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Even though I ordered to
Even though I ordered to size, the arms were quite constricting even with just a tee shirt. Id never get anything bulkier than that under this jacket.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, Susan. Please know you are more than welcome to [return or exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) your item for a different size. We truly want you to be 100% satisfied with all of your Patagonia items! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Customer Service Team at any time.
Like it a lot
I'd probably give it five stars if I had had the chance to wear in in really bad weather and it performed as well as it has on regular rainy days. The fit is good, the hood is the best I've experienced, and I like the pit zips. I've worn it in one moderate rain and it kept me dry and comfortable. Can only think of two things that c... Read Moreould be improved. The first is the lack of an inner pocket (or two), the second is I've found the zipper a bit had to operate, particularly in getting it started.
This is a high quality jacket. The XL was a bit too large and the L a bit too small, but taking into account that I might wear it over another layer, it might be OK. The Basin Green color was somewhat different than what I saw on the web site but still an attractive color. I have worn this jacket over a t-shirt in sunny/70 degree weather, and I was... Read More sweating, so maybe not meant for moderate or warm temps even with the vents. Patagonia shop experience was very good; knowledgeable and polite staff. THe jacket seems well constructed, I think it will last a long time.
We're glad to hear that your in-store experience was positive and recommend checking in with them if you'd like to explore a different rain jacket that might fit better. If not, we hope the Torrentshell lasts a long time with our recommended [product care tips](https://www.patagonia.com/product-care.html). Thanks for the review Eric!
A few points of disappointment
I'm a woman (5'7", 160lb. ) who chose the men's Torrentshell (XL) for it's slightly longer length compared to the women's version. I rolled the sleeves inward and felt very comfy in it. Read all the reviews, thought this would be the perfect jacket from a rain performance point of view. Wore it for the first time yeste... Read Morerday in a 40 minute medium-strength rain with a light and small daypack with thin straps. Temperature 45F, slow pace, no inclines, I was nowhere near sweating. At home I saw large patches had wetted out, where my backpack was sitting and in large circles around the arm pits. Inside the jacket was dry except for the pit zips - I had kept them closed the entire time, zippers pulls all the way up into the upper corners. This raised a few questions for me. 1) If this happens with the pit zips closed in medium rain for 40 minutes at low activity, how much water gets in with the zips opened? Is this to be accepted? 2) Why are the pit zip shields open towards the *back*, not the front? Anyone walking tends to bends over slightly, not backwards, especially with a backpack or when going uphill, making it even easier for water to enter the pit zips. Same for the pocket zippers. What is the reason for this orientation? 3) Is wetting out normal on first wear in the described conditions? Am I expected to waterproof the jacket before first wear? 4) Why call it Torrentshell if it's not made for torrential downpours?
Hi Chris, when the inside of your jacket has moisture, generally it's caused by moisture trying to get out or being trapped by your base layer rather than coming in from the outside. Your base layer should keep you warm and dry underneath your jacket. Sweating and exposure to moisture in the air can quickly saturate many cotton or natural fiber base layers, so a next to skin layer of wicking fabric is critical. Moisture-wicking material transfers the water molecules from the surface of your skin to the outer clothing layers, keeping you dry from the inside out, as well as the outside in. Our [Capilene](https://www.patagonia.com/search/?q=capilene+tops&lang=en_US) is an example of a wicking, fast drying base layer that is specifically designed to work with our waterproof shells. If you find the jacket to be leaking even after trying this suggestion you are welcome to return it anytime under our Ironclad Guarantee.
Waterproof- yes; Breathable- not as much
Note: This is my third different version of this jacket. Previous two versions both suffered from delaminating. This one is just a month old now. Todays task: 2.8 mile brisk, mostly flat walk to the store and back. Conditions: 55 degrees and cloudy, no wind nor rain. Load: Nothing on the way out, two six-packs on the way back (carried in hand). Clo... Read Morething: Capilene t-shirt and long sleeve flannel shirt worn under Torrentshell, Levis 501s, no hat. Result: even though I had pit zips and front zipper all the way open, I got surprisingly sweaty and clammy, especially on the arms and back. With the cool temperature, this was getting uncomfortable. Verdict: I have previously worn the jacket in heavy rain and it kept me totally dry. However, with todays experience, I will only wear the jacket for low-intensity activity in the rain.
