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Superlight and still fully featured.

Though the Mountain Hardwear Men’s Epic Jacket weighs a ridiculous 14oz, it still provides the excellent weather protection of an Ark Ripstop shell and Conduit Silk laminate. While this softshell breathes like a champ on a grueling approach, it also fights off nasty snow when the weather turns ugly. Even at such a low weight, Mountain Hardwear still managed to add a chest pocket and two underarm zips.

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4 5

Well worth its weight

Tough material that's still breathable enough not to turn your hike into a sauna. Functions both as a great rain barrier and wind barrier. I have used it countless times both in the woods and downtown. Its lightweight and compressable making it a "no excuse not to take" item. The only downfall is that it transfers heat, meaning in a cold rain or wind you need a insulating layer to stay warm, instead of dry but still cold

5 5

My Favorite Rain Jacket!

This thing is solid. Good quality materials, and more importantly great rain protection. It's a little warm, but the pit zips pretty much solve that problem. I love this jacket!

5 5

Best Rain Jacket I've Owned

6'2", 160 lbs, this jacket is a bit large around the torso, but would allow ample room for layers in late fall/early spring. Sheds water like it's going out of style while feeling as light as paper. Very breathable, even during a 100 degree, 75% humidity day.

Responded on

Sorry. Bought an XL. I realized too late that the review was useless without this.

Powder River Pass

Powder River Pass

Traveling through Wyoming on my way to an internship in Idaho Memorial Day weekend, 2011.

4 5

Solid rain jacket.

So far this jacket has done everything I've expected from it. My last jacket was simply just a shell; no pockets, no ventilation, which can leave you just as uncomfortable and wet during a summer rain. The pit zips are a little awkward to operate when you're wearing it, but it's completely worth it in order to have the ventilated option. As far as waterproof capabilities, the conduit silk material seems to hold up pretty well. I actually have been using it more for work (landscaping) than on the trail, but it has seen its share of abuse and dirt and still repels water pretty well. Other notable features are the two zippered hand pockets, zippered breast pocket, waist drawcord, velcro cuffs, and the hood drawcord which is simply a single cord you pull at the very top of your head, rather than two cords on either side of your face like on some jackets. All in all, the quality of material, weight, features, and the very affordable price at backcountry.com make this jacket a great choice for any potentially rain-soaked adventure.

5 5

Replacement Jacket

Great jacket, I bought this one to replace the same model that must be 5 yrs old. The old one is showing signs of wear to the white lining in a few areas, but is still as dry as it was when new. So I grabbed a great deal on this one to keep until the old one retires.

5 5

Great Jacket

great jacket, very breathable, very rain/snow proof. Second Epic jacket, the only reason for replacement was a serious snowboard accident.

5 5

si poncho! 5'10 140ish XXl.

Ultra light + weather proof. Best fit & design for your buck.

5 5

Great Jacket

This jacket sheds water like a ducks back. Great year round jacket, very light weight, but very well constructed. I see no reason why this jacket would not last a lifetime if taken care of. Fits true to size.

4 5

pretty sweet jacket

5'11" 150lbs-ish and medium fits me fine. My only gripe is that the collar-area buttons seem spaced kinda funny, and on the tight side when worn over another garment (monkeyman fleece). It is very light though, and stands up to the wind/snow very well.

4 5

Sweet Jacket for the price

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Not much I can say that hasn't already been said, but overall this is a great jacket. Does a great job of shedding water, and is light weight. The hood fits well and once you adjust it, stays on in the wind and turns with your head. Not going to hold up against an all day downpour, but its good for a couple hours in light to moderate rain. Also its really comfortable. For sizing I'm 5'8 140 and I got a medium which I can wear but a small would probably fit me better.

5 5

Mountain hardwear EPIC

great jacket right here. fits perfect, the hood is big enough. the only thing about the hood is that there is no drawstring that comes down around the neck, so in some pretty mean wind, the hood can be blown off even if you have in cinched down. its perfect when i put my mountain hardwear monkey man on underneath. one of the warmest jacket systems i've ever worn. Would highly recommend this jacket for rain and as a cold weather shell.

4 5

Buena chaqueta.

Una chequeta que cumple con mis expectativas. Lo que más me gusta es el bolsillo estilo Napoleón, muy cómodo y útil. También se agradece el velcro para amarrar el gorro.

5 5

A great shell

I used this most of the winter paired with the Monkey Man fleece jacket. Kept me dry and blocked the wind, just what it is supposed to do. Excellent freedom of movement and worked great for snowboarding. Haven't tried it out in a good rain storm yet, but am sure it will do fine.

I'm about 6'5 200 lbs. will this jacket...

I'm about 6'5 200 lbs. will this jacket be long enough at the waist and the sleeves? I am thinking to get the XL.

Best Answer Responded on

Trapper, I am only 5'9" and I wear the XL at about 200 pounds. I have really long arms and the XL fits me perfect. At your height, I would size up to the XXL to make sure the sleeves are long enough.

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I'm the 6'4", 210 and wear a 16X35 shirt. I have learned over the years that I have to have a XL in a Tall size. 29" back is too short for you. It will be skimpy and you won't be happy. 2XL as an idea is not going to make you happy either unless you want a jacket for you and somebody else to fit into together. Just hold out for a jacket that comes in Tall.

5 5

addendum to the above

also vents really well for the price (better than my older patagonia torrentshell)...i am refuse to spend $300 on a rain jacket. exactly the opposite of the plastic rain slicker your mom dressed you in as a kid. impervious to normal trail errata including thorns...got into a patch of thorns (navel to nipple height)... i had a scratch on the chest i noticed later. no damage to jacket. just thought i should note this is not gore-tex...if you couldnt tell by the price.

5 5

infatuation...in rain jacket form

let it be known that i have a steepandcheap.com addiction! apparently i had too many of the 3 Floyds Dreadnaught IPAs on the previous Saturday, because this jacket just showed up at my house on thursday. i completely forgot i ordered it. HA! glad i did. apparently i only paid fifty-something for it. 14oz (as labeled here) seems a little heavy. its crazy, bordering uber, light. as the reviewer below said, it sheds water like a quarter inch coat of turtle wax. i havent figured out how to do it yet, but supposedly it packs into its own pocket. i always just cram it into the mesh outer pouch under my pack cover in my Osprey atmos 65. the cinch cord on the back of the hood is the most functional thing i have encountered in a piece of gear in a while. for those of us who hike more than climb, it pulls the semi-rigid bill of the hood back so you can actually utilize your peripheral vision. full zip brings it to my lower lip. great great great jacket. exceptional. i have yet to wash it since it holds into that campfire/pine needle smell quite well...you be the judge as to whether or not that is a good thing. zipper pockets are functional. underarm zips vent well as they tend to do. i got it in a nice grassy green color. havent used the waist cinch cord yet. i am sure its fine. 6'3" 204. got an XL for layering purposes. could not be happier with this jacket...i should mention that this jacket gave me a gearection.

I'm thinking about getting this jacket but...

I'm thinking about getting this jacket but im worried about the size, im 5'9 about 195, i dont like loose jackets but im worried a medium might be too small, what size should i get?

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I think the medium would be really snug on you. I think the large would be the right fit.

4 5

went for the upgrade....

Jacket had a loose fit and great for the price but I returned it and got the Arcteryx SL worke better for me.

5 5

Awesome Jacket

Just like the title says what an awesome jacket. I love how lightweight and packable the jacket is. Its also extremely tough. I live in Southwest Wyoming where the sagebrush is as tall as me(I'm six foot) Most jackets rip walking through the brush not this one. Highly recomend it.