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The Mountain Hardwear Women's Epic Jacket takes outerwear to record proportions.

The Mountain Hardwear Women's Epic Jacket is an ultra-lightweight outer shell loaded with technical features to keep you warm and dry. Mountain Hardwear built the Epic with durable ripstop nylon coupled with soft, supple stretch nylon creating a soft feel for a waterproof jacket. As a stand-alone or as an extra layer, the Epic is a highly breathable barrier to the elements. The Epic has a one-handed darwcord hem, ergonomic hood, and brim drawcords so you can quickly cinch up when the weather turns ugly. You'll enjoy the Epic's uninhibited freedom of movement thanks to Mountain Hardwear's waterproof and remarkably comfortable stretch panel construction.

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Enjoying the horizontal rain on Franconia Ridge...

Enjoying the horizontal rain on Franconia Ridge...

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When you have the right gear, you can enjoy weather like this rather than learn from weather like this. Yes, that is a garbage bag skirt (my thruhiker trick).

I've seen Franconia Ridge in the sun; it was nice to see it differently!

4 5

Does the job

I bought a medium crimson jacket. I bought it for field work in school and backpacking in Europe. So far its held up well. It seems a bit big in the trunk of the body, but I'm used to more form fitting ski jackets. My only other complaint would be getting the hood to stay up, it keeps falling down when I bike in the rain; this could also be to my lack of understanding of the jacket.

4 5

Better than I thought

Wish we could change our reviews... tried on a friend's jacket in a medium. I originally got a small b/c that's what I usually get in MH stuff. The medium's arms are MUCH longer than the small's. It is baggier but I will be able to layer more under it. Also, she has had hers for a while and the stiffness in the armpits is worn out and they are not bothersome at all. Going to exchange for a medium!

5 5

Great Jacket

Sleek design while maintaining its utility. I just got back from climbing Mt kilimanjaro, and this Jacket and the pants were the few mandatory items I needed at the top of my pack. Light and packable provided all the rain protection I needed, and the pit zips were key to keeping me cool! I'm average sized and the sleeves were just the right length, it was big enough to cover 3 ayers of clothing without looking bulky.

I'm 5'9, sleeve length seems to be about...

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I'm 5'9, sleeve length seems to be about 32 in., and have a small bust. I usually have trouble with sleeves being too short. Should I get a medium or large?

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Hmmm... you might be more comfortable with the large. The only thing is that it might be a little roomy in the body of the jacket. But, if you are going to layer under it ever... this might not be a bad thing. Good luck!

3 5

Good if enough. sorta.

Honestly, the only reason I'm keeping this is because of the screamin' deal on SAC and the awesome color (vivid green). I usually hate the colors women's jackets come in, but the bright (think florescent) green is just what I was looking for. PROS: hood and brim are a good size (no helmet) & stay put; Super lightweight; packs great; passed a quick waterproof test in shower, no real world use yet. CONS: arms are short. Another poster said they fit her monkey arms, but I don't have monkey arms and they are still at least an inch too short; no storm flap on main zipper. um DUH. this is a rain jacket. the pockets have taped zippers, but the main one is just a plain ole' zipper (I'm not going to count those little strips of fabric flanking both sides of the zip. They aren't going to stop a drip off my water bottle). There IS a flap inside the zipper, but I would prefer if the rain was stopped BEFORE it entered my jacket; many people complain about the baggy armpits. They are kind of baggy. not annoyingly baggy. The annoying part is the stiff material used as storm flaps over the pit zips (MH, why do zippers in your armpits need flaps, but the one on the front of your body does not? hmmm?) I am hoping that the stiffness will just go away with use. IN ALL, its a good jacket for the price (on SAC), and is enough to hold me over until I feel like shelling out more for a better one. *sidenote, order a size down. I feel this is the case with most MH jackets.

5 5

This Jacket Rocks!

This jacket fits soo well. The sleeves are the perfect length ( a little long, but that's good! ) I'm 5'7" and weight 120 pounds and the small fit perfectly. The hood really covers your head, even when you are wearing a pony tail ( I find some jackets' hoods keep coming off when you wear your hair up ) And the fit and the color are awesome. I HIGHLY recommend this jacket. I just got it, so I have yet to wear it in the rain so I cannot comment on that.

