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Patagonia - Torrentshell 3L Jacket - Men's

Patagonia Torrentshell 3L Jacket - Men's

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$104.30 - $111.75 Original price:$149.00
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Item #PATZ9H1




Tech Specs

[membrane/laminate] H2No Performance Standard (3-layer), [face fabric] 100% Econyl recycled ripstop nylon, DWR finish, PU [lining] tricot
fully sealed
fixed, adjustable
2 zipperd hand
underarm zips
Claimed Weight:
Recommended Use:
backpacking, casual, hiking, sport climbing, trad climbing
Manufacturer Warranty:

Torrentshell 3L Jacket

The Pataongia Men's Torrentshell 3L Jacket is a dependable rain shell that you can pack in its own pocket for compact storage while backpacking, day-hiking, or simply making it through a wet day. Unlike most ultralight, hyper-packable rain shells, the Torrentshell offers rugged waterproofing in the form of Patagonia's Performance Standard H2No membrane—the very same membrane used in Patagonia ski jackets. A 3-layer construction keeps the jacket's material thin, light, and packable for an easy time in the alpine.

  • A technical wind and rain shell for hiking or everyday travel
  • Waterproof, breathable membrane maintains wet weather protection
  • Packable design stows into its own pocket so you’re always prepared
  • Drawcord-adjustable hood seals out the storm so you can trek onward
  • DWR sheds moisture and ensures quick drying once the rain stops
  • Microfleece-lined neck adds a touch of luxurious comfort

Great jacket, but I stepped up

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: L

I decided to purchase the Outdoor Research Foray after trying this jacket on. I did not know the difference in the sound of the jackets. I plan to use my waterproof jacket regularly for walking in the rain, so I needed more than an emergency layer. The crinkle sounds would be grating.

I love Backcountry for their return policy. I bought the Foray through Backcountry as well. Just was the right step up, and Outdoor Gear Lab and Reddit helped me make my decision.

If I had a spot for this as an emergency layer, I would still keep it around... sadly, that is already taken. Good otherwise. A bit baggy.

Versatile jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: M

Waterproof, breathable, and light weight, good price comparing to its function.
excellent choice for hiking, mountaineering beginners.
Size perfectly fits.

Bombproof, but....

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I have been caught in a snowstorm coming down a mountain and the Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket seemed bomb proof. Wind proof, waterproof and the hood design protected my face and head. It is an essential part of my gear if any bad weather is expected. I think it does a lot and doesn't weigh much. But..... you do need to manage your body heat and perspiration and even then I find it gets wet inside. I believe it is condensation since the fabric is cool or cold and sweat evaporating off your skin is warm
Comfortable, well designed, looks good. Maybe I just sweat too much, but climbing up hill with a pack it gets close to dripping wet inside. Men's Large fits nicely over an insulation layer when necessary.

Solid jacket great price and performance

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: s

I bought this for my son for a 3 day trip to the ADKs. We had a mix of on/off rain, sleet and snow depending on elevation. He stayed dry and warm and loved the industrial green color. Can't give it 5 stars until it passes the test of time.

Love it

    Bought this for my son in law, he said it held up great in Vancouver (aka Raincouver) weather. Breathable, lightweight, and breathable.

    Backcountry Rocks

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    Was considering upgrading my used Marmot minimalist but goretex is always marginally breathable. I saw this new 3 Layer Patagonia Torrentshell and at a great sale price. I pulled the trigger and it is phenomenal. It far exceeds the quality of the last Torrentshell (which you rarely see happen these days, a quality increase). I’m 6’1” 175# and typically squeeze into a medium but decided to go with the large so I can layer. It will exceed my needs. I can wear as a rain jacket or layer as a ski shell. Patagonia at Backcountry a win/win.

    Great Functional Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Size Bought: M

    I got this jacket and love everything about it. It keeps you dry, the closure around the hood works great in the rain and I love the Mango.

    Ready for the Torrential Downpour

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    To sum up what I love about this jacket in the few weeks I have used it so far (I want to respect your time):
    1) It is amazingly light (14oz), featured, and breathable
    2) Offers exceptional performance and style
    3) I am pumped on the price (especially with the famous Patagonia lifetime warranty!)
    Those are the basics but read on if you are at all a gear nerd or more interested in the new features of the Torrentshell this year (we in the outdoor community have been eagerly anticipating this version), who this jacket is perfect for (spoiler: most everyone), and why else you should pull the trigger!
    The previous torrentshell was 2.5 layers as compared to this new and improved 3-layer build. Got a few main things to note about those improvements. The added backer improves the next to skin comfort which made me a happy camper/climber/backpacker. A 3L construction also increases durability. This model stands the test of time, heat, water, and general abuse better. Also, shootout to the construction which features (1) recycled nylon (2) biobased membrane and (3) fair trade certification! I am always a fan of more sustainability and durability. The adjustable cords for the brim and the back of the hood help you stay weather tight. The Velcro cuffs are also excellent for quick layering adjustments or the addition of gloves.
    So, let's talk features: kicking it off with a built-in visor, a comfortable micro-fleece lined neck, 2-way adjustable hood, 2 zippered handwarmer pockets for chilly days at the crag or in town, vented pit zips so you can dump heat and avoid discomfort/overheating, and a snag-free zipper with a chin guard and storm flap. The hood also fits snugly over a bike or climb helmet in my experience due to the adjustable hood. A quick note on the waterproof hand pockets. There is a tradeoff here: I have a North face rain jacket with mesh pockets that I have suffered through for many years. Mesh pockets technically give you better ventilation, but oh my gosh I would rather have warm hands and dry items in my pocket any day.
    I hate being wet when camping or outdoor adventuring. I spent 4 years of adventuring in the Pacific Northwest which led me to be a serious stickler about what companies consider waterproof. I have yet to test this in a serious downpour as of yet, but was hit by a random rainshower in Capitol Reef national park a week ago! I did not get a drop of water on me. I remain very very happy with the performance so far after a Utah road trip and I did not mind having it at the bottom of my crag bag or backpacking pack as it is only 14oz. I love wearing it out too because it looks great casually, and I have dug it on several long hikes so far.
    As far as sizing - I'm normally either a small or medium. Typically I'm a small in Patagonia and that 's true for the Torrentshell too. I can put a down sweater underneath no problem or just kick it with a t-shirt underneath.
    This jacket was obviously made by folks who wanted to emphasize quality, usability, and comfort. For just 2oz more than the previous torrentshell and at only $150, you get a jacket that will last a lifetime and be perfect for most all outdoor adventures.