Hi Gent, we were very sorry to hear about your experience with the Torrentshell 3L Jacket. If you feel that the Torrentshell isn't meeting your expectations, please feel free to begin a [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) at any time.
One glaring flaw...
I really wanted to love this rain jacket. I really did. It is sealed at the seams very well and is absolutely waterproof. The armpit vents are great. The zipper is great. The pockets are great. The lining is great. The material looks great too. However, there is one BIG fat annoyingly dissapointing flaw. The hood is gigantic. I mean really big! I ... Read Moredon't have a small head either. I've been told more than once that it's a rather a big one! Ha! When wearing the hood all you can see are your own feet. It falls so far forward that your vision is absolutely blocked. Peripherally as well. This is a big accident waiting to happen. No matter how many times you try to adjust it back a bit it instantaneously falls back down to become a blindfold. Such a letdown. Maybe I received a reject, but I don't think so. It needs to be recalled and redesigned before someone gets seriously hurt. I had to return it and go back to my old, ugly, safer (different brand) rain jacket.
Hi William! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the size of the hood. The hood is adjustable so you can cinch it down to fit more securely. That said, we really appreciate this feedback, and we'll share it with our design team.
Lightweight well-designed water resistant wind breaker
Everything about this jacket is great except one feature. It is lightweight, packable, durable, breathes well, adjusts to body and weather, great colors. Only issue, why did this nearly perfect jacket not come with a two-way zipper? I'll live without but that is often a convenient feature.
Keeps me dry!
Pro: This is an excellent jacket to keep out the rain, snow and wind. Seams don't leak and the fabric repels water like no other jacket I've had. Cons: 1) Fabric is very stiff and crinkly; not at all supple. I refer to it as, "my tin jacket". 2) Zipper is a bit fiddly and often hard to engage. 3) Drawstrings on the hood do not... Read More stay in place at all; effectively serving no function whatever. 4) Wimpy hanger loop that fits over a nail but certainly not over the usual pegs or any substantial hooks. Still a great performing jacket, but those little niggles keep it from being a perfect one. Would I buy another if I lost it? Maybe.
Practical, fits well, keeps me dry
I bought this jacket for a Roan Mountain TN/Balds, NC hike, where it proved its worth more than amply, keeping me dry under a barrage of storms ripping through the Blue Ridge that week. It continues to serve today, protecting me from tropical storms in S. Florida. We also purchased one for my fiance and she loves it and looks great in it and we fin... Read Moreally have our first rain gear together, some 11 years into our engagement.
This jacket can handle most summer rains without making you too hot to being a good shell for winter when wearing the right layers underneath. The jacket is versatile and can be a jacket that does essentially everything for you. I have used the jacket for casual everyday wear as well as hiking. The only negative is that the jacket does run slight... Read Morely large as I usually wear a large and the jacket was a little large with long sleeves and overall long length. Overall this jacket is great quality for the price and it's hard to find another jacket that beats it in value.
Keeps you dry
Bought Torrentshell to use both as an outer shell in winter and for travel during rainy seasons. Not too heavy and light enough to wear for a whole day hike. It doesn't keep you warm as a standalone and you need to pair it with fleece. Is also good as a windbreaker. Has pits to keep you from too warm on summer days. Get this to keep you dry a... Read Morend layer it with fleece to keep you warm in winter.
Good jacket but you can't remove the Patagonia patch
I am a 5'9", 165lb human male and the small is just about right for me. The sleeves could be a touch longer but I'm always a tweener in Patagonia. It hasn't gotten through a rainy season here yet but my last patagonia rain jacket lasted almost a decade so I am confident this one will too. My only issue is that when I removed th... Read Moree Patagonia patch from the breast of the jacket, it left a bunch of ugly black threads I can't seem to pluck out with tweezers. My wife thinks I'm a crazy person for removing visible branding from my clothing but I like a cleaner look. Most of the time it works great with Patagonia clothing but not here. My advice would be to just live with the patch or get a different jacket if you are a weirdo who wants to remove the little Patagonia on the front.
The Torrentshell 3L rain jacket is as advertised. It keeps the rain out in the heaviest storms while providing enough ventilation to prevent that "sweating inside your jacket" feeling you get from some other rain jackets. The size large is a bit big in the shoulders for me (I'm 5'11", 185 lbs), but I have long arms so it wa... Read Mores the right choice.
