EMS Summit Parka
I bought this parka a year ago, used it for hiking…
Fabric: Gore-tex XCR
Price Paid: $239
I bought this parka a year ago, used it for hiking and skiing, besides daily use. It performs well in not-so-extreme weather, however, one time after skiing four hrs in a heavy snowstorm, I found my fleece under this parka wet at the shoulder and back areas. After this incident, I started to pay close attention on how this parka performs on wet days. I found it will keep me dry as long as I don't stay in the rain or snow too long--say two hours. After that, water seems to saturate the parka and I feel wet inside.
Other than this, it has been a great parka for me, nice design, many useful pockets, very good hood design. If the waterproofness is guaranteed, I will rate it higher than other big name parkas/jackets with $100-200 more price tag.