Kayla Slackwrote a review of Patagonia Torrentshell 3L Jacket - Women's on March 4, 2020
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Tech Talk: H2NO... more like H2AWESOME (sorry I had to)! Patagonia has made their classic rain jacket even more amazing, continuing to use their H2NO waterproof technology. The much loved Torrentshell has gotten a face lift this season, upgrading to a 3 layer construction from a 2.5 layer. This means that you not only have more protection from the elements, there is added comfort, more durability and higher performance as well! If you care about the environment (as we all do), you probably know that Patagonia is the go to outdoor gear company to buy from as they are really creating the best products that have both the environment and people in mind. The new Torrentshell is made with ECONYL recycled nylon yarns and Fair Trade certified sewn.
My experience: So far, I have worn this jacket on both a warmer (60s) sunny day taking my dog to the park as well as on a very cold and snowing day out with my dog! It performed amazingly in both weather types! Here are some quick reasons I love this jacket.
-Super comfortable when worn with a thin long sleeve and a bigger puffy (800 fill) underneath.
-small brim on hood which is a MUST for me since I have glasses and it provides protection from rain/snow getting on the lenses.
-adjustable hood made it easy to find the right fit and keep the hood exactly where I needed it to be.
-water beaded beautifully (see photo below) when snowing, I felt very protected in this jacket
-Super buttery zipper, love the fabric protecting the zipper which also creates a more sleek look.
-Stowable hood was awesome for the sunnier day when I did not need it.
-PIT ZIPS are a must for shell jackets in my opinion- I used them on the warmer day when I needed a little ventilation- they are easy to access and the zippers don't catch (I have other jackets that do that... so annoying haha).
-wrist adjustment made the jacket way more comfortable for me. I am petite and have shorter arms, the wrist adjustment makes it so the sleeves the right length. Also protects from snow getting up my sleeve.
-Large hand pockets with plenty of room for my doggy bags, phone, wallet, and my hands when it was cold.
-women specific fit perfectly, love the high low of the jacket which covers my bum.
Overall Sentiment: Love at first wear? I think so. Definitely recommend this jacket to anyone and everyone!
5'1; 115lbs; got the XS (fit perfectly)