2 5

moosetracks

As a rain jacket, this one did not work for me at all. I have worn it multiple times with a fleece underneath, and every time the fleece has been completely soaked on the inside. Its been very disappointing. The fit is fine for me, and it is decent as a windbreaker, keeps out the chill. I would not recommend it though.

Is this jacket seam taped?

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Is this jacket seam taped?

Hello, what size shall I choose, S or M?...

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Hello, what size shall I choose, S or M? I am 160cm tall, my measurements are:bust 90cmhip 92cmThanksSilvia

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Silvia. You will probably be most comfortable in a medium. The sleeves might be a little long but I think the medium would be the most comfortable overall.

I have a Mountain Hardwear Lynx jacket and...

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I have a Mountain Hardwear Lynx jacket and was wondering if it will zip into the Epic jacket?

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It will not zip into the Epic Jacket as there is not a second zipper track in the Epic. But, it will layer nicely!

compare pros and cons of the epic with the...

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compare pros and cons of the epic with the cohesion mountain hardwear jacket

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Both are waterproof and breathable. The Cohesion uses a Conduit DT (DT=Dry Touch) coating and the Epic uses a Conduit Silk coating. The Cohesion has a few more bells and whistles hence the difference in price. Both will keep you dry when it is wet out and the Cohesion might feel a little more comfortable due to the DT or Dry Touch Coating. Hope this info helps!

5 5

Love this jacket

Nice jacket. Shovelled snow in -11 F in this jacket and a shell made out of Entrant. Completed soaked the inside of my Entrant jacket but the Epic stayed dry. Cross country skied in it with no problems. The arms are a bit long but I like them that way. Medium fitted the way I wanted, I'm 5'6" and 145lbs. Lots of space under the armpits. Enough room for a fleece layer. Defintely recommend.

5 5

Pretty much amazing...

I had high expectations coming into this jacket and they fulfilled every single one of them. So light and packable, but really cuts the wind and deflects the rain. The hood is everything I ever wanted in a hood and more. It bubbles just a little around the belly but as a Medium, it fits me darn near perfect... Great Jacket!

4 5

Good Starter Shell

I bought an Epic about 4 or 5 years ago. I have used it for everything from hikes and daily use to trail rides and schooling shows. The sizing is nice--the sleeves are actually long enough for my gorilla arms, and the body length is nice.
Mine is the old Smoke Purple. It has held up pretty well. It can get a tiny bit clammy when I work really hard, but its not bad as far as the older stuff. The one thing to know is that after my long use, the waterproofing coating has started to peel off in chunks around the collar.

how would this work for a 5ft 90lb 12 year...

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how would this work for a 5ft 90lb 12 year old girl?

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It would probaly work for her, but a 12 year old girl would probably prefer something with Hannah Montana or Miley Cyrus on it. Or in a hot pink or fuschia.

5 5

BRIGHT!

It's great! i also can wear this over my hydration pack without any tugs when it's pouring. got the vivid green easy to spot me very far when i am hiking especially late in the evening and easy to roll up to tuck it away.

15k waterproofing, what does that mean

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15k waterproofing, what does that mean

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here is a GREAT place to read up on waterproofing!http://www.backcountry.com/store/newsletter/a342/Whats-the-deal-with-these-waterproof-ratings.html

5 5

Excellent

OK, I don't need a rainjacket for extreme outdoor exertion. I just need one that is comfortable, performs well, and looks good while I travel all over Europe next month. After spending the last week in rainy windy Chicago with out of town guests this week, I can tell I have exactly the right jacket! Perfect!

4 5

love it

keeps me dry and actually pretty warm which is great where i live, but the pit zips allow for cooling...i got a medium for layering, but if that's not something you need to worry about try a smaller size than usual because with no layers this fits like a large.
i'm out in the field a lot for school and work, and so far it's been very rain PROOF!
my roommate borrowed it and now she's getting one.

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