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  • EMS Men's Thunderhead SYNC Rain Jacket

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

    Features/Benefits:

    • SYNC compatible: snap in a fleece for warmth without bulk, thanks to our rainwear's three-point connection system
    • System Three 10k coating provides waterproof protection and breathable comfort when moisture prevails
    • Nylon ripstop shell fully seam sealed to avoid water seepage
    • Jacket packs into own pocket for convenient stowing
    • Fixed rollable hood
    • Zippered underarm vents
    • Front hand-zippered security pockets (mesh polyester lining on interior)
    • Adjustable Velcro cuffs
    • Interior security pocket
    • Classic fit: slight ease around body

    Fiber Content: 100% nylon
    Country of Origin: Imported

  • EMS Men's Thunderhead SYNC Rain Jacket

    EMS_Sale Yes
    Gender Men's
    Back Length 30 in.
    Fit Regular
    Insulation N/A
    Weather Conditions Rain
    Snow Skirt No
    Ventilation Underarm zippers
    Waterproof Material System Three 10k
    Weight 12 oz.
    Waterproof Yes
    Activity/BreathabilityLev Moderate
    Construction 2.5 layer
    Packability Medium compactibility
    Hood Type Yes, fixed

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Eastern Mountain SportsEMS Men's Thunderhead SYNC Rain Jacket
 
3.8

(based on 95 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (89)
  • Comfortable (51)
  • Breathable (50)
  • Durable (41)
  • Waterproof (39)

Cons

  • Doesn't breathe (16)
  • Not enough pockets (12)
  • Inadequate protection (7)
  • Not waterproof (7)
  • Wears out quickly (5)

Best Uses

  • Wet weather (74)
  • Casual wear (51)
  • Hiking and camping (46)
  • Cold / extreme (23)
  • Extreme conditions (8)
    • Fit:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      93% 

      (81 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      91% 

      (79 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      93% 

      (82 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (39), Avid adventurer (32), Casual adventurer (20), Outdoor professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

Reviewed by 95 customers

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(9 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

lost waterproofing over time

By drowned rat

from bennington n.h.

About Me Avid Adventurer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Windproof

Cons

  • Lost durability

Best Uses

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

    i do not recommend this jacket. even though i was dry in this jacket 4-5 yrs i believe in durability. I work outside in the heaviest of rain conditions and put the system III waterproofing to the test. the inner white coating deteriorated over time and fell off like dandruff loosing its waterproofing completely.[...]

    • Fit:
    • Feels true to size
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels true to length
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Didn't stay waterproof for very long

    By Tim

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Windproof

    Cons

    • Doesn't Breathe

    Best Uses

    • Hiking and Camping
    • Wet Weather

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

    I've owned one of these for about a year now and love it. It fits great and looks pretty good too. I like in New York City and prefer this over holding an umbrella any day. I also bike to work in this when it's raining. In addition to that, it's survived several backpacking and camping trips. It got me through a rain and hail storm at the Grand Canyon. I wouldn't go anywhere without it. This past winter I even bought one of the sync down sweaters for it and stayed warm and dry all season!

    My one and only complaint is that it loses its waterproofing after a while. While some people may knock it down to 3 or less stars because of this, I'll still give it 4 because I'm not afraid to fix the problem myself. I bought some of the Nikwax spray, applied a few thin coats, and it was like new again.

    Definitely recommended.

    • Fit:
    • Feels true to size
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels true to length
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels true to size

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    you get what you pay for

    By jay

    from new york, ny

    About Me Casual Adventurer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Doesn't Breathe
    • Inadequate Protection
    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

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

      I bought this jacket to protect me from the rain on a two day hike through the Catskills. After the first two hours I was still dry and happy so if you are looking for a jacket to keep you dry in a short drizzle or an unexpected spurt of rain this jacket may do the job. If you need more serious protection you should go out and pay for it.
      I found myself drenched after the rain broke through the jacket which made for a miserable couple of hours. As always, when I try to save a bit of money on important equiptment I end up regretting it. I would recommend you spend the extra money and go with the qore-tex as I wish I had. When stuck in the woods and wet that extra bit of money does not seem so important.

      • Fit:
      • Feels true to size
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This is my year round jacket

      By Sheri

      from Troy, NH

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Cold Weather
        • Hiking and Camping
        • Skiing/Snowboarding
        • Wet Weather

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

        I wear this jacket year round, layered in the winter, as a rain coat and a wind breaker. The fit allows layering and is comfortable when skiing, snowshoeing or hiking.

        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Jacket!

        By Kenny G

        from Rochester, NY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Not warm

        Best Uses

        • Wet Weather

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

        I use this primarily as a rain jacket, however I plan on snapping my ems fleece into it when it starts to snow. So far, this jacket has been completely waterproof, and is wind resistant. The only problem I find with it is the hood is quite large, so when it's windy, the hood acts like a big parachute and comes off the head easily.

        • Fit:
        • Feels true to size
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Jacket

        By TBee

        from Fairfax, VA

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not windproof

        Best Uses

        • Wet Weather

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

        This worked well for rain, but didn't block wind very well.

        • Fit:
        • Feels true to size
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Hail, Rain, Cold____ Excellent

        By WG

        from Princeton NJ

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Windproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hiking and Camping

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

          In warm weather rain keeps you cool and dry. In cold rain as top of several layers keeps the wind out and keeps you dry. Folds or rolls to a very small size. Zip pockets don't snag. Main zipper fast and easy. Hood comfortable and easily adjusts. Last trip was hiking, biking thru Yellowstone in conditions from COLD hail and rain (jacket on) to warm (jacket in pack).

          • Fit:
          • Feels true to size
          • Sleeve Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Chest Size:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good jacket

          By Jason

          from Burlington, VT

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • Cold Weather
            • Wet Weather

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

            I first got an XL which was too big. The L fits very nicely. Wanted something that was both wind and water proof. This is both. Good for walking or hiking, also good for biking in wet weather.

            • Fit:
            • Feels true to size
            • Sleeve Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Chest Size:
            • Feels true to size

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            A great warm-weather rainjacket.

            By tattooedchef

            from Rochester, NY

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight
            • Windproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Wet Weather

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

              Luckily this jacket showed up the day before thunderstorms hit the area! It fits great with a t-shirt underneath; I'm not sure (unless you bought a size larger) that it would comfortably accommodate a heavier sweater or sweatshirt. It definitely repels the rain and doesn't restrict movement despite staying close to your body. The pit zips are just the right addition for the warm weather -- this jacket is great for rainy summer days when you want to be outside, but not get soaked!

              • Fit:
              • Feels true to size
              • Sleeve Length:
              • Feels true to length
              • Chest Size:
              • Feels true to size

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              no thanks

              By el rushbo

              from Portsmouth, NH

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Windproof

              Cons

              • Doesn't Breathe
              • Inadequate Protection
              • Not Enough Pockets or Features
              • Not Waterproof

              Best Uses

              • Wet Weather

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

              had this jacket a few years now. it's not waterproof but it is water resistant for an hour or so of steady rain. i've always had issues with the zipper and the hood can obstruct my sight. there is a lot of room in the mid-section which i have personally never liked because it cut comfort.
              the only thing decent about this jacket is the price.

              • Fit:
              • Feels too big
              • Sleeve Length:
              • Feels true to length
              • Chest Size:
              • Feels too big

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