Solid, not extraordinary

Verified Buyer Reviewed by donJuan from MN on Monday, May 12, 2014
I bought one of these (2014) to replace my 2008 model, and I was a little surprised at some of the differences. I purchased the 2008 model because at the time it was the lightest rain jacket you could buy (more or less). I guess over the years they abandoned the weight-savings and added more features, including velcro cuffs (I prefer the elastic of the 2008), velcro zipper flap (unnecessary IMO), and stowable hood w/collar (really unnecessary). On the plus side, they added two large hand pockets (but at the expense of the chest pocket, which was really nice). The material also feels bulkier than my 2008 did, but that could be because it's newer and stiffer.

Overall it's a fine jacket and will keep you dry, but it feels like the design became less functional over time, rather than the opposite. For $50 bucks, I won't complain.
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