GoLite Gamut Jacket
I bought the last generation of this jacket from STP…
Fabric: Trinity 3 layer
Price Paid: $27
I bought the last generation of this jacket from STP on clearance nearly a year ago. This is a no-nonsense, light-weight jacket, with only two pockets and nothing else, no hem or cuff adjustments. Mine was a Large, but was fitted, so the lack of hem adj. was no big deal. Length is short (active fit) with long sleeves (important to keep the water out), but covers enough to leave me dry at the waist.
The trinity fabric is beautiful, durable and eminently functional: super stretchy and breathable and yet very wind-proof (tested to 50 mph). My jacket had a problem, but Golite really shined in customer service.
My jacket had a flaw in the DWR at the cuffs and half way up the forearms. Water soaked through (finally used it to adjust lawn sprinklers), yet the jacket was completely waterproof everywhere else.
STP no longer had the jacket, so I contacted Golite directly. I simply explained the problem via email, and Golite apologized and asked me to return the Gamut for a new one (newest generation) free of charge! I only paid to ship.
GoLite sent me a replacement for my first purchase w/in a week! The new one has velcro cuff adjustments and is perfect. This is one of the finest no-nonsense jackets out there! Golite has a customer for life. A great value at 4x's what I paid for it.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The Gamut Jacket is designed with Trinity 3-layer stretch, waterproof, breathable fabric to create an affordable all-weather shell for every outdoor adventure.
- GearX.com refers to the men's version
The Gamut Jacket from Golite is a versatile stretch, waterproof breathable shell that is ideal for windy, wet conditions and is cut at the waist to easily move.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
Thanks to three-ply waterproof Trinity stretch fabric and no-frills construction, the GoLite Men's Gamut Jacket provides beefy shell protection in a 15-ounce package. The excellent breathability and weather protection of the Gamut Jacket keeps you bone dry when rain invades your fastpacking route. GoLite's minimalist design makes this waterproof jacket a great choice for weight-conscious through hikers and alpine climbers obsessed with clean function.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version
A versatile 3-layer waterproof, stretch breathable shell that is ideal for windy, wet conditions and is cut at the waist to easily move. A polyurethane membrane is laminated between two layers of bonded four-way stretch polyester and treated with a super-DWR, resulting in a fabric with excellent stretch and waterproof protection, plus more breathability than regular storm shells. Trinity was developed with comfort in mind the stretch allows for terrific range of motion regardless of the activity, and the waterproof protection keeps you warm and dry whatever the weather. Testing on the Trinity fabric indicates a waterproof level of 10,000mm and a breathability level of 10,000g/m� /24 hours.
- SunnySports refers to the men's version