Reviews for Epic Jacket
Average Rating : 4.25 out of 5
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Light and keeps you dry, but clammy
Review by: climbingaggie03, 2008-02-11
I have had my epic jacket for a couple of years, and have used it in all four seasons. It fits well, vents well, and the hood even accommodates a helmet.
I really like the design of the pit zips, they are more of side vents and really help vent out, although can let a little rain in in a down pour. the pockets are all well designed, especially the chest pocket.
The things I don't like about it are it's a little fragile, which is a price you pay for the weight, IMO but I'm always nervous about tearing it, and actually put a couple of holes in it recently, which are easily patched with some repair tape and seam grip. The main gripe I have though is it doesn't have any sort of liner material (like a mesh liner in the old marmot jackets) and so if it is next to your bare skin in warmer weather, it gets clammy and damp feeling.
Other than the clamminess, it's a great 3 season rain shell that you won't mind carrying because it's so light, and will do the job of keeping you dry, even if it doesn't feel dry.
Review by: omerdimsum, 2005-08-30
Lightweight yet tough, waterproof, breathable, packable/stowable, climbing/helmet fit.
And only 11 oz.? Perfect.
This jacket has treated me exceptionally well in Sierra alpine climbing scenarios.
In fact, I recently lost mine. After extensive research, I will probably buy this same jacket again!
Review by: urm0mandme, 2005-02-10
i got rushed into buying this and i was bummed on spending 125 bucks on it but then i ended up really liking this shell, its very light and water proof, and it dosent take alot of place in your backpack or whatever you have it in
Review by: maxdacat, 2004-09-28
Found this to be a very good offering for the price. Is an excellent supplement to a full 3 layer Gore-Tex jacket as you can stash it in the bottom of your pack for occasional summer use. That said it is good in wet conditions but not for long periods. Would be nice if it came with its own stuff sack and had a waterproof zipper.