A decent rain jacket is one of those hiking essentials that shouldn’t be compromised and the newly updated Torrentshell 3L Jacket from Patagonia is about as decent as they come.


Hiking in the rain can be a glorious experience, but only when you’re nice and dry. Patagonia’s newly redesigned Torrentshell Jacket takes care of the waterproofing with their H2No® Performance Standard technology – featuring a triple-layered shell. The outer layer is made from 100% recycled nylon face fabric, has a durable water repellent (DWR) finish and features a tricot backer to add extra comfort when worn next to your bod. 

Not only will it keep you dry in the harshest conditions, but there’s also a bucketload of features to keep you comfy too.


Patagonia Torrentshell 3L Waterproof Jacket

Photo by Braden Gunem


Some more snazzy features that have us vibing on the Torrentshell Jacket are the extra storm flaps on the pockets to keep those more determined raindrops from storming the castle. The main zipper boasts double the flapper power, with both interior and exterior storm flaps protecting the DWR treated zipper. Add to this the adjustable hood with laminated visor, the microfleece-lined neck, and easy stow pocket, and you’ve got one heck of a rain jacket. 

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be checking my weather app so I can plan a hike around the next available rainstorm.


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Feature photo by Micky Wiswedel