Men's Torrentshell Rain Jacket
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PATAGONIAMen's Torrentshell Rain Jacket

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Men's Torrentshell Rain Jacket

Name Value
Best Use Casual
Wind Protection
Care Machine Wash Warm/Do Not Bleach/Tumble Dry Low/Warm Iron/Do Not Use Fabric Softeners
Fit Regular Fit
Material 100% Recycled Nylon
Pattern Solid
Sleeve Length Long Sleeve
Style Zip Front
Water Resistance Waterproof
Wind Resistance Windproof

Product Overview

Are you looking to stay dry and comfortable when rain disrupts your activities?

Keep it simple. Just make sure this packable jacket is in your backpack or go bag.

A little rain should never get in the way of enjoying a day off exploring a new trail, paddling to a secret cove or giving your apartment-dwelling dog a much-needed walk around town. Patagonia's Torrentshell Rain Jacket makes use of a 2.5-layer H2No® Performance Standard shell fabric for a waterproof, windproof, breathable and highly packable shelter from the storm. Just be sure you've got it stowed where you can get to it quickly. And if using environmentally responsible products is important to you, you'll be glad to know this jacket's 100% recycled nylon ripstop shell is made from fabric that's certified as bluesign® approved. Imported.

Wonderfully Waterproof

The Torrentshell Rain Jacket features a lightweight, water-repellent, 2.5-layer H2No® Performance Standard fabric shell of 2.9oz., 50-denier, 100% recycled nylon ripstop. This shell fabric is combined with a waterproof, yet breathable membrane, a protective top coat barrier and a durable water repellent (DWR) finish. This design allows the jacket to be constructed without the need for an internal lining fabric. A distinctive raised print layer is applied for decreased surface tension and increased moisture management. The DWR finish not only repels light rain and snow and decreases drying time, it also keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so the breathable barrier can do its job—keeping you dry on the inside and out.

bluesign® Approved Fabric

bluesign technologies, based in Switzerland, works at each step in the textile supply chain to approve chemicals, processes, materials and products that are safe for the environment, safe for workers and safe for the end customers. Fabric that is certified as bluesign approved offers the highest level of consumer safety by employing methods and materials in its manufacture that conserves resources and minimizes impacts on people and the environment.

Perfect Packing

Because its 2.5-layer H2No Performance Standard shell fabric is so lightweight and compressible, the Torrentshell Rain Jacket makes a good choice for kayaking, backpacking or anytime you're out in unpredictable weather. This protective jacket stuffs compactly into a handwarmer pocket and features a carabiner clip-in loop that lets you keep it clipped to the outside of your backpack or gear bag for quick deployment.

Essential Extras

You'll find the attached two-way adjustable hood with laminated visor rolls down and stows with a simple cord and hook when unneeded.

Microfleece-lined neck provides extra comfort with the hood up or down.

The center-front zipper features minimal-welt exterior and interior storm flaps to stop water intrusion at this common entry point. There's also a zipper garage to protect your chin.

There are two handwarmer pockets and two venting armpits with welted exterior storm flaps and DWR-treated zippers.

Key Features

  • Lightweight shell is waterproof, windproof and breathable
  • DWR finish sheds light rain and snow
  • Microfleece-lined neck provides comfort and waterproof/breathable protection
  • Two-way adjustable hood with laminated visor for extra protection
  • Center-front zipper with minimal-welt exterior and interior storm flaps, zipper garage
  • Welted venting armpit zippers let you adjust the ventilation
  • Packs in its own pocket for an always-ready backup
  • Two handwarmer pockets with welted exterior storm flaps and DWR-treated zippers
  • Minimal self-fabric hook-and-loop cuff closures snug down over gloves
  • Adjustable drawcord hem seals out inclement weather

Note: All products bearing Patagonia's H2No mark have been vigorously tested for durability in their 24 Killer Wash, a process used to simulate years of use and abuse in a short period of time. This process consists of exposing the fabric to severe thrashing in a modified washing machine for a continuous 24 hours.


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