User Review: Mountain Hardwear Men's Epic Jacket
Price Paid: $250NZD
I bought this jacket a few years ago from the store I work at, and have been seriously unhappy with it, I've owned various bits of MH gear and been happy with them (sleeping bags, fleeces and so on) but this jacket just hasn't been up to scratch.
The first few times I used it on day hikes and light hunting trips it was great, but as soon as I put a heavy load on my shoulders and did some real sweating I just got soaking wet, it kept the rain out fine, but kept my sweat in just as well, this led to a very dangerous situation for me out in the bush.
It is a real shame, because MH do make really good gear, but as other reviewers have said, this jacket just doesn't hold up, the aftermarket service when I tried to sort out other problems with the jacket (velcro tabs on the sleeves, zips etc.) also wasn't up to par. Personally I try to steer customers well clear of this jacket, after having had a terrible experience with owning it myself.
(Bear in mind I'm from New Zealand, so I don't know how good Mountain Hardwear's aftermarket service is in the States).