Women's Patagonia Rain Gear Review

 Spring weather in the midwest can be best described as ephemeral. One day, it is 75 degrees, and suddenly the winter blues have faded away. You feel sunshine for what feels like the first time in months. Then suddenly, the next day brings a deluge of rain. Ruining your weekend plans of tromping around in the woods, looking for spring forageables. With the right gear, nothing can hold you back. 

Patagonia Tropic Comfort Hoody

With thumb loops that make even my inner early 2000s teenager happy, this Tropic Comfort Hoody will keep the sun off your back as you explore. The thumb loops provide another benefit besides bringing out the happy teenager it allows the fabric to cover the back of your hands while you move through the woods. The comfortable Capilene Cool fabric provides excellent wicking capabilities while keeping the sun's rays from ruining your day. The hood adjusts to fit snugly over a hat and allows your neck to stay cool in the shade. The sizing seems to be accurate. For a more relaxed look, go up a size.

Patagonia Granite Crest Jacket (Sedge Green) - MSRP $279.00

With plenty of pockets to squirrel away found treasures while hiking, this Granite Crest rain shell will keep you dry. While not overly thick, this rain shell blocks out the cold wind. For those who run hot, the dual pit zippers will help keep you cool and dry. For folks (such as myself) who run cold and love to layer it up, I would suggest getting a size larger. The 100% post-consumer recycled nylon makes for a great top layer, and the self-stuffing feature makes this an easy necessity to throw in your bag when heading out the door. Built to last, the Granite Crest will see plenty of action. From a cold spring day to a late summer deluge when out on the river.

As a former vegetable farmer, these rain pants would have come in clutch when harvesting an endless row of Brussel sprouts in the pouring rain. With enough give to bend, crouch, and shuffle, these pants tick all of the boxes. These pants keep you nice and dry as you are foraging your own path, either through the woods or harvesting a row of vegetables.  

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