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Patagonia Rain Shadow Jacket - Men's - 2009 BCS
When youíre out on the mountain and get stuck in unexpected, wet weather, pull on the Patagonia Menís Rain Shadow Jacket. Patagonia gave this nylon jacket an H2No barrier and coated it with a Deluge DWR finish and sealed every seam to ensure not a drop of water makes its way to your underlayers. The interior surface texture channels moisture away from your skin when you sweat, and it protects the waterproof barrier from abrasion when youíre on the move. Open the underarm zips to dump excess heat and pull up the helmet compatible storm hood when it really starts to come down. Zippered pockets prevent your essentials from getting soaked, and the compressible and lightweight design allows you to stow this jacket in your pack with ease.
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Great lightweight rain gear
March 3, 2010
I bought this jacket for light outdoors pursuits like adventure racing, running, mountain biking, even the occasional kayak. I haven't worn this jacket in a 100-year storm, but it has kept me dry and happy every time I have used it. I really love the fit. I am 6'2", 190 lbs and the medium fits me with room for a couple layers underneath, plenty of length for my long arms, and yet fits close enough to work well for running and biking (I hate really loose, flappy stuff).
Lacking in H2Oproof-ness
March 3, 2010
I used the Rain Shadow for 2 full years, as a shell for skiing/touring in the winter, and thrown into the bottom of my summer riding pack in case of an afternoon shower. I would not say that it was abused in any way, but it spent a lot of time under a pack. For the first few uses, the water-proofing worked slick as a whistle, but over time, I found the inside of the jacket became progressively damper after each day. This is not a problem if you spend the majority of your time in an arid environment, such as colorado high country or the utah desert, but on a trip to the north west, heavy precipitation left me using the Rain Shadow more as a wash cloth than a rain coat. It is currently being returned to patagonia.
Write your question here...is this a "short" raincoat?
Write your question here...is this a "short" raincoat? is there a model that comes down mid-thigh?
October 16, 2009
Jim, the Rain Shadow jacket is not a short raincoat, but if you're looking for something that goes mid thigh look at the Patagonia All Time Shell.
By: Ty Nelson
October 17, 2009
Rainy conditions. Dave Matthews at the Gorge
By: Bryan Mullaney
April 12, 2010
This jacket held up great. Layered with the North Face Redpoint Jacket underneath.
February 17, 2010
I take this thing everywhere I go if I could get wet. Its super light and easily stuffable. The thing I love about it most is it keeps me dry as a bone when I'm riding my bicycle.
June 4, 2009
As far as I am concerned, a good rain jacket is an essential piece of backpacking gear and this one fits the bill. I use it for rain and also for warmth at night. This one works great for both.
My boys ages 21 and 23 are going fishing with me in Canada in
My boys ages 21 and 23 are going fishing with me in Canada in june. Need raingear to go over light to moderate heavy clothing. Needed hooded jacket and pahts to cover boots. What do you recommend and need to keep cost reasonable as buying 3 sets. Thx
April 1, 2009
Chuck, the Patagonia Rain Shadow jacket will be a bomber jacket for you and your boys while fishing in Canada. It is seem sealed, coated with a great water repellent. This jacket will also accommodate layers underneath the jacket for any bone chilling storms you might encounter. While it's not the cheapest jacket out there, this jacket will last a LONG time if not abused (too much), plus it has a lifetime warranty; and I know from experience that Patagonia takes care of you, I've had them replace a jacket 5 times and they do it with no questions asked. Hope this helped.
April 1, 2009
May 6, 2009
There isn't a thing about this jacket that I don't like. Awesome waterproof and breathability, lightweight and compressible for packing when not in use, and a great fit. The fit offers good coverage, and works well for any activity. I've worn this backpacking, ski touring, traveling in Central America, and as an every day rain piece. It has been very durable over the years and has never let me down.
Okay Value for the Money
November 28, 2009
Would not buy this jacket again. Wish it had a mesh lining or something else to help vent. I live in south Florida and even with the pit vents it heats up quickly. This coat will withstand heavy thunderstorms and the like, but given the lack of lining I'd probably go with North Face or even Columbia equivalents
Yes, only for light rain protection
November 4, 2009
I wear it during two raining days and it's not breathable and I was wet after 3 hours walking under the rain.
