EMS Women's Thunderhead Jacket, 2012

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Eastern Mountain SportsEMS Women's Thunderhead Jacket, 2012
 
3.8

(based on 13 reviews)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      broken zipper

      By K-dog

      from Boston, MA

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Thunderhead Jacket, 2012:

      I have only had this jacket for a year, and the zipper is broken, so I can no longer zip it up. I love that it's waterproof, but frustrated that I paid [$] for a coat I can no longer zip.

      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Waterproofing deteriorates

      By Hiker -biker girl

      from Maryland

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • good color
      • Good Fit
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Deteriorates After Time

      Best Uses

        Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Thunderhead Jacket, 2012:

        I have had this jacket for 3-4 years and have used it
        on many hiking, biking and other various activity adventures and it
        did its job. However, I went out into my back yard recently to get
        something from my shed, was outside a total of TEN minutes (max) in a light rain, to cover a generator with a tarp and the entire inside of the coat was
        coated in moisture. To the point that water was dripping down from
        all of the inside fabric. I contacted EMS reps and was told this:

        "I'm not sure what your yard work entailed, but the
        waterproof/breathable fabrics will "wet out" next to your skin if you
        are working up a good sweat. The fabric is best at allowing water
        vapor (so body heat) to escape. If you start to sweat and that
        moisture is actually beading up on your skin then the jacket can't
        keep up with that kind of moisture production so the inside of your
        jacket will definitely get wet from your own sweat.

        Please let us know if you're able to stop in! If you cannot get to a
        store we'll have to work out a mail in return for you which will take
        a bit longer, but still allow us to see the jacket and assess what the
        issue might be so we can find a resolution for you."

        This is after already informing them that I had only been outside a
        total of 10 minutes and that I have had the coat for a number of
        years. I find it slightly condescending to explain to a customer
        that tells you they have backpacked and biked in it how the moisture
        and "wet out" works.
        LIke I told them If I start working up a sweat to
        that extreme from covering something with a tarp, so much so, that it
        should soak the inside of my coat with perspiration after 5 minutes and leave it dripping down the inside of my coat, I
        will trade in all of my backpacking and sports equipment and check
        myself into the nearest hospital.

        I had been a loyal customer for many years and have spent lot's and
        lot's of money on their products and never once complained nor had a
        problem but feel that I was sort of just of patted on the head and
        told to bring in it in so they could evaluate where I might be getting
        confused on how the "wet out" and water vapor works and hopefully they
        could work out a resolution for me. I feel pretty sure after a few
        years the coating for waterproofing must start to break down in these
        jackets.

        • Was this a gift?:
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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Not worth the money

        By LAH

        from Rochester, NY

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Waterproof

        Cons

        • Delaminated
        • Zipper broke

        Best Uses

        • Hiking

        Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Thunderhead Jacket, 2012:

        I have had this jacket for two years and it was great at first, but then the inside started to get delaminated and was flaking off everywhere. The zipper also started to not stay zipped. Not worth the money.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        just what I needed

        By Kelley the hiker soccer mom

        from Vermont

        Pros

        • Great stow pocket inside
        • Has cinch hood
        • Lightweight and packable
        • Roomy comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Misty walks on beach
          • Rainy days
          • Wind layer for paddling

          Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Thunderhead Jacket, 2012:

          A great lightweight jacket for layering while camping, keeps me dry and comfortable.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          really like it

          By mountain girl

          from north conway, nh

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Thunderhead Jacket, 2012:

          i really like this jacket, especially the color and weight. i would normally get a size M, but had to get a size L because the arms were running short for me. this happens to me a lot with ems products. sleeves tend to get a little condensation on the inside when it is raining too, but overall a good product.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Just what we were looking for!

          By momofsix

          from Mid Hudson Valley

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Waterproof

          Cons

          • Sleeves a bit narrow

          Best Uses

          • On its own in wet
          • Over shell in coldwet

          Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Thunderhead Jacket, 2012:

          Great fit over North Face Denali, even hooks onto wrist snaps.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love it.

          By she who walks far

          from Lakes region, NH

          Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Thunderhead Jacket, 2012:

          Wanted a light weight rain / wind jacket, and this was exactly what I wanted / expected. Packs up nice, too. Bright color for hunting season safety as well.

           
          3.0

          Good fit but delaminated.

          By Outsider

          from Upstate NY

          Pros

          • Good Fit

          Cons

          • Delaminated

          Best Uses

            Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Thunderhead Jacket, 2012:

            Pros: fit well without looking bulky, kept the rain out at first

            Cons: After a couple of years of use, water no longer beads and rewaterproofing isn't effective. Began delaminating inside. It was good while it lasted, but I'd expected better from a high price point jacket that had mainly light urban use.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great jacket!

            By Mom

            from Bridgewater, NJ

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Thunderhead Jacket, 2012:

            Bought this for my daughter who attends an open high school campus. It is perfect for keeping her dry in between classes.

             
            5.0

            girlfriends jacket

            By jeff

            from NY,NY

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Thunderhead Jacket, 2012:

            my girlfriend loves this jacket. it's well vented and the adjustable hood is great for windy days

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