What are the differences between Patagonia shell-jackets?

Patagonia shell-jackets in close review

Ah, we love Patagonia and its innovative range of sustainable outdoor clothing that is made to last in every adventure we decided to pursue. Patagonia is a widely known outdoor clothing company focusing on sustainable manufacturing and ethical conduct in all its operations. Founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, Patagonia has been at the forefront of sustainable outdoor clothing innovation for almost 50 years. 

This time we are focusing on highly popular sustainable shell-jackets from Patagonia. Each with different details and characteristics, we decided it's time to take a closer look to find out, which are the main differences between each jacket. 

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Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket

Patagonia Torrentshell jacket

Simple and unpretentious, Torrentshell is a great entry-level 3 layer shell jacket. 

When it happens to rain or the wind suddenly picks up, it's handy to have a shell-jacket with you just in case. And for this purpose, Torrentshell comes handy. Torrentshell 3L Jacket uses 3-layer H2No™ Performance Standard technology and it's 100% recycled nylon ECONYL® made from plastic waste.

Main features to highlight:

  • 3-layer waterproof/breathable H2No™ Performance Standard shell 
  • Two-way-adjustable hood with a simplified cord-and-hook design
  • Center-front zipper with external and internal storm flaps, venting pit zips
  • Self-stuffs into the left-front pocket
  • 50 denier 100% recycled nylon
  • Fair Trade Certified™ sewn
  • bluesign® approved fabric

Patagonia Granite Crest Jacket

Patagonia Granite Crest Shell Jacket

Granite Crest is the newest 3-layer shell jacket in Patagonia range made with recycled fishing nets.

Granite Crest have Patagonia H2No™ Performance Standard 3-layer shell. Granite Crest is made from the latest Patagonia NetPlus® material which is 100% post consumer recycled nylon ripstop. It is made from recycled fishing nets to help reduce ocean plastic pollution material.

Main features to highlight:

  • Patagonia H2No™ Performance Standard shell 3-layer shell
  • Two-way-adjustable hood with laminated visor, helmet compatible
  • Center-front zipper and chest pocket with watertight zips and zipper garages; two welted handwarmer pockets stay clear of pack waistbelt or harness
  • Pit zips with welted, watertight two-way zippers provide ventilation
  • 30-denier NetPlus® 100% postconsumer recycled nylon ripstop
  • Fair Trade Certified™ sewn
  • Main benefits compared to Torrentshell: watertight zippers, silent and flexible, helmet compatible, outer chest pocket


    Patagonia Triolet shell jacket

    Patagonia's jack-of-all-things-alpine, the Triolet Shell Jacket leverages waterproof/breathable 3-layer GORE-TEX fabric  with a recycled face in a feature-rich shell.

    The most versatile and durable shell-jacket from Patagonia range. Works great in heavy snow, driving wind and rain.

    Main features to highlight:

    • 3 L GORE-TEX 
    • 100% Recycled Waterproof/Breathable Face Fabric
    • Helmet-Compatible Hood
    • Pocket Features and extra ventilation
    • RECCO® Makes You Searchable
    • Fair Trade Certified™ sewn
    • Main benefits compared to Granite Crest and Torrentshell: GORE-TEX shell, watertight zippers (included also in Granite Crest), versatility for demanding use

    Patagonia Calcite Jacket

    Calcite shell-jacket is a light yet durable 4 season GORE-TEX shell jacket made from 100% recycled polyester. 

    The most popular shell-jacket from Patagonia range because of the great package of features at a good price. Comfortable to wear thanks to the 2.5-layer waterproof/breathable GORE-TEX Paclite® Plus fabric which feels nice when in contact with bare skin. Lot of possibilities to adjust hood, hem and cuffs for each sport. 

    Main features to highlight:

    • 2.5 L GORE-TEX Paclite® Plus fabric
    • Alpine helmet-compatible hood
    • Watertight zippers and welted venting pit zips
    • 100% recycled polyester
    • Fair Trade Certified™ sewn
    • Price 300 €
    • Main benefits compared to Torrentshell: GORE-TEX shell, alpine helmet hood, watertight zippers


    Patagonia Calcite Jacket Patagonia Granite Crest Jacket Patagonia Torrentshell 3L Jacket Patagonia Triolet Shell Jacket
    Layers 2.5L 3L 3L 3L
    GORE-TEX Paclite® Plus
    H2No™ Performance Standard
    H2No™ Performance Standard
    GORE-TEX with a recycled face in a feature-rich shell
    Watertight zippers
    Watertight zippers
    External and internal storm flaps
    Watertight zippers
    Material 100% recycled polyester
    30 denier 100%
     NetPlus®  post consumer recycled nylon
    50 denier 100% recycled nylon
    5-oz 75-denier 100% recycled polyester
    Fair Trade Certified™ sewn

    Fair Trade Certified™ sewn

    PFC-free DWR finish

    Fair Trade Certified™ sewn
    bluesign® approved fabric
    Fair Trade Certified™ sewn
    bluesign® approved fabric
    Price 300€ 290€ 200€ 400€


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