Mountain Equipment Men's Changabang Jacket
An excellent jacket at a very special price!
Have not used the jacket hill walking so far, as weather been too bad in Scotland. Have worn it on a couple of occasions casually in heavy rain and it has performed immaculately.
The fit is excellent and I cannot wait to put it to the test on the Scottish mountains.
Service from Snow + Rock was excellent.
26 January 2015
Want weather protection?
Basically this is a no fuss waterproof jacket, comes with goretex pro which should immediately scream quality when looking for decent products. I had some issues with the drawstrings but I am getting it replaced as it is likely a factory fault. Very comfortable and will keep you drier than the inside of your house. I highly love Mountain Equipment products and would recommend them to a stranger or loved one.
26 January 2015
A fantastic and versatile jacket
I purchased this Jacket 2 months ago and since this time have used it for a variety of activities including skiing, ski touring, hiking, scrambling and just wearing around town.
I was initially a little apprehensive that the fit of this jacket was a little generous as my previous shells have been tighter fitting, however the slightly more generous cut allows greater layering which means the jacket is perfect for using whilst skiing or even mountaineering.
The whole jacket feels tough and able to cope with anything whilst still being relatively lightweight or feeling overly stiff. The cut of the jacket is good with no lifting of the jacket when you have your arms above your head. The hood is well designed with a wire stiffened brim which can be used easily with a helmet underneath or by itself. The four pockets are a good size and easily accessed.
This jacket is well worth the money and has quickly become my go to jacket for a whole range of activities from scrambling up a mountain in torrential rain to looking good on my walk to work.
21 January 2015
Multifunctional, versatile, red.
Got it at a discount price, so I'm very happy with it's value for money. The materials, stitching, zippers are high quality and seem durable. The zippers were hard to open and close at first but after a couple of weeks they've loosened and run beautifully now. The Gore-Tex Pro material is smartly combined with a thicker fiber in the areas with more abrasion. The four pockets are very convenient and help me with my OCD.
Arriving at the "but" part, I can say that the color is not the nicest, but you do learn to like it. It took me a week to get used to it. The zippers for venting are in my opinion placed to far back. It's quite hard to open and close them. They come with a short string attached which makes it a bit easier. Also I'm not sure the velcro at the sleeves has the nicest finish, but it does it job just fine.
Overall, I'm very happy with the jacket. I've used it for mountaineering and climbing. I like in particular the easily adjustable (even with gloves) hood.
I've only given 4 out of five stars as I don't usually give 5/5..So you could say I gave a 4/4.
15 January 2015
it's a great raincoat!
It's probably a little on the expensive side but on balance it's good value.
The fit is great, I'm a tall guy with long arms so finding something that covers me well can be tough and this is spot on.
Plenty of storage but some of the flank pockets are hard to open/shut with one hand which can be irritating.
Generally I'm delighted with this product.
15 April 2014
Good fit nice and long in the body
Tough and durable doing well so far. Used for 8 days scrambling and mountining in north wales. Works well with a harness.
17 March 2014
Excellent jacket, great features, allows full movement without riding up:-)
I chose the jacket because it is a great all rounder, for hill and mountain, trekking skiing etc, great features just the right amount of pockets the right size to accomodate all my quick to hand gear. Excellent styling and colour, my favourite jacket by far! Also my first Mountain Equipment piece of clothing, would buy again no reservations:-)
13 November 2013