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Montane Direct Ascent eVent® Jacket - Waterproof (For Women)
Closeouts. Montane's Direct Ascent eVent® jacket is built for serious storms and year-round mountain adventures. Three-layer eVent® Hurricane fabric is extra durable and waterproof breathable, and the helmet-compatible hood and reinforced seams make it suitable for tough alpine conditions.
Reviewed by Cosmic Alchemist from WA high desert on Friday, June 30, 2017I've tried a lot of different rain jackets on here and I haven't found one that fit me well. I got the marmot trench coat in a large, way too big, sent it back, got the arc'treyx norvan in medium, way too tight and lack of pockets, sent it back, tried a cheaper under amour rain jacket, it was bright neon green and plasticity feeling and had a cheap mesh that I knew I'd rip on the inside, medium was a little tight with layers and large was too big, those went back, tried the arc'teryx zeta lt in medium, it was also too tight too, so I returned it. I finally got this jacket in size 14, even though I'm usually a small-medium, size 6-8 usually, this is a UK 14, not an American, and they say it's more like a US 12, but I'd say more like an 8 or 10. The arms are long on me, I'm 5feet 4 inches tall, about 135lbs. and even though it is not gortex, the event fabric seems comparable, maybe a little thicker. I can comfortably fit 2 warm hoodies under it and zip it without getting my chest squashed in the zipper, so that's a plus. I like the 2 zipper system because I wouldn't be able to sit down in the jacket if it didn't have it. I also like that it has 2 large outside pockets, although they're a little high for my taste because I'm not a mountaineer cubit if you get the jacket for it's intended purpose and not just to use as an everyday rain jacket like I would use it for, it probably is beneficial.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by No road rash! from Tetons on Tuesday, June 6, 2017The jacket is an athletic or European fit, but appears to run true to size. It appears from initial unwrapping to be of high quality. Field testing will show, of course.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Brindel from Pacific Northwest on Monday, February 27, 2017I absolutely love this jacket. It is completely waterproof. The only advice I would give is that this jacket is very narrow in the hips. I had to exchange U.S. size 8 for the U.S. size 10, and I probably would have been even better off going 2 sizes up (I am very curvy) It is not a jacket for warmth, it is for weather protection, so you will want to make sure you account for that when looking at the sizes. If you are very trim, you will not have any problems, but if you are curvy, be generous when picking the size. Also, it is cut to be trim fitting because it is a mountaineering jacket and you wouldn't want a lot of excess fabric when mountaineering. I am thrilled with this jacket. :-)