Rated5out of5bySeattleMatfromGemGreat jacket. Probably don't even need to say more.. but I will.
A Canadian gem, rare that you find an outdoor product made in North America and the build quality shows. Seams are excellent, no thread runs or bumps/folds under seam taping (which is well done, I should add). Simple design, solid front zipper that wears well, two waterresist type zippers for the pockets. Some have faulted this jacket for too few pockets - I differ on that, put the extra stuff in your pack, that's why you have it on your back. Packs down well, lining laminate holds up nicely. Overall, much nicer than many higher priced offerings.
Date published: 2013-05-21
Rated5out of5byONPbackpackerfromGreat rain jacket!I have owned this rain jacket for two years. I backpack year around in the wet Olympic Mountains in Washington State. This jacket does a great job at helping to maintain warmth by acting as a windbreaker over my down layer during winter camping.
All other seasons the jacket has performed exceptionally well in shedding rain. The pit zips are plenty large to help control body temperature/sweating during hiking.
The hood has two separate strategically located draw bungies to pull it back so it is not draping too far forward and limiting your vision.
The pockets are an adequate size. The zipper action is smooth and tight. The jacket is lightweight but the material seems thick so it does not roll up into a tiny bundle as would a lesser expensive and cheaper quality jacket/poncho does. I don't see that as a con though as it still stows compactly in my backpack.
Date published: 2013-05-03
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