Not all that it is cracked up to be
Review by: fancyclaps, 2007-04-02
I bought this because I knew I would need rain gear and it was on sale. It had gotten numerous positive reviews so I was fairly sure that it would work well. I turned out to be wrong. This jacket works okay in very light rain, but then again so does a windbreaker or a t-shirt. I took a ten minute walk in moderate rain, under trees most of the time and by the time I got to my destination the jacket was soaked through at the shoulders and the arms. In its favor it does breathe very well but I would rather have it shed water worth a crap. On a less serious note, the sizing sucks. I am a tall skinny guy and I got a small and the thing is gigantic on me. I know that rain gear is supposed to fit loosely but I can fit my backpack under the thing with room to spare. Despite being huge on me, the arms are too short so they are constantly riding up if I need to lift my arms to reach something, even with the cuffs tightened as much as possible.
So in short, save your money and buy something more expensive that will do the job better. Or buy a cheaper Red Ledge jacket that will actually do its job, albeit while not breathing at all.