A fully waterproof and breathable 2.5-layer hard shell with liberal stretch built in at the arms and shoulders, the Patagonia Men’s Torrentshell Stretch Jacket is an excellent lightweight option for hikers and backpackers seeking a balance of features and minimalist design for wet weather.
The Torrentshell Stretch Jacket offers durable weather protection that packs into one of the hand pockets for storage. Patagonia uses its H2No Barrier technology to keep the elements on the outside while you remain dry inside. Patagonia's 2.5-layer H2No shell fabrics are waterproof, windproof, breathable and very packable. Water-repellent shell fabric combined with an H2No waterproof barrier and a raised pattern on the inside help to make the Torrentshell Stretch Jacket's fabric light and compressible. Pit zips with watertight 2-way zippers allow for increased ventilation. The helmet-compatible hood rolls down, stows away, and has a laminated visor with peripheral vision adjustment drawcords that let you fine tune the fit when the weather gets nasty. The 2.5-layer stretch panels in arms and shoulders are also protective while offering increased mobility over many comparable rain jackets.
Other features of the Torrentshell Stretch Jacket include a low-profile storm flap at the front zipper, self-fabric hook-and-loop cuff closures and an adjustable drawcord hem. Two zippered hand pockets and a left chest pocket stow needed items like a wallet or phone, while a soft, microfleece lined collar offers comfort and durability in a region of the jacket that sees a lot of wear.
Available in a variety of size and color options, the Patagonia Men’s Torrentshell Stretch Jacket offers a regular fit that layers well over light to medium weight fleece, sweaters or base layers.
Styles available: Large Wax Red, Medium Wax Red, XLarge Nickel
Patagonia part numbers: 84795-417-L, 84795-417-M, 84795-744-XL