Mountain Hardwear Epic 2009

The Mountain Hardwear Epic multi-activity jacket weighs342g (women’s M); Conduit material is very waterproof and breathable; two pockets with mesh lining for ventilation; pit zips; hood can be rolled to collar and has superb fit and movement; main zip gets external stormflap. But pocket access is easily obscured with rucksack belts; hood peak is large but not wired; no reflective material.

Verdict: The Mountain Hardwear Epic is a good, low-priced lightweight jacket for multi-activity but some others have better features.


First published in Trail magazine November 2009