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  • EMS Men's Thunderhead Jacket

    Always dependable, the lightweight Thunderhead jacket delivers waterproof, breathable, windproof protection in all weather conditions. Get high performance for a great value.

    Features/Benefits:

    • System Three provides waterproof protection and breathable comfort
    • Nylon ripstop shell is fully seam sealed
    • Jacket packs into interior pocket for convenient stowing
    • Fixed roll-away hood
    • Zippered underarm vents
    • Front hand-zippered security pockets (mesh polyester lining on interior)
    • Adjustable Velcro cuffs
    • Interior security pocket

    Fiber Content: 100% nylon ripstop
    Country of Origin: Imported

  • EMS Men's Thunderhead Jacket

    EMS_Sale Yes
    Insulation Type Uninsulated
    Removable Liner No
    Back Length 30 in.
    Insulation N/A
    Snow Skirt No
    Ventilation Underarm zippers
    Waterproof Material System Three 10k coating
    Weight 11.2 oz.
    Waterproof Yes
    Insulation Rating Uninsulated
    Activity/BreathabilityLev Moderate
    Construction 2.5 layer
    Packability Medium compactibility
    Hood Type Yes, fixed
    Fleece Weight N/A

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Eastern Mountain SportsEMS Men's Thunderhead Jacket
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Reviewed by 7 customers

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

My new favorite rain jacket

By ethan

from albany ny

Pros

  • Big Hood
  • good zippers
  • Light
  • packable
  • Stylish
  • Very Water-resistant
  • Windproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Biking
    • Hiking
    • Trekking

    Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Thunderhead Jacket:

    I took this to Scotland with me. I carried it every day. Some days I didn't need it, and it packed up and stored in my backpack very well. Some days I needed it for the wind, others for rain. Indispensable equipment.

     
    5.0

    Better ones would cost 2X or more.

    By Federik

    from New Jersey

    Pros

    • Excellent Outer Layer
    • Very Light Easy To Wear

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Best For Hiking
      • Play Golf In The Rain

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Thunderhead Jacket:

      I am really tempted to buy another color but my wife says I have too many jackets already. I may have to give away my older ones.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Perfect for College

      By Boston Mom

      from Westwood, MA

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • rain

          Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Thunderhead Jacket:

          This is the second one I have purchased. Now each of my sons has one for college. Perfect for stuffing into a back pack.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Love It!

          By Jack's Mom

          from Cape Cod, MA

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Thunderhead Jacket:

                It is exactly what my husband wanted! Great quality.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Excellent jacket

                By Greg

                from Maryland

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Great quality and fit

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Thunderhead Jacket:

                    Great jacket--I use it primarily for a shell while running in rainy (and/or windy) weather. Good breathability, and the easy to adjust hood and collars work well.

                     
                    5.0

                    Wear it everyday

                    By Nature boy

                    from Gray me

                    Pros

                    • Big Hood
                    • Many more
                    • Works well

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Climbing
                      • Hiking
                      • Skiing
                      • Snowshoeing

                      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Thunderhead Jacket:

                      I bought this jacket for hiking but I ended up wearing everyday love this jacket works well in all weather keeps you warm if wearing a base layer.

                       
                      4.0

                      Keeping Sandy Away

                      By Ruvym

                      from Brooklyn, NY

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable size
                      • Retains Body Warmth
                      • Solid Hood
                      • Waterproof

                      Cons

                      • Does not breath
                      • Poor Hood Stowing

                      Best Uses

                      • Camping and hiking
                      • Combine With Warm Clothes
                      • Spring through fall
                      • Wind and Rain

                      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Men's Thunderhead Jacket:

                      I got this as a waterproof shell over my clothes for hiking/camping after a 6-hour hike in Iceland where it rained steadily for the last 3 hours and I got destroyed in my yellow poncho. Haven't gotten to use it while in the woods yet, but I used it during Hurricane Sandy and I walked around outside the day the storm was coming in. It took a consistent beating of wind and rain over the course of a few hours and when I got back to my apartment, my upper body was totally dry. The hood also has adjustable straps so I was able to tighten it over my head just right, so that the wind couldn't blow into it and create an air pocket around my head (as happens with nonadjustable hoods). Even with the hood in-place, I could still pivot my head normally to see around me. All the water beaded and there was no seepage. Plus it kept me somewhat warm by really doing a good job keeping the wind out and retaining some of my body heat.

                      At the same time, there are some cons. Just as it does a good job retaining heat, that's because it doesn't breath at all, its a solid shell, so if you begin to sweat, the inside of the jacket literally develops condensation which, unless wiped away or unless you're also wearing non-absorbent materials, could result in clothing taking on moisture and cooling you down. This really is not a winter jacket at all, and while you could technically wear it in a snow environment, you'd have to have serious layers underneath. I'd only really recommend it for 3 seasons as it also does not have a snow skirt. Also, if you don't want the hood out, there really isn't a good way to fold it down and secure it inside the jacket. There's a velcro strap that allows you to keep the hood in-place along the collar, but that makes the contours of the jacket awkward and lets air enter through the neck area, so I'd recommend just keeping the hood out at all times. I also have not yet figured out how to pack the jacket into itself for easy storage in a hiking backpack, as I believe you're supposed to be able to do that this with jacket.

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