Rated 5 out of 5 by JeanneFromAtlanta This rain jacket filled the bill!
Although I have a variety of rain gear, when we booked an excursion for June to Alaska's Inside Passage aboard a National Geographic ship, I knew I'd need not only protection from rain and wind but also a garment that would fit over whatever layers I might also need for warmth. It also had to fit easily in my backpack for shore excursions too. I initially ordered a petite small, and without additional layers it fit me perfectly, but with the added layers it was too snug around the hips and didn't zip easily enough for me.
I didn't know if I should exchange it for a regular small or a petite medium, so I called Customer Service, hoping for some guidance. The woman I talked to could not have been more helpful, advising me that she had measurements available to her that were not posted on the web site, and she willingly walked me through the considerations (arm length, jacket length, etc.). I settled on ordering the petite medium, and it is perfect, fitting nicely over all the garments I sometimes had to wear. Though a little roomy without added layers, it's a satisfactory trade-off.
The only Improvement I would make to the jacket would be to have a hood that can be rolled into a zippered collar when it's not in use. I do, however, like the tab at the back of the hood that lets me control how far forward the hood falls when it's on my head. Most hoods fall down over my eyes, but this one works!
All in all, the H2OFF Rain Jacket is great!
August 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by OutdoorTrailHiker Comfortable & Breathable Nice drape
I love this jacket!The sleeves are rather long for a petite and wish it had one more zipper inner pocket,but the one it does have is quite roomy. The hood adjustment is great and like the longer length for coverage walking in rain. One improvement would be to have zippered outer pockets to keep heavy rain out.Love the bright emerald green color for visibility when walking dogs and the material is soft & lite weight.Would definitely recommend this jacket.
July 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ATopShopper Comfortable and A Great Fit
This is a great jacket. The fit is very good, has lots of pockets, is waterproof and the color is beautiful. What more could you want!
May 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MamaJeno Love it!!
This high quality rain jacket was perfect for me. I wore it on a windy day, and it completely blocked the wind. I haven't tried it on a rainy day, but am confident it will be fine.
If you have trouble with sleeves being too long, be careful. I ordered it in a petite large...perfect sleeve length, and the rest of the jacket measurements were the same as the regular large.
There is little "noise" factor in the fabric...try it, you'll like it!
May 20, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bproactive Not stylish
Boxy fit and not classy style. Material felt very rubber-like. Would be hot to wear. I wanted more of a all weather like material that was rain resistant, this was not it! I returned it.
May 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by kzumaWA Great jacket
I live in the Pacific Northwest, so needed a rain jacket that would allow for layering. Usually I wear XL, but this jacket was too small for layering so returned it and ordered 1X Womens. Good fit now with a sweater and vest. I love the snaps, rather than velcro, as well as the double zipper. It provides good wind protection and reasonable waterproof protection for light rains. Have not tried it in heavy rains. Deep Orchid color is gorgeous. Like the ability to give it waist shape with the elastic pulls and like the pleat in the back. The only reason I did not give it a 5 star is that there should be more pockets than the two side pockets and one zipper pocket at the chest. Women need to squirrel away stuff when hiking rather than carry a bag and it's better to have lots of pockets.
May 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by countyline456 great jacket great value
Bought this jacket mainly for travel. However, it is my new fave and I wear it everyday. Bought it in black and 1 size bigger so I could fit a sweater or fleece under it. Roomy, fits through the shoulders and chest. Falls nicely over the hips. Two-way zipper is a must feature. Keeps the wind and the rain off. Like the snaps. I wish you would make the front pockets close w/ a snap also.
May 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Piananna Rain jacket
very well made, comfortable jacket. Since I like roomy outerwear I ordered the large. I almost wish I had ordered the medium because this is a generously sized jacket. I will have plenty of room for layering!
May 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Finnlover Very nice jacket
I haven't had an opportunity to wear this yet, however, the material and styling of this jacket is beautiful. Based on some of the reviews I read, I sized up, and ended up returning it for my regular size. The fit is very flattering, and I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a smart looking water resistant jacket.
May 13, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by OutdoorDogLover I tried very hard to like this jacket
I tried really hard to like this jacket enough to keep it but alas the hood makes it a non keeper. I loved the color. I liked the fabric. I liked the style. The fit was fine (after I re ordered the correct size.I originally ordered the same size as my LL Bean ski jacket which obviously needed to be larger to accomodate layering.) I hoped to wear this rain jacket shopping etc insead of my yellow LL Bean rain slicker. But the hood is TERRIBLE. It is HUGE. The peak of the hood hangs way past my nose and falls down over my eyes so I can not see. There is a draw string on the hood but I do not want to have to pull draw strings everytime I pop up the hood. It is a cute coat if you do not intend to wear the hood. Unfortunately I will return it.
May 11, 2015