Do-It-All Rain Jacket
This jacket works for most weather conditions depending on what you wear as your base layer. You can take it out in the summer rain if you use the vents and can use it to keep cold winds off you in the winter. It held up well in a rain storm and didn't allow any rain through after over an hour of strong rain. I usually wear a large in most i... Read Moretems, but the large was too long in the sleeves and larger overall. The medium fit well so maybe consider sizing down. Overall this is a high-quality jacket for a very good price.
The rain jacket is SO AMAZING
I bought this rain jacket for my son going off to College in August, after researching best rain jackets on line. As you know college kids don't like to wear heavy jackets during Fall or even Winter, and need protection from rain while the walk through campus. I was uncertain he would use it but.. He is super happy. I got 2 text messages so ... Read Morefar.. 1) "The rain jacket is so great" and then again, a couple of weeks later , today : " the rain jacket is SO AMAZING". THANK YOU PATAGONIA! You are the best brand in the world, truly.
First Rain Jacket
First Patagonia product and rain coat. Hesitant at first due to the price, but for me well worth it. Quality product. Don't remember if the product description mentions it, but this rain coat packs into its front left pocket, I think, too, which is pretty cool. Watched a video to see how it's done. Wouldn't call myself a total off th... Read Moree grid outdoors type person - fear of alpha predators like sharks and bears - but when I'm not in my head and can make it into the woods / mountains, it kept me dry during a 4.5 mile walk / hike in some medium-steady rain w/ my dog. Like the way the hood is designed - the cords on it allow you to shape it to your head which is cool. Imagine others familiar w/ rain coats will know what I'm talking about. The "bill" on the hood, I guess it's called?, seems to do a really good job of directing the flow of water to the sides of your head instead directly down onto your face. It's really light. I got a Large, and it might be a tad big on me, but I can see myself liking the extra space in the winter when wearing more layers. If you've never bought a raincoat before I think this is a good initial first investment for the money. It's light, feels well made, and its design includes some cool features I'd never thought would make such a nice difference walking in the rain.
I love this jacket! The
I love this jacket! The fit, weight and length are spot on. I use this jacket while I'm fly fishing and hiking so the zippers under the arms are perfect for regulating the temperature inside the jacket. The hood fits well and remains snug when needed. The Velcro on the sleeves help keep the elements out and my arms warm and dry. My only recomm... Read Moreendation would be to add a zip pocket on the chest. Thank you for everything you do for our planet and for leading by example!
Perfect for the bike commute
I've been looking for some time for a lightweight rain jacket for the bike commutes. It works well as a windbreaker as well and I can layer underneath it easily. Super happy with the purchase and I know I'll have it for a while. I have several Patagonia products already.
Excellent lightweight technical rain jacket
Not the lightest, not the cheapest, not the fanciest, but I find this rain jacket an excellent combination of performance (extremely water resistant), fit (slim enough to not be flappy, but cut well to not be restrictive), durability (will last a long time hopefully!) and price
I have nothing but good things to say about this jacket. I have put it through hell and back and it never disappoints. So much so I got a second to make sure I could let my buddies wear it if need be. The breathability is great; in cold weather it does great in maintaining the heat in and snow, rain, and wind out. Ive slid down a snowy slope and no... Read Moret a single tear on the jacket. Super compact and light. The pockets are perfect for anything including snow gloves. I also use it on my sport bike and it works great as a windbreaker. Overall casual wear its a staple in my closet.
Wet from the inside out
I would really like to love this jacket but the fact of the matter is I get soaked when I wear it. The interior of the jacket is as wet as the exterior when I take it off after walking or hiking in the rain. Literally my shirt gets wet through. I wonder should I bother wearing it or should I just walk in the rain without wearing it. This may sound ... Read Morefoolish but I am sad to pan a product from a company and an organization I admire. The fact of the matter is wet inside and out.
Hey John, thank you for your honest review. That is definitely not a normal scenario for our Torrentshell. It sounds like you're experiencing a warranty issue. We've reached out to you to figure out next steps. If something like this happens in the future, please reach out to [customer service](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) immediately so we can rectify the situation.
