Where westerly winds surge up against mountain ridges, you'll encounter beautiful landscapes and generous precipitation. For hiking and trekking through such settings, the Torrentshell Jacket provides light, durable protection and shields you from wind and wet. The 2.5-layer fabric stands up to abrasion, and when not needed, the jacket is compressible enough to stuff into one of the zippered hand pockets.
- 2.5-layer H2No® waterproof-breathable recycled nylon repels moisture.
- 2-way-adjustable hood with a laminated visor rolls away and stows when not needed.
- Soft microfleece-lined neck adds comfort and warmth.
- Front zipper has exterior and interior storm flaps. Underarm zips feature storm flaps and DWR-treated zippers.
- Hook-and-loop cuff closures.
- Zippered handwarmer pockets (one has a carabiner clip). Jacket packs inside for storage.
- Drawcord hem seals out moisture.
Technical garments, designed for specific activities have features that aren’t always adaptable to general use. For example, cycling clothing is longer in the back and arms. Activity aside, the fit of MEC clothing falls into these categories:
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|
|Pockets||2 front zippered|
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.