Columbia EvaPOURation Jacket
WEIGHT: 10.8 oz
MSRP: $100 (currently on sale for $75)
TECH: 2-Layer Omni-Tech waterproof breathable fabric Nylon; 100% nylon
FEATURES: The EvaPOURation is quite similar in weight and features to the Marmot Precip. It’s included here because of Columbia’s broad distribution. As such it is likely to be readily available to many hikers. And because, like the Precip, it can often be found on sale. The EvaPOURation has pit zips, velcro adjustable hood and cuffs, waterproofed zippers, and two hand pockets. When the sun is shining, the jacket zips into its own hand pocket.
BEST FOR: A good value in a fully featured, 2 layer rain jacket that’ll last for quite a while.
WHAT WE LIKE: This jacket fits nicely, has pit-zips for ventilation, and fully seam-sealed waterproof zippers for $100 (at the most).
CONS: Like many 2 layer budget jackets it’s prone to wetting out with extreme activity and storms.
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