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  • EMS Women's Thunderhead Jacket, 2013

    Always dependable, the lightweight Thunderhead jacket delivers waterproof, breathable, wind-resistant protection in all weather conditions.

    Features/Benefits:

    • System Three provides waterproof protection and breathable comfort
    • Nylon ripstop shell is fully seam sealed to avoid water seepage
    • 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
    • Relaxed fit

    Fiber Content: 100% nylon
    Country of Origin: Imported

  • EMS Women's Thunderhead Jacket, 2013

    EMS_Sale Yes
    Insulation Type N/A
    Removable Liner No
    Back Length 27.25 in.
    Insulation N/A
    Snow Skirt No
    Ventilation Underarm zippers
    Waterproof Material System Three
    Weight 8 oz.
    Waterproof Yes
    Activity/BreathabilityLev Moderate
    Construction 2.5 layer
    Packability Medium compactibility
    Hood Type Yes, fixed
    Fleece Weight N/A
    Insulation Rating N/A

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Eastern Mountain SportsEMS Women's Thunderhead Jacket
 
3.0

(based on 6 reviews)

17%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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        • No (4)

      Reviewed by 6 customers

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      3.0

      not suitable for heavy or extended use

      By user23

      from Vancouver, BC

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

      I bought one of these jackets 2 years ago and while it did pretty well for a while (it's compact, lightweight, and fits well), it's now not suitable for anything but running around town in a light rain. The lining started peeling within the first few months of use, and after 1.5 years the zipper broke. I still plan to keep it and get some use out of it, but I wouldn't take it on a day hike or backpacking trip. Next time I'll fork up the extra 100 bucks and get something more substantial and with a better warranty (EMS cannot replace waterproof zippers).

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      A little plastic-y

      By mo

      from orlando, fl

      Verified Reviewer

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

      I was looking for a replacement for my decade-old Marmot Precip. I typically love EMS products--and my pre-Marmot jacket was an EMS product. But I had to return this one. I liked the features of this jacket (breathable, waterproof, zip-pits, taped seams), but the material has a plastic-y feel that just wasn't comfortable and made a (really obvious) swishing noise when walking. I'm continuing my search.

       
      3.0

      Not as waterproof as I would have liked

      By Lisa

      from Madison, WI

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • breathable
      • Lightweight
      • Nice fit
      • Nice Look

      Cons

      • Not waterproof

      Best Uses

      • Around town
      • Windbreaker

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

      I bought this jacket on sale for a trip to Nepal during the rainy season. When it arrived, I liked that it was lightweight and compressed down well in my pack. I had high hopes for the "System 3" water protection. It is not as waterproof as I'd like, though. Fine for brief or light showers or if you have a significant layer underneath it. I would not wear this camping, hiking, or backpacking. It is great for biking and walking around town. Glad I got it on sale, would not pay $100 for it.

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      • No
       
      4.0

      Comfortable and Functional

      By Farmer Kim

      from Connecticut

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fits great
      • Lightweight
      • packable
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Rain Gear

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

        This jacket fits well and does it's job. I've only tested it once so far in a moderate rain storm and stayed very dry. It fits well and looks good too.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        2.0

        Waterproof lining peeling off!

        By Rain jacket collector

        from New England

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              I have several rain jackets and I wear them interchangeably in rainy weather and also as layering shells over fleece in wet wintry weather. I bought this jacket because I loved the color and the fit and the features. Wore it maybe 10 times before the white waterproof lining inside the jacket started peeling off. If I put it on, I get white flecks all over my clothing. Clearly a defective/substandard product. I have Marmot jackets I bought 7 years ago that are still going strong. So this is clearly about the design/quality of this jacket. I'm very disappointed, because I love the color. And, I agree with the reviewer who said it is noisy - it is. Much more so than the Marmot, which is a softer material.

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              • No
               
              3.0

              Not Durable!

              By Rabbot

              from Portland, ME

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good colors
              • Light

              Cons

              • Leaks
              • Not durable
              • Wears Out Way Too Fast

              Best Uses

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

                I really like these jackets, they're light, comfy, good fit, good price, but after burning through 2 of them in less than 4 years I had to give up on them. They just wear out way too fast and easily. The first one the waterproof lining started peeling off in big chunks after about a year and a half. I got another one and it still looked fine after two years but it started leaking really badly at the back of the neck and on one arm...on a cold rainy backpacking trip in the Alaskan backcountry in september. After that I gave up and bought a jacket that cost twice as much and have been much happier. I think this jacket would probably be fine as an emergency layer to carry on day hikes or if you just wear it casually, but it definitely can't stand up to heavy backcountry use.

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