I’m a longtime Patagonia fan, so I probably would’ve bought the waterproof Rain Shadow jacket and pants anyway. But with a tagline like H2No*, well, that’s just clever. Throw in the Patagonia Ironclad Lifetime Guarantee, and purchasing the gear for back-to-back Alaska adventures was a no-brainer.  

Favorite feature: Love the roomy female fit, fun color choices, spacious pockets, and the fact that it layers well, even over a Patagonia down sweater

Not-so-favorite feature: It isn’t quite as breathable as I’d hoped. Could turn out to be uncomfortably warm for tropical explorations. Will keep you posted.

Bottom line: From sea kayaking to glacier hikes, light drizzle to heavy downpours, this jacket/pant combo said H2No® to Alaska’s liquid sunshine.

Patagonia Rain Shadow Rainwear: Jacket:$179.00 suggested retail price; Pants $149.00: www.Patagonia.com Also available at The Travel Store at EllenBarone.com powered by Amazon: Women’s: Jacket; Pants : Men’sJacketPants

*About H2No® Technology:

H2No® is Patagonia’s standard for 100% waterproof and breathable protection in their shell garments. H2No is created by adding a waterproof and breathable laminate or coating to a high performance protective fabric. This fabric package blocks wind and water on the outside while allowing water vapor generated by your body to escape – keeping you warm, dry and comfortable. Learn more


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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".