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William Farris
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Locale: Eastern Washington State
$109 eVent Jacket on 04/23/2005 07:48:55 MDT Print View

Sierra Trading Post has LoweAlpine eVent jackets for $109 plus shipping. See:

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/xq/asp/base_no.43065/dept_id./qx/product.htm

They would not be considered ultra light but the price is attractive. -Bill

David Spellman
(dspellman) - F
$109 eVentJacket on 05/01/2005 11:43:08 MDT Print View

Picked up one of these before my size disappeared. Actually cost me $87, with a 20% off coupon code. It's a good jacket (should be at an MSRP of $430), but a little heavy to be packed as rain gear on a normal basis for occasional use. It's designed more as a winter or climbing shell -- the hood is big and made for wearing under a helmet, and the brim needs stiffening if you wear it without one. There's about 6 ounces of net pockets under the front; two levels worth, in fact, with one set reachable from the outside, the other only if you unzip the jacket. Perfect for drying wet gloves or keeping a water bottle or two warm. But if you want to lighten up the jacket, as one buyer did, you can easily seam rip all this stuff out (he reported a wad the size of a small grapefruit when he was done), but the zippers will remain...

Edited by dspellman on 05/01/2005 11:43:53 MDT.