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Sierra Designs Microlight Jacket - Women's

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  • Polyester taffeta fabric with a polyurethane coating offers ample water resistance and wind blocking at a great value
  • Features an attached hood and a single-hand adjustable drawcord hem
  • Seams are not sealed; jacket offers water resistance in light rain for a short period of time


Item 772601

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Sierra Designs Microlight Jacket - Women's Specs
Best use
Polyester / polyester blend
Polyester taffeta
25.5 inches
Fabric type
Shell fabric
Back length
Back length (in.)

Sierra Designs Microlight Jacket - Women's

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Rated 3.5556/5 based on 9 reviews
Rated 1out of5
by fromstay clear---you have been warned!! DO not buy! The produt IS NOT "water resistant" and is very cheaply made. The tag is a gross misrepresentation of the product. Even when brand new it left me high and WET on the John Muir Trail in just a very light rain. We joked that it should be sold as a Hypotherima training jacket. Very serious about this...a $1 rain poncho would have been better. Note: Sierra Designs does not honor their warranties! I found this out after mailing it back to them (after instructed to do so because I was not near a REI at the time)....Thank God for REI THE PHOTO SAYS IT ALL!
Date published: 2010-02-20
Rated 3out of5
by fromI'm not impressed I like it because is is lightweight and convenient if you need something, but it won't keep all the rain off. I had on a lightweight nylon long-sleeved shirt under the jacket, and after a hike in the rain my arms were all wet, like the water was passing through the fabric of the jacket. I was definitely drier than I would have been without the jacket. The hood sticks forward to keep rain off my face, which is nice.
Date published: 2008-11-18
Rated 3out of5
by fromCould be better... This is a very lightweight jacket and is great for stuffing in a pack on day hikes. It's quite warm and I've used it as an outer layer on top of a fleece on several cold days. The wind protection it offers is great. That being said, I've been very disappointed with the jacket's performance in the rain. Granted, you stay drier with it on than you would without it, but this jacket can't handle even drizzle for more than a few minutes. Worse, as soon as it becomes saturated, it seems to loose all water-resistance and because it's not very breathable, you're left stewing in your own moist grossness. A water-proofing spray has helped some, but for the money, I recommend looking at alternatives. I'm giving it three stars because it's lightweight, windproof, and comfortable. Just don't get caught out in the rain with it!
Date published: 2009-03-30
Rated 3out of5
by fromBad Hood Design The jacket is super lightweight and packable, great for throwing in your pack or purse just in-case. But it is not very breathable and the seams are not taped so it's not waterproof either. Also the hood design is severely lacking any sort of rear cinching mechanism. So the hood is not functional either. More of a windbreaker than a rain jacket. All-in-all not what I was looking for.
Date published: 2011-08-31
Rated 4out of5
by fromLove, love, love it! PROS: This jacket is great for the lightweight summer backpacker! I love that it is lightweight & makes for a great windbreaker & keeps mosquitoes off me. I can wear warm clothes underneath & this jacket over the top. The best part is I don't have to bring a more expensive & heavy jacket backpacking. The jacket also stuffs into a tiny little sack, a plus. If it does get wet then hang it out to dry, it dries quickly. CONS: Not waterproof, but just buy a cheap waterproof poncho & you are set. NOTE: I have used this jacket on 2 backpacking trips already in the last 2 years & it still looks new. My sister borrowed it on her backpacking trip & wanted one herself.
Date published: 2011-08-31
Rated 4out of5
by fromIncredible windbreaker I have only been caught in the rain once or twice with this jacket and I remember it not performing very well. However, I use it as a wind shell and it's incredible. I've been in wind from 70-80 mph in the late fall on the top of a 14er and this jacket performed beautifully. I will admit that I bought this a few years ago on sale for about... 6 bucks. And I'm not 100% positive that it is the correct jacket because the company does not label it well. But, I took the time to look over all their jackets/shells to find it because it deserves a great review!
Date published: 2012-10-18
Rated 4out of5
by fromlight and practical The jacket is lightweight and comes with its own pouch. Easy to carry.
Date published: 2013-08-07
Rated 5out of5
by fromI love this coat!!!!! I love this jacket and can't wait to get one in another color. I won't run without it! It has always kept me warm and dry. I do wear an under armour shirt underneath when it gets below 40 degrees, but by the time I am done running I am way too hot. You could get something way more heavy duty but I love how thin and comfortable it is. And the price is great!
Date published: 2009-03-19

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