The Ultimate Guide to Patagonia’s H2No® Performance Standard Shell

Text by: Kelsey Begg

Patagonia. The Ultimate Guide to Patagonia’s H2No® Performance Standard Shell

Like many outdoor brands, Patagonia has developed their own waterproof technology such as the H2No® Performance Standard, which is unique to their brand and provides consumers with reliable, waterproof products. Patagonia’s H2No® Performance Standard ensures that each product that beholds this standard is backed by their Ironclad Guarantee to provide a high level of long-term performance. These products have met all the criteria within the H2No® Performance standard and have undergone the most rigorous testing within the industry.

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What is H2No® Performance Standard?

At Patagonia, they have the H2No® Performance Standard as well as the H2No® Performance Standard Shell. The standard is as it sounds, a standard that consists of a series of criteria that products must reach in order to be considered completely waterproof, windproof and breathable. 

The H2No® Performance Standard Shell includes most Patagonia waterproof jackets that meet this standard. These jackets are made of the H2No® Performance Standard Shell fabric which is coated with DWR fabric finish and repels snow and rain. This coating makes these jackets ideal for those looking for weather protection in a variety of elements. There are two options, a 2.5-layer and a 3-layer, so consumers have a choice and can find the perfect raincoat to suit their needs.

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H2No® 3L

Products are waterproof, windproof and breathable. They are made up of a water-repellent shell fabric, a waterproof and breathable membrane and an ultralight knit backer. H2No® 3-layer products are highly packable, feel comfortable next to the skin and are built tough to withstand long-term exposure to extreme environments.

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H2No® 2.5L

Standard shell products are waterproof, windproof, breathable and highly packable. Similar to the 3L, the 2.5L combines a water-repellent shell fabric with a waterproof and breathable membrane. This particular jacket is designed with a protective top coat barrier which eliminates the need for an internal lining fabric.

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