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ΟΚ ...IF IT WASNT THE HOOD!
on 4 February 2013
I read the reviews before buying. Few say "it has no shape". False, it has a pretty good shape, you just have to buy your normal size and not go up sizes. Then it might look bulky. I bought Small(!) and it fitted very comfortable. I was wearing 2 long sleeve tops and a fleece and it was very comfortable still. Surely if u wanna wear it over a heavy jacket you might need to go up sizes.
Some say its not breathable. Cant comment with certainty about that, still after 2 hours of hiking in the rain i cant say i felt real sweaty or uncomfortable. Have to test it on warmer weather though but still i'd call this busted as well.
And finally... some said "the hood is somewhat small but this is not a real problem"!
Really? No problem? The hood is so small it covers only the top of ur head leaving the whole face and forehead exposed to rain, and being so small every now and then it fell back of my head due to heavy winds i had to face up. Had to stop, free my hands off my poles and correct this, again and again, still leaving me completely wet in my head (+exposed to hail at some time)! So why all others said in their reviews that the small hood is not a big deal? maybe because of the use of the Jacket. Maybe the conditions i used the Jacket exposed its obvious weakness.
If it wasnt for the Hood (which in a rain jacket is obviously equally important as the rest of the jacket) i'd rate it 5 star. 3 is the most i can give and that only because the rest of the jacket left me satisfied.
C'mon guys...was it soo hard to put a descent size hood in the jacket?