Sergio V.wrote a review of Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket - Men's on July 18, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Made out of breathable nylon and H2No material looks like it can hold the rain and wind at bay, so not only a rain gear item but also a stylish windbreaker. which is where Patagonia lost the high marks. The hood storage with a string and hook is poorly designed (it unfolds as you move), and the way the collar looks with the hood stored leaves a lot to be desired, it exposes the H2No white plastic looking material in part of the collar, which makes the jacket look cheap, and unstylish that cannot be utilized as a classy or stylish windbreaker. The whole collar needs to be fleeced with a soft material (ideally with the same color of the jacket), and the hood needs to be redesigned similar to the North Face Resolve 2 jacket which looks really nice when the hood is stowed securely and nicely. in the back of the jacket, without affecting the look of the collar, which allows it to be worn as a windbreaker. As far as fit, it fits well to the contours of my body, and since I have a 44 chest and around 6 feet, the jacket fits me like a glove without been too tight, and still with room to wear either my Micro-puff or Better Sweater as layer on those very cold and rainy days. I recommend it if you want solely a rain jacket on the trail, but this piece does not transition at all from the backcountry to the city at all. The collar is weird and not presentable at all in an urban setting. I hope it gets redesigned, because it does an injustice to the rest of the jacket.