Gear Review

3 5

Uneven DWR finish...

caused my jacket to wet-through in random patches the first time I wore it out shoveling in a wet snow. On the stomach, on "one" shoulder, on all zipper covers, and the underside of both cuffs. Part of me wants to wish this was the Dry.Q membrane doing its magic and actually breathing... but I had my pit-zips cracked open, so I'm pretty sure it was just a MH qc issue. Other than that it's a solid shell, plus I love the royal color. I didn't get mine from backcountry, fyi, and I only go three-stars because I don't like having to reapply a dwr finish on a new jacket. Oh well.