Patagonia Rain Shadow 2010

The Patagonia Rain Shadow weighs 362g (size L); H2No is an extremely waterproof and breathable fabric; pit zips; two zipped pockets that offer reasonable access while wearing a rucksack; fixed hood with volume adjustment; Velcro-adjustable cuffs. But large, soft hood peak may obscure vision; some jackets are lighter; external main zip stormflap has been removed for this year.

The Patagonia Rain Shadow is a great price and weight for a lightweight general walking jacket.

First published in Trail magazine November 2010