I did a lot of research before buying my jacket and…
Fabric: Gore-Tex (the new and improved kind!)
Price Paid: $375 Cdn.
I did a lot of research before buying my jacket and really feel that I got the best possible jacket for the money I had to spend. I tried lots of different kinds and fabrics, but the deciding factor was fit, and the MEC jacket was the best for me.
It's a great, lightweight 3Ply GoreTex shell, with a zip off fully adjustable hood, pit zips, a drawcord at the waist, double taped seams and double velcro flaps over the front zipper. It kept me dry and comfortable last weekend on a canoe trip that saw nothing but rain and cold winds. I love it!
*nothing is perfect however... I have to say the downfall of this jacket is that the pockets are at chest level and not great for hand warming.