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’s: Jacket; Pants
*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