ZeroXposur 3-in-1 Jacket
I washed it with no detergent or bleach. The outside completely fell apart. It's like the coating was just silk-screened on, like a T-shirt.
- Looked good until washed
- Total made-in-China junk
Not only did it self-destruct, all the shredded bits contaminated all my other clothes and the washer and dryer.
I've never had another coat fall apart when washed like this. I did have a pair of snowmobile gloves do this, and they were also made in China.
Source: bought it used
- Head exposure
The hood is a total POS. It doesn't stay attached to the coat. When it does, it doesn't close properly.
If the hood was any good, I might give it 4 stars. However, "Zero Exposure" only applies to headless people.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $70
I work in the rain for 4 to 8 hours at a time. For the price ($40, normal retail $125) I got this jacket at Burlington Coat Factory it was an excellent buy.
It does say weather proof or resistant on the tag. I can’t remember which, but the first couple of days I wore it out in the rain it worked well. It kept my chest and back area dry. The arms around the wrist area did start to get saturated after awhile. This is a very warm jacket.
I purchased another aqua shell type jacket to use as a third layer that tucks up under my chin better than the original liner. I believe with the extra layer jacket two t-shirts I could work in weather as low as 10 to 20° very easily, possible close to 0.
The inner liner can be removed and it has several pockets. The material is a little heavier and seems more durable than most other jackets I've purchased. I was looking for a low cost warm durable jacket and I believe Zero Exposure delivered.
The long term use in pouring rain it may or may not make it. The steady 4 to 6 hours on and off rain I have experienced so far it worked fine.
I have looked into some of the Carhart rain jackets reviews. I may have to purchase one as an outer shell if this is a major fail in an 8-hour downpour.
Price Paid: $40, normally retails $100 or more
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