Patagonia Women's Torrentshell Jacket

Priced: $64.50 - $129.00 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 180 reviews.
Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket
Zoom In
Color: Black
Available Colors:
Evo $69.90 - $97.90
45% off
Regularly: $129.00
Denali $77.99
39% off
Regularly: $129.00
Patagonia $90.00
30% off
Regularly: $129.00
Massey's Outfitters (closeout)
(close out )
50% off
Regularly: $129.00 $90.30 - $129.00
30% off
Regularly: $129.00
Rocky Mountain Trail $90.30 - $129.00
30% off
Regularly: $129.00
Moosejaw $95.99 - $129.00
25% off
Regularly: $129.00
Rock/Creek Outfitters $102.95 - $129.00
20% off
Regularly: $129.00
Backcountry Edge $128.95
Al's Sports $128.99
Appalachain Outdoors $129.00
Campmor $129.00
Half-Moon Outfitters $129.00
Mountain Gear $129.00
River Sports Outfitters $129.00
Rock/Creek Outfitters (closeout)
(close out )
$129.00 (closeout)
(close out )
$129.00 $129.00
Visit our Daily Deals for great products at low prices.
Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket -

The Patagonia Women's Torrentshell Jacket is probably the best jacket ever if you're going to be in the rainforest or a surprise thunderstorm. It's waterproof yet breathable with a laminated visor and storm flaps. Just like a tent but not really. The Torrentshell also has lots of pockets to put all your stuff in. It's guaranteed to keep you dry. Because nobody likes to sit in moisture, all smelly like a wet dog.

FEATURES of the Patagonia Women's Torrentshell Jacket.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Patagonia Women's Torrentshell Jacket.

Lining and Layers:

  • Regular fit allows for layering and freedom of movement.
  • Pared-down and packable, the Torrentshell is a no-frills, 2.5-layer hard shell with a waterproof/breathable H2Nobarrier for seriously wet weather
  • Microfleece-lined neck provides comfort and protects waterproof/breathable barrier


  • Elasticized self-fabric waistband with internal drawcord pulls on for easy use
  • With a microfleece-lined neck, hook-and loop cuff closures and a drawcord hem
  • We’ve improved the fit, and the 2.5-layer nylon 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)
  • 2.5-layer, 2.6-oz 50-denier 100% nylon ripstop, with a waterproof/breathable H2No® barrier and a Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish
  • Adjustable, self-fabric hook-and-loop closure at ankle with flapped, Deluge DWR-treated zipper to the knee
  • 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
  • Self-fabric hook-and-loop cuff closures and adjustable drawcord hem seal out elements

Weather and Wind:

  • H2No® waterproof breathable barrier provides maximum protection in wet conditions; it blocks wind and water yet allows perspiration to escape


  • Center-front zipper features minimal welt exterior and interior storm flaps that create a zipper-garage chin guard
  • Center zipper has exterior and interior storm flaps to keep water out; pit zips with storm flaps and DWR-treated zippers for wet-weather protection
  • Packs into zippered self-storage pocket
  • Two zippered handwarmer pockets and venting pit zips; all with welted exterior storm flaps and DWR (durable water repellent)-treated zippers
  • 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


  • Import.
  • Made in Vietnam and Made in China.


  • Pants stow in left-hand pocket


  • Articulated knees
Massey's Outfitters (closeout)
Tropical rainforests share at least one thing with the Patagonia Ice Cap: wet weather. For trekking and hiking in drenching conditions, Patagonia's Torrentshell Jacket provides 2.5-layer waterproof/breathable protection that's durable, lightweight and simple. The nylon jacket has a Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish and stuffs into one of two zippered handwarmer pockets (with a clip-in loop); the hood rolls down, stows away, and has a laminated visor; and the center zipper has exterior and interior storm flaps. With pit zips for added ventilation, a microfleece-lined neck and chin, and a drawcord hem.
Pared-down and packable, the Torrentshell is a no-frills, 2.5-layer H2No® waterproof/breathable hard shell for seriously wet weather.
-2.5-layer nylon ripstop shell with a waterproof/breathable H2No barrier and Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
-2-way-adjustable hood with laminated visor rolls down and stows.
-Microfleece-lined neck for comfort and enhanced protection of waterproof/breathable barrier.
-Pockets: Two handwarmers, one internal mesh drop-in; stows in hand pocket.
-Center-front zip has exterior and interior storm flaps to keep water out; pit zips have storm flaps and Deluge DWR treated zippers.
-Self-fabric hook-and-loop cuff closures.
-2.5-layer, 2.6-oz 50-denier 100% nylon ripstop, with a waterproof/breathable H2No® barrier and a Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
-Regular fit.
-363 g (12.8 oz)
-Made in China.
Rock/Creek Outfitters (closeout)

