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Almost perfect - by , Sep 10, 2020
4/ 5 Stars
I will start with the good about this jacket. One it feels incredible. Soft on the inside and outside. It does not have that plastic feel of most rain jackets. I love the hood. The hood cinches down nicely around the face and still allows for good head movement and visibility. I have not been able to test this one in a heavier rain, but in light rain I stayed dry. Now for the issues I have with the jacket. I am on my second one. Like a previous comment said, I had a similar issue with the jacket leaking through the zipper. Luckily, however, Merrell determined it was defective and sent me a new one. Once I retest the jacket in a heavier rain I will be able to update the review. I am not entirely sure why they didn't go with a YKK zipper for the main zipper and especially the pockets. The other issue I had was with the cinch strings themselves. They are really thin and the tab at the end isn't much thicker and on a couple of occasions due to wet hands the straps have slipped right though my hands and snapped me in the face. Maybe a rubber coating on the tabs like on the zipper would prevent that from happening. The only other issue I have is no velcro adjustment for the wrists of the sleeves. I understand that the models that wear the jackets are like 6 foot 12 and 120 lbs, but for the love of God that is not the average person. If you aren't going to have shorter sizes then a simple velcro wrist adjustment would solve the sleeve length problem. Overall though I really do love wearing this jacket and I am happy with the product, just a few things that I think would make the jacket almost perfect.

Almost perfect

Sep 10, 2020
I will start with the good about this jacket. One it feels incredible. Soft on the inside and outside. It does not have that plastic feel of most rain jackets. I love the hood. The hood cinches down nicely around the face and still allows for good head movement and visibility. I have not been able to test this one in a heavier rain, but in light rain I stayed dry. Now for the issues I have with the jacket. I am on my second one. Like a previous comment said, I had a similar issue with the jacket leaking through the zipper. Luckily, however, Merrell determined it was defective and sent me a new one. Once I retest the jacket in a heavier rain I will be able to update the review. I am not entirely sure why they didn't go with a YKK zipper for the main zipper and especially the pockets. The other issue I had was with the cinch strings themselves. They are really thin and the tab at the end isn't much thicker and on a couple of occasions due to wet hands the straps have slipped right though my hands and snapped me in the face. Maybe a rubber coating on the tabs like on the zipper would prevent that from happening. The only other issue I have is no velcro adjustment for the wrists of the sleeves. I understand that the models that wear the jackets are like 6 foot 12 and 120 lbs, but for the love of God that is not the average person. If you aren't going to have shorter sizes then a simple velcro wrist adjustment would solve the sleeve length problem. Overall though I really do love wearing this jacket and I am happy with the product, just a few things that I think would make the jacket almost perfect.
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Very Nice! - by , Sep 08, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
Jacket meets my expectations, very comfortable.

Very Nice!

Sep 08, 2020
Jacket meets my expectations, very comfortable.
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Disappointed - Not waterproof. - by , Aug 11, 2020
2/ 5 Stars
When I received this jacket I loved it. The first time I wore it in a light rain it was great. The material is comfortable and quiet. Yesterday I wore it for the first time in heavier rain, and found that it leaks severely at the zipper in the area of the sternum where the cross stitching meets the vertical stitching, as well as where the zippers of the pockets are. If I had just purchased it I would be returning it. I loved the jacket but for how much this jacket costs and it leaking as it does, I don't think it deserves any stars, as it is failing at fulfilling its only purpose.

Disappointed - Not waterproof.

Aug 11, 2020
When I received this jacket I loved it. The first time I wore it in a light rain it was great. The material is comfortable and quiet. Yesterday I wore it for the first time in heavier rain, and found that it leaks severely at the zipper in the area of the sternum where the cross stitching meets the vertical stitching, as well as where the zippers of the pockets are. If I had just purchased it I would be returning it. I loved the jacket but for how much this jacket costs and it leaking as it does, I don't think it deserves any stars, as it is failing at fulfilling its only purpose.
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We are sorry to hear about your experience. If you haven't already, please contact the Merrell team at (800) 288-3124 or visit our Contact Us page (link found at the bottom of our website) and fill out the Defective Product Form to start a warranty claim. We are here to help!

Nice Jacket - by , Jul 14, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
Product meets expectations as to size, look, and function. The hood/neck seems a bit unstructured when hood is not worn.

Nice Jacket

Jul 14, 2020
Product meets expectations as to size, look, and function. The hood/neck seems a bit unstructured when hood is not worn.
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6' 219lbs get an XL - by , May 29, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
I bought an XL because I couldn't get a large, which is what the size chart said I needed. But the XL is perfect size for me. I'm 6' tall and 219lbs. It might not be clear, but the stuff sack is the left hand pocket. Basically, you fold the pocket inside out, and feed the jacket into the pocket. It fits, but it's tight, but maybe I was supposed to fold it in a certain way. I just kind of stuffed it all in there. And once the jacket is inside the pocket, you can zip it closed and you have a little orange tab to use it to hook onto something. This is a really nice feature. Also, with the asphalt/yellow color, you could theoretically wear the coat inside out in an emergency situation. The yellow isn't super bright, but from the air it's better than the asphalt color. You can't really zip the jacket closed when it's inside out, unless you got creative, but it's a good thing to have in an emergency. The material is like this super fine felt that water just rolls off of. But it's stretchy. Honestly, it feels really good to wear because it's so soft.