Exactly what I was looking for.
I was looking for a truly waterproof jacket that I could use for everyday hikes throughout the year. Breath-ability is important to me and this jacket is better than any other rain jacket I've owned previously. I got a generous fit for layering purposes, but it's not at all bulky and I can wear it fine without layering and not feel awkwar... Read Mored. It was a great find and comparatively affordable.
Overall satisfied with Quality of Product
The quality of this weatherproof windbreaker is great. And, the fit was spot on also. Except for the sleeves (reason for not giving 5 stars). They are just too tight around the sleeves at the wrist. I understand they need to keep out water. But, if there was a way to adjust the tightness when it is not raining or wet, it would be a lot more comfort... Read Moreable. Only complaint . . . Otherwise, very nice.
I purchased this for a recent trip where rain was anticipated. I immediately noticed the quality when opened. I made not of how well it was constructed, specifically the hood and zip covering the neck area. It provided warmth while protecting from rain. Yet, it was breathable and vented body warmth. I am very pleased and now look forward to rain so... Read More that I can wear the jacket.
I recently purchased this rain
I recently purchased this rain jacket to replace an older Patagonia Rain Shadow jacket that had started to delaminate after years of regular use. Thank you to Patagonia for the warranty credit! I recently put it to the test on an 11-day backpacking hike on the Tour du Mont Blanc in Europe. I rolled it up and stuck it in the outside web stuff pocket... Read More of my backpack for ready access. It kept me 100% dry in hail, thunder and lightening at the top of the Grand Col Ferret and for the hours it took to get safely down, 100% dry in the rain on the approach to Les Contamines, 100% dry in the rain showers in Chamonix and added extra warmth on the cool evenings and mornings outside refuges in the high Alps. Wearing it while carrying a pack, I appreciate the pit zips to regulate temperature. I wish it had some kind of interior pocket or sleeve (that wouldn't overlap with backpack shoulder straps or waist belt) and I miss the red color in the lineup. I'm looking forward, with full confidence, to years of additional active use.
Great improvement over the old one
I had the old 2-layer Torrentshell for many years. Over time that jacket lost its water-repellency and would just cling to my body like an old wet plastic garbage bag. Not fun! Dropped by the Patagonia store on the UWS in New York and they gave me a new one of these. I'm extremely impressed with the high-quality of the newer 3-layer jackets an... Read Mored its improved design. It feels way more substantial, like an actual shell, and I can tell it's going to last way longer than the other one. The new hood is amazing, and the jacket fits better than ever before. The only detail that I would keep in mind is that it's a bit bigger than the old style, to better accommodate layers, I would imagine. A+ job!
Nice quality - sub-optimal size
I have many Patagonia jackets from heavy winter to fleece, and this is the first one that I'm not wowed with - it is too short for a water repelling jacket and too tight under the armpits. Also Snaps our velcro to close in the front without having to zip up the jacket would be nice and better than armpit zips. Nice quality but too many shortcu... Read Morets. Bring back your older Gore-Tex jackets please.
Hey Humy, thank you for the feedback. Our Torrentshell is the most basic waterproof jacket we make, so the features are minimal. For a rainwear jacket that's longer with a snap button storm flap, check out the [Men's City Storm Rain Parka](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-city-storm-rain-parka/20700.html?dwvar_20700_color=CSC&cgid=mens-jackets-vests).
Both men's and women's run small
Looking to supplement our quarter-century old hard shells, both my wife and I bought Torrentshell jackets over the past few months. She (4'9) normally wears small, I wear medium. In both cases the fit was too tight to effectively layer. We returned them and bought her a medium, me a large. Otherwise nice multipurpose jacket and half the weight... Read More of our bombproof shells.
Love this jacket and used it within the first few days of receiving it. I'm 5'9", average build, size 32 waist and ordered the medium. This product is super light and kept me real dry in the rain. For cooler weather, I'd pair this with a sweater. The only thing I'd wish this jacket had was an inside pocket, but overall it&#... Read Morex27;s great and hope this jacket lasts a while considering the price point.
Does exactly what it says on the packet
I wanted a transitional jacket to wear on my morning walks with my dog, particularly in spring and fall. This is the jacket. Add to that I can probably wear it in the winter with a warmer fleece underneath and its light enough to wear on those odd rainy days in summer. Really useful piece of kit. Only downside is its a little bit hard and noisy but... Read More thats a small price to pay.
