Good quality, good price
By aho4777841 August 24, 2011
Don't get your rain jacket anywhere but Backcountry. There customer service has been amazing, not to mention the price. Use LiveChat if you have questions, as I did.
I wasn't sure whether to get the resolve or venture jacket. The rep said that the resolve has a mesh lining, whereas the venture has no lining--so if you want an extra layer to lift the waterproof material away from your skin, go with the resolve. Also, the resolve seems to be more fitted than the venture, which I liked. It's also much less expensive, and still does the same job.
Only detail it's missing as compared with the venture are "pit-zips," which I would probably never use. This jacket also doesn't have velcro at the cuffs, which to me is a perk, as velcro gets caught in my curly hair. As to sizing, I am 5'3" and 115lbs, and I ordered both the small and the XS. Both fit. The small gives me just a bit more room at the waist and hips to fit a sweatshirt underneath, for cooler weather, while still not looking huge. Backcountry is even letting me return the XS for free!
Only downside, for me, is the collar. Would prefer a hood that's integrated with the jacket, as the collar is a bit stiff and seems unnecessary. Can't imagine a situation in which I will actually roll up and stow away the hood. But whatever.
Nailed It? 5 Yes