Low-cost Packable Rain Jacket

Reviewed by Michael from Colorado on Friday, June 12, 2015
I was looking at this jacket on Amazon and found it for half the price at STP, so I ended up ordering two, in Blue and Black, size Medium. These are your basic rain jackets made of windbreaker material with a rubbery feeling finish on the inside. They pack up small and come with a nice stuff sack. Though they ship in the stuff sack and come out super wrinkled. The zipper is on the opposite side from what US males expect, but it isn't a big deal.

I'm 5'11" and 150 lbs, and thin with long arms. The jackets fit me ok, not too baggy, with room for layers underneath. But, for some reason, the sleeves on the black jacket were about 1.5 to 2 inches shorter than the blue jacket. The sleeves on the black jacket didn't reach my wrists and seemed too short. The sleeves on the blue jacket hung just past my wrists and felt perfect. But the blue one also had some crooked stitching on the main zipper, and the neon yellow color of the zipper made it stand out like a sore thumb. I ended up returning both jackets and I think I will look for a higher end rain shell. But these probably aren't a bad deal if you just want a cheap rain jacket to pack with you.
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