Mar 23, 2010 at 1:40 pm #1256858
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?Mar 23, 2010 at 2:10 pm #1589954
Chris WBPL Member
I'm 99% sure Ryan J. is 5'8ish and 150ish and wears a medium if that helps any.Mar 23, 2010 at 2:11 pm #1589957
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…Mar 23, 2010 at 2:11 pm #1589958
John Frederick AndersonMember
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.
fredMar 23, 2010 at 2:15 pm #1589961
Sounds like you sized up one. Would you say this jacket is "off" by one size — or perhaps a half size?Mar 23, 2010 at 8:11 pm #1590088
Roleigh MartinBPL Member
@marti124Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
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.Mar 23, 2010 at 8:30 pm #1590091
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.Mar 23, 2010 at 8:34 pm #1590094
@rcowmanLocale: Canadian Rockies
ID stuff is unisex. in all my experience with unisex always go up a size.(any brand)Mar 23, 2010 at 9:42 pm #1590117
Eric BlumensaadtBPL Member
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
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.Mar 24, 2010 at 1:53 am #1590164
John Frederick AndersonMember
+1 for sizing upMar 24, 2010 at 9:34 am #1590279
Link .BPL Member
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Shhhh!! I purposely avoided posting Prolite so people won't snatch the bargains away while I do my thinking!! Do you mind??? :)Mar 24, 2010 at 9:43 am #1590289
Chris WBPL Member
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).Mar 24, 2010 at 9:46 am #1590291
Link .BPL Member
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@vladimir_ekLocale: New York
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.Mar 24, 2010 at 9:57 am #1590297
I am now more tempted than ever, Vladimir!Mar 24, 2010 at 10:28 am #1590317
Jonathan RyanBPL Member
@jkrew81Locale: White Mtns
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.Mar 24, 2010 at 4:32 pm #1590468
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?Mar 24, 2010 at 5:17 pm #1590484
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.Mar 24, 2010 at 5:37 pm #1590489
Thanks, David. Now back to 12 oz again. Argggghhh…..Mar 24, 2010 at 6:23 pm #1590501
Konrad .BPL Member
Ben, did you get that off a japanese blog site? (im making this call based on the long black hair, the fashionable raw denim paired with an outdoor jacket) Thats the thing I love about the Japanese, they are the biggest gear whores in existence. Whenever I want to see a certain pack or jacket or something from a different angle, or just different pics from the manufacturers, I go to google images, type in the product, and the words ".jp" after and enjoy the search results.
Heres a good one with tons of pictures of cottage shelters
Can't read a word of Japanese, but I can figure out the arrows/search bars well enough to scroll through their blogs
Seriously, so many good pics on their blogs. I bet if i actually translated their posts, there would be heaps of good info as wellMar 24, 2010 at 6:35 pm #1590503
I probably did… :)Mar 24, 2010 at 6:45 pm #1590505
I found a UK site that will sell the Demand pullover here comes to about $230 shipped, and just under 10oz. Of course, it may be cheaper to wait until you can buy domestically.Mar 24, 2010 at 6:47 pm #1590506
Thanks, John — but I prefer a full zip. Sigh…Mar 24, 2010 at 6:50 pm #1590507
Rab is also making a full-zip one that's not available quite yet, for 20g more.
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