Patagonia Men's Torrentshell Jacket

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Patagonia Men's Torrentshell Jacket.
Pared-down and packable, the Torrentshell Jacket is an H2NoPerformance Standard 2.5-layer nylon waterproof/breathable hard shell rain jacket for seriously wet weather. Aside from stunning landscapes, Southern Patagonia is known for one thing: wet weather. For trekking and hiking in drenching conditions, our Torrentshell Jacket provides H2NoPerformance Standard protection that's durable, lightweight and simple. We’ve improved the fit, and the 2.5-layer nylon rain jacket has a waterproof/breathable barrier, a DelugeDWR (durable water repellent) finish and stuffs into one of two zippered handwarmer pockets (with a carabiner clip-in loop). The hood rolls down, stows away, and has a laminated visor; the center zipper now has sleek minimal-welt exterior and interior storm flaps; and the ventilating pit zips have storm flaps and Deluge DWR-treated zippers. With a microfleece-lined neck, hook-and loop cuff closures and a drawcord hem. Patagonia Men's Torrentshell Jacket - Pared-down and packable, the Torrentshell is a no-frills, 2.5-layer hard shell with a waterproof/breathable H2Nobarrier for seriously wet weather. H2NoPerformance Standard shell with waterproof/breathable 2.5-layer nylon ripstop repels moisture 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 Pockets: two zippered handwarmers and venting pit zips, all with welted exterior storm flaps and DWR-treated zippers Self-fabric hook-and-loop cuff closures and adjustable drawcord hem seal out moisture Stows in self-stuff handwarmer pocket with carabiner clip-in loop; Re-engineered pattern for improved fit H2NoPerformance Standard shell: 2.5-layer, 2.6-oz 50-denier 100% nylon ripstop with a waterproof/breathable barrier and a DelugeDWR (durable water repellent) finish 345 g (12.2 oz) Regular fit


  • Fixed helmet compatible hood rolls down for compact storage and provides added protection in stormy weather

Weather and Wind:

  • Fully taped seams and DWR treated zippers keep wet conditions out
  • Two front pockets stow essentials and warm up cold hands


  • Center-front zipper features minimal welt storm flap that creates a zipper-garage chin guard
  • Packs into zippered self-storage pocket
  • Pit zips with storm flaps and DWR-treated zippers for wet-weather protection; self-fabric hook-and-loop cuff closures
  • Two zippered handwarmer pockets and venting pit zips; all with welted exterior storm flaps and DWR (durable water repellent)-treated zippers


  • Entire jacket can be stuffed into the front pocket for compact storage

Lining and Layers:

  • Regular fit leaves room for layers on chilly days
  • Microfleece-lined neck for comfort and enhanced protection of barrier; center zipper has exterior and interior storm flaps to keep water out


  • Micro-fleece lined neck is soft against skin
  • H2No; Performance Standard shell with waterproof/breathable 2.5-layer nylon ripstop repels moisture 2-way-adjustable hood with a laminated visor rolls down and stows
  • H2No Performance Standard shell fabric is made from nylon ripstop with a waterproof/breathable barrier and a Deluge DWR finish to provide Patagonia's highest level weather protection
  • Adjustable cuffs and a drawcord hem seal to keep moisture out and warmth in
  • Self-fabric hook-and-loop cuff closures and adjustable drawcord hem seal out elements


  • Stows in self-stuff handwarmer pocket with carabiner clip-in loop; Re-engineered pattern for improved fit


  • Underarm zips provide ventilation


  • Made in Vietnam.

The Patagonia Men's Torrentshell Jacket is waterproof, windproof, durable and breathable. It also packs nicely into a bag or wherever else you want to stuff it. Keep those details to yourself. The laminated visor and extra waterproof fabric make sure you stay warm and dry during monsoons. The zipper and pit zips have storm flaps to make extra super sure the rain stays on the outside of the jacket. It goes great with peanut butter sandwiches.

FEATURES of the Patagonia Men's Torrentshell Jacket.

Backcountry Edge

A fully waterproof and breathable 2.5 layer hard shell, the Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket is an excellent lightweight option for hikers and backpackers seeking a balance of features and minimalistic design for wet weather. A fully waterproof and breathable 2.5 layer hard shell, the Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket is an excellent lightweight option for hikers and backpackers seeking reliable protection from wet or windy weather.

