The Patagonia Torrentshell outperformed all the other jackets we tested in key areas. It’s ridiculously waterproof and will keep you bone-dry in the worst rain, not to mention it’s extremely breathable, durable and comes with Patagonia’s lifetime Ironclad Guarantee.
Can Patagonia Down get wet?
Perhaps it due to all the warnings about the perils of wet down, but it seems a lot of people are afraid to wash their down jacket. Down is remarkably tough stuff and though wet down has virtually zero insulation properties, getting it wet doesn’t hurt it in the least.
Which Patagonia jacket is waterproof?
Patagonia soft shells do not have a waterproof barrier, allowing them to be highly breathable while the DWR and fabric construction itself provides water resistance.
How do you dry a Patagonia down jacket?
Wash your down garment in cold water in a front-loading machine with a gentle detergent. We recommend using Storm Down Wash. Machine dry on no to low heat (may take a few cycles) with two to three clean tennis balls added to the dryer to restore fluff. DO NOT bleach, iron or use fabric softener.
Does the Patagonia Better Sweater pill?
With time, all fleeces tend to pill. However, it shouldn’t happen within a day of wear. You’re welcome to return it to the store.
Which Patagonia jacket is warmest?
Hi-Loft Down Hoody is the warmest Patagonia’s down hoodies and jackets get (although there are warmer parkas). However, that doesn’t mean that it’s the best option for all of you. Because there are other factors (packability, overheating, durability, etc) than warmth.
Does Patagonia make good jackets?
If you want to purchase a durable, well-made jacket and also want the clear conscience of having affected the environment as little as possible while doing so, then a Patagonia jacket is most certainly worth the price. Their jackets perform flawlessly and it’s very hard to be disappointed by any of them.
Does Patagonia keep you warm?
A jacket like the Patagonia Nano Puff which has synthetic insulation is great in all weather because it not only keeps you warm but can also get wet. You see, synthetic down may take a little longer to warm up, and be a little heavier than down, but if you get caught in the rain – no problem! It stays warm.
Does Patagonia use Goretex?
But it’s also considered the leader on the market when it comes to waterproofing technologies, and it’s used by a wide variety of brands. Even Patagonia has products that use Gore-Tex instead of their in-house technology, and those tend to be better, tougher and pricier.
What can I use instead of down wash?
We recommend using Nikwax Down Wash for your jacket, but a gentle detergent like Woolite will work in a pinch. For down wash, I recommend using Granger Down Wash, Gear Aid ReviveX Down Wash, or Nikwax Down Wash. I’ve used them all and they work very well.
Can you air dry a down jacket?
A down jacket should not be air dried. Not only will air drying take a very long time there is more risk of the feathers clumping together and the jacket starting to smell (if it takes a while to dry). Down jackets should be tumble dried at a low heat.
Can a down coat be washed?
Machine-wash your down jacket on a gentle cycle at 30 degrees °C. If it’s available, select the ‘extra rinse’ option. Use a down-specific soap or detergent, like Granger’s Downwash. … It’s better for your down jacket to drip dry and/or use a tumble dryer.