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Stylish rain shelter.
- DryRide Ultrashell 2.5-layer fabric
- DWR coating
- Fully taped seams
- Relaxed fit
- Hidden hood cinch
- Back dart detail
- Elasticized cuffs
- Item #BUR018R
- Q & A
Unexpectedly got sleet toward the end of our hike.
Wel.. Wanted to love it.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: L/XL
Thanks to Backcountry.com and Burton for selecting me to review this great jacket for the benefit of the backcountry.com community.
Had to revise this... If you're going to be using this jacket for short times in the rain or light rain, you'll be fine and dry. However... I would not recommend this jacket for heavy rain. My initial tests of this jacket were in lighter rain and sleet in which the jacket performed incredibly well and I stayed dry. But unfortunately yesterday, I was shocked when I ended up in heavier rain and the jacket wetted out. My phone was in my pocket and got wet. I was in this heavier rain for about 20 minutes. This jacket will have to be used for back and forth to work, not going to be carried in my pack.
When the jacket first arrived, my initial reaction to skepticism. It looked quite large (I normally get a size large and this came in as L/XL) and seemed too light. When I tried it on, the fit was very comfortable and loose. The appearance doesn’t look awkwardly oversized but stylishly relaxed. The sleeves for me are a bit long and the cuffs are bit too wide. When I pulled the hood up, it was floppy and large, but using the hidden cinch cords, I was able to pull it down tight around my head. If I were to make a recommendation, I would say to size down.
Being as it’s a poncho style jacket and I’m 5’2, the jacket is long! But I love that about it! It comes down to around my knees in the back and just above my knees in the front, which is extremely useful to keep the clothes dry on the trail.
Another great feature are the pockets! Two hand pockets plus cargo pockets in the front allow you to be able to keep your phone, map, etc., dry and easily accessible – Incredibly functional! A welcome feature over some other rain jackets I’ve used that are slimmer fitting with small pockets which force you to choose carefully what you keep to have easy access to and what gets packed into your pack in a rain storm.
The color is a light charcoal gray with rose gold buttons and zipper. The material is very lightweight (haven’t weighed it or found a weight for it yet). Despite it’s size, due to the lightweight material, it packs down well into the pack. The jacket is lined in a light-colored camo pattern and the liner fabric is soft against the skin. Another great feature is that there is mesh across the back that is covered by a flap of material. There are no pit zips, but you’ll find that isn’t necessary since the fabric is so light and doesn’t cling against your skin, but fits so loose, you don’t need the zips…the jacket is very breathable.
Prior to taking it out on the trail, I used it to go back and forth to work and even in downpours, I was able to stay dry, along with the items I carried in my pockets. I’m looking forward to spending more trail time with this!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: Small
I love the Shelter Jacket from Burton. What really sold me (but you can't see online) are the rose gold button pops--the little details! It fits very big, so definitely order a size down. The interior of the jacket is awesome too--a very dark army pattern. Love this!