Whether you're hiking the high Rockies in the summer or exploring ancient Incan ruins in Peru, the potential for serious rain showers exists every day. Always be prepared for wet weather with the Patagonia Men's Torrentshell Jacket. Made from H2No Performance shell fabric, this minimalist shell provides Patagonia's highest level of waterproof and breathable protection. Plus, the jacket can be stuffed into its own front pocket so you'll always have space to bring it along.

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Grab your go to jacket by selecting the Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket. This Men's jacket won't fail you, whether its camping or something you where in everyday conditions.
Appalachain Outdoors
The Torrentshell Jacket from Patagonia offers breathable, waterproof protection in even the worst of downpours thanks to its H2No construction. The microfleeced-lined neck of the Torrentshell offers added comfort, and the Torrentshell compresses into its stuff-pocket, making it a perfect addition for your longer excursions.

Pared-down and packable, Patagonia's Torrentshell Jacket is an H2No® Performance Standard 2.5-layer nylon waterproof/breathable hard shell rain jacket for seriously wet weather.
You are not one to back out due to weather because you know that the terrible conditions into which one treks can be thwarted with the help of the Patagonia Torrentshell jacket. It's waterproof and breathable 2.5 layer fabric slays the opposition with an H2No barrier and Deluge DWR finish. Wrapped in a blanket of weatherproofing you are free to move about the backcountry unfettered and undaunted.

Mountain Gear
Packable and light the Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket is perfect for a backpacking trip through mountain passes and lowland forests.

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H2No® Performance Standard shell with waterproof/breathable 2.5-layer nylon ripstop
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Also available for: Women, Boys, Toddler Boys, Girls, Toddler Girls
Closure:Full Zip
Clothing Fit:Regular Fit
Country of Origin:Vietnam
Fabrics/Materials:2.5-layer, 2.6-oz 50-denier 100% nylon ripstop
H2No Performance Standard shell:2.5-layer, 2.6-oz 50-denier 100% nylon ripstop with a waterproof/breathable barrier and a Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish
H2No® Performance Standard shell:2.5-layer, 2.6-oz 50-denier 100% nylon ripstop with a waterproof/breathable barrier and a Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish
Hem:Drawcord hem
Hood:Laminated visor; 2-way-adjustable hood rolls down and stows
Liner:>Microfleece-lined neck for comfort and enhanced protection of barrier; center zipper has exterior and interior storm flaps to keep water out
Material:2.5-Layer, 2.6-oz 50-Denier 100% Nylon Ripstop with a Waterproof/Breathable H2No Barrier and a Deluge DWR Finish
Number of Pockets:2
Other:Pit Zips and Packs into Pocket
Pit Zips:Yes
Pockets:two zippered hand warmers and venting pit zips, all with welted exterior storm flaps and DWR-treated zippers
Recommended Use:Hiking/Backpacking/Travel
Seam Taped:Yes
Shell Material:H2NO 2.5L with DWR (100% nylon ripstop)
Technologies:[H2No Performance, Deluge DWR finish]
Type:Waterproof/Breathable Shell
Type of Waterproofing:H2No® barrier and Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish
Ventilation:Pit zips with storm flaps and DWR-treated zippers for wet-weather protection; self-fabric hook-and-loop cuff closures
Warranty:Lifetime Limited
Weatherproof Material:H2no
Weight:331 g (11.5 oz)
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Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket Reviews:

Positive Reviews:


The Bad:
Not breathable enough for me.
I am a fairly moist individual and on foggy cold days I get a lot of condensation on the inside. Also if I am active (biking for at least 20 mins) I will sweat out. The good:
Stops almost all wind. Waterproof for at least half an hour.
I can wear this on a motorcycle at highway speeds down to about 40F with only a flannel under and stay comfy. Down to 20F with a flannel, wool sweater, wool hat and hood up.
High quality construction. I just fell off my bicycle and cant find a scratch and have had it for 2 years and it looks fine. The fit:
I wear a size L. 230lbs, 6'-0", 46" chest, monkey armed mixed martial artist. This fits me perfect. If you can fit in to skinny pants this will probably fit like a trash bag. I'm usually between L tall and XL slim. I say this fits like a L tall.
The hood is great for walking but sucks for biking because it kills the peripherals. If you wear a helmet you can smoosh the sides back for almost perfect peripherals. Verdict:
Patagonia Super-Cell looks like a better buy because of the Gore-Tex (if you have the $). Otherwise this is fine. Pit zips rock!
ChicagoLlama at Patagonia on 11/25/2013

