Patagonia Rain Shadow 2009

The Patagonia Rain Shadow weigh 374g (men‘s L); H2No is extremely waterproof and breathable fabric; pit zips; two zipped pockets; fixed hood with volume adjustment; Velcro adjustable cuffs; front zip has external stormflap; super price.
But the Patagonia Rain Shadow’s large soft hood peak may obscure vision; pocket access is not ideal while wearing a rucksack hipbelt; some jackets are lighter.

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


First published in Trail magazine November 2009