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Men's Torrentshell 3L Jacket Reviews

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Ms Torrentshell 3L Jacket

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March 7, 2023

Perfect combination of features

I usually wear a Medium or Large. I opted for the Large to layer in colder weather and travel. The underarm zippers are perfect. The simple main zipper water repellent fold design works better than Velcro. The hood does lack the structure other rain coats have, but it works for me.

February 28, 2023

Makes me perspire

Really no different than Gore-Tex, in that it traps moisture within the jacket as I walk or hike, making me wet and sticky, especially when humid, raining, or snowing. And this is while wearing a "wicking" base layer such as 100% merino wool, merino wool/nylon blend, and Capilene base layers from Patagonia. Simple explanation: the activit... Read Morey of water on the outside of the jacket is greater than it is in the inside, so that there is no thermodynamic driving force (concentration gradient) favoring the transport of water molecules from the inside of the jacket to the outside. I'm ditching this thing and going back to my organic ventile cotton parka, which is waterproof and has vents in all the right places.

Response from Patagonia
March 10, 2023

Hi Sean! Thank you for your review on our Torrentshell 3L Rain Jacket. We're sorry to hear you didn't find the jacket to be terribly breathable. This feedback is incredibly valuable and we'll share this with our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).

February 15, 2023

The Ultimate Go To

Love my Torrentshell. I own many. The most versatile jacket there is. Keeps you dry, layer underneath and keeps you warm, looks classic. Pit zips and Velcro cuffs are all the features you need!

February 10, 2023

I like the color and features

My favorite windbreaker so far, it fitting inside it's own pocket is great.

January 30, 2023


I bought my Torrentshell in an REI store while wearing a baseball cap. It wasn't until later, during a rainstorm that I discovered how curved the front of the hood is. Rain and blowing snow is dumped right on your face - the hood is worthless. Also, I couldn't operate the underarm zips while wearing the jacket. I had to take the jacket of... Read Moref, during a storm, adjust the underarm zips and put the jacket back on. I returned the jacket to REI.

Response from Patagonia
February 9, 2023

We're sorry to hear that the features of this jacket were ultimately so disappointing. We hope our longtime dealer REI was able to provide some guidance on a different jacket. If not, our [Customer Service](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) team will be happy to help, so please don't hesitate to reach out to us!

January 23, 2023

These Coolers Are Horrendous

A family member bought me my first Torrentshell in Navy Blue almost 5 years ago and it has been my Most used and beloved piece of clothing than any other item. It has started to show its age and I'd like to replace mine, but these pastal colors and disjointed blues that Patagonia has been using in their products is a real deal breaker. Bring... Read More Back New Navy! I guess I'll keep what I have and hope it doesn't leak on me on a backcoutry trail.

January 19, 2023

Fit and performance as expected

Really good piece, I grab it often. Able to layer with it comfortably. I didn't have to compromise between sizes (M or L)... to layer or not to layer. Comfortable around the neck and without the awkward fit/laydown around the neck area when the jacket is not at full zip. Packable, light enough, good value, great fit, and comfortable.

December 24, 2022

Versatile protection

I have owned my TS 3L for over a year and its my go to jacket for any inclement weather. Use it for mountain/Gravel biking in rain and wind. In winter I match it up with my nano puff jacket or nano puff vest as a layer to keep me warm .. I use it for skiing with a layer underneath and its very durable .. while it lacks a powder skirt, you can cinch... Read More up the hem on your mid layer or the jacket and stay plenty warm. I ski and bike with the pit zips open and have never had a problem with sweating out on the inside. This weekends -30* wind chill and 50 mph winds didnt stop the jacket and the hood kept my head warm with a good hat underneath.

December 13, 2022

Doesn't breathe

Wet is wet, whether from without or within.

Response from Patagonia
December 19, 2022

Hi Marv, 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 next to skin, 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=mens+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.

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