Another item bought for my trip through Europe. I needed a rain jacket that was small enough to fit into my backpack but large enough I could wear several layers underneath for warmth. Last, I also wanted a jacket that I could reuse on backpacking trips.
The Patagonia Women’s Torrentshell Jacket fit all of these requirements. The only downside was the bright green color — which isn’t a fault of the jacket (I deliberately choose it to be visible while backpacking and mountaineering), but wasn’t the most classy item when out in public.