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Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
ID eVENT Jacket Sizing on 03/23/2010 14:40:03 MDT Print View

I'm thinking of buying an Integral Designs eVENT rain jacket. I'm 5'9' and I weigh 150lbs. Will a M or L fit me better? Also, I vaguely recall the jacket not reaching down very far -- given my medium height, will that still be an issue for me?

Also, for cool temps (60F and under) and leisurely pace hiking -- is this much-hyped eVENT jacket breathable enough to replace a great wind jacket such as the Patagonia Houdini?

Edited by ben2world on 03/23/2010 15:01:56 MDT.

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: WNC
Re: ID eVENT Jacket Sizing on 03/23/2010 15:10:22 MDT Print View

I'm 99% sure Ryan J. is 5'8ish and 150ish and wears a medium if that helps any.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: ID eVENT Jacket Sizing on 03/23/2010 15:11:45 MDT Print View

Thanks, Chris. That helps.

Would be curious what Ryan (and other ID eVENT jacket owners) think about this jacket's breathability vs. a quality wind jacket...

Edited by ben2world on 03/23/2010 15:12:48 MDT.

John Frederick Anderson
(fredfoto) - F

Locale: Spain
ID eVENT Jacket Sizing on 03/23/2010 15:11:55 MDT Print View

I have a medium, and I'm normally a small mans size. It fits perfectly, just enough room to move. The small would have been too tight on me.
I wear Golite Reed pants, which ride high, so they go under the jacket fine.
I prefer a short jacket, rather than something than protects your upper thighs- which also constricts your movements to some degree when climbing or pushing up a steep hill.
I use it more an more in lieu of a windshirt, and I combine it with an ID Silcoat Cape, which acts like a pack cover too, and performs better on warm showery days in the Pyrenees.
Great jacket- mine's yellow in case I get lost.
cheers,
fred

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: ID eVENT Jacket Sizing on 03/23/2010 15:15:32 MDT Print View

John:

Sounds like you sized up one. Would you say this jacket is "off" by one size -- or perhaps a half size?

Roleigh Martin
(marti124) - MLife

Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
Re: ID eVENT Jacket Sizing on 03/23/2010 21:11:47 MDT Print View

I think the ID eVent Thru Hiker jacket fits snug for its size. I am 5'9" with a size 38" pants that fit loose (but too big for a size 36"). I wear a size XL ID eVent Thru Hiker. The sleeves are too long for me, but the rest of the fit is perfect. I am tempted to have a tailor shorten the sleeves for me. I folded them up (rolled up double) to fit right.

ps. forgot to mention, I weigh 193 in the winter and about 185 in the summer.

Edited by marti124 on 03/23/2010 21:12:41 MDT.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
ID eVENT Jacket Sizing on 03/23/2010 21:30:55 MDT Print View

I can't comment on the Thru-Hiker, but I have two other ID top garments in XL. They are a bit snug for me. My recommendation would be to size up if you have an athletic build.

Robert Cowman
(rcowman) - F

Locale: Canadian Rockies
ID Sizing on 03/23/2010 21:34:26 MDT Print View

ID stuff is unisex. in all my experience with unisex always go up a size.(any brand)

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Long sleeves on 03/23/2010 22:42:14 MDT Print View

A rain parka with sleeves that are a bit "too long" are really not too long when you reach out. At that time they are just right.

That and the extra butt coverage is why I ordered my PacLite parka in a Tall size. Cabela's was the only vendor W/ Tall sizes in PacLite. This factor and their great price was why I got my parka there.

John Frederick Anderson
(fredfoto) - F

Locale: Spain
size up on 03/24/2010 02:53:57 MDT Print View

+1 for sizing up

Link .
(annapurna) - MLife
Re: size up on 03/24/2010 10:34:55 MDT Print View

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Edited by annapurna on 05/01/2010 22:16:34 MDT.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: size up on 03/24/2010 10:41:38 MDT Print View

Shhhh!! I purposely avoided posting Prolite so people won't snatch the bargains away while I do my thinking!! Do you mind??? :)

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: WNC
Re: Re: size up on 03/24/2010 10:43:58 MDT Print View

Ryan's review is 5 years old so it's possible the sizing has changed somewhat.

Basegear has their 20% off all the time deal so it comes to 192. I've bought from both them and prolite with nothing but great experience. Also, you can often check frontcountry and if prolite doesn't have it on sell frontcountry will (they're more or less the same company).

Link .
(annapurna) - MLife
Re: Re: Re: size up on 03/24/2010 10:46:42 MDT Print View

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Edited by annapurna on 05/01/2010 22:14:27 MDT.

V k
(vladimir_ek)

Locale: New York
Re: ID eVENT Jacket Sizing on 03/24/2010 10:54:55 MDT Print View

I am 6' and 182lb and Large fits me with room for layering. You probably need a medium. I would get both and return one that doesn't work.
The length of the jacket is fine for me. I stopped carrying Houdini after getting this jacket. It is that good.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: ID eVENT Jacket Sizing on 03/24/2010 10:57:11 MDT Print View

I am now more tempted than ever, Vladimir!

Jonathan Ryan
(Jkrew81) - F - M

Locale: White Mtns
Re: Re: ID eVENT Jacket Sizing on 03/24/2010 11:28:13 MDT Print View

I use this jacket 4 season and it is by far the most comfortable hardshell I have ever owned. Much like a windshirt, it does not feel hot and stuffy like goretex. I have worn it downhill skiing several times over the last few years and in extreme wind conditions, you will feel a breeze through the material. That said I always found this to be a positive thing.

FYI on sizing, I am 6'4" 200lbs and the large fits perfectly for my needs.

Edited by Jkrew81 on 03/24/2010 11:29:23 MDT.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: ID eVENT Jacket Sizing on 03/24/2010 17:32:01 MDT Print View

Just came across a webpage showing the ID eVENT jacket -- the sleeves look OK, but the body of the jacket seems awfully short -- barely reaching down to one's waist or belt? Is this really the case?

Edited by ben2world on 03/24/2010 17:37:03 MDT.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
ID eVENT Jacket Sizing on 03/24/2010 18:17:01 MDT Print View

Yes - the eVENT Jacket is shorter (that black lower part is eVENT as well). The Thru Hiker is longer and the one you should be considering - the Thru Hiker also has a superior hood design but does not use the stretch cuffs.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: ID eVENT Jacket Sizing on 03/24/2010 18:37:53 MDT Print View

Thanks, David. Now back to 12 oz again. Argggghhh.....