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MEC Couloir Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars

The Couloir Jacket has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best waterproof jackets for 2022.


4 reviews
5-star:   3
4-star:   0
3-star:   1
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

rated 4.5 of 5 stars average rating


Was looking for the best quality/price compromise, then found it. And for the quality itself, didn't find any difference in design/material with $400 to 650 jackets. There may be additional features I missed, but if there are some, I wouldn't have paid an extra $200 for them. Well designed hood, large pockets located out of your pack straps, etc, etc, etc. In my opinion, the only reasonable reason to choose a more exepnsive jacket would be for the colors. On the technical aspect, even if you plan to climb Everest, it is OK.

Fabric: Gore-Tex
Price Paid: $316 CAN

I guess you get what you pay for. If you want something better you should shell out the extra cash. After a while of moderate outdoor use, the stitching under the arms began to brake loose and zippers show their signs of use( stick and seperate and begin to leak). Otherwise a good jacket for the price you pay.

Fabric: 3 ply goretex
Price Paid: $316 (Can)

Best materials.

Pit zips to stay cool.

Adjustable hood.

This jacket has it all comparable $400+ for equivilant quality in TNF and Sierra Designs.

Fabric: Gore Tex
Price Paid: $319 (can)

This coat has it all: the best material available, a perfect design and a price that absolutly cannot be beat with a coat of comparable features. It has an excellent hood and collar design, big mitten pockets, and underarm zips for temperature regulation. I have used this jacket in both summer and winter for four years and it looks like I bought it yesterday. It is perfect as the outside layer in the coldest temp. or as the only layer in the rain. Compare at $400-$650.

Fabric: Tri-laminate Gore-Tex
Price Paid: $300 (CAN)

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