Patagonia Stretch Rainshadow Jacket is the next step up in high tech rainwear that began in the 1970s with the introduction of the GoreTex membrane. It is the lightest, more breathable rain jacket I have tried, and I have field tested dozens and dozens of the “latest” thing in keeping you dry.
The Stretch Rainshadow Jacket’s 2.5-layer H2No® Performance Standard shell fabrics are completely waterproof, windproof, breathable and highly packable for backpacking, alpine climbing and backcountry skiing. They combine a water-repellent shell fabric with a waterproof/breathable membrane and a protective top coat barrier without needing a protective lining fabric. A raised print layer is applied to decreased layering friction and increase moisture management. The 2.5-layer H2No® Performance Standard shell fabrics are coated with DWR (durable water repellent) fabric finish that repels light rain and snow. In conjunction with a waterproof/breathable barrier, the DWR. The DWR finish keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job.
Features include an Alpine helmet-compatible hood with laminated visor and single-pull adjustment rolls down and stows with a simplified cord-and-hook design; exterior left chest pocket and two hand warmer pockets have coated, and minimal self-fabric hook-and-loop cuff closures.
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