Review Details

SUMMIT SOFTSHELL JACKET

SUMMIT SOFTSHELL JACKET

Product Review (submitted on July 3, 2019):
Bought this jacket four years ago and decided to write a review. This started off as an excellent jacket, warm, dry, carries everything I need in the field, on camping trips and around town. Great jacket. Totally usefull. But then.... Under extreme wet weather conditions the seams leak (they don't appear to be taped). This is only a problem under heavy rain, but then again, that's exactly when you don't want to discover that the water proofing is flawed. Another thing is that the zipper stopped working properly after one year. The thing won't zip up and for the two sides to connect I have to try zipping the damn thing up about 10-40 times before it catches. The zipper definitely needs to be of a higher quality. Finally, the sleeve velcro catches also wore out pretty fast. After about 18 months they stopped having grip and sealing the end of the arms. It's been a nuisance factor mostly, but for the cost, this shouldn't be happening. Maybe a button clasp or some other type of seal? All in all though, like I said, a really good jacket, just don't expect this to be perfect or last forever.