The Women's Enigma Jacket by Outdoor Research. The W's Enigma Jacket is a workhorse for alpine exploits demanding total stormproof protection. The lightweight, breathable 70D GORE-TEX Paclite fabric sheds the elements and expels internal moisture, while the rugged GORE-TEX Pro Shell fabric adds reinforcement to shoulders and arms. A fully adjustable hood fits securely over a helmet, and TorsoFlo hem-to-bicep side zips offer ventilation when the going gets tough.
DECENT FEATURES of the Outdoor Research Women's Enigma Jacket
Hybrid Mapped construction
Fully seam taped
Fully adjustable hood fits over helmet
Double-separating front zipper
Internal Front-Zip Stormflap
Double-sliding TorsoFlo hem-to-bicep zippers
Zippered internal pocket with media port
Two zippered hand pockets
Thumb Drive Hook/loop cuff closures
Drawcord back hem
Weight: (M): 15.9 oz / 450 g
Center Back Length: 26 1/2" / 67 cm
Gore-Tex Pro 3L, 100% nylon: 70D Pro shoulders and upper sleeve panel Gore-Tex with Paclite Technology 70D body
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I ordered the woman's medium. It fits over my jackets but the shoulders are too wide and large. It's sags in that area. It's also really short compared to the Arcteryx shell I had before it. I wouldn't recommend it.
I bought this jacket 1 yr+ ago as both an all-around jacket and top of the line for my purposes-it has exceeded my expectations. A fashionable rain jacket to wear to work, truly waterproof saved me from unexpected downpours rock climbing, and blocks out the wind while mountaineering in warm and cold conditions with ventilation to keep me dry. It's durable enough to wear rock climbing, hood adjusts as you'd expect to wear over helmets or by itself (brim keeps rain off your face), and side zips are perfect for ventilation adjustments and keeping it out of the way of your harness. Size S also fit me over a light-weight down jacket (I'm 5'3" and 135lbs w broad shoulders).
"Stands up to the Pacific Northwest weather!"
I love this jacket. Have owned it for nearly a year now and worn it in snow, sleet, rain, and hail, and stayed completely dry.The hood is a little big, but adjusts easily and fits great with a beanie underneath. I'm 5'3, 32E, 110# and the small fits really well...I have enough room to fit a wool baselayer and fleece underneath comfortably, but I'm pretty slightly built. LOVE the full-length pit zips, and the higher pockets are nice for when I've got a pack on. The zippers were kind of stiff for a while, but they are totally waterproof (at least as far as I've tested them) so that's to be expected. Not the lightest shell, but will repel pretty gnarly weather...overall awesome coat.
I LOVE this jacket, the gore is great for rain and snow. Only problem is it isnt pac light gore, so it isnt super light and compressible for backpacking, but for skiing it couldn't be any better. Fits athletically and to curves, and is very slimming. sealed zippers keep water out, pit zips open from the hip. pockets are a little higher than most jackets, but are deep so nothing falls out if left unzipped. has inner zips for money, cards, cell phone. hood can go over helmet for those super snowy days.overall: buy this, you wont regret it and will love every bit of this jacket.
I live in Squamish BC - no better place for a jacket like this. Light enough for warm weather rain but sturdy enough in cool weather. I’m 5'7", 155lbs, 34C . LARGE fits well - allows for a few cozy layers in the winter but not overly baggy with a tshirt in the summer. Pit zips help with temp control. The hood is MASSIVE. Would fit over a helmut and someone with huge hair. I have to keep my hair in a ponytail or up with a clip in order to keep the hood out of my eyes - so that would be my only beef with the jacket - it needs better hood control (the clip on the back of the hood seems to not work on my jacket). I ordered the black/charcoal color... exciting? No. But is a great neutral.
I used this coat on several 21 day winter expeditions in the Cascade mountains of Oregon. It is great in snow and sleet, plus it blocks the wind well. I found if I was moving my heat kept it completely dry, sitting around I was more likely to get damp, but I NEVER got soaked. The coat dries out quickly too. I love the full body pit zips and the pull tie on the hood makes a great fit not matter how many hats you wear. Most importantly this coat runs wicked small. I am a size meduim, but I bought a large for everyday use (I put a fleece under it) and an XL for winter camping (so I can fit a down vest under it).