Mountain HardwearFinder Parka - Women's

Rain, rain go away.

Ok, politely asking the rain to go away probably isn't going to work, but wearing the Mountain Hardwear Women's Finder Parka will make the weather a lot more tolerable. Its longer length provides even more protection from rain and adds just a bit more warmth to the equation. An adjustable hood keeps the rain out of your face, while an elasticized waist gives the jacket a flattering fit. 

  • Dry.Q core membrane (two-layer)
  • 40D ripstop face fabric
  • Standard fit
  • Adjustable hood
  • Hook and loop adjustable cuffs
  • Elasticized waist
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Mostly great with a few drawbacks.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium

Bought Basin & Range's rain trench coat last year and loved it.. until the inside started peeling off. Got this jacket to replace it. It has 3 great features B&R's coat didn't: a deep hood, really long sleeves, and no-frills zip pockets. Downsides are: pockets are small/shallow, zipper often bunches out in unflattering places, and it's cut quite short in the front. Being tall and long-waisted, this is annoying as it falls below my waist but doesn't cover my upper thighs like a typical trench would. But beggars can't be choosers and it is so hard to find a decent-fitting long raincoat that I'm keeping this one. The elastic on the sides is also a nice touch to keep it looking feminine and not too bulky, and it seems to be very dependably waterproof.

Perfect fit!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

I was happy to see that it fit perfectly. I got one size too big so I can fit more clothing underneath during the colder months. Surprisingly, it rained today (I received it yesterday) so I was able to try it out immediately! I couldn't be happier with the length and it's ability to keep me dry. The hood doesn't fall to far down as well, which has been a problem I've had with past rain jackets.

Cute!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Wore this to VT's rainy Lane Stadium Graduation and loved it! Looks good, feels good, works great!

Hi, Miranda. What size did you order? Looks like we are the same size.

Nice waterproof shell

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

This is a stylish coat that keeps you dry and looking good! I like the length and features. I deducted one star because the material is a little stiff; I prefer a softer material. I also purchased the medium so I could fit a warm layer underneath.

Unanswered Question

Is this jacket wicking and breathable?

Drizzle Downer

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

update--i bought the Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Dry.Q® Evap Trench --NOT this jacket. They look very similar. Maybe this one is better....
I read the other positive reviews and i am wondering if i even own the same jacket! I live in Seattle and walk 45 mins to work and a lot of the times in the rain-hence my purchase of this jacket. Now i do LOVE the length and the double ended zippers-my thighs stay nice and dry and the hood keeps my face dry and shielded from the wind. But i do find the jacket to sweat on the inside. Today i walked to work and my arms were soaking wet by the time i peeled the jacket off. My hair was wet even when it was under a hood the whole time. Not the front wispy hair but the crown of my neck was damp and the top was damp. It was like peeling off a wet bathing suit-thankfully i packed a spare shirt to wear. Good to note-it wasnt pouring rain either. Just a light rain. I wear this hear and there and normally i am fine, warm, and not wet since rain isnt really thaaaat bad in seattle. But today, the jacket really showed it lack of water proofness. Sort of a bummer as i love the vibrant bright pinkish color-i will wear it for light walks and outings. Maybe just not all the way to work.

So is this review for this jacket or not? Is this review for the Mountain Hardware jacket and not this jacket?

Perfect for the NW

    My mom kept complaining about her rain jacket, so I decided to give this one a shot and it was such a hit. She is a petite woman (5'4"), but even though it was long it didn't overwhelm her frame. It keeps her super dry and she looks pretty chic in it as well.

    Just Right!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    I live in Northern Michigan and needed a longer rain jacket to get me through the rainy spring season, this jacket so far has held up beautifully. The fit is true to size, and it is just the right length, not too long, not too short. I love the large zip pockets. The hood falls well over my face leaving plenty of room and great protection from the rain. Wore this Jacket up to the bluffs with 35 mph winds and was extremely surprised at how well it's wind protection worked. Very lightweight, and is the perfect jacket for rain/wind protection.

    Can you tuck the hood away into the collar?

    PNW Perfection

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    I recently moved to the rainy Pacific Northwest and my old rain jacket has seen better days. I knew I needed a new jacket for my adventures, but was hesitant to spend a lot of money. I found this and I am so glad I purchased it. I love the length and it kept me dry last weekend as we hiked thorough rain, hail and snow. It fits well and is great for hiking or just walking downtown. I am very happy with this jacket.

    PNW Perfection

    Did you have comfortable room to layer? I'm really close in size, so just wondering!

    Nothing too bulky, but I can get a thick long sleeve under, but I don't think a bulky sweatshirt would fit.