TorrentShell by Patagonia is an environmentally friendly model with 100% recycled outer material.
- Membrane: Yes
- Construction: 2.5 layers
- Water resistance: 20,000 mm
- Breathability: Yes
- Insulation & lining: Yes
- Fit: Regular
- Weight: 343 g
- Complies with H2No performance standard
- DWR water-repellent coating
- Microfleece collar lining
- Underarm zip vents
- Zip with inner and outer storm flaps
- Can be stowed away in the pocket
- Drawstring hood
- Laminated peak
- Zipped hand warmer pockets
Sleeves & Waist:
- Hook-and-loop cuff closures
DWR: This coating allows water to form beads and run off the shell fabric instead of being absorbed. The water-repellent outer fabric increases insulation and prevents it from being saturated by liquids, preventing any feeling of dampness.
Ripstop: This synthetic fabric, often made from nylon or polyester, uses a special reinforcing technique that makes it tear and abrasion-resistant. During the weaving process, reinforcement threads are interwoven at regular intervals into the hatched pattern. These intervals are generally 5 to 8 millimetres. Ripstop fabric is thin and lightweight with thicker threads interwoven into thinner cloth for a 3-dimensional structure.
RECYCLED NYLON: Nylon is more difficult to recycle than polyester. After years of research, development, and testing, Patagonia are finally finding some recycled nylon fibres that are suitable for clothing and are an pass rigorous manufacturing and product quality tests.
Some of the recycled nylon we use comes from post-industrial waste fibre, yarn collected from a spinning factory, and waste from the weaving mills that can be processed into reusable nylon fibre.For Patagonia, incorporating as much recycled nylon as possible reduces dependence on petroleum as a raw material source. It helps reduce waste, which prevents landfill and helps reduce toxic emissions generated by incinerators. It helps promote new recycling streams for nylon products that are no longer usable. Using recycled nylon also causes less air, water, and soil contamination compared to using non-recycled nylon.
|H2No PERFORMANCE STANDARD: This standard is Patagonia’s benchmark for waterproofing, breathability and durability. Backed by our Ironclad Guarantee, H2No® Performance Standard ensures the highest level of long-term waterproof performance. These products undergo the most rigorous testing in the industry. The H2No Performance Standard for waterproof shell garments is 20,000 MM before, and 10,000 MM after our Killer Wash test (per JIS L 1092 B).|
|2.5-LAYER H2NO PERFORMANCE STANDARD: 2.5-layer fabrics waterproof complying with H2No™ standards are waterproof, windproof, breathable and compressible. As fabrics complying with H2No™ standards are so light and compressible, they are ideal for hiking, mountaineering, backcountry skiing and snowboarding. They combine a water-repellent shell fabric with a waterproof/breathable outer membrane and protective top coat barrier without the need for a protective lining fabric, which helps improve lightness and compressibility. A raised print layer is applied to reduce surface tension and improve moisture wicking.
These fabrics are coated with a DWR (durable water repellent) fabric finish that repels light rain and snow. When DWR is used in conjunction with a waterproof/breathable barrier, the DWR finish keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job.
Bluesign® Standard: Environmental program to eliminate substances that are potentially hazardous to human health or the environment from the textile supply chain. A Bluesign® approved fabric ensures that:
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