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.