Review: Women’s Rain Shadow Jacket – Patagonia

A version of this review of the Patagonia Rain Shadow Jacket first appeared in Montana Parent Magazine.

Patagonia Rain Shadow Jacket - Women's

Patagonia Rain Shadow Jacket – Women’s

The Women’s Patagonia Rain Shadow Jacket

Since we live in Montana, we always carry rain jackets. Even on the sunniest weekends, it can rain or snow. The Rain Shadow jacket from Patagonia is lightweight and highly packable. This makes it easy to carry on any adventure (and fit nicely into the back of the tightly packed truck or a tightly packed day pack).

This versatile rain shell keeps me dry and on the move on an alpine hike or trek. It is durable, breathable and light enough for climbing and travel off-trail. The Rain Shadow has a unique

raised pattern on the inside to diffuse and channel moisture away from skin. It will also aid in hassle-free layering and enhance long-term durability. The tear-resistant, lightweight 2.5-layer 100% nylon fabric also has a waterproof/breathable H2No® barrier and a Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish. In the case of the Patagonia Rain Shadow Jacket, it’s more than just a brand name.  It’s been designed for active day use and lives up to it’s billing.

Sizes: xs-xl Colors: fog, black, ultramarine, cerise, prickly pear, $179 Buy on Amazon

There’s a men’s version, too!

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Patagonia Rain Shadow Jacket – Men’s Light Gecko Green Extra Large

This story originally appeared in Montana Parent magazine.

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