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MEC Talisman Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars

The Talisman Jacket has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best waterproof jackets for 2024.

This is a great jacket that is going to keep you nice and dry from the rain but doesn't allow your sweat to build up on the inside. I have yet to find any problems with the jacket. I have seen other reviewers complain about the outside pockets being at chest level. I guess they haven't worn their jacket with a backpack, since they would notice the hip belt would cover lower pockets, but chest pockets are easily accesible.

Fabric: Gore-tex XCR (3 ply)
Price Paid: $320 (CDN)

Great jacket! Perfect cut, so far it's proven to be very durable. Not too flashy -- looks a bit understated (in color) which makes it good (unlike some other jackets that I've seen) to wear both on the trail and in the city. When looking for a waterproof, breathable jacket in Canada, MEC provided what seemed to be the best value for the money. No regrets -- try it!

Fabric: 3-ply Goretex XCR
Fill: Shell only
Price Paid: $300 (Can)

Excellent jacket that will now be discontinued and replaced by the MEC Aegis Jacket (340 $CDN). A few changes: ampler cut (longer and wider), exclusively MI270 nylon (not ripstop), a collar, stiffened overflaps, integrated mid-height bungee cord (accessed from glove pockets), simpler chaff guard, stiffened visor, new Napoleon pocket, larger glove pockets and a new interior ultrasonic weld pocket.

In my opinion, the changes are well worth it.

Fabric: Three-ply Gore-Tex XCR (MI270 nylon)
Price Paid: 345,08 $CDN (Tx. incl.)

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