User Review: Mountain Hardwear Men's Epic Jacket
Fabric: Conduit Silk
Price Paid: $120
I have tried reviewing this jacket with a fair approach and have tried to review the jacket on Mountainhardwear.com and campmor.com and they won't post my review because I give it two stars or less.
I hope that readers searching to buy this jacket get to see these reviews before they buy from a company that only posts positive reviews.
This is what I wrote on both sites; I wore the jacket for my first time on a backcountry hike during 2 hours of rain and my shoulders got wet and what I had sealed in my front chest pocket was wet too.
I have several Mountain Hardwear Jackets and pants that I love but this jacket has been miscategorized as a backcountry shell on Mountain Hardwear's site. I strongly believe that this jacket's sole purpose is to keep you dry as you walk in a parking lot from your Subaru Outback into Whole Foods Market.
I think the technology of conduit silk is great for urban showers where you're not in them for very long periods of time. If someone were to rely on this in the backcountry or in a survival situation it could turn into a bad situation.
I am disappointed in this jacket and think that is was marketed to the wrong crowd. It fits great and looks great but just doesn't perform like the manufacture describes it does.