User Review: Mountain Hardwear Men's Epic Jacket
Price Paid: $120
My jacket is about three years old and has been great. Another review has some of the technical features so I'll try not to repeat.
The overall construction a solid exterior rip-stop material with an inner layer almost welded to it. That inner layer is on the other side of the taped seams, so you get double the protection there. The inside is also soft. It's hard to describe a layer that thin as soft...; just trust me.
Even with all the features and fit, the Epic rolls up nicely and fits inside the hood. It has found a way into my pack many times and has a lot of wear underneath it.
Three years later: There's not much wear shown on the outside for the amount of use it has. The inside layer is mostly intact exept for a few small (head of a pencil eraser) spots and the neck. I think the neck is wearing out because of the tight bend it receives when the hood is dropped back. Either way, I spray it with waterproof spray and keep on going. I expect to get two more seasons out of this before I opt for a replacement.