at the bottom and for sure have room for lots of layers. I normally get a medium too but in this case a large would be nice and roomy for a solid shell.
January 13, 2016
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.
November 2, 2015
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.
November 3, 2015
vita, I think you would want a medium for sure if you want to layer a down jacket underneath.
November 9, 2015
October 2, 2015
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??
October 3, 2015
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. Kyle Expert Gearhead firstname.lastname@example.org 801-736-4337
May 26, 2015
Does anybody know what the weight of this jacket is?
May 28, 2015
May 26, 2015
How does the "waterproof rating" compare to the numbers that Marmot uses?
December 23, 2014
How long are the sleeves? I'm 5'11" and always have issues with the sleeves and body being long enough.
December 24, 2014
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.
November 25, 2014
What is the center back length of a medium?
November 25, 2014
October 12, 2014
I'm 5'7", 125#, 34 chest, AND long waisted. Would you guys suggest small or medium?
October 14, 2014
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!
September 30, 2014
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?
September 30, 2014
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 email@example.com
September 30, 2014
Heather, If the extra info helps, I wear a Medium in the Torrentshell, and I'm 5'4'', 140 lbs, 36C, usually a size 6 in pants and a Medium in most tops.