Quality at a Great Price
Bought medium and large. Large fits well in chest but long in arms. Medium was very tight in chest and fit arm length. Decided on the Large. Tested out during a rain storm, 20 minutes and stayed completed dry. Hood fit and cinched well with a ball cap. Material is a little stiff. So far great quality and price for a 3 layer design. Going to really ... Read Moretest It in September in the Rockies during a back county elk hunting. Patagonia is going hunting with me this year!
Checks every box!
This jacket really hits all the marks in what you'd look for in a rain/waterproof jacket! The interior of the jacket looks beautiful, you can really see the craftsmanship of Patagonia in the seam tape. Next, the hood has saved me on countless occasions. The sinch in the hood perfectly grabs onto my dome for those windy days - and it never feel... Read Mores too tight. The waterproofing material is also stellar. I love watching all the water bead up and roll off! And the final bonus? Packability!! Always keep this bad boy on me when theres a chance of precipitation. Would recommend to anyone who's looking for a rain jacket that will outlast the user.
Pretty good jacket, it performs as expected. Since I am 5'6 145 lbs with a 36 inch chest and a 29 in waist, my build oddly shaped. the only recommendation would be to shorten the sleeves. The main body of the jacket fits great especially over any base layer or even a puffy, but the sleeves are to long for me. Thanks
well made, keeps you dry, runs hot
I bought the same size as my t shirts and this fits well: it's roomy enough to accomodate layering of a hoodie, puffy or something but isn't a billowy, formless tent. Like most impenetrable rainshells it doesn't breathe all that great, even with the armpit vents open, but it keeps the wet out.
Just What I Needed
This jacket is excellent for the price. Water and mostly wind proof, pit zips (heck yeah), deep and sheltered pockets, hood with three adjustment points, panels over the zipper, the goodness goes on and on. I bought this mostly for commuting by e-scooter. I needed something for wind more than rain, and this shell doesn't disappoint. With a nan... Read Moreo puff hoody underneath (size small as well, excellent cut for layering) and gloves, I am good down to 45 degrees fully exposed at 25 mph. It's also very easy to clean; my rear fender had busted and I didn't know it until I was scootering in the rain in NYC. Had a dirty-city-water skunk tail up my back, and all I had to do was wipe the jacket down when I got home. The only thing missing is a chest pocket, but I'd rather have pit zips (heck yeah again) than a chest pocket, so I'll take it.
I use this jacket for sailing. Keeps me warm and dry as an outer shell assuming the weather isnt too nasty. My only complaint is that the jacket appears to have small spots with no color or apparent water proofing. It looks like a manufacturer defect.
We are sorry to hear your Men's Torrentshell 3L Jacket appears to have some manufacturer defect. We guarantee our products so you are more than welcome to send that in for warranty evaluation. To begin this process, please click [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
The fabric was just too rigid. Feels like a thick garbage bag.
Hi Carlos! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the material. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Dependable rain protection
Jacket is perfect for my uses: work and around town. Has kept me completely dry and comfortable through a couple rain storms. Breathes well, even without using the pit zips, especially considering the heavy fabrics used. Also seems very durable due to the heavyweight fabrics. The heavyweight fabrics are a double edged sword though. Love the durabil... Read Moreity of them, but wouldnt take this jacket backpacking due the weight and the fact that it doesnt compress down as small as some other rain jackets. I personally could due without the pit zips too. I dont use them so they just seem to add weight and bulk. For the backcountry i will continue to take my m-10 but for everything else the torrent shell is perfect at a perfect price.
XL for very tall people
I wear an XL in all other brands, and there is a reason the model they used here is 6'5''. The large was too small for me, but the XL is so long when I zip it up the zipper almost comes to my nose. The hood flops everywhere. I would not recommend the XL for men of average height.
