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 provides light, durable protection. 3-layer fabric stands up to abrasion, and when not needed, it fits inside one of the zippered hand pockets.
- 3-layer H2No® waterproof-breathable recycled nylon.
- 2-way-adjustable hood with a laminated visor rolls and stows when not needed.
- Soft microfleece-lined neck.
- 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.
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.