Gear Review

4 5

Review after a few years of ownership

So, overall, I would like to say this jacket was awesome right out of the box. It shedded rain like crazy and I really enjoyed how light it was on me. Now, after a year or two of owning it and wearing it all over and putting plenty of sweaty backpacking miles in with it on, I have to say, it is still nice, but super gross. The inside of the jacket, MH's conduit laminate, has yellowed horribly, and smells. The shed ability has lessened, and if caught in some decent rain, I'll definitely get wet. With this all said, I feel like I've gotten my money's worth out of it, but I'm saddened that it has taken this look and functionality. All in all, I believe the jacket was a great purchase, and will be buying another Epic to replace my smelly-yellow jacket.

Responded on

Send it back to Mountain Hardwear and they'll either fix it or send you a new one. I just did this with a shell that had the same problem, and they're giving me credit for a new one. Gotta love the lifetime warranty!

Also,they told me that washing the jacket more regularly will help with this problem. The oils from your skin break down the laminate over time.