First of all the customer service is great. Thats why I spend my money on Patagonia products. Second, the materials used are the best. Having said that, I love this jacket I purchased for fishing because it does everything I wanted. Keeps me dry, and warm when times get a little windy and wet. The only down side with this jacket is the Zippers. The... Read Morey are made out of a metallic alloy that corrodes very fast. They fail way before any wear and tear occurs to the Jacket. And that brings me back to customer service. I have returned two jackets where the zippers literally fell off after only using the Jackets for a few times. Even washing and coating the Zipper with some wax, they both failed. I received replacement jackets with no problem. I only wished that the zippers would be changed to a nylon one so that there is nothing to corrode. If so, I'm sure the Jacket would last years. On a scale of one to ten, I'd rate it a 7 only because the zipper fails. But again the service and support of Patagonia is great. Aloha, Daryl
Hey Daryl, thank you for sharing your feedback with us on the Torrentshell. There is a storm flap over the zipper which is meant to keep moisture out, but if the jacket is getting saturated frequently, we recommend upgrading to a jacket that is specialized for those conditions. The Torrentshell is our baseline for waterproof gear, but something like our [Men's Calcite Jacket](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-calcite-jacket/84986.html?dwvar_84986_color=CRBA&cgid=mens-jackets-vests) for example has more advanced features such as a coated, watertight center-front zipper. We do also make a couple jackets that were designed with fishing in mind, such as our Men's SST Jacket or the Men's River Salt Jacket. We definitely have options! If you'd like to have a more in depth conversation about this, feel free to reach out to us.
"Regular" fit differs from Nano Puff Regular fit
I'm 5'4" 137lb. Size XS fit me great, whereas size XS in the Nano Puff is too tight. Granted that if I lived up north and wanted to wear heavy layers underneath, I would need to size up to the small, but I certainly have room to layer a Capilene T and a zip neck knit top under the XS. Perfect packable rain jacket for me.
Warm, light and dry
I love this jacket because it not only keeps me dry through rain and snow but is also lightweight and warm. I love How i can put it on over a fleece or sweatshirt when its cold and it basically works as a winter jacket. I also like the feature of zippers under the arms which can open and provide ventilation when using the jacket on warm days. Very ... Read Moremuch a fan of this jacket.
Watertight so far
I needed a new rain jacket, and like them to be able to fit over layers, and still have room to move, so got an XL. I would say that it fits slightly big for the size. So far, it has done everything advertised(waterproof, breathable), and I haven't had any problems with it. I don't know if a smaller size would help, or if it's just t... Read Morehe fabric, but it does poof a little bit where the top of the hand pockets are after sitting or raising arms.
I had already bought the same jacket for my daughter for her hiking. I was so impressed by the quality of the craftsmanship and materials that I also bought the same jacket for my wife and I. I have not had a chance to fully test the jackets in heavy downpours but expect with the 3L there will be no issues. Although this gear is not cheap, it is re... Read Moreasonably when compared to Arc'Teryx products and the quality is on Par. I also will continue to buy Patagonia products as they are also committed to doing their part for activism and environmental causes.
Does the job well
I did research on the best rain shells of 2021, Torrent Shell was on the top of all lists. It stacks up to those ratings. Performs perfectly in light to heavy rain. Pit vents are a huge plus! I'm 6'2" 185 and the length for arms and rear are the best I've found. Compared to similar North Face, Torrent is my go to.
Nice rain jacket, would double as a ski jacket
Good fit, waterproof as advertised. Breathes well. No stupid features, thank you. Good zipper. I use it for rainy weather but it seems like a good alternative to more expensive ski jackets. Hood fits great, hood works under a helmet but not over. Need a good all around shell thats a good deal? Id but it again.
Lightweight waterproof coat
Good rain jacket fit is a little big, but will fit over lightweight coat. Still trying to figure out the hood to get a good fit, has two different ways to adjust the fit so should get a comfortable fit soon. Overall happy with the coat, can't wait to try it in a true downpour.
Stylish and functional rain coat
5'8", 34" chest and 32" waist. I ordered a Medium and it fits well, both standalone or over a M's Down Sweater Jacket equivalent. I wore this jack on a 1 hr walk with 39F temp and 17mph wind gusts with only a Fleece Shirt underneath. I was never cold and didn't feel the wind. Sleeves are a little long but not overly so... Read More. The jacket could also use a inner stash pocket. I've only wore the jacket in the rain once and it performed as expected. I'm very happy with my purchase and would by again.