    Ready for the Torrential Downpour

    Hiking, climbing, and skiing oh yea!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I took this shell out climbing fully expecting to at least put a dent in it but it still looks brand spankin' new! Wasatch granite couldn't even scratch this super durable material and it made waiting in the snow between burns down right pleasant. Carrying all the gear to and from the crag is already bulk enough so I was super stoke on the fact that this shell stuffs away into its own pocket, with some fight, but once it's stowed it will fit in any pack. At 6'3 the medium fit great in the sleeves and across the chest with just a little mid-drift exposure when raising the roof, so tall guy beta is to keep your arms down and leave the drafts up to the vents under arm.

    Hiking, climbing, and skiing oh yea!

    Best Torrentshell Yet

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    With the rainy weather we have been having in Georgia, I can say that I have worn this rain jacket several times and it’s awesome. The new zipper construction, taping of the seams and the new built in visor in the hood all make for a perfect way to stay dry. Loving that Mango color too! I bought one for my wife to and she’s excited also. All Good! 😁

    Perfect combo of lifestyle and function

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    The torrentshell has always been a reliable rain jacket that combines functionality with style, but with Patagonia's recent renovations of its best selling rain shell, it's gotten even better! What are the renovations you ask? Well the torrentshell is now made with a 3 layer fabric. This means that the jacket will now breathe and repel water better. This is the type of rain jacket that you can bring with you everywhere. From running errands around town to backpacking in the Wind Rivers. This jacket looks good in all conditions.

    I found the jacket to fit true to size. The XL had enough room to layer underneath it but didn't make me look bulky or too big. the sleeves were the perfect length and the overall length of the garment easily covered my upper body layers.

    I used this jacket for some light hiking around town. The light hiking was done on a day that was around 50 degrees and I could tell this rain jacket breathes better than the competition as I would become pretty clammy in similar conditions in other rain jackets. This one seemed to breathe well and putting the front zipper down a little allowed me to stay sweat free despite the warm temps. While I was testing it there wasn't a rain cloud in the sky so I tested out the jacket's waterproofness in my shower. I stood under a down pour for 2 minutes and was surprised to find all my clothes super dry when I got out. The water had beaded up on the exterior and just rolled right off! I was super impressed with the waterproofness.

    Overall, I think this rain jacket performs and will function well under just about any conditions. Being stylish and fashionable is an added bonus, and will get more use out of the jacket as it looks great when wearing it out on the town.

    Perfect combo of lifestyle and function

    Look good, feel good, stay dry

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    This shell at first glance appears to just be another shell that's good for touring, backpacking, or whatever your outdoor activity is. This is super true, but there's more to this shell than just another shell. The 3L technology used in this shell can be felt before you even finish putting it on. It's one of those textures you can feel and instantly trust to keep you dry. The first thing I did when I got this was put it on and run the water in the sink over my arm, and there was no doubt in my mind I'd get wet and man was I right. This membrane is insanely waterproof, super comfortable, and breathes better than any other rain jacket/shell I've put on. The pit zips make it perfect for touring, and the fit of it makes it perfect for layering underneath for resort skiing (which is what I mostly use mine for.)

    This shell is SUPER lightweight and would be the ideal backpacking rain jacket for a light pack and reliable dryness regardless of weather. Without a doubt, this is the best shell I know of, with the newest technology, and somehow it's still under $200. If you don't believe me, here's a pic of me being a kook and repping it hard.

    Look good, feel good, stay dry

    sick !! just bought one for the slopes as well.

    sick !! just bought one for the slopes as well.

    Three Is The Magic Number

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    The Torrentshell 3L has got to be the best value for a packable rain shell I have seen. Here's the low-down:

    The material repels water very well and resists abrasion better than most. It's not what you'd call ultralight, but having a few extra grams is well worth the added durability to me. As far as features go, the double-seamed zipper is awesome. It keeps water out without getting caught when zipping up. The velcro is really high quality and definitely isn't going to wear out soon. The pit vents are great- a must-have in my opinion. The fit is great, and it's stylish to boot. It's just about everything I'd want from a daily driver for around town, travelling, and use in the outdoors. How on earth they upgraded to 3 layers and included all of the above features while keeping the price tag under $200, I have no idea.

    On the other hand...

    If you're looking for a hardcore tech shell that you need to be consistently reliable in high-risk situations, this probably isn't your guy. The lack of a chest pocket (or internal pockets), pow skirt, and good old fashioned GTX puts this in the "moderate use" category. It could probably stand up just fine to some light backpacking or even resort skiing, but I wouldn't take it mountaineering, ski touring, or on a big trip like the ACT or PCT. I'm planning on using mine around town, car camping, and on heavy-duty, low-risk situations like shoulder season trips to the desert where I know I'm going to be dealing with a lot of abrasion.

    Overall, the Torrentshell knows its job, and does its job exceptionally well without breaking the bank. If you're after an awesome daily driver that can handle a little adventure, stop looking. This is the one.

    Three Is The Magic Number


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