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  • EMS Men's Thunderhead Jacket

    Our best-selling rain jacket, the Thunderhead features waterproof/breathable System Three technology to keep you dependably dry in any rainstorm. Updated for 2014 with a new interior print for more next-to-skin comfort, and a new athletic fit for less bulk. Lightweight and well-ventilated, the Thunderhead is perfect for hiking, backpacking, and a wide variety of outdoor activities.

    Features/Benefits:

    • System Three technology provides waterproof protection and breathable comfort
    • Updated for 2014 with a new interior print for more next-to-skin comfort
    • New athletic fit for 2014 is less bulky
    • 100% nylon ripstop shell features fully taped seams to keep you dry
    • Underarm zippers let you ventilate on the go
    • Fixed roll-away hood
    • Rugged main zipper with storm flap for added protection from the elements
    • Adjustable cuffs
    • Zippered hand pockets with mesh lining for ventilation
    • Adjustable hem cinch cord
    • Durable water repellent finish sheds rain so the jacket breathes better and you stay drier

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

  • EMS Men's Thunderhead Jacket

    Activity/BreathabilityLev High
    EMS_Sale Yes
    Insulation Type Uninsulated
    Removable Liner No
    Back Length 29 in.
    Fit Regular
    Insulation N/A
    Ventilation Underarm zippers
    Waterproof Material System Three
    Weight 11.5 oz.
    Waterproof Yes
    Insulation Rating Uninsulated
    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
 
4.2

(based on 17 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hiking (6)
    • Kayak / canoe / rafting (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Reviewed by 17 customers

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    5.0

    Great jacket...our fourth

    By LoveNH

    from Massachusetts

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor activites

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

      My husband and I both have two of these jackets each. They are perfect for hiking, walking the dog and even snowshoeing. They protect from wind and keep you dry when it is raining. They are a good value.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Amazing Jacket

      By Kyle

      from Rochester, NY

      Pros

      • Good price
      • Great Fit
      • Incredibly durable

      Cons

      • Ehhh Look

      Best Uses

      • Canoeing
      • Hiking
      • Running
      • Skiing

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

      For those of you on the edge about this product, although I've seen more attractive jackets, you really cannot go wrong with this one. I would definitely suggest it to anyone I know looking to buy a rain jacket.
      Side Note: Amazingly fast shipping, as well as great promotions make ems.com the place to shop
      Also, I have the smoke gray (light bluish) and a friend has the darker blue, and the darker blue is by far a better color.

       
      5.0

      Pants are excellent, then got the Jacket

      By Timpix

      from East Aurora

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Rain Wind Snow

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hiking Canoeing Everywh

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

        I've owned a pair of the Series 3 pants for years and they never lost their DWR no matter how wet and for how long it was raining for... water just rolled right off. Amazing! I've had many different jackets over the years, Gore-Tex jackets from Marmot to REI and they all eventually lost there DWR coating. Even washed them with TX-Direct, that never last. Then I thought, why not get the Thunderhead Series 3 Jacket?

        I should have got that jacket years ago when I bought those pants.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Great Value

        By 48by50

        from Derry, NH

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Cost
        • Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Camping
          • Everyday use
          • Hiking

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

          I have not been in severe weather yet, but from all indications, the jacket will be great. The things you look for are on this....water proofing, pit zips, seams are sealed and the hood can be cinched well. The other day I mentioned to my wife that I should have bought two coats, one for our camping/hiking activities and one for the everyday go to work use! Very good coat and very reasonable in cost.

          Sizing is a bit odd though...I am an XL but I had to buy the XXL in this coat.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          excellent lightweight rain shield shell

          By Secret Lake

          from Oregon

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Arm vents
          • Good Fit
          • Hood Is Well Designed
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Mesh pockets

          Best Uses

          • Out And About In The Rain

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

          An excellent lightweight rain shield shell. Cut well, allowing for fluid movement without being baggy. The hood sits right, and is not bulky. The zippered arm vents are a nice touch. The pockets, however -- mesh? I would have preferred another material with a more durable feel. Overall, very pleased with this purchase.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          Good jacket, need Tall sizes available

          By Anonymous

          from Boston, MA

          Pros

          • Attractive design
          • Contains "pit Zips"
          • Well Made

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              We needed to return this otherwise-lovely jacket because the men's large was a bit too short for the intended wearer. Would be GREAT if the Thunderhead jacket came in Tall sizes as well.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              1.0

              Very disapointed

              By Old NJ Guy

              from NJ

              Pros

                Cons

                • Over priced
                • Poor Design
                • POOR MATERIAL

                Best Uses

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

                  I was very disappointed in this jacket. Unlike Most EMS products this was poorly designed and made of inferior materials. For the price I expected more than what was just a light windbreaker. I returned this item immediately.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Great, but no chest pocket

                  By Tess

                  from New Hampshire

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

                  Just what is expected from a waterproof shell. My husband uses it for skiing, over his sweater and rainy days. His much older version of this EMS shell had an inside chest pocket. That would have made it PERFECT

                   
                  5.0

                  Hope this one lasts 14 years

                  By Buzz

                  from Kingston, Pa

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Fit
                  • Great Fit and Feel
                  • None
                  • Wear

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • rain
                  • Wind

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

                  This red jacket replaced a similar blue one I bought 14 years ago. Exactly the same. The fit and feel are great. I feel and look great. I hope to replace it with a blue one 14 years from now.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  A good buy

                  By JC

                  from Leelanau County, Michigan

                  Pros

                  • Athletic fit
                  • Good in rain
                  • Good Quality
                  • Great windbreaker

                  Cons

                  • A bit pricey
                  • Tight Fit For Some

                  Best Uses

                  • All-Purpose
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking

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

                  I'm very happy with this product so far. I like the fact that it is light and flexible, although a less than fit buyer might want to order a size larger than usual. I'm looking forward to having this jacket to use next season.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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