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L.L.Bean Mountain Guide Parka

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Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Fabric: XCR
Price Paid: $179

I bought this jacket for my summertime (i.e. tropical rain season) trip to China. It worked fine for most of the trip except when I went to Lijiang. The city is at the foothills of the Himalayas and it was cold (40F) and raining out of a bucket. The wrist cuffs got wet really fast and after spending about an hour in a torrential downpour the inside of the jacket got wet. Which means that I was freezing by the time I got back to the hotel. But, it is also possible that aside from the cuffs the inside of the jacket was wet from perspiration.

Otherwise the jacket was great for everything else, though the cuffs did have a tendency to get wet if I did not hold my arms down, which I suppose is expected.

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