Good for summer when there is light rain.
Lousy breathability, becomes a sponge unusually quickly
September 27, 2009
This jacket was never very breathable, but it was light and it was waterproof. For about 2 years - then it became a sponge. I reapplied DWR coating (twice) to no avail, and finally returned it to Patagonia. I love Patagucc gear (especially my DAS, my down hoody, and my long underwear) but their h2NO fabric is far, far behind its competitors. Buy your rain gear elsewhere.
Two stars because it started out waterproof, and because Patagonia guarantees its gear as well as or better than any company on earth.
Good jacket, just bulky
September 13, 2009
The Rain Shadow is a great, durable product from probably my favorite brand Patagonia. This was my first true rain coat and before I really knew what else was out there it was fine. After more research and testing this jacket is to bulky and full cut. The extra material just provided more space to get hot and muggy in warm temps. It also doesnt breathe as well as some others out there in the same price range (Marmot Aegis for one). I love Patagonia and they always make great stuff this just wasnt what I was looking for.
"Only for light rain protection" is right
July 4, 2009
I own and use a lot of Patagonia gear. Had the 1st garment they ever made, the tan fleece jacket from Chouinard Equip. And I really love all this gear - the Das Parka is the best jacket I've ever owned!!!...but the Rain Shadow jacket...well, its an okay jacket but it does NOT breathe...this jacket sucks big time if you expect to stay dry. Its the equivalent of those yellow rubber rain jackets. Does NOT breathe. On the other hand, its the jacket I use for bike commuting to the office. I just wouldn't use it in the mountains where my life could depend in needing to stay dry.. It has a nice cut and is functional, but there's water all on the inside of it everytime I wear it if its raining out.
Lightweight yet durable. Decent waterproofing.
June 20, 2009
I've been using this jacket in the field for almost two months (when it rains). Withstands up to a few hours of moderate to heavy rainfall. I have yet to get wet wearing this jacket, but I've noticed the fabric becoming saturated after extended exposure to rain. Overall, I'm happy with this investment.
Only for light rain protection
April 22, 2009
This jacket is probably good for walking around town in. But backpacking for extended periods of time in heavy rain is not its forte. Not only does it not breathe well, but the inside of the jacket got wet just hanging around camp in the rain. On one particular day while we were moving alot (9 hours) in continous rain, the thing was completely saturated. The pockets are also positioned in a way that makes this jacket uncomfortable to wear when you have a heavy pack on (they dig into your hips). I'd look elsewhere if you plan on being exposed to some serious precipitation for long periods of time. It was a running joke around camp that the jacket got its name because it would only work in a rain shadow.
May 10, 2009
I live in Utah and i love this jacket its perfect for hiking and stuff like that, but what i use it for is riding my street/dirt bike in all conditions. Blocks wind and rain very well. 5 stars The bomb
Skeptical about intense rain usage over 2-3 hours
June 9, 2009
I've had this coat for over a year now (slightly different zipper designs) and it's served its purpose for moderate use. I've sat out at a ball game in a steady rain and stayed dry even though toward the end it started to look like the material was getting saturated (mainly shoulders of course). On warmer days, it does get a bit clammy even with the pit zips, but if you use it as a shell on cold windy days (skiing), it's great because it completely blocks the wind. The one thing that really annoys me about this jacket is the placement of the tag, hood strap, and hanger loop. With the hood down, these three things always either poke me in the neck or are exposed for the world to see. Stowing the hood doesn't look the greatest, either. Due to seam taping, it might be tough to relocate them, though, and still get the functionality. I got this for a great price and it's good for casual to moderate use around town or day hikes.
October 12, 2009
This works pretty well. It's not comfortable to wear with short sleeves, especially when it's cold. It kind of absorbs water, but it keeps you dry at least. The pockets are great.
- 100% Nylon w/ H2No barrier & Deluge DWR finish
- Waterproof Rating:
- Not specified
- Breathable Rating:
- Not specified
- Core Venting:
- Underarm zips
- 2 Front
- Seam Taped:
- Yes, fully
- 13oz (369g)
- Recommended Use:
- Trekking, hiking, mountaineering
- Manufacturer Warranty:
- Country of Origin: