Patagonia Rain Shadow Jacket
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $150
It was a great rain coat while it lasted, but I was disappointed with how the waterproofing held up over a few years.
- Great colors
- Smooth zippers
- The hood tightens nicely during high winds
- Lost waterproofing after a year
I've had the Rain Shadow for a few years and loved it for the first year. After about a year it completely lost its waterproof quality and the inner layer started shedding. It started to feel sort of like a moist baggy, holding in moisture instead of keeping it out.
I wish the waterproofing had lasted longer because it was great while it lasted. You can cinch it down on the hood and waist really well during high winds.
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Alaska, Canada, Seattle, South America: one jacket. Our lightweight and stormproof Rain Shadow keeps you dry and mobile through all wet climates. Its unique raised pattern on the inside diffuses and channels moisture away from skin, aids in hassle-free layering, and enhances long-term durability. The tear-resistant, lightweight 2.5-layer H2No(R) Performance Standard nylon fabric has a waterproof/breathable barrier and a Deluge(R) DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Details include: PU-coated zippers to eliminate the need for storm flaps; microfleece lining on the neck and chin; waterproof handwarmer pockets (no longer mesh-lined) with zipper garages; a roll-down, 2-way-adjustable helmet-compatible hood; self-fabric cuff tabs and drawcord hem.
Have the rain chase your shadow in the Rain Shadow Jacket from Patagonia. This full-coverage, lightweight jacket is built with 2.5-layer nylon with a waterproof/breathable H2No barrier for high levels of activity. Roll-down, adjustable hood provides additional protection while micro-fleece-lined neck and chin offers extra warmth in the heaviest rain. DWR finish on all exterior zippers and pit zips assure no rain will leak in while you're moving.
- Mountain Gear
Lightweight, 2.5-layer tear-resistant nylon shell with a waterproof/breathable H2No barrier and Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finishHighly engineered interior surface texture channels moisture away from skin, protects the waterproof/breathable barrier from abrasion and slides easily over layersRoll-down, 2-way-adjustable hood with a laminated visor for visibility in poor conditionsPockets: Two unlined, waterproof handwarmersAll exterior zippers and pit zips are coated with a Deluge DWR finish and are watertightMicrofleece-lined neck and chin for comfortUpdated custom zipper pulls2.5-layer, 2.5-oz 100% nylon, with a waterproof/breathable H2No(R) barrier and a Deluge(R) DWR (durable water repellent) finish309 g (10.9 oz)Made in Vietnam Material: 2.5-layer H2No(R) Performance Standard shell fabrics are waterproof, windproof, breathable and highly packable. They combine a water-repellent shell fabric with a waterproof barrier and a raised pattern on the inside, instead of the interior scrim used in 3-layer fabrics. The raised pattern makes 2.5-layer fabric light and compressible, while still protecting the waterproof barrier.
- River Sports Outfitters
Description of Patagonia Rain Shadow Jacket - WomensHardworking, full coverage, lightweight rainwear jacket for easily packable wet-weather protection.Features2.5-layer tear-resistant fabric with a waterproofbreathable H2No barrier and Deluge DWR durable water repellent finishHighly engineered interior surface texture channels moisture away from skin, protects the waterproof barrier from abrasion and slides easily over layersRoll-down, 2-way-adjustable hood with a laminated visor for improved hood structure and visibility in poor conditionsMicrofleece-lined neck and chin for comfortPockets two waterproof handwarmersAll exterior zippers center front, handwarmer pockets and pit zips are watertight, coated and treated with a Deluge DWR finish to keep you dry without extra storm flaps and hook-and-loop closures2.5-layer, 2.5-oz 100 nylon with a waterproofbreathable H2No barrier and a Deluge DWR durable water repellent finish309 g 10.9 ozMade in Vietnam
- US Outdoor Store