The Women's Torrentshell Jacket by Patagonia goes from the perpetual drip of a rain forest trek, to the flash-bang of an afternoon thunderstorm in the mountains, this lightweight waterproof shell jacket is built for trekking and hiking in bad conditions. Tropical rain forests share at least one thing with the Patagonia Ice Cap: wet weather.

For trekking and hiking in drenching conditions, Patagonia's new Torrentshell provides 2.5-layer waterproof/breathable protection that's durable, lightweight and without frills. The jacket stuffs into one of two zippered handwarmer pockets (and has a clip-in loop); the hood fits snugly over a helmet, rolls down, stows away, and has a laminated visor; and the center zipper has exterior and interior storm flaps.

With pit zips for added ventilation, a microfleece-lined neck and chin and a drawcord hem.

Aside from stunning landscapes, Southern Patagonia is known for one thing: wet weather. For trekking and hiking in drenching conditions, the Patagonia Women's Torrentshell Jacket provides H2No® Performance Standard protection that's durable, lightweight and simple. The 2.5-layer nylon jacket has a waterproof/breathable barrier, a Deluge® DWR (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 has 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.

Appalachain Outdoors
With H2No performance surrounding you in the Torrentshell Jacket from Patagonia, even the worst downpours won't slow you down. Completely waterproof and breathable, the Torrentshell Jacket has a microfleeced-lined neck for extra comfort, and the fact that the Torrentshell stows in its handwarmer pocket, makes this shell a perfect addition to any expedition.
Backcountry Edge

A fully waterproof and breathable 2.5 layer hard shell, the Patagonia Women’s Torrentshell Jacket is an excellent lightweight option for hikers and backpackers seeking reliable protection from wet or windy weather.

Prepare for afternoon rain showers that interrupt clear skies on your summer hikes or fall downpours that plague backpacking trips with a lightweight packable jacket. The Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket provides the waterproof protection and versitility you need for year-round rain protection.

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

Patagonia's Torrentshell Jacket features micro-fleeced lined neck, two handwarmer pockets, and 2-way-adjustable hood with laminated visor roll. (closeout)
They're lightweight, waterproof and breathable: Torrentshells keep you singing in the rain when thunderstorms boom. The 2.5-layer nylon pants with a Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish feature a simple pull-on style with an elastic drawcord waistband, articulated knees and three zippered pockets (two handwarmers, one back hip). The zippered lower legs have adjustable hook-and-loop cuffs, and the pants stuff into the left handwarmer pocket (with carabiner clip-in loop).
Want it cheaper? Set your own price.
Enter the price you want to pay and we'll email or text you if we find a store that will sell it for that amount:
Price: $
Your email:
Cell number: (optional, for text message)
Learn how offers work...
7 people have already set their own price.
Average Price History: Price History
Review RatingNumber of Reviews
Also available for: Men, Boys, Toddler Boys, Girls, Toddler Girls
Additional Info:Regular fit
Closure:Full Zip
Clothing Fit:Regular Fit
Country of Origin:Vietnam
Fit:Regular Fit
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
Hood:Yes; Adjustable
Item Weight:11.3 oz
Liner:2.5-layer fabric
Number of Pockets:2
Other:Pit Zips and Packs into Pocket
Pit Zips:Yes
Pockets:two zippered handwarmers and venting pit zips; all with welted exterior storm flaps and DWR (durable water repellent)-finished 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
Warranty:Lifetime Limited
Weatherproof Material:H2no
Weight:12.8 oz / 362 g
Compare specifications to related products.

