Is this jacket really waterproof? Definitely watch this review before buying any waterproof breathable shell jacket, I really want to help manage your expectations.
I do love the Patagonia Men's Torrentshell, it's such a good quality rain jacket, the stitching is perfect, it's lightweight, packable, the left pocket doubles up as a stuff sack (which is great when you know how to fold it) it's strong, a good fit and it will definitely keep you dry for longer, but there are a few things you should know about overhyped waterproof hiking gear.
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I took the Torrentshell with me to Indonesia and was wearing it while on my bike and it completely poured down with rain and the water cut straight through it. It's perfect for consistent drizzle or light showers, but definitely, understand that most rain gear is overhyped on its waterproofing capabilities.
So instead of relying on this solely, it's always a good idea to have a backup such as a poncho for those unexpected downpours.
For £110.00 it is still a good price, especially because of the design, features and build quality, this jacket will last you a very long time and worth buying over a cheaper alternative.
MY FULL GEAR LIST BELOW
Tent - Zpacks Solplex
Backpack - HMG 2400 Windrider
Sleeping quilt - Katabatic Gear 30deg Palisade down sleeping quilt
CAMERA EQUIPMENT AND ELECTRONICS
Compact camera - Sony RX100 Mk5
Drone - DJI Mavic Air (NOT PERMITTED IN HIMALAYAS)
Tripod - Joby GorillaPod
Microphone - Rode VideoMicro
Sound recorder - Zoom H1
Phone - iPhone 8+
Storage - Sandisk Extreme 64GB
GPS Tracking - Garmin Forerunner 35
Power bank - Anker Powercore+ 13400mah
Headlamp - Black Diamond Ion
Shoes - Altra Lone Peak 4.0 trail runners
Shoes - New Balance Minimus trail runners
Shoes - New Balance Zante v3
Down puffy - North Ridge Hybrid
Water filter - Sawyer Mini
Vessels - Smart Water bottles
EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES
Zpacks tent poles
HMG compartment pod
Thermarest Neoair Xlite sleeping mattress
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