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Mike TV
(uncowed) - F

Locale: the heartland
Montane eVent Halo Stretch Jacket @ on 01/20/2011 12:24:23 MST Print View

There are two of these on geartrade at the moment at steep discount. The reseller is backcountry and they are "like new" condition. I've been eyeing the small, but can't justify purchasing another hard shell even though it's eVent! Someone snatch em up so they can stop tempting me. For what it's worth, i'm not affiliated with BC or geartrade.

Size small, black for $170 w/ shipping included

Size medium, burnt orange for $160 w/ shipping included

John McAlpine
(HairlessApe) - M

Locale: PNW
Medium is already gone on 01/20/2011 13:54:30 MST Print View

Medium is already gone

John Castro-Rappl
(Jabber) - MLife
Arrghh! on 01/20/2011 13:59:56 MST Print View

Saw that it was available. Went to transfer money to my checking account. Came back... ...gone. Still need a rain/wind shell then :)

Stephan Doyle
Re: Montane eVent Halo Stretch Jacket @ on 01/20/2011 15:26:20 MST Print View

Montane makes some pretty good gear. has two smalls for $220 with their unlimited return warranty. Can see some reviews there, too.

Forbes Belk
(ForbesB) - F

Locale: Bay Area
Halo Stretch on 01/20/2011 17:54:13 MST Print View

I bought this jacket from Backcountry when it was on sale last Fall. Ended up returning it. Zipper got stuck constantly and it weighed significantly more than their website said at the time (tipped my scale at just under a pound).

Got a Rab Demand Pullover for cheaper than the sale price at the time. Much lighter, 3 layer vs (I've been told) 2.5 layer eVent on the Halo.

The hood on the Halo was better in my opinion though.

Sumi Wada
(DetroitTigerFan) - F

Locale: Ann Arbor
Re: Montane eVent Halo Stretch Jacket @ on 01/28/2011 08:58:10 MST Print View

I have the Halo in a men's small size and it weighs 13oz by my scale. Got it on for $219 a couple of months ago. I'm happy with it. Great hood and I really like the pocket setup. Very comfortable fit.

I agree that the zipper's tough but I've gotten used to it and I do like the 2-way zipper for venting options. That and the long high pockets (mesh-lined) have been sufficient compensation for no pit-zips (for me, at least. YMMV) Pockets are compatible with backpack waistbelts.

All that said, with all the great sales out there right now, the $219 price tag is probably only "fair" in terms of value. For the $170 price at geartrade, I think it's worth it.