Subcategories of Jackets & Vests:

Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Top to Botom

I recieved this jacket as a gift prior to a vacation to Peru. I hardly ever worry about rain or wind and wasn't sure how much use I would get out of it. I am certainly glad I got this gift! Somewhere in packing I left behind a fleece and used the raincoat as a back up layer to trap heat. It only rained once in the Andes while I visited but i was happy to have it around. I like that the hood was adjustable to I could cinch it back to see the others I was conversing with (as opposed to turning my head and seeing the inside of the hood). After climbing to 1500 feet around Abra Salkantay we went to the Manu Bio Reserve and spent hous in a boat cruising up and down the amazon. The coat protected me from boat spray (which was soaking others) As well as protection from biting flies and sun reflection off the river. Was also very pleased to wear it while hiking in the jungle/rain forest. Some of the bugs we saw were massive, and it kept the flying insects off of my skin. I couldn't have wanted anything more in a rain jacket. It will definently become a trip staple from here on out. My only wish is that the zipper garage at the neck were a little softer, like the fabric strip on the neck. Thank you Patagonia!
EmmaLemmaDingDong at Patagonia on 06/29/2012

Bring on the rain!

This jacket is my all time favorite rain jacket and it will be hard to ever stop wearing it. I love it because it is so light that I can bring with me everywhere and keeps me dry even in the worst conditions. I love the way the front zipper is hidden, because it gives it a modern twist to a classic jacket. The hood has a great shape as well and the slimming fit makes all the difference in the world. The part I like the most is how I can roll it up into itself and carry it everywhere I go. I not only wear this jacket on hikes, surf trips and all around life, but I like to wear it when I go tow surfing and spend long hours on the jet ski under windy, sunny or rainy conditions. It keeps me protected and dry and makes me last longer hours in the water. My tow partner likes to be able to spot me in the water wearing the red jacket and he has one as well so I can spot him at all times while he is driving the ski. The key is to rinse it very well after wearing it in the ocean to protect the zipper on a long term. This jacket comes with me wherever I go!
Mercedes at Patagonia on 07/29/2011

Great for warm, wet-weather backpacking

I took this jacket with me on a three-week trip to Costa Rica and essentially lived in it. It kept me dry, even on a night where I was out working at a beachfront turtle hatchery during a 'torrential' downpour of 51cm overnight! The two zipper pockets are very large; I easily fit a camera, mp3 player, snacks, and essentials (passport, money) in them. The armpit zippers were also useful on warmer damp days when I was hiking in Monteverde. During the very, very few moments I wasn't wearing it, I really liked being able to pack it into its own pocket for easy travel. It was extremely lightweight and didn't take up much space in my 30L pack. I also have the Rainshadow jacket, which I love, but I think the Torrentshell is extremely effective and a great price. Finally, I really like the color selection. I have it in Gecko Green, and another volunteer at my project owned it in Acai; we agreed that both were a nice change from black, black, and more black.
Matsy at Patagonia on 11/19/2010

so awesome i feel like i'm sharing a secret

Love, love, love. This is exactly as advertised and exactly what I was looking for. I bought this on sale at around $80 in imperial blue as a waterproof shell for an arcteryx fleece that is not windproof. I bought it in size small to go over a fleece that is size small, slim fit, and there is still plenty of room - not too tight, not too baggy. This rain jacket's performance is excellent in keeping out the water even in sideways coastal deluges, and it dries off quickly. It is not sufficient to keep out the winter cold, but a fleece underneath takes care of that, and the jacket itself blocks the cold summer wind of the british isles just fine. The under arm zips and hood are extremely functional, and this jacket does not wear hot in warm weather. It is flexible for easy movement. It packs so small that I keep it in my Patagonia Atom bag (small crossbody), nestled among my music player, smartphone, barbies, and crayons, when not in use.
rockyrocket at Patagonia on 07/19/2011

Decent jacket

Overall, this is a good light-weight rain shell. I got the purple-ish color and love the color. Functionality-wise, it works great when new. It keeps me dry - though in a heavy downpour, it gets moist on the inside. I have owned several versions of this coat. Over the years, I have found that the inner lining eventually breaks down - especially around the neck and back (sweat areas, I suppose?). Patagonia's lifetime guarantee has been great - they have consistently replaced this coat when the lining breaks down. Being a conservationist though, I wish that the lining would last, so I didn't have to keep replacing the coat. I like the weight of the coat - it's good for layering. It's wind resistant, so you stay plenty warm if you are layered properly. I wish it had more pockets and an inside zip pocket. Earlier versions of this coat did. I'm not sure why Patagonia eliminated these. Overall though, I have liked it and would recommend it.
cjs33 at Patagonia on 09/09/2011

