Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket - Boys' - Youths
If the forecast is for drizzle, showers or all-out heavy rain, the Torrentshell is a simple solution. It uses the same high performing, waterproof-breathable H2No membrane as the adult version of this jacket. And it gets a waterproof zip with a storm flap, adjustable cuffs, an inner mesh pocket and 2 handwarmer pockets that zip closed. The hood is designed to stay put in serious weather, with an elasticized gusset under the brim and a built-in visor. Elasticized cuffs with hook-and-loop closures and a drawcord hem cinch out weather. Minimal enough to be packable, so you'll have it just in case.
- 2.5-layer H2No® waterproof-breathable recycled nylon repels moisture.
- Taped seams provide full waterproof protection.
- 3-panel hood with elasticized gusset under the brim.
- Full-length waterproof zipper with internal storm flap.
- Reflective piping on front and back and reflective zipper pulls for extra visibility in low light.
- Adjustable cuffs with hook-and-loop closures.
- Handwarmer pockets with zips for secure storage.
- Drawcord hem seals out moisture.
- Name tag with multiple spaces to accommodate hand-me-downs.
|Face fabric||50-denier recycled 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.