In the mountain, spring is a rush. You chuck ski gear into your warehouse one day and you wear a T-Shirt. The next one is 30 ° outside, and cold weather from the sky falls. Where will you bring your rain coat and puffy, again? Regardless of whether or not the weather varies as frequently as me, there’s one thing that will defend against a real fall, winter, or spring: a sturdy jacket of rain.

The Patagonia Torrentshell is a lightweight, lasting rain coat that you can casually carry or comfortably wear through the variable and unpleasant days of the day. Featuring the proprietary H2No membrane in Patagonia, the Torrentshell repels water without problems while providing good respiration and a polished look. The Torrentshell price is fair, and without any gimmicky characteristics you get all the requirements of a great rainjacket.

Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket

Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket

  • Nylon
  • Zipper closure
  • H2No Performance Standard shell with waterproof/breathable 2.5-layer nylon ripstop
  • 2-way-adjustable hood with a laminated visor rolls down and stows Microfleece-lined neck provides comfort and protects waterproof/breathable barrier Center-front zipper features minimal welt exterior and interior storm flaps that create a zipper-garage chin guard
  • Two zippered handwarmer pockets and venting pit zips; all with welted exterior storm flaps and DWR (durable water repellent)-treated zippers

Overview Of Patagonia Torrentshell 3L

A three- sheet rugged, hardhell jacket, the Patagonia Torrentshell 3L. It has a large 2-way, stitched hood and two hand-hot bags. The cap is flexible. It is a 12-inch pit zip to help release internal humidity—which these days is becoming rarer. With a price of $150 it’s, to be sure, hundreds of dollars cheaper than 3 layer hardshell rain jackets with the same specifications. On short day walks, but hard enough for a rainy week long backpackage journey the Torrentshell is flexible and compact enough for a just-in-case layer.

Patagonia Torrentshell 3L Feature

Water Resistance

The 3L Torrentshell in Patagonia has a wide hood with an elastic rim and cord, which tightens the user’s face. The front zipper has tempestuous ribs at the front and the rear, which means that you are more likely to dry up wet overgrown paths. The hydrogen-resistant H2No Performance Standard was an admirable task to protect against rain and obstruct heavy rain. You must pay for the additional weight and height, but for many, particularly people living in places of constant precipitation, this compromise is worth it. A variety of safety characteristics include the Torrentshell velcro fitting, a curved hood, a zipper flap and an elastic hem.

The jacket held me safe and comfortable as heartbreakers set up their camps and slogged me through the rainstorm of the Glissade Pass in Tombstone Territorial Park. The Torrentshell held me comfortably and easily closed me in spite of the cool alpine winds (the hood, cuff, and hem adjustments are crucial here).

Breathability & Venting

The Torrentshell was no exception than designs in 2.3 layers, but it’s a really slight breathtaking and not a big worry for most. It’s fairly breathable with the North Face Venture 2 and Marmot PreCip Eco, but the jacket is notablely wet. In the summer the jacket became much colder, and with the double refrigerator, ventilation was easier to adapt and easier to locate and pick up.


The latest Torrentshell of Patagonia is slightly less crisp than the previous one of 2.5 layers. The typical person walks uphill with so much clothing cannot accommodate even the most breathable textiles. This is one of the least clamorous $200 under category sounding ones. Overall, I find the jacket to be a great thing to walk and to ride, but for more tough sports like ski touring or biking it should be improved to a better performance alternative like Outdoor Research Interstellar. This product has 2 zips 11-inch-length, one under arm and one on each arm that contributes to the capacity of the 3-layer Model to transfer moisture and dump heat.

The third waterproof Jacket in Patagonia is Torrentshell 3L. New three-layer buildings utilize additional cloth layer for the supporter. Structures from 100% recycled materials are manufactured, stitching is certified Fair Trade. Instead of unhealthy ePTFE, membrane uses 13% bio-based PU and material. The clearance of bluesign ensures that it meets a set of stringent health and safety requirements. However, there is some PFC issue.


Torrentshell has changed into a three-layer template to make the skin much easier. The cloth is crinkle and noisy, far less soft than the older one. There is no chin fleece to minimize abrasion, nor the zipper garage doesn’t snag the facial fur. Many would find the difference worth it in terms of weather security. The Torrentshell is one of the toughest rain jackets I ever had, but in this department it’s not a stand-out.

Durability and Build Quality

One of our most robust jackets is Patagonia’s Torrentshell. The three layer configuration is safer than the 2,5 layer jacket to cover the waterproof membrane. Durability allows it a safer option for those with difficult gear. For longer ride, hiking, or off trail journey, the Torrentshell would do better. The 100% recycled Nylon face cloth 50D ripstop is thicker and tearproof.


The Patagonia Torrentshell is a robust 3-layer rain jacket that is based on value. Its meteorological security is great because of its variety of prices. It is a functional, cozy hood and some of the best security against storms. It’s also a very good jacket to walk or to pace around the town as it’s made with backcountry enthusiasts in mind. The perfect combination between hardness and weight is sufficient to chuck it into the bottom of your bag. The Torrentshell Rain Jacket offers a lot of features, but at a far cheaper price, with more technical shells.