Believe the H2no

I got this jacket as a Christmas gift and it is by far my favorite present yet. I planned to bring it on camping, climbing, and kayaking trips I lead for my university, but as a last minute pack in my suitcase I took it out snowboarding with friends on vacation. I had forgotten my usual snow gear and thought about layering this with my fleece. This jacket was in 22 degree weather taking many falls off railings and what not. It was easy to move in and comfy. I wore a base layer, light pullover and the jacket. It was perfectly waterproof. The sleeves velcro shut, the zipper is covered, and my body didn`t overheat due to the armpit zippers. I adore this jacket and it will always be an essential to any trip due to how compact and light weight it is.
ClimbTime at Patagonia on 01/18/2012

Terrific Torrentshell

Purchased the Torrentshell Jacket for a trip to Alaska in June. Although we were blessed with great weather for most of the trip, we encountered very wet/rainy conditions in Juneau and Ketchikan. I wore the jacket over the Patagonia down sweater and was amazed at how dry I was after walking around the cities AND ziplining through the rain forest. The ziplining trip was the real test, and even though the company provided rain gear, our tour guide recommended that I just use my Patagonia Torrentshell jacket instead. Sure enough, I stayed dry and had the most fabulous time zipping through the trees in the rain. The jacket fits great - nicely contoured, but can accommodate additional layers beneath it. Love it and will use it a lot in South FL as well since it is light weight.
kmccolli at Patagonia on 07/09/2010

Great Rain Jacket for the price!

In rains a lot in the Burgh and this jacket has helped me battle the less than desirable weather here! The only drawback is the closures on the sleeves. There is no elastic, just a Velcro closure that needs adjusted each time you put the jacket on and take it off (the sleeves run a little long as well). I used this jacket camping last weekend and on Sunday morning it was coming down pretty good when we were breaking down our camp site and this kept me very dry. It is thin so you will need to wear a mid layer if you want some extra warmth. Overall for the price this is a great jacket that will keep you dry and packs well! Cute feminine fit too.
Pittsburgh at Patagonia on 05/11/2010

Great all purpose jacket

I got this jacket in yellow. The color is amazing. I get complements on it every time I wear it, which is basically everyday because it's light enough to wear when it's reasonably warm out or to carry just in case when it's a little overcast. I've worn it in everything from a fine mist to a total down pour and it's kept me dry with out overheating me. I'm 5'6 and have wide hips (33'') so I got an XL thinking I'd have extra room for a sweater or fleece (I wear my retro-x under it). I have plenty of room for a layer but it just fits in the hips so I don't think I could have gone a size smaller regardless.
Chanz at Patagonia on 09/24/2010

Like the Spring 2010 Torrentshell Better

I have the Spring 2010 Torrentshell in Vivid Violet and love the jacket so much I decided to get another one in a different color this Spring. I don't know what happened, but the newer version is extremely loud when I move. It's annoying and reminds me of the sound of a Whole Foods grocery tote bag you can buy at the register. I would have loved to keep it, but the loud crinkly noise every time I moved is too annoying. Luckily, I can continue to enjoy the spring 2010 torrentshell! Other than the loud noise, the torrentshell is awesome and keeps me dry in downpours. It also has a very flattering fit - unlike other shells I have tried.
Skiing23 at Patagonia on 04/09/2011

Negative Reviews:

Too short fo rme

I was looking for an outer layer to wear over my nano puff jacket against rain and wind, but this was just too short to do me any good in a downpour unless also wearing rain pants (fine for a hike, but not city or travel wear). I've also had a bad experience with another maker's rain shell that had a waterproof coating "painted on" the inside - the jacket was stiff and the coating felt nasty and peeled off at stress points after less than two years. This jacket seemed to be of the same type. I returned it and will keep looking.
ConnieSue at Patagonia on 02/03/2013

Hood is terrible!

