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A no-brainer for the rainer.

Take on monsoon season with confidence in the Mountain Hardwear Epic Jacket. Built with Mountain Hardwear's waterproof breathable Dry.Q Core laminate, the Epic brings legendary bad-weather protection and ease of packability to your outdoor gear rack. Throw in underarm zips and mesh pockets for ventilation and you have a jacket that keeps you comfortable in multiple ways.

  • Adjustable cuffs and dual hem drawcords allow you to seal out the nasty weather and seal in body heat
  • Micro-chamois-lined chin guard keeps you safe from zipper chafe

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Warranty Support. Bought the jacket in...

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Warranty Support. Bought the jacket in late 2011. Liner has started to delaminate badly across hood, pockets and seams. How do I claim the lifetime warranty? Currently living OS but have a NY address.

Alex

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Hey,

If you got the jacket from us and are looking to return it then please give our customer service a call to see what we can do.

If you are looking to get the jacket repaired or replaced you are going to need to contact Mountain Hardwear directly.

Backcountry.com 800.409.4502
Mountain Hardwear 877.927.5649

4 5

good stuff

Has everything your rain jacket needs, keeps the rain out and breaths. pockets are mesh so they double as extra venting. The hood has the pull tab w/velcro on the back so it adjusts to your head size/neck length. I generally like a chest pocket which this lacks, but minimal pockets keeps the weight down. The membrane of this jacket isn't the top as far as waterproof/breathable rating, but it does the job and performs above what you pay for at this price.

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.

4 5

great jacket

great waterproof jacket. i bought this one for long climbing routes because it was really cheap and looked decent.
it ended up being a great jacket and with the same quality of my marmot gore-tex paclite.
it took serious beating while crack climbing and held up great.
i would recomend this jacket. great one for the money you pay.

4 5

Stay dry on the fly

I am 6'2" and my large fits perfect. Nice for staying dry and wind free! Will be nice for April showers!

5 5

Has kept me dry so far

Works great as a pack away rain jacket. Doesn't weigh much and blocks wind and water fairly well. 6'2" 175, large is perfect for me by itself in the summer rain, or over a fleece in colder temps. I've used this jacket for over a year now, and it's held up nicely.

5 5

Mountain Hardware Epic Jacket

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This piece of gear is close at hand at all times, on biz in China, on golf course, on bike, on the trail. It is indispensable.
IDH

4 5

Great Shell

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

With the hood over your head and layer underneath, this shell is an oasis in whatever wet element mother nature throws at it. I even wear it casually with a sweater underneath around town. It is a shell so it does need a layer underneath to be warm. The pit zips are the cherry on top.

Great Shell
5 5

love it

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

great jacket. keeps you dry and very comfortable.

5 5

GREAT jacket

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is the 3rd Mountain Hardware rain jacket I've owned and will never buy another brand. This jacket is not as high tech or has as many features as the more expensive ones, but the basic features are the same. Great quality jacket and has the basics I look for in a jacket.

MH Epic Rain Jacket

MH Epic Rain Jacket

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Even when it's not raining, I love to wear this shell.

4 5

Awesome jacket when you get it on sale

I've used this as my primary rain jacket/wind breaker/shell for the past year or so (and had a similar version which I used for 2-3 years before that). I was able to snag one on sale for around $50 or $60. It's fairly breathable (and the pit zips help a lot), sheds water quite well, and does great in the wind. I've never had a fancy (and expensive) true hard shell to compare it to, but that's only because this has worked well enough that I've never wanted to shell out the money to get something fancier. I'm 5'7" and ~150 lbs and the meeting fits me perfect.

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.

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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.

I'm 5'7" tall- if I get an XL would it be...

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I'm 5'7" tall- if I get an XL would it be too long? I would like it to sit just below my belt line. I have a little "beer" belly so that mite make up for some space :)

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I think you would find the sleeves too long and shoulders too wide in an XL, unless you're broad in the shoulders. I find myself in that situation with most jackets and shirts. My shoulders and chest are XL, but everything else is L

5 5

Solid rig

I'm 6'7" around 215 lbs and the XL fits about perfect, therefore a good option for sasquatch frames. This is a really solid jacket for the price. Used it recently on a river trip (Middle Fork of the Salmon). We had one fairly rainy day and the Epic performed as advertised - waterproof and breathable. Good work MH.

4 5

It's good. My older Epic Jacket is better.

I have the Epic Jacket from 2009 and I got it in an XL so I could wear it as a waterproof shell over layers in the fall/winter. That jacket is fantastic it is my favorite rain jacket ever. I liked it so much I wanted to get another one that was a size down for just wearing over tees in the spring/summer. So I purchased the current model. It's a lot thinner than mine 2009 model. I mean that's okay since it's for spring/summer, but I worry it may rip.

All in all it's a great jacket for the price. It's waterproof and it fits well. If you've never had an older model you may even think it's darn near perfect.

4 5

Great jacket, not waterproof.

This is great as a windbreaker or shell. I've worn it by itself and layered up with fleece underneath. It does the job and the pockets and pit zips are great. Usual high MH build quality. It is NOT a rain coat, though.

You could take this out in a short duration light rain but don't pack it as your go-to shell in case the rain dumps while you are hiking. The outer fabric will get saturated and then start to seep inside. You will get cold and wet.

If you know it's limits, you'll have a great time in this light piece of gear!

I'm 6'2" with a long torso. Should I get...

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I'm 6'2" with a long torso. Should I get an XL?

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Yes I am similarly sized and that is the size
I would recommend.

how well does it pack? i just bought the...

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how well does it pack? i just bought the Ulster jacket, how would they compare?

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The epic packs down really small. About the size of a nalgene. Just roll it up into it's hood.

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