Great waterproof rain coat. Only holds minor flaws

When it comes to Patagonia's 2013 Torrentshell, it's a great rainjacket for average to above average weather. (I'm referring to heavy Minneapolis rain, and seattle downpours with wind) which isn't much compared to some other areas of the world. Now I noticed a small anount of moisture soaking through the fabric but I was exposed for quite some time. It's hard to pick out a flaw in this jacket but two come to mind. Mine biggest complaint is the lack of an inner wallet/cellphone pocket. (Why they removed this is beyond me, the 2012 torrentshell is almost superior). These are valuables that should always stay dry! To compliment what pockets it does have (two hand warmer pockets) they dont come equipped with waterproof zipper seals like the Snowshot jacket has. While these pockets don't experience much action when it comes to water, it would really help give the Torrentshell another level of waterproofing. 4 stars; no inner pocket or zipper seals. Use it for average to heavy rainfall where you will be only exposed for an hour or so at max. I would recommend the Piolet coat for anything beyond that such as the rainforest.
mattwk at Patagonia on 04/18/2013

Orange is the best color for rain wear.

I purchased last year's Torrentshell in "orange." I've owned several Rain Shadow jackets, two in navy blue and one in red. I purchased this year's Torrentshell in "orange," so I could dedicate my old jacket solely for mountain biking. The new orange color is even brighter than last year's model, so I'm still using my old orange Torrentshell as my full-time rain/snow/wind shell and the new jacket is an essential piece my cycling gear.
I wanted a waterproof jacket with pit zips for fall through spring mountain biking that would be visible and adhere to safety orange as much as possible. The new styling of the jacket and brighter orange color is terrific. The velcro front closure allows increased ventilation without having it zipped. I really like the fit of the jacket and its strength. The other excellent benefit of bright rain gear is the visibility. This jacket is so bright, it glows. It seldom rains when its sunny and any advantage to being visible when its cloudy or dark (or hunting season) is a bonus!
bobchuck at Patagonia on 02/25/2013


Bought this rain jacket a few weeks back, just in time for many storms here in Virginia. It has preformed wonderfully. I bought the bright blue color, which is very visible. I have used it so far for fishing and walking my dog, even in the pouring rain. Last week I was fishing with my friend, when the sky turned dark and buckets of rain fell on us. So much so, that two hours of solid rain later a flash flood warning was announced and we had to stop fishing. Even after two hours of heavy rain, the top half of my body stayed 100% dry. Now I want to purchase the Torrentshell pants, so that the bottom half of me can stay dry also. The ultra-thin jacket folds very nicely into it's own left pocket, and it even has a carabiner loop so secure it to my backpack. It breathes pretty well (as far as rain coats go) and is very comfortable. As of now I am really enjoying it.
CaptainFleming at Patagonia on 06/14/2013

My front-seat opinion is that this jacket fit me a little too baggy for my liking--I bought a LRG and I'm 6'3'' 180lbs. It was a loose in the body, especially the lower body, and the bungees tightened it down, but still a little too baggy.
It did keep my dry in the rain, not downpours, but regular rain. Another criticism I have is that the inside of the jacket was stained by my polyester shirt because of the constant pressure from the backpack shoulder straps on top, jacket in middle, and shirt underneath. Didn't affect performance, but looks nasty.
The wrist velcro straps are helpful for keeping your arms drier and the warmth sealed in. The pit zips are great for trudging uphill. Overall, for the weight and price, this is a solid shell, it'll keep you shielded from the strong winds--even on Mt. Washington--and dry from moderate-strength rain. For downpours or a more athletic fitting jacket, you might consider another.
Me pictured with color DILL on summit of Mt. Washington.

