I bought this parka a year ago, used it for hiking…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
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.

EMS Summit Parka

previously retailed for:
$109.00 - $299.00

The EMS Summit Parka is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen October 31, 2009 at EMS.

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