Gear Review

4 5

Good but gutless jacket

This jacket is one of the least used that I own. There is really nothing special about this jacket except that it looks great and can hold off some light moisture. My Epsilon AR doesn't get used very much because I have other jackets that do a better job of keeping out wind/moisture that are even lighter than this jacket. But If I want to look good at casual events, I usually bring this jacket along.

The two mesh pockets on the inside are huge! I could probably fit 2 footlong meatball sandwiches in these pockets (they would be nicely squished though). I usually keep my keys or my cellphone (small Nokia) in the arm pocket. If you are looking for a very simple, nice looking, nice fabric jacket than this might be the jacket you should get.

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Thanks Jeffrey, I was actually looking for a "double meatball" jacket, but noone knew what I meant. :) I actually own this jacket as well and I wear it as a midlayer snowboarding. It's great, and the mesh pockets do allow for gloves on one side and mask and/or goggles on the other with ease.

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Really not sure what you guys are using the jacket for, or what you expected, but I find this to be a great jacket for ski touring and cold weather hiking. It is not a hard shell and is not intended to be. Any expectation that it is waterproof or highly water resistant is misguided. On snowy or rainy days, you need a hard shell. If you are looking for something that breathes really well and keeps out the wind and is moderately water resistant (in other words, a jacket for for cold weather hiking, ski touring, snowshoeing, etc. where you will be working up a sweat going uphill and likely encounter wind and maybe some light precip), the perfect jacket. As an America's Cup jacket, or a heavy, wet blizzard jacket or a day to day resort ski jacket, not so good, but it was not designed for any of these things.