The waterproofness of this coat is swell, but the hood fit is flawed. Every time I wear this coat in the rain and put the hood up, the hood falls back. The hood does not come forward enough. It drives me bonkers. What's the point of wearing a raincoat if the hood does not stay on? I have tried adjusting it, but it does not solve the problem. So I end holding the hood on with my annoying. I am going to try and return this.
tstwtr at Patagonia on 09/07/2011

Saying NO to H2no

I have to say that it's a rarity that I'm disappointed in a Patagonia product, but I would never recommend the torrentshell jacket to anyone. I wore this jacket in October in Yosemite this past year and almost got hypothermia. The jacket did not repel water, but instead seemed to absorb it. I about froze to death. H2NO doesn't wick like Gortex. If you need a packable wicking jacket that IS Gortex, I would buy the new SUpercell jacket instead.
SkiMarie at Patagonia on 01/28/2012

dumpy fit, easter egg colors

I wanted to like this jacket. Living in Portland, Oregon, a hardshell is your uniform much of the year, so I need it to be flattering. But this jacket has no waist definition and so looks baggy / dumpy. Also, what's with the women's color selections (on this and many other Patagonia products)? All pastels and easter egg brights. Note to Patagonia : Women are not babies. We don't need baby blue & pink in everything!
ahimsamonkey at Patagonia on 02/06/2012

Returned after one wear

The jackets zipper and wrist band has alot of velcro which sticks to everything, hair and clothing. It is so sticky it ruined one of my shirts surface by ripping at it's material. Once wet it does not dry quickly. The overall fit and length was good but I returned it due to the above.
Lori at Patagonia on 09/07/2010

sent it back

What can I say? Didn't fit; poor quality, poor design, color was great though! Replaced with a Gore Tex shell from another company.
Disappointed overall with this product.
Anonymous at Patagonia on 01/28/2011

Poor Fit

This jacket has a weird fit- the pit zips poke my underarms, and the next size up is way too big.
nordicgirl at Patagonia on 07/10/2011

Neutral Reviews:

Great color, long arms, not that breathable

Nice flattering cut. Great lemon balm color perfect for gray days. Very light weight, easy-to-use zipper and handy velcro on the wrists. The arms are really long and had to be shortened by more than 2". The fabric was not that breathable during a cool (not cold or wet) hike. During a 1 1/2 hour hike in mid-50 degree weather, sweat stayed put especially in the arms even though the front zipper and the velcro wrists were not fastened. Maybe this functions better in colder weather. It would be nice to have: shorter arms, two way zipper, stow-away hood. All-in-all I am happy with this purchase and expect to get lots of use from this sunny jacket.
TipRe1215 at Patagonia on 09/03/2011

I returned it

This jacket was nice in many ways - great colors and shape, sturdy but light. What didn't work for me was the design of the hood and zipper - when the zipper is up, the hood comes under your chin in a way that would be great to keep out rain, but when it's not actually raining, it is uncomfortable and makes you want to have the zipper down. When you wear it with the zipper partially down, all of your shoulders and chest are covered in the interior fabric, which is not particularly attractive. So I would love to see this redesigned.
mountainlover at Patagonia on 02/11/2011

Could this be a men's size?

I ordered a women's size jacket but the hood is huge (and I can't get it to snug around my face), the jacket closes the way a guy's jacket closes, and the sleeves are very long. Could this be a mismarked men's size? I didn't get the jacket until after the record rains in NY so I have not had a chance to try it in a downpour, but it's certainly comfortable in a mild drizzle.
scar at Patagonia on 09/21/2011

A Bit Big

This jacket does an amazing job keeping out the rain, however, the XS is a deal bigger than I would prefer (I'm 5'2 and 110 lbs). It is big enough on me that I can wear it over my day pack, which makes it a bit uncomfortable when wearing it under a backpack since there's a bit too much fabric. It would be nice if there's a size smaller.
ALMMQT at Patagonia on 07/27/2011

Great jacket - horrible smell

I love the fit of this jacket but unfortunately when it arrived it had an unbelievable chemical smell to it. It was so pungent that you could smell it in the next room. I washed it to see if the smell would go away and alas it did not. I probably won't wear it much due to this. I love Patagonia but this is just horrible!
Andee at Patagonia on 09/24/2011

Neck opening too big

I've worn this coat on two very long hikes in downpour conditions in both the White Mountains of NH and the Adirondacks of NY. I stayed fairly dry both times except for driving rain entering at the neck and drenching down the front. There needs to be a way to tighten the neck opening
melmorgan at Patagonia on 06/25/2012

Not sure yet

My wife wore this with a base layer and nano-puff pullover on a wet cold day on just a dog walk and reported a lot of moisture collected on the inside of jacket when she got back. She thought it had felt clammy while she was out.
snoghost at Patagonia on 01/08/2012