Patagonia Men's Torrentshell Pants
Tropical down pour to Windy Gap gust, the Patagonia Torrentshell Pants - Men's wraps you up in cocoon-like weather protection where ever your adventures take you. This basic, no frills pull-on shell pant, that is always up to a trekking or hiking challenge, shines in drenching conditions with a elastic drawcord waistband, articulated knees, and three zippered pockets (two handwarmer, one back hip). Lightweight and waterproof / breathable, the Torrentshell's zippered lower leg features an adjustable hook-and-loop cuff, and the pant easily stuffs into its back pocket (with carabiner clip-in loop).
- Fabric: 2.5-layer, 2.6-oz 50-denier 100% nylon ripstop with a waterproof/breathable H2No barrier and a Deluge DWR finish
- 2.5-layer fabric with waterproof/breathable H2No®barrier and Deluge®DWR (durable water repellent) finish
- Elasticized self-fabric waistband with internal drawcord - pulls on for easy use
- Pockets: secure zippered handwarmers, secure zippered back - all with DWR-treated zippers and storm flaps
- Articulated knees
- Adjustable, self-fabric hook-and-loop closure at ankle with flapped, DWR-treated zipper to the knee
- Pants stow in left front pocket
- Weight: 248 g (8.6 oz)
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Reviews - Patagonia Men's Torrentshell Pants
Does what is needs to..water proof. I'd like to zips to come upo further for easier access when my boots are on. No real complaints. Patagonia is solid.
Patagonia Torrentshell Pants
Loved them first time I wore them. I have ridden my bike in rain, sleet and snow and they have been more than satisfactory. With short legs it is easy to adapt them so they are not too long.
The Torrentshell line is an excellent value for the price, especially if you can hit it on sale. The pants run fairly true to size; I am 5'10" and 170 with a true waist of 34 1/2 inches, give or take, and a true inseam of 33". Many years of back country skiing and climbing have put a butt/thighs on me, so I ordered a size large to accommodate that and it was about right. With a layer on underneath, it gives me decent room, and the articulated knees allow plenty of give - don't really want rainwear to be skin-tight anyway. The bottom zips are a nice plus; had I been Patagonia's designers, I'd have brought the drawstring out the front of the pants, and I'll probably modify these that way and with 1/8" elastic cord and cordlock instead of string - the material bunches with it on the inside of the waistband. Other online test sites can fill you in on the particulars of long term use, but in a nutshell I've found this rainwear to be more than adequate for backpacking, summitting, and general backcountry use where economy of weight and performance is key. Were I to need gear for day after day after day of unrelenting rain/snow, then I might opt for a higher end garment. But for average use, this is good stuff. I've put the Torrentshell jacket through some rough weather in the mountains, and it's been a good performer. In the pics I have a pair of expedition weight Terramar bottoms on underneath the pants.