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Patagonia - Women's Torrentshell Jacket - Waterproof jacket tested

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Aimee

22.07.2017

Excellent lightweight and very waterproof

This is a classic hardshell. No, it's not super breathable, but it does have pit-zips which help, but really it's not designed to be breathable.. it's designed to be lightweight and to keep the worst of the weather out, which is does very well. All the little aspects which I have found annoying on other jackets are solved in this one, like; the hood, the draw cords, the cuffs etc are all well designed.
Highly recommend.

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Good cut
Lightweight
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Waterproof
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Bad breathability
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Grace | Henfield

11.09.2019

Definitely a No for H2No!

I bought this jacket 8 months ago moving away from my trusted Berghaus of 7 years use, as it was lightweight so perfect for travelling and the coming rainy seasons in the tropics where I lived, while being wind and waterproof for when I move back to colder climes. However after several uses it just began absorbing the water rather than it beading and rolling off as it once had. The saturated jacket then feels sticky, damp and claustrophobic, it is definitely not breathable. I was unsure about it not being Gore-Tex and unfortunately I was right. Now as it doesn't shed water it has begun to grow black mould along the bottoms where the saturated water collects. Which shows up splendidly on the red colouring. Don't buy this jacket!

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Good cut
Lightweight
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Bad breathability
Not waterproof
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| Henfield
Definitely a No for H2No!

I bought this jacket 8 months ago moving away from my trusted Berghaus of 7 years use, as it was lightweight so perfect for travelling and the coming rainy seasons in the tropics where I lived, while being wind and waterproof for when I move back to colder climes. However after several uses it just began absorbing the water rather than it beading and rolling off as it once had. The saturated jacket then feels sticky, damp and claustrophobic, it is definitely not breathable. I was unsure about it not being Gore-Tex and unfortunately I was right. Now as it doesn't shed water it has begun to grow black mould along the bottoms where the saturated water collects. Which shows up splendidly on the red colouring. Don't buy this jacket!

  • Advantages
    Good cut
    Lightweight
  • Disadvantages
    Bad breathability
    Not waterproof
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Jon
29.09.2019 20:30

Unfortunately this is my experience too after owning for a couple of months, even after reproofing with Nikwax Techwash it lasted 1 mile of walking before holding the rain and creating a soggy uncomfortable “skin”.

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Excellent lightweight and very waterproof

This is a classic hardshell. No, it's not super breathable, but it does have pit-zips which help, but really it's not designed to be breathable.. it's designed to be lightweight and to keep the worst of the weather out, which is does very well. All the little aspects which I have found annoying on other jackets are solved in this one, like; the hood, the draw cords, the cuffs etc are all well designed.
Highly recommend.

  • Advantages
    Good cut
    Lightweight
    Price/performance
    Waterproof
  • Disadvantages
    Bad breathability
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