Rated 4 out of 5
by sea2summit Truly Waterproof
I bought the Pathfinder to replace an old Mountain Stretch series shell. It's quite a bit lighter than the Mountain Stretch but, so far, the lighter fabric is just as durable, just as waterproof, and just as good in wind.
At 6'3" 190lbs, the men's Large Tall is a great fit. It's a trim fit but comfortable with enough room for a slim thermal layer. If you need to be warm, you will need a thermal layer with this shell.
It is truly waterproof. Three days of wind and rain on a recent backpack fly fishing trip and it never leaked a drop. That the Pathfinder can be compressed and packed so easily is another plus.
I miss the detachable hood of the old Mountain Stretch series and there's only one interior pocket in the Pathfinder (two would be better) but I'm very happy with the purchase.
October 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Evgeniy Good
Good thing for our windy spring-summer-autumn. Strong protect from wind
September 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tommie65 I am impressed!
What a great jacket and color, Blue Jay. Fits great, looks great and so many extra features including two large pockets inside. Sturdy and comfortable. All kinds of new tech in fabric and design. Very happy. So is the wife! Goes with me to the Baltic in a few days.
September 2, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by theMJF Way to big and boxy
This is a nice, well constructed jacket, but the fit is awful. I'm 6'5" 170 lbs so I ordered a medium tall. This jacket is so big, loose, and boxy. Typical wide fit for the masses. Why do so many American manufacturers produce this fit for activewear? I was very disappointed and returned the jacket. Not recommended for slim guys.
July 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanFan40 Fantastic Jacket for hiking.
I received this jacket in the mail today. Overall, the jacket's fabric feels quite durable and the seam tape construction is well put together...great build quality. Kudos to the designers on the pit zips, oversized pockets and layout of the coat. It's well thought out. Best purchase I could have made.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NorthernNights Great raincoat
I bought this jacket and liked it so much I immediately bought a second one. The price is great, it fits perfectly, and I've been getting regular compliments on the color (blue). The hood is very adjustable, the chest pocket hold a cell phone easily, and the slash pockets are set high for hip belts and are just right. The jacket is even cut nicely with a taper on the cuffs and a tad longer in the back.
February 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SDdad Bomb proof shell
I have had this jacket for over 1 year. I am an avid skier and bought this jacket for that purpose but have used it everywhere in rain/sleet/snow/hiking/camping throughout the past year. So far it is impenetrable. I ski aggressively and in tight trees and have torn several jackets in the process. This jacket has plenty of scrapes/marks from trees and wipeouts but no tears or holes (yet). You can spend 2-3 times the money for a shell and it will not be any more waterproof/durable. I am 6ft., 210 lbs. w/ a 45" chest. Size XL fits me fine with room for layering. I ordered the XLTall because I wanted the longer back for skiing. The sleeves on the XLT are a bit too long for me but the Velcro closures take care of that no problem.
February 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GrayGhostn Great shell at a great price
I purchased this jacket to substitute a new light weight gore-tex shell, at half the cost. This jacket has been everything I wanted and more - it's a great shell for skiing, or winter hiking, it has been through a day on the slopes in the pouring rain and kept me dry all day. I usually wear Large, I ended up going with the Medium-Tall.
February 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KingsPointer Excellent
I purchased this item so that I would have a light, easy to pack, waterproof shell to wear as an outside lair in the rain when I went hiking/backpacking. The first time I used it was when I went skiing at Mount Killington, Vermont. It held its own, even when I wiped out (on multiple occasions), and kept each layer underneath me completely dry. The pockets also kept my phone, wallet, and other documents perfectly dry. Highly recommend for an outer shell when dealing with wet or rainy condition while performing casual or strenuous activities.
January 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by thistallguy Good jacket, fit is questionable
Me: 6'3" 185 lbs. Long arms.
Purchased: Large, Tall jacket, Black.
I got this jacket after ordering the Stowaway Jacket with Goretex. I did not like the Stowaway (zipper catches exactly as described in other negative reviews) and like this one much better. Material is stiffer and zipper is much better. Quality seems excellent, however the I would have made the collar stiffer, since this is one of those jackets where the hood does not hide away within the collar.
Gripes: When wearing a base layer, a mid weight fleece, and the jacket, the fit in the torso seems slightly to baggy, however I am on the taller, skinnier side. Sleeves are fitted, and the articulated elbows and shaped sleeve ends (shorter on inside of arm, longer on outside of arm) work very well, but fit feels tight in the armpits, but maybe this will get better as the material and zippers break in with use. As some have suggested, the pit zips are somewhat difficult to close while wearing the jacket one handed (this is not a big deal to me, and will probably forget that fact soon). Bottom line, great jacket for walking the dog in the rain, and seems like it will work great while wearing a 60L backpack on the AT.
January 14, 2015