Mountain Designs women’s Springbrook rain jacket

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Mountain Designs women’s Springbrook rain jacket

Postby Eremophila » Thu 07 Oct, 2021 5:19 pm

I picked up one of these earlier in the year on sale for $60, thinking for that price it didn’t matter if the jacket didn’t perform or last long. ... 8480-black

Been pleasantly surprised so far. Kept me nice and dry on the GOW recently and the pit zips worked a treat.

No chest pocket or internal pocket which almost stopped me buying the jacket. One feature I do like, however are the several Velcro tabs adjacent to the zip plus a snap button at the bottom. Using these I can quickly do up the jacket prior to putting the pack on - ensures the jacket stays in place - and then easily undo if necessary without having to fiddle with the zipper around a hip belt.

The pocket openings are a tiny bit smaller than I’d like, getting my phone in and out was a tiny bit awkward occasionally. It’s an iPhone XS(?) so not overly big.

Hood has a small peak which is not stiffened, I still wore a cap underneath. The hood was comfy and not annoying.

No signs of abrasion from the pack. Overall I’m pretty happy so far.
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