Stay dry, without a shadow of doubt.
No matter what way it presents itself, precipitation is simply just condensed, wet globules falling from the sky. Built for those who prefer to keep the invasive phenomenon at bay while embarking on alititude-gaining adventures, the Patagonia Women's Stretch Rainshadow Jacket provides glorified performance and protection against Mother Nature's harshest forms of moisture.
Crafted with the waterproof yet breathable H2No fabric and the additional protection of a DWR treatment, this full-zip jacket is both lightweight and stretchy, so it avoids impeding your mobility even while it rebuffs rain, sleet, and snow. A helmet-compatible hood is easily rolled down and stowed should the sun come out to play. The hood is also fully equipped with a laminated visor and a single-pull adjustment tab, making on-the-go modifications easy as pie. In addition to its current waterproof membrane and DWR treatment, the Rainshadow is built with watertight zippers, including the underarm ventilation zips. The self-stuff chest pocket, minimalist hook-and-loop wrist closures, and dual-adjust drawcord hem seal the deal—or rather, seal you in for a good time.
- Underarm ventilation
- Stowable hood
- Chest pocket stuff sack
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
- Fit: True to size
The wife needed a lightweight packable jacket for an upcoming trip. This one checks all the boxes. The material has a nice feel against the skin and isn't hard or stiff. She hasn't tested it in a downpour yet, but seems happy with its overall performance thus far.
UPDATE: Jacket leaked all the way through when worn for the first time in rain within minutes. Would return if we weren't past the 30 day window. Very disappointed!
Go to packable rain jacket
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: small
I bought this jacket for extra rain protection on my first trail half marathon and I was not disappointed! I bring it any day I worry about rain or heavy winds on the trail. I've even used it on the occasional snow trail run in combination with the Patagonia Micro Puff. It folds up small, resists rain and wind, plus the adjustable hood is great for when I wear with a helmet.
Is the front zipper two way?
Hi Anne, Unfortunately this jacket does not have a two way zipper. If you have any other questions, please let me know. - Matthew Pizza - Expert Gearhead
How does this jacket compare to the Marmot minimalist?
What's the main difference between Torrentshell jacket and Stretch rainshadow jacket?
Is Stretch rainshadow jacket breathable?
The Stretch Rainshadow is very soft and breathable for a hard shell jacket. The Stretch Torrentshell before it incorporated stretch panels, and the Stretch Rain Shadow here is entirely made from stretch fabric.
|US Size||0 - 2||4 - 6||8 - 10||12 - 14||16|
32 - 33in
(81.2 - 83.8cm)
34 - 35in
(86.4 - 88.9cm)
36 - 37in
(91.4 - 94cm)
38.5 - 40in
(97.8 - 101.6cm)
25.5 - 26.5in
27.5 - 28.5in
29.5 - 30.5in
32.5 - 33.5in
34.5 - 35.5in
(87.6 - 90.2cm)
36.5 - 37.5in
(92.7 - 95.3cm)
38.5 - 39.5in
(97.8 - 100.3cm)
41 - 42.5in
(104.1 - 108cm)
|Formfitting: Conforms to the body's contours.|
|Slim Fit: Closer-fitting. Slim-fitting technical garments may be worn over baselayers and light midlayers.|
|Regular Fit: Neither slim nor oversized. Regular-fitting technical garments may be worn over heavier midlayers.|
|Relaxed Fit: Drapes loosely on the body.|
- How to Measure:
- Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions. For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
- Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
- Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
- Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
- Inseam will vary depending on style; when lengths are offered, "short" is 30, "regular" is 32 and "long" is 33. Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.