Ryan Conklin at on 05/04/2013

Affordable Jacket that doesn't skimp on performanc

lets just get to the point. i am in love with the torrentshell jacket. i bought my first one back in 2010 and it saw me through some heavy rains on my bike/walk commute to and from work, as well as backpacking through the appalachians on a few trips. that jacket unfortunately started losing its ability to repel rain, however patagonia stood behind their product and just recently replaced my old torrentshell with the 2013 model. the best part about the new model is its ability to stuff into its own pocket. this is very convenient for my commutes where it might be raining in the morning but bright and sunny in the afternoons. my only complaint about the new version is that the inner pocket that was in my 2010 jacket. if you are looking for a jacket that will keep you bone dry, but don't want to spend the cash, the torrentshell is for you.
Kendig at Patagonia on 08/31/2013

Patagonia's Torrentshell is a fully waterproof hardshell capable of withstanding anything from hurricane force winds and rain, to dust storms, to light afternoon showers. It has a Deluge DWR Finish, is highly breathable, underarm zips for dumping excess heat, a helmet compatible hood, very large front zip pockets, the ability to stow into it's own pocket for easy storage, and much more. For the price you will not find a better jacket that meets the same quality as the torrent shell. USSOCOM adopted a grey version of the Patagonia Torrentshell for their level 6 jacket in the Protective Combat Uniform line for SOF Operators. If this jacket is good enough for that group of people surely it is good enough for anyone else.

Austin Squires at on 09/16/2013

Most practical rain jacket ever

I won't travel anywhere without my Torrentshell, and two recent experiences show why: 1 - We were rained on nonstop for 5 straight days while hiking through the Queen Charlotte Sound (New Zealand) in April '13 and my Torrentshell was perfect- kept me dry but never got clammy. 2 - A few months later (July '13) I wore it over my non-waterproof motorcycle jacket while riding through hard rain in Norway. It obviously isn't intended for that purpose but it worked perfectly - stopped the wind, stopped the driving rain - at 75 MPH. Made with typical Patagonia high quality, just shove it in your pack or duffle and hit the road. Seriously functional gear.
Freshpavement at Patagonia on 08/13/2013

For the price you can't go wrong

This is my go-to jacket, light enough for travel, stylish enough to wear in an urban environment. It is not Gore-Tex, so it is not really all that breathable, but it fares better than, say the Marmot rain jackets that do not breathe at all. I use this on backcountry trips and truth is, if I am working hard, I get wet inside and out very quickly, but at least it doesn't leak. The inside moisture is just from sweat. That's life, unless you want to spend the cash for Gore-Tex. I like that it comes in a variety of colors. Red and orange are my faves!
watergrl at Patagonia on 01/27/2014

The torrentshell is a great rain jacket. I have been in lots of rain storms with this thing and have never been wet. It doesn't
Breath the best so if you are doing something aerobic it can get kinda clamy inside. The pit zips are perfect if you are hiking, but I got pretty sweaty inside riding my bike in the rain. It packs down pretty small into its own pocket. I throw a small strap around it to compress it more when I'm putting it in a backpack. All and all its a great rain shell especially for the price

Matt Park at on 09/17/2013

Negative Reviews:


I am an avid supporter of the company's environmental standpoints. Thus, I pay extra for decent gear. I ride my bicycle in upstate NY year round. As a commuter, I need lightweight gear that is multi-functional. Quite a few years back, I purchased the first generation of the Torrentshell Men's full-zip jacket, and I loved it! No way around it: fit perfect, dealt with rain/snow great, fully windproof. I even went on to buy the Men's Torrentshell Pants. The outfit was perfect. The problem with my original coat was the lamination in the brim, neck, hood, and finally the shoulders had almost completely "flaked" out. I waited two years to replace it with the coat that was just sent to me because I didn't want to part with my original one. The moment I put the coat on, I disliked the fit. The zipper flap is on the wrong side and is smaller, so when it does rain, water seeps through. The hood is ok- brim is nicer than the original, but I still prefer the draw strings on the inside of the coat. They don't get caught on my messenger bag. The chest is larger now. This is a HUGE problem, as more air gets caught in the coat as I ride. Thus, more condensation and my sleeves, chest, and back are now somewhat soaked when I get to work, home, or wherever. The arm length is also longer than the original. This is especially problematic as it collects rain and snow as I ride. Lastly, the H2no technology may or may not be better than the original, I think it is- but it is too early to tell. I've only had the replacement for a little of a month. Overall, I am so bummed. It took years to find the right coat. I see a lot of other companies have versions of this coat and at less price. I may be checking them out in the future. Moreover, the actually overall feel of the coat seems skimpier than before- at least the minimalist approach with the original one had some substance. This coat in 20 mph winds gets penetrated. I never had that before. I am very disappointed. The form-fitting coat of the first generation was great. This 2013 fit is just a little two bulky for me. FYI: I am 5'10'' and depending on the season 160-180 pounds. Right now, I am 173.
ScruffyBeard at Patagonia on 11/03/2013

