Some of the rudest weather involves rain that's just a couple of degrees too warm to be snow. The insulated Torrentshell Jacket introduces some civility to these savage, cold days. The 2-layer waterproof-breathable nylon shell keeps water out, and the PrimaLoft® insulation keeps your heat in. The interior quilt pattern holds the insulation in place for durability, and the fully adjustable hood has a laminated visor that doubles as a rain spout.
- Made of H2No® Performance Standard 2-layer nylon with a waterproof-breathable barrier and a DWR finish.
- PrimaLoft Silver Eco (70% recycled content) insulation provides excellent warmth and compressibility, quilt pattern holds insulation in place.
- Helmet-compatible, fully-adjustable hood with laminated visor for visibility in bad conditions.
- Watertight, coated zippers.
- 2 handwarmer pockets, zippered internal and external pockets, single internal drop-in pocket.
- Hook-and-loop cuff closures and a dual-adjust drawcord hem seal out the elements.
|Face fabric||50-denier nylon|
|Lining/backer||22-denier recycled polyester|
|Insulation||60g/sq. m polyester|
Fabric waterproof rating
The standard test for waterproof fabrics uses a standing column filled with water. The figures given are the water column height. A rating of 3,500mm or higher can be considered waterproof. The higher the rating, the more durable the waterproof fabric will be over time.
Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Water-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.
|Waterproof with fully taped seams|
A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.
Durable water repellency
Usually referred to as DWR. A treatment made to fabrics that causes water to bead and run off instead of soaking through.