Rated5out of5byIciclefromWorth the $I bought this along with another rain jacket for my husband to choose between before a trip to Alaska. (It had a grease stain on the one sleeve and I received an additional in-store discount, but I did get it out quite easily.) He chose this one based on the excellent fit, adjustable hood, and underarm vents even thought it was more expensive--pretty impressive for him! It is also very lightweight and packable. He usually complains that he is too hot in a jacket but I didn't hear any complaints. We did some hiking in the rain, and were boating in the rain on the Kenai and he stayed warm and dry.
Date published: 2013-08-21
Rated5out of5byvayafromso many choices, glad I choose correctlyWith so many choices in rain products I was somewhat in a quandry. I've only owned Merrell shoes before and never clothing so this was a bit of a gamble. But as with the shoes, the jacket is proving to be very well made and very well designed. I like the adjustability of various aspects, such as hood and sleeves. I was hoping that this jacket would not be too warm so I could use on warmer rainy days, and it seems like that will be the case. I do think that with the proper layering this would also be useful in cooler temps. When not on the trails this is a pretty good looking garment too. I'm very happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated1out of5byIreton5fromDid not repell waterI really liked the design and construction of the jacket, but on my first use the rain soaked into the outer material and the inside of the jacket was damp. This was after an hour or two in relatively light rain. The water simply did not bead up like it should.
Date published: 2013-04-06
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