Jayson and Finn the Dogwrote a review of Backcountry Uinta 3L Stretch Rain Jacket - Men's on April 18, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
I've used the Uinta 3L a few times but can't say Iâve been confronted with much for weather. I had high hopes that it would perform well but with no weather in the near future, I gave it the ol' hose test. 5 minutes. Dry as seasoned kindlin'.... except for the open pocket. Although it held water on the inside quite well which could come in handy down the trail.
Itâs super lightweight which makes it a very versatile jacket and it packs down fairly small. I've been using it fly fishing lately as my other wading jackets are a bit on the heavier side for warm days. With the vents and thinner material, it works well as a sun/heat barrier but when the weather moves in, I suspect it's going to keep me dry .The cuffs are great, they taper a bit forward along the top of your hands and are longer than normal. Iâve had other rain jackets where the velcro rolls forward at the hands and ends up chaffing my skin. Not having that problem here. I ordered a large which is a bit baggy for me, but will allow for plenty of layering space if needed.