Epsilon SV Jacket Review

Epsilon SV Jacket Review
More reviews from great sources on what we have at the kayakshed. This one is from BackpackingLight.com and Craig Canapari ( DrFierce )
Epsilon impressions on 02/08/2006

I have not yet used the Epsilon SV Jacket extensively so I cannot comment on its performance. Compared to the ready mix, it has a slender, more tailored fit than the Ready Mix and the cuffs are quite preferable. Although not adjustable, they are snug without being tight (and moreover, have somewhat of a cool "ninja" aesthetic) and have an offset edge making the sleeve shorter on the palm vs. the wrist side, allowing for more dexterity while protecting your wrist. The front zipper does not have any sort of flap behind it so I worry that it may also rain to pass. The hood is comparable to the Ready Mix (from Patagonia) but slightly less structured; there are pulls for it both at the hood's edges and inside the large front pockets, which are backed by mesh and would allow venting if necessary. Disappointingly, there are no interior or exterior chest pockets; there is a small L sleeve pocket which barely fits a 4G ipod. Most of the jacket is lined by what appears to be a fine microfiber.

Thanks this one comes from DAVID at Buzzillions.com
Undisclosed May 5, 2007
I have to admit that I haven't done anything out of the everyday with the Epsilon SV jacket yet. It's pretty much been just a daily wear piece. But it's great so far. The Epsilon SV jacket feels almost non-existant when you wear it, it's so light and comfortable. The fit is amazing, especially being a smaller guy, and the movement is beyond comparison with regards to other jackets I've worn. The Epsilon SV jacket seems to stand up pretty well to the rain and wind I've worn it in as well, keeping me pletty dry and warm. And the hood is a must on this jacket. It gives a better overall look and the practicality of a hood. I'm really looking forward to trying this jacket out in some more active situations. The only thing I don't like about this jacket, and it's not a major thing, is the brown liner they used for the interior of the jacket. Having ordered the jacket in black, the interior brown liner clashes with the exterior color, which is really only noticeable with the hood down. Other than that, if you're looking for a comfortable, well-made, practical, and attractive jacket the Epsilon SV jacket is the jacket for you.

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