The new Torentshell, pictured above, gets a few upgrades. Keep reading to see what's been altered.
That said, the Torrentshell does a better job of sealing out in the downpours, offers better mobility, and its hood plays better with helmets. It is slightly more durable than the PreCip and therefore more appropriate for rough activities like climbing, backpacking, mountaineering, or occasional downhill skiing. If a truly ultralight rain jacket that you can easily clip to your harness or just leave in your pack as a "just-in-case" layer is what you're after, check out the less versatile (but only 6.5 ounces) Outdoor Research Helium II; our Top Pick Award winner for the best lightweight rain shell.