EMS Women's Orion Jacket

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Eastern Mountain SportsEMS Women's Orion Jacket
 
3.7

(based on 10 reviews)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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      • Hiking (3)
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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Lightweight and waterproof

      By Peggy the bicyclist

      from San Francisco

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Orion Jacket:

      I am a bicyclist in San Francisco and use this jacket in the pouring rain. It does not absorb water at all, so if perfect for stowing away in my backpack when I get to my destination.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Works

      By Dorian

      from Adirondacks, NY

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Form fitting
      • Pit zips
      • Waterproof zippers

      Cons

      • Short in the torso

      Best Uses

        Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Orion Jacket:

        I've used this jacket for almost a year now. It's been in Wales, Scotland, and all through the ADK. During hard rain I've noticed this jacket doesn't stay 100% dry, but for colder conditions, this jacket is bomber. I normally wear a small, but got the x-small and it fits well with my layers and everything!
        It's deciving, because the water doesn't bead and run off the jacket, it soaks in, and that could be perhaps one of its downsides.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Poor quality

        By JRMK

        from Burlington, Vermont

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Orion Jacket:

        I got this jacket in October and had to return it in March. It was getting picks on it like a sweater and the outer, red layer was wearing away to expose the silvery lining. I got the same jacket again hoping the same thing wouldn't happen. Well, the second jacket is picking again...and I've only had it for 28 days!!! I think I've worn it about 8 times. I will be returning this jacket for a refund. It's too bad, I really liked it. But the quality is really, really bad. Also, it's not a waterproof as I would have hoped. The water kind of soaks in and doesn't bead off.
        VERY DISAPPOINTED.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just what I needed.

        By Ellen

        from Portsmouth, NH

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Orion Jacket:

        It has been a relatively warm winter, so when I took a hike with my semi-insulated Columbia shell, I got very sweaty, it was just too warm. I knew I needed a waterproof shell that had no insulation, with enough room to wear additional layers if necessary. This shell was just what I was hoping for. It is light but feels very durable. For much of my hike, it was warm enough just with a polypro shirt underneath, but at the top when I needed a little extra insulation, I put on a fleece and it still felt comfortable. It has good windbreaking capability and I got many compliments on the color.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        So far so good

        By Hiker girl

        from Vermont

        Pros

        • Pit zips

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hiking
          • Walking

          Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Orion Jacket:

          Haven't been out in the rain yet with this but I've used it a few times for hikes and it seems pretty good. Hard to tell how breathable it is or how water proof it will be but it is comfortable. Sleeves are a little long for me but I'm learning that's not such a bad thing really. Only thing I've found I don't really like is the hood is attached to the collar near the top of the collar. There have been days when I don't need the hood but it feels odd and doesn't seem to lay right if the collar is zipped all the way up but the hood is down. That could be my own quirk though. Got the red and I love it! Very bright and visible.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Outer layer

          By Hiking girl

          from Vermont

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hiking
              • Tubing
              • Windy days

              Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Orion Jacket:

              My primary use for this jacket is for layering on day hiking trips. I've only had it a short time so I can't give a full review on certain weather days but I'll tell you what I know so far. It's currently "winter" here so I have not been out in the rain with it. Wore it yesterday on a day hike and it felt good. Kept the snow off me and didn't seem to sink through anywhere so I stayed dry that way. The pit zips are nice once you get warmed up but don't want to take it off since you'll just put it back on when reaching the top anyway. I got the red and love it! its a little faint two tone on the body and arms. I got the medium for a slightly roomier fit over my insulating layers and its pretty much perfect. The sleeves are a little long for me but not enough to take away a star. I'm giving it 4 stars since I don't know how waterproof it really is yet. Feels pretty comfortable so I would recommend it for outdoor sports. Its not the thinnest of materials so it also doesn't feel like it'll tear if you move wrong. Its not a noisy material either which I really like. I hate wearing a jacket that sounds like a paper bag when you move your arms or something. Good so far!

               
              4.0

              This is the best shell I've ever had!

              By Trex

              from Buffalo, NY

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Packs small
              • True to size
              • Waterproof
              • Windproof

              Cons

              • Colors Aren't That Good
              • Needs more pockets

              Best Uses

              • Backpacking
              • Hiking
              • ice climbing
              • Skiing

              Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Orion Jacket:

              I purchased this coat for a backpacking trip to Patagonia. It kept me warm and dry in the harshest weather conditions: snow, sleet, rain, winds over 70mph. I didn't even feel the wind with the coat on! Some EMS coats I've had in the past leave the sleeves wet and get the arms and shirt wet underneath, but this coat does not do that. It is lightweight and perfect for layering underneath. I put the EMS down coat under this coat and still feel like I have plenty of room. It'd be nice if the coat had a powder skirt but that would add a little bulk to the coat. I wish there was a zipper inside pocket and I wish the colors were better. But this coat is so awesome for the price it is unreal. I bought a second one during their sale and took it to Alaska a few weeks ago where it definitely didn't let me down while I heli skied and backpacked through cold, rain and snow. I highly recommend this coat!

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              1.0

              Good rain protection/terrible fit

              By G

              from New Jersey

              Pros

              • Good Rain Protection

              Cons

              • Enormous Sleeves
              • This Jacket Is Huge

              Best Uses

                Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Orion Jacket:

                I like the full coverage for rain, but the sizing is terrible. I ordered size small and the sleeves are so wide and long. There is way too much fabric on this jacket. I look like a balloon.

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                5.0

                Great rain jacket!!!

                By Katie

                from Baldwinsville NY

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Drawcord Hood
                • Fits Well
                • Waterproof
                • Zipper Ventilation

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Walk around town

                  Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Orion Jacket:

                  Just got this jacket a couple weeks ago and the most I've used it out in the rain has been about 20-30 minutes but I stayed completely dry underneath it. The drawcord hood is great to adjust it so the "visor" is tight around your head. I already recommended this to a friend who bought it right after me! I plan on using a lot more on my hikes in the Adirondacks and around home. So far so good! And what an amazing deal I got on it too! Thanks EMS :)

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                  5.0

                  Perfect for cross country skiing

                  By Mama Wilks

                  from Clarence, NY (Just east of Buffalo)

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Orion Jacket:

                  I was looking for a waterproof, breathable outer layer for snow shoeing and cross country skiing. This jacket is perfect. I wear a mid weight, tech wick, base layer with a fleece jacket under the Orion. Today while cross country skiing the precipitation was constant. I stayed dry and warm. I am looking forward to many years of use for many outdoor activities.

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