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EMS Men's Thunderhead Jacket, 2013

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  • EMS Men's Thunderhead Jacket, 2013

    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)
    • Interior security pocket

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

  • EMS Men's Thunderhead Jacket, 2013

    Activity/BreathabilityLev High
    Packability Highly compact
    Insulation Type N/A
    Removable Liner No
    Back Length 30 in.
    Insulation N/A
    Snow Skirt No
    Ventilation Underarm zippers
    Waterproof Material System Three
    Weight 12 oz.
    Waterproof Yes
    Hood Type Yes, fixed
    Construction N/A
    Fleece Weight N/A
    Insulation Rating N/A

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Eastern Mountain SportsEMS Men's Thunderhead Jacket
 
3.9

(based on 12 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Reviewed by 12 customers

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent

      By Travelin' Man

      from Ellington, CT

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            So I bought this jacket for a trip to Ireland knowing it can often be rainy and windy there. Sure enough, even though we had 7 days in a row of pure sunshine, when it did rain I broke out this jacket with great results. Light rain beads right up on the outside while allowing my body to breathe and not sweat. Really glad I had it.
            The only drawback which isn't really one is the noise it makes, very crinkly.
            It's easy to pack and takes minimal space, a real positive for someone who only takes carry-on bags.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Worked well, but not for long

            By John Mc

            from Boston, MA

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Light Weight
            • Side vents

            Cons

            • Wore Out After 2 Years

            Best Uses

            • Around town
            • Travel

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

            Was a great little jack. very light weight. Can throw in your backpack if rain is in the forecast. can wear in the summer and not die form the heat - specially with large side vents.

            But, had this for 2 years and the interior lining is flaking. You take the jacket off and your shirt is just full of white flakes form the lining flaking off. I was going to just buy a replacement, but his new model only has a single zipper in front, rather than the previous model double zipper. I don't know why you would make a terrible change like this on a jacket you're going to be doing light hiking in. I have to buy a replacement elsewhere now.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            EMS Men's Thunderhead Jacket by EMS

            By Tim, the explorer

            from Stamford, CT

            Pros

            • Great For Keeping You Dry

            Cons

            • Not Much To The Material

            Best Uses

            • Keeping Dry But Not Warm

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

            xxxxx

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great summer rain protection

            By Mtnhigh

            from Western MA

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • packable
            • Well Made

            Cons

            • Zipper

            Best Uses

            • Hiking

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

            I use the product for hiking, running errands on rainy days.
            My main like is it being lightweight..
            I purchased this rain hacker in XL so that I would have more air circulation.
            For me the not so great is the zipper, it's a good zipper without any flaws. I would like it better if it was a double zipper that would allow it to open from the bottom when
            sitting.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Excellent value for a basic rain shell

            By Buddhabelly

            from CT

            Pros

            • Configurable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Somewhat Breathablw

            Best Uses

            • Layering
            • rain

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

            Great lightweight waterproof layer to use at work.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            1.0

            Not worth the money

            By Bobsimages

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Fits as it should
            • Good Looking
            • Great Loking
            • Great looking
            • Nice color
            • Works Well With Polortec

            Cons

            • Hood Doesn't Fit Well
            • Not waterproof

            Best Uses

            • Windbreaker

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

            This is basically an update on a previous review. This is my second Thunderhead jacket. It was a replacement of a previous Thunderhead jacket that I bought. The jacket is rain resistant for about two months then the rain just soaks through the jacket, especially around the hood and shoulders. After a while the white lining starts to break down and starts to flake and peel. It is a good looking jacket and works well as a windbreaker with the EMS Polar Fleece jacket. I do a lot of hiking in all types of weather so the Pit Zips are a plus, especially in warmer weather. Bottom line is that I want a rain jacket that keeps me dry and this doesn't do it. This is a very expensive windbreaker. For $100 I want a rain jacket that keeps me dry.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            lightweight and durable

            By no name

            from VA

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good With Wind
            • Keeps you dry
            • Lightweight
            • Ok Entilation
            • Ok Ventilation
            • Pit zips
            • Pull Cords

            Cons

            • Zipper placement

            Best Uses

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

              I have had this jacket for a year now and not had any problems. It has seen light and heavy rain and snow and held up really well. I used it on Mt. Adams in NH, and it kept me dry and shielded me from the snow and high winds. The only downside that I have found is the zipper placement. when wearing a pack it is difficult to access your pockets do to the waist belt covering the zippers. Overall this is a good lightweight jacket and will keep you dry.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Good value

              By Hawkdog

              from Randolph nj

              Pros

              • Low Pricegreat Fit

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Great lightweight rain jacket. The great pit zip feature separates this from other rain jackets that don't have them. Nice zipper in front. Beautiful two tone blue. Convenient front pockets. For cold windy days, it doesn't seem to block the wind like the heavier more expensive jackets. For jogging in cool weather, it does make a little crinkling noise during the activity which may bother some. So I would say it's not a great sports related jacket but very good for casual wear or wet weather short trekking.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Durable .........

                  By Phil

                  from Cazenovia, NY

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        I am outside walking and hiking in all conditions. Protection from the wind and rain is not a problem, and all I need is a fleece in cold weather and I am perfectly comfortable! Very durable yet lightweight - without losing any protection from adverse weather. As for myself, I cannot find a fault with this jacket!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Best value on the market

                        By Rage

                        from San Francisco Bay Area

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Great price
                        • Lightweight
                        • Pull Cords - Where Needed
                        • Waterproof
                        • Windproof
                        • Zippers - Where You Need

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Hiking Backpacking Walkin

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

                          I use this jacket for hiking and backpacking

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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