6' 219lbs get an XL

May 29, 2020
I bought an XL because I couldn't get a large, which is what the size chart said I needed. But the XL is perfect size for me. I'm 6' tall and 219lbs. It might not be clear, but the stuff sack is the left hand pocket. Basically, you fold the pocket inside out, and feed the jacket into the pocket. It fits, but it's tight, but maybe I was supposed to fold it in a certain way. I just kind of stuffed it all in there. And once the jacket is inside the pocket, you can zip it closed and you have a little orange tab to use it to hook onto something. This is a really nice feature. Also, with the asphalt/yellow color, you could theoretically wear the coat inside out in an emergency situation. The yellow isn't super bright, but from the air it's better than the asphalt color. You can't really zip the jacket closed when it's inside out, unless you got creative, but it's a good thing to have in an emergency. The material is like this super fine felt that water just rolls off of. But it's stretchy. Honestly, it feels really good to wear because it's so soft.
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Makes you want to hike in the rain - by , May 25, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
Outstanding. Performed so well — and so quietly — the first time I wore it, on a hike in the woods in intermittent showers, that a few days later, when a sudden rainstorm hit while I was working at my desk, I decided to put it to a real test. An hour-long urban hike in a steady, sometimes driving rain, and I stayed remarkably dry — and had a great time in the bargain.

Makes you want to hike in the rain

May 25, 2020
Outstanding. Performed so well — and so quietly — the first time I wore it, on a hike in the woods in intermittent showers, that a few days later, when a sudden rainstorm hit while I was working at my desk, I decided to put it to a real test. An hour-long urban hike in a steady, sometimes driving rain, and I stayed remarkably dry — and had a great time in the bargain.
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That's wonderful!

light weight breathable rain jacket - by , May 07, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
I love the jacket the minute I put it on. The fit is perfect. The material is light weight and breathable. My skin feels comfortable with direct touch of the material. While trying to walk in living room I notice one minor thing that the zipper on the lower end rattles. The cause is the metal pull tab hits on metal slid body. There is no mechanism to stop the two metal parts from colliding freely into together. The remedy is simple. I apply Kapton tape on slid body as cushion. I believe other tape can also work. The noise is then gone. The upper zipper doesn't have such problem. Upper zipper pull tab is rubber like material with lock. The second day has mid to heavy shower and strong wind. I take a hike in the woods for one hour in the late April rain. The jacket shields out wind and keeps me dry and comfortable. Excellent performance. The water repellent feature is a bit different from what I would expect. Majority of time it works very well. Water just slides off. If some rain drops have higher velocity, they can stick on the material due to the high impact force. Then those rain drops are absorbed by the outer layer material. The jacket looks spotty wet but water doesn't go through to inside. This only occasionally happens to shoulders and top of hood, since those areas take hit of rain drops directly. It's no issue for me. After I get home, I take off the jacket and examine the internal carefully. The inside is completely dry. Overall I am very happy with the jacket!

light weight breathable rain jacket

May 07, 2020
I love the jacket the minute I put it on. The fit is perfect. The material is light weight and breathable. My skin feels comfortable with direct touch of the material. While trying to walk in living room I notice one minor thing that the zipper on the lower end rattles. The cause is the metal pull tab hits on metal slid body. There is no mechanism to stop the two metal parts from colliding freely into together. The remedy is simple. I apply Kapton tape on slid body as cushion. I believe other tape can also work. The noise is then gone. The upper zipper doesn't have such problem. Upper zipper pull tab is rubber like material with lock. The second day has mid to heavy shower and strong wind. I take a hike in the woods for one hour in the late April rain. The jacket shields out wind and keeps me dry and comfortable. Excellent performance. The water repellent feature is a bit different from what I would expect. Majority of time it works very well. Water just slides off. If some rain drops have higher velocity, they can stick on the material due to the high impact force. Then those rain drops are absorbed by the outer layer material. The jacket looks spotty wet but water doesn't go through to inside. This only occasionally happens to shoulders and top of hood, since those areas take hit of rain drops directly. It's no issue for me. After I get home, I take off the jacket and examine the internal carefully. The inside is completely dry. Overall I am very happy with the jacket!
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Feels Great - by , Mar 24, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
Have five rain jackets purchased in the past three years from top outfiters. The Whisper cost less than most but I like it the best.. The fit and feel are yhe best. I travel often and this packs in to the left pocket and travels well.

Feels Great

Mar 24, 2020
Have five rain jackets purchased in the past three years from top outfiters. The Whisper cost less than most but I like it the best.. The fit and feel are yhe best. I travel often and this packs in to the left pocket and travels well.