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Was I just unlucky?
on 10 October 2014
From all the good reviews, I can only imagine I ended up with the Friday afternoon duff one. I wore it in the mountains on a misty but not particularly wet day. My walking colleague wore a Berghaus with Gortex lining. We were both wearing similar layers underneath. When the mist dissipated and we removed our waterproofs, he was as dry as a bone, but my shirt was wet-through, as if I'd been wearing a plastic bag.
The jacket is very well made with good seems, useful number of generous-sized pockets, but the breathable material is not up to it, at least in my one it wasn't. I haven't been so broiled since my first pre-Gortex cag.
I was so appalled by its not-fit-for-purpose state, I went into a Jack Wolfskin main dealers the day after the walk to see if there had been complaints about the model. They said not and that in fact it was a very popular line and that they had no other complaints.