Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 6
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0
by GreyJ Looks good, but sadly loses function.
my main travel jacket with its utilitarian design, packability, and most importantly its water/dirt resistant NanoSphere fabric which worked wonderful at first, but very quickly lost it's repellency factor.
I first noticed it taking on water in a rainstorm while I was traveling in the Mindo cloud forest of Ecuador, about three months after buying it (~2 months ago). I got soaked, but wrote it off as normal because it was a huge rainstorm, and I would expect most any material beyond plastic to take on water in a situation like that. Sadly, since then, it's never been the same.
After a light shower on a recent trip to Berlin had me soaked, I tried ironing it to bring back the water resistance (as per suggestions) and thought it would be back to normal. It was a mistake to think it would have it's original repellence when I brought it as my only jacket on my most recent bicycle tour last week. It was a simple bicycle camping tour of southern Sweden in summer, and another light shower had me biking and camping exly wet. It was a pretty miserable experience and made me wish I just threw an extra cheap Tyvek jacket in my pack.
I'm pretty disappointed on what I had such high hopes for. I had originally lauded this jacket's virtues to people as the "best travel jacket I've ever owned" after the first few wearings, but now have to give it a "buyer beware" label unless someone has a suggestion to get the fabric to start working again. As another reviewer stated, you would probably be better off buying a normal trucker jacket and saving the money. If anyone at Levi's or elsewhere has a suggestion to get the NanoSphere fabric back to it's original water/dirt repelling form, I'd absolutely love to hear them.
August 17, 2015
June 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jasfish12 Best jacket I own
I couldn't be happier with this jacket. It's a nice slim fit & it has worked awesome in light rain so far. I love the hood that I can pull out as needed. It looks great, have gotten a ton of nice compliments. Highly reccomend.
I can't speak to the one review that criticized it after a 3 mile ride, but for walking around & being out in the rain f denim jacket. I was told in the store not to wash it if I wanted the waterproofing to last. I haven't washed it, and it has lost all ability to repel rain. It's no better than the traditional levi's denim jacket. Big disappointment.
September 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by furie awesome
It's awesome jacket. Fitts realy great. One of the best jackets i ever own
September 6, 2014