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Give wet weather a run for its money.

As the old adage goes "expect the unexpected," so when it comes to travel, hiking, or casual wear, look no further than the Patagonia Women's Torrentshell Jacket to provide steadfast and adaptive weather-proof protection. Equal parts packable and lightweight, the Torrentshell Jacket is bound to come in handy when afternoon showers interrupt clear skies on an afternoon hike, or simply stuff the jacket into one of its respective hand pockets when you don't need it.

More importantly, though, the Torrentshell is both waterproof and breathable, meaning you're safeguarded against precipitation—without feeling like you've got the Florida Everglades accumulating on the interior of the jacket. Additionally, an extra coating of DWR treatment bolsters your defense against moisture, while the adjustable hood, hem, and cuffs, double down on your protection. However should you begin to warm up, the zippered underarm vents allow you to release excess heat quickly rather than having to remove the entire jacket and compromise your protection.

  • A packable, lightweight rain jacket for travel or hiking
  • Recycled fabric is waterproof and breathable
  • DWR treatment bolsters defense against moisture
  • Zippered underarm vents release excess heat quickly
  • Bevvy of pockets keep necessities close
  • Hood is stowable for convenience
  • Hem and cuffs are adjustable for personalized preference
  • Jacket stuffs into hand pocket when not in use
  • Regular fit offers adaptability and versatility
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Almost, But Not Quite

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

This jacket has a lot going for it, including cute color, flattering fit w/ a slight drop tail, adjustable sleeves (altho they're still a bit long), & pit zips. The fabric feels nice to the touch (not plasticky), & it's breathable w/o mesh, which makes it pack down smaller. It also does not have a velcro flap over the zipper, which for me is a plus. On the flip side, altho the hood is adjustable, the pulls don't secure, & the hood snugs against your face ~ it would probably keep you dry, but covers the chin & feels a bit "close." Depending on the activity, it might also get hot. And the hood isn't stowable for when it's not raining. Overall, I wanted to like this jacket. But it was a lot more expensive than some of the others I tried, & had a couple of features (too long arms, oddly fitting hood that didn't stay secured & couldn't be stowed) that I just didn't like.

Great Gift for someone else or yourself!

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

Great entry pricepoint rain gift for you or someone else. Unlike most rain jackets in this price range you get pit zips for venting, packable features, and recycled fabric. You really can't go wrong with the Torrentshell!

Got Wet

  • Fit: True to size

I wore this jacket in the rain with my nano jacket underneath and after being in rain for an hour or so, both layers were wet. Was really disappointed. It wasn't a downpour or anything out of the ordinary either.

Essential

    Great staple piece to have for rainy days!

    Great spring jacket

      Got this as a gift for my girlfriend and she loves it. Says it fits well and is comfortable.

      Great for England rain

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

      Great jacket for England weather!. I like the adjustable cuffs and that it's form fitting. Perfect length as well. Not great for warmth on colder days, but I can layer with the Patagonia nano puff and not feel bulky. Thank you again Patagonia for making xxs sizing for adults.

      Great shell!

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
      • Size Bought: L

      Love the slim fitting style. Keeps you dry and out of the wind. Would highly recommend this to someone looking to tackle any weather out there.

      Love the Olive Green Color

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

      I was deciding between this jacket and a Marmot one. I ultimately chose this because of the fit - I like that the shoulders aren't huge, but still allow enough room for layering underneath. I haven't tested it in wet weather yet, but I'm a believer in Patagonia quality, so I'm assuming it will do the trick!

      Excellent Jacket

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

      Bought this for my girlfriend and she adores it. It fits great, doesn't make too much noise when you move around in it, and most importantly it's excellent at keeping the water out, at least so far. She's only been in one rainstorm with it and it worked very well. Of course it's not actually going to keep you 100% dry--no raincoat can really do that. But it's as close as it can without being a true hardshell. I'll be recommending this to all my friends from here on out.

      Nice Basic Rain Coat

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This is the cheapest of the Patagonia raincoats and it doesn't have a lot of features, but it works great as a raincoat for basic hiking or city wear. I only say basic hiking because it isn't designed as much for backpacking but it isn't super lightweight. However, I have had two and have never had an issue with getting wet. I like the underarm zippers in it. I have the forest green one and I love how it looks. It is a bit stiff and the zipper can be hard to zip up because the fabric gets caught.

      awesome jacket stands up to the name!!

        got this as a gift when I was living in fl, got me through a bunch of torrential downpours !!!

        Keeps you dry

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

        This jacket was perfect for the Boundary Waters in Minnesota. It was raining as we portaged and canoed to our campsite. This jacket did not tear and kept me dry the entire time. I'm usually a Medium but purchased a large as usually when I have a rain jacket on, I like to have a sweatshirt as well.

        Dependable

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

        I purchased this jacket to use as I worked as a river guide on the salmon river. I used it all the time and was impressed by how dry it kept me on rainy days. I love how light and pack able it is, it takes next to no space. The fit is true to size and is both functional and flattering.

        Keeps You Dry!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: Runs large
        • Size Bought: Small

        This is a great buy! I wore it everyday for 2 weeks on a trip to Europe, it kept me dry and I also wore it has an extra layer or windbreaker a few times. It packs small and is very light. Also it seems very durable. I usually order mediums in jackets but I got a small and have plenty of room for layers under it!

        Compact, Cozy, and Love the Fit!

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

        This jacket is perfect for summer hikes in the Rockies. I tackled my first 14er a couple of weekends ago in this sucker and it kept me dry and protected from wind up on the summit, though I was wearing only a light tank underneath and would have been freezing otherwise. If I wanted to, I could comfortably fit a fleece underneath. Maybe size up if you really want to layer. The 'pit zips' are a boon for those times when you would be too wet or cold without, but too warm or sweaty with the jacket on. Brilliant design feature! As a longer person, I appreciate the length in both body and sleeves; this jacket does not sit awkwardly and uncomfortably above the hip like some I've tried. It takes up very little space in my small day pack; I love it! I have not worn it enough to notice any slacking in the impermeability department, though I have heard from friends that this can happen down the line (it sounds like you can reinforce the DWR though). Lastly, for the price, you really can't beat the half-off that I paid, but this jacket really is worth it if you are looking for something dependable and comfy. Highly recommend.

        Great jacket

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

        This shell was great, especially while backpacking in the rain. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars was because even with the pit vents open it still felt like a sauna suit a little bit. If I only had it on when it was pouring it might not have created this feeling but having it while misting was a little on the warm side.

        Lightweight and Good Fit

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

        This jacket is both functional and flattering. The fit is simple and fits better than other jackets I tried. I'm short, and other jackets I tried where too long for my torso. This jacket is super lightweight and takes up next to no space in a backpack. It's one of those items you'll be grateful you have when a rain storm hits mid hike or camp.

        Really Light Weight

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

        This jacket packs down into the pocket making it super small and light weight so ideal for hiking and mountain biking. So far it has stood up to really heavy rain with no problems. The medium is true to size and has enough room under it to fit a hoodie or another layer without becoming tight. The under-arm zips have been a really useful feature for summer rain showers.

        Ready for Rain

        • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
        • Fit: True to size

        Jacket is great. Purchased for my wife and she loves it, fits very well and as expected. The hood is extremely adjustable with the front and back draw cords. Material feels robust and should last for many years to come.

        Fired Up...

          My step daughters home burned down July 2nd, and she lost most of her gear and clothing. I purchased this for her (along with much more) to help her get geared back up for a month long trip to Europe. She loves it as much as this time around!