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Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Thinking Again about an eVENT Jacket on 03/23/2010 11:33:07 MDT Print View

I'm looking at the REI Kimtah eVENT jacket in "night sky" color and liking it. But 16oz?

I know there are lighter eVENT hooded rain jackets -- what are they again?

Also, will the eVENT rain jacket fit me well? I'm 5'9", 150 lbs, with 18" torso length.

Edited by ben2world on 03/23/2010 11:36:06 MDT.

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: WNC
Re: Thinking Again about an eVENT Jacket on 03/23/2010 11:37:12 MDT Print View

The new RAB Demand Pull-On is 10 oz. You also have the 2 Integral Design options at 9 and 12 oz.

Charles Jennings
(vigilguy) - F

Locale: Northern Utah
Westcomb Specter on 03/23/2010 11:38:00 MDT Print View

Westcomb Specter. I THINK the new 2010 model is 10.2 oz.

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: WNC
Re: Westcomb Specter on 03/23/2010 11:58:53 MDT Print View

Listed at 11 on the Westcomb site. Definitely puts it in the mix.

Robert Cowman
(rcowman) - F

Locale: Canadian Rockies
ID rain jacket on 03/23/2010 12:00:23 MDT Print View

Integral designs is around 10 for the rain jacket and 11 for the thru hiker

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
heres a link on 03/23/2010 12:19:02 MDT Print View

Hey Ben, here was a recent thread that had a lot of discussion about several eVent jackets
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=30089

IMO the best on the market right now in terms of weight/features are ID thru hiker, Rab Momentum. If youre cool with a half zipper/anorak, wait for the On-demand pullover. The lightest jacket to hit the market in the future will probably be the one by OMM (mentioned in the thread above), but i'm pretty sure we're gonna have a hard time finding it domestically. Good luck!

Though the other jackets may be more expensive, I think they are worth the extra money over the Kimtah. Only thing going for the Kimtah in my mind, is REI ironclad customer service backing it

Also, in my opinion, I can do without hand pockets on my shell (even if they are chest level hand pockets) I didn't realize this when I bought my Rab drillium. Looking back, I see myself never putting my hands in my pockets when its raining. Hands are either out with poles in each hand or when im not using poles...well i don't hike with my hands in my pockets (imagine if you tripped? that would suckkkkkk) These days, I just look for a napolean pocket, or maybe 2! Perfect for a snack and a map. Hence, in hindsight, I would have purchased a Rab momentum over the drillium. Something to think about.

Edited by Konrad1013 on 03/23/2010 12:30:21 MDT.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: heres a link on 03/23/2010 12:23:42 MDT Print View

Thanks, everyone. I'm looking for something with a hood and full zip -- hand pockets welcome but not necessary.

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
pockets on 03/23/2010 12:27:07 MDT Print View

hey Ben, i revised my post, and talked a lil about hand pockets coincidentally.

Link .
(annapurna) - MLife
Re: ID rain jacket on 03/23/2010 13:02:59 MDT Print View

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Edited by annapurna on 05/01/2010 22:17:20 MDT.