Mountain Hardwear Epic Jacket
Fabric: Conduit Silk
This is a very lightweight, fitted, and stylish basic jacket. But I can't give it a good review because it simply has not held up. The conduit silk waterproof layer is peeling apart at the shoulders, which means every time I am in the rain, I get soaking wet.
I have only owned the jacket for 2 years, and have taken it into the backcountry 3-4 times, and I wear it regularly to work as a rain layer. I've treated it well, so it's not like I left it crumpled in a pack or something. I feel that for a waterproof breathable rain jacket, which is a real investment, it should really last longer than 2 years.
It sounds like other users have had the same problem. Once your waterproof-breathable layer is split, there is really no fixing the jacket. So what I have now is a really expensive windbreaker.
I will not buy the Conduit fabric again, next time I'll stick to Gore-Tex. Save your money and get a better jacket, this one will not hold up.
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Attached hood with extra-beefy brim for added protection against the elementsPit zips and mesh front pockets for ventilationMicro-Chamoiso-lined chin guard eliminates zipper chafeDual hem drawcords for quick fit adjustmentsAdjustable VelcroAE cuffs for quick fit adjustmentsImported The Basics: Weight: 12.3 oz / 348 gCenter Back Length: 26.5 / 67 cmWaterproofness: 10, 000 mmBreathability/MVTR: 10, 000 g/m Materials: Body: 50D 2.5L Arko RipstopLaminate: Dry.Qo Core
- River Sports Outfitters
Description of Mountain Hardwear Epic Jacket - Womensep-ic heroic majestic impressively great the Mountain Hardwear Epic womens jacket sets the bar as if it were writing an epic tale on reassuring rain refuge. You are a damsel but there is no distress This incredibly lightweight and waterproof rain jacket is also magnificently breathable, like a fine wine, designed to thwart precipitation during backcountry excursions. FeaturesAttached, rollaway hood with extra-beefy brim for added protection against the elementsPit zips and mesh front pockets for ventilationMicro-Chamois-lined chin guard eliminates zipper chafeDual hem drawcords for quick fit adjustmentsAdjustable Velcro cuffs for quick fit adjustments
- US Outdoor Store
When storm clouds threaten you're day in the backcountry, the Mountain Hardwear Women's Epic Jacket is there to keep you dry until the tempest passes. This lightweight rain shell features a waterproof breathable Conduit laminate to seal out moisture and an adjustable, roll-away hood to keep your dome dry. Watertight underarm zips let you dump heat on warm days, and an arm pocket holds your lip balm, energy bar, or other small essentials.
- Backcountry Outlet
Keep them dry: this fully waterproof shell keeps rain on the outside The breathable Conduit laminate allows their body vapor to escape, so they'll stay dry on the inside, too Abrasion-resistant nylon shell is lightweight and longwearing