Great lightweight rain jacket, not super stretchy
I got this to replace an old Precip that was delaminating and falling apart at the seams (literally). It's a great lightweight rain jacket and I love how small it packs. I bought my usual Patagonia size (S) and it's roomy enough to fit a puffy underneath, and feels a little big but not like I'm swimming in it when wearing it solo. My... Read More only question/confusion is around the stretch factor. I don't find the material to be particularly stretchy at all, *especially* compared to my boyfriend's Rainshadow of last year (or the year before perhaps?), which seems to be a little thinner material and has noticeable stretch. I'm curious if/why the change in material from previous years. It's not a dealbreaker that this jacket isn't as stretchy -- it's still a great jacket -- but I suppose it does mean I will just continue to covet his...
I own a lot of awesome jackets, however, this is my most coveted because I can wear it for any and all sports! The stretchiness REALLY works, unlike many other materials that claim to be 'stretch' fabric and are not. By winter I wear the Rainshadow over my puffies for that extra layer of warmth and weather protection. You cannot go wrong ... Read Morewith this versatile piece that fits easily into any pack pocket if you want to use it "in case of rain" in the summer or winter(:
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