Don't buy

First day in Venice in the rain I was ver glad I had my new Patagonia jacket. Not only kept the water out but very lightweight. After one day when the string for the hood broke with only a light tug was very sorry I had made the purchase. Hood became essentially useless. Would not recommend.
Derbydreamers at Patagonia on 10/26/2013

Not Impressed

The torso is quite narrow/constrictive and the arms are orangutan-long. The fabric is noisy/crinkly and uncomfortable. Functionally, I didn't remain as dry as I expected I would. My search for a summer rain/wind jacket continues.
StefanoG at Patagonia on 06/07/2013

Size runs a little small

It was a little snug for an xl. Had to exchange for another brand
Dw at Rock/Creek Outfitters on 12/12/2013

Neutral Reviews:

Pros and Cons

As a die-hard Patagonia fan it was hard to find flaw with this jacket. Minimalist, good price, looks pretty good. Unfortunately though, it can't quite deliver on the most important variable: it's not truly waterproof. I've had it for a year and a half and I've worn it in all kinds of wetness, but mostly only in the city. In short downpours it performs well but there's a mild clamminess. The real problem is that in sustained wetness it simply doesn't fully block the water. Particularly in wet snow and when wearing a backpack, my shoulders and upper arms get wet, making it difficult to layer with down and less than pleasant with other things. I've looked for seam seal issues and the like and haven't found any -- it seems the water is coming straight through the fabric. I still think the jacket's a pretty good value and performs well in most situations, but I'd be wary of depending on it when you're in the wilderness and expect to be dealing with a lot of moisture. I'd call it highly water repellent (maybe 90%), but not waterproof.
jogodedentro at Patagonia on 03/19/2013

Works well for short periods

I have not had this jacket long, only a few weeks. Wearing it back and forth to work in Oregon it has worked well and kept me dry. Out at the coast 3 days non stop rain it worked well for short periods out in 80 knot winds and heavy sideways rain. If I was out longer than an hour and if I was sitting down at any point the rain begins to collect in areas and get saturated soaking through the jacket. The last outing I was out for several hours collecting wild mushrooms and soaking in hot springs. Hanging my jacket up in a covered area to soak in the springs and when putting my jacket back on it was wet and cold and the water that was beaded up on the jacket when first hanging it had now soaked into the jacket. I am not completely giving up on the Torrentshell. I will give it a few more outings in the elements.
jmac1 at Patagonia on 10/09/2013

Depends on what you use it for

I received this as a gift from my wife. It serves as a good rain jacket in town but it ripped on my first fall (which was kinda bad into the trees). I have a 14 year-old Patagonia jacket that has been through everything (skiing, winter storms, getting slammed inside the door of a Penske truck) and you're going to want a heavier (Gore-Tex) jacket to meet those expectations. But this is a really good value for the money.
ScottInVA at Patagonia on 09/02/2013

overall good but can let moisture through

I've worn this jacket in many conditions and for the most part it does well. However, in hard and constant rain it feels as though the moisture or humidity of the elements seeps inside the jacket (not the water/rain ... just the moisture) thus making the inside of the jacket feel a bit wet when I know it's not. Not sure if other people experience this but just an observation.
burmco at Patagonia on 10/11/2013

Been caught in several downpours and stayed dry while wearing the Torrentshell. Can get clammy , but the airvents help under each arm. Packs down nicely in it's pocket.

charles taylor at on 04/12/2013