The cord locks for this cinch, as well as the brim height adjustment, are exterior and easy to adjust when the collar is zipped up tight. Fit When comparing the Marmot vs Patagonia rain jacket models, the fit is the same. Colors have also changed, but the rest is very similar. There are large pit zips for ventilation and the Velcro sleeves are nice and wide so you can easily roll them up to keep cool as well. Digging Deeper Repelling rain should be the standout quality of any rain jacket, and the Patagonia Torrentshell proved that true.
This contender's hand pockets are fully waterproof, and the jacket stuffs into the left-hand pocket. There are also pit zips you can open to cool you off if you start to sweat. For t-shirts, a tighter fit is fine, but if you add a sweater, this could reduce your mobility. They feature a simple pull-on style with an elastic drawcord waistband, articulated knees and water-resistant side zips that extend from cuff to thigh for easy pull-on over boots, while doubling as vents. Hood Adjustable Full coverage, two-way adjustable hood.
It has been shoved to the bottom of my book bag, endured messy camp-eats, and made it through snaggy branches unscathed. This creates some space between your forehead and the hood. The Torrentshell line is also offered in a few very different variations — Parka, City Jacket, Pullover, Poncho, etc. And we all know that a ripped rain jacket is the last thing you want while out in the wild or traveling abroad. Fit Standard Not too tight, not too bulky.
The Torrentshell is lighter than average among most raincoats on the market. The hood can be rolled up and stowed inside the collar using a cord and hook system when the rain stops and the sun comes out. The Marmot Precip has an attached hood, which has drawstrings at the front to adjust it around your face. Chin guards protect this area from getting caught in the zipper while you do up your coat or move around during your hike. This jacket didn't steam up too much when hiking in the drizzle, and its pit-zips are average, allowing air flow through the generously cut torso when open.
My hands and wrists were left exposed and got cold quickly. The Torrentshell also has two hand pockets, though they are designed as handwarmer areas instead of for ventilation. It is easy to stow away, but could pack down even smaller if compressed in a backpack or if Patagonia were to make a smaller pocket. The Torrentshell Jacket line is offered in many colors, and has a standard fit, which should be comfortable on most people. What better way to get to know your surroundings than a walk with nature? There is even a loop for attaching the packed jacket to a carabiner. This jacket uses a coated waterproof breathable fabric for its weather resistance; for the price, it's an excellent jacket. This is why you need one that can be compressed to a small size, fitting in your pack easily or hanging off a carabiner without adding a bulky package to your gear.
Packing, purging, loading, unloading, unpacking — moving has been a drag, to say the least. Then there is a thicker fabric on the inside. The Torrentshell comes in a myriad of colors, both solid and dual, so you should be able to find one that suits your style. More information on waterproof membranes in our. The two waterproof pockets are plenty deep for some hand-warming action, but they get crowded quickly when a cell phone, earbuds, snacks, or whatever else is added. They will repair the product, or if a repair is not possible, the product will be replaced. Regarding weatherproofing, this jacket performed fantastically in both our real world and shower side-by-side tests.
Some jackets compress smaller, but it's a struggle to get them in their pocket. The Torrentshell packs down fairly small and compresses into one of its pockets. Conclusion and The Bottom Line The cleverly named Torrentshell is a rugged, streamlined 2. Best Applications This rain jacket works well for most wet and rainy activities. Totally watertight when zipped, they offer a safe place to store a phone, keys or a wallet.
In 2007, Patagonia became the first brand to officially join the network of bluesign® system partners. The Torrentshell is an affordable yet extremely versatile jacket. Water Resistance Not a lot of complaints here; this contender earned a decent score for water-resistance, using Patagonia's proprietary H2 No 2. Summary The Patagonia Torrentshell is a functional, stylish rain jacket that does everything well. They do not cover normal wear and tear or problems related to negligence or improper use.