Orange U glad
I needed a raincoat that I could count on 100% to keep dry while hiking with my 5th graders, in the Smokys. I need a jacket to keep me dry and warm while setting up Enduro races for Big Mountain Enduro. I need a jacket to teach PE anytime without being bulky or so I could layer up. I needed the Torrentshell 3L Rain Jacket in less than 7 days since ... Read Moremy previous one's zipper failed just before a trip. Patagonia had a new one in my pack in 2 days. Fantastic customer services, just like I was told by all friends who wear their products. Get your own.
A little small
like most outdoor clothing companies, the sizing tendencies are towards the slimmer profile. big guys like myself need to search far and wide for outer wear that will fit comfortably over cold weather layering, For me this jacket is a prime example. It'll work fine for stashing in my pack for summer squalls.
Does its job
This is my second rain coat. After having my original for four years, it stopped keeping me dry. I assume these things arent made to last much longer than that so I purchased my second one. I spend a lot of time in heavy rain at the beach with my dog and I stay dry.
Thank you for this review, Meredith.The reason waterproof gear delaminates is that contaminants like dirt, sweat, or oils from skin will slowly start to separate the waterproof laminate from the outer fabric. Sadly, this isn't something that we can repair; however, when it happens it is considered a warranty issue. A good way to prevent this with the new jacket is to wash it more frequently. Depending on how often it's used, we suggest washing at least a couple times per season. Also, storing it hanging in your closet, or in a cool, dry place is best. Here are some general care instructions for waterproof gear: machine wash warm, do not bleach, tumble dry low, warm iron, do not use fabric softeners. A performance detergent is preferable (Storm Clothing Wash, Nikwax Tech Wash, etc.), but any gentle detergent will do the trick (no fabric softener). A post-wash tumble dry on low heat for 20 minutes will help revive the water repellent DWR finish. The codes on the tag will show that you want to tumble dry on low heat. The DWR can also be restored with a performance spray or wash-in treatment such as Storm Eco Proofer or Nikwax. Eventually, the DWR finish may lose effectiveness and water will no longer bead on the surface of the garment. Here is some general information about caring for Patagonia products: https://www.patagonia.com/repairs/#product-care
Really stiff fabric and the cut is a little off.
Hi Joe, thank you for taking the time to share this review. We're sorry to hear that jacket may not be working for you! Please keep in mind that you can return anything that isn't working for you: [Returns](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
I originally bought this as a large but when it came it was TOO large. Quickly and easily traded it in for a medium and it was perfect. It's fantastic in the rain and is super easy to pack away if going on a trip. Highly recommend as an outer layer for any hiking trip (just be sure to bundle up under to stay warm)!
Best Rain Jacket Ive used!
I opted for a large based on my shoulder width. Although Im relatively short, broad shouldered, with a shorter neck, Ive been able to adjust this jacket to fit me well and seal out wind and rain better than most other jackets Ive tried. Ive used it on numerous adventure photography shoots in the PNW where it is wet constantly 9 months out of the ye... Read Morear and Ive never had any problems with water getting in. I think Patagonia really hit the nail on the head with this one. I got the Forge Grey for hiking and work use and just the light blue for casual wear. For me, the large is just big enough that I can comfortably layer a fleece and t shirt underneath for cooler temps while keeping me drunk this is super important to me as appreciate the ability to layer. Even in the wintertime when Im in the Midwest, Ill wear this to keep dry with heavy warming layers underneath. Just my preference but for my uses, this is definitely my favorite jacket!
Well built shell
The Torrentshell 3L is well built with good quality control, as you might expect from Patagonia. So far in an upstate NY winter it has been totally waterproof yet more breathable than my last mid weight shell. The pit zips are large and double-zipped, a nice touch. I love that the drawcords are so well managed. Sizing on the 3XL is good for layerin... Read Moreg on me- 62, 50 chest , 300lb. Two places that could be improved: 1. Make the front zip a double zipper to give more hip room when needed 2. Pockets. The hand pockets are ok, opening could be a bit bigger, and Id love a chest pocket or two (one inside one outside on opposite sides). Overall a good shell, particularly for the price. Definitely recommend and living up to the reviews so far.
Thank you for leaving this detailed review, Anne! Measurements are always extra helpful. And we appreciate your suggestions for improvements! Our product development team reads the reviews, so they will see this feedback. Cheers!
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