Overall: 3.5 / 5 based on 14 reviews
9 of 14 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
A good compromise -
By: Safran from Europe
This is NOT a technical waterproof breathable garment. It is a sleek, soft, stretchy, fairly breathable jacket that can withstand light rain and will dry fast. A good compromise between comfort, style, performance, weight and cost.
Not waterproof -
By: Imago from North Yorkshire, UK
Top 1000 Contributor
Bought this for my wife, but first trip it rained all day and there is no way it is waterproof. It wasn't just damp inside, but wet. In fact you could wring water out of the fleece shirt she was wearing underneath. Ruined our day. Not what i've come to expect from Orvis. Stylish, but useless.
versatile and comfortable -
This jacket is ideal for wet weather and really looks great just as a windbreaker. Sizing was perfect for providing room to wear over wading vest. Most comfortable wet weather jacket I have ever purchased.
Great jacket---no question. -
By: NeverReviewedBefore from West Virginia
Bought this jacket new a few weeks ago in preparation for a trip to the Maine coast and to Nova Scotia. Knew I would be camping, and expected the weather to be cool and rainy---and how right I was. Through much rain and wind---during general sight-seeing and picture taking, but also during some considerable hiking (Acadia National Park, Cape Breton National Park, etc) I stayed perfectly dry and perfectly warm. I LOVE the jacket. You should know I ordered three water-proof jackets from three different companies with plans to keep whichever fit and looked the best. This one was the winner---and it proved to be not only stylish but very, very functional. I can't say enough good things. And--by the way---this is the first time I've ever written a review on a product. I'll use it as a jacket for work (I'm a college professor) but also for outdoor trips including hiking and fishing.
Great Fishing Jacket -
By: BreckBear from Denver, Co.
This is a wonderful light weight fishing jacket that you can keep in your vest for when the rain or cold rolls in. The water sealing wrist "dolphin" cuffs are great.
Not Waterproof -
This is a nice jacket but it is most definitely NOT waterproof. Maybe water repellant for a while at best.
U Get What U Pay For -
This is a nice jacket but it's not water proof. The first rain and this thing soaked through in some areas. I really like the fit, comfort and weight but was disappointed in getting wet. Not sure what I'm going to do with it now. Maybe spray it with scotch guard and see if that improves it.
zipper failed -
bought this jacket for use as a backup wading jacket . it is very nice looking for wearing around town but the first time i wore it the zipper teeth seperated midway up after the jacket was zipped up. back it went and as usual orvis customer service was good in accepting the return.
|Care Instructions for Wading Jackets|
Machine wash cold. Use powdered detergent or detergent specifically made for waterproof breathable fabrics. Do not use fabric softener. Tumble dry low or air dry. Do not dry clean. Do not iron.