/ eVent Waterproof jacket warranty query? Environmental Soiling?
I've had a response today from them stating that the delimitation was due in areas of environmental soiling?
Can anyone give me an idea what the hell this means please?
It got dirty?
On a more general point I've had an eVent jacket and a pair of gloves and I wont be having any more. Both worked brilliantly for about 6 months then started leaking like sieves.
remember your contract is with the retailer not the manufacturer so you shouldn't have to deal with them directly.
> It got dirty?
> On a more general point I've had an eVent jacket and a pair of gloves and I wont be having any more. Both worked brilliantly for about 6 months then started leaking like sieves.
Same here. I had an event jacket which lasted about the same period of time before letting in water every single time it was worn thereafter!
Its about 2 half years old and has been very well treated
Either way, they've now sorted it and will be sending a brand new one to me next week free of charge!
Happy to say the least!
If you plan on getting your gear dirty then it is the way to go. I was never convinced by eVent and now less so by Neoshell. As both are open pore membranes, they suffer terribly when dirt and grease penetrate the lining and face fabric, and get into the membrane. Gore-Tex has an extra PU layer for increased protection for the membrane, but still needs to be well looked after.
I've got an 18 year old Gore Tex (Berghaus Trango Extrem) that I still use as a spare, it (mostly) doesn't leak, only thing I have had to do to it is (get my Mum to) replace the zip. I wore it near enough every day outside summer up to it being about 10 years old. Brilliant bit of kit, it will take a lot of convincing to get me to buy anything else.
I have another one that is about 6 years old (Berghaus Mera Peak) and it is bearing up similarly well, though these days I don't wear it quite as often as I have a windproof fleece which is good for daily wear.
 Except the cuffs which are quite heavily worn, and the classic Berghaus design issue that means the outer pockets all leak in very heavy rain (but did near enough from new). But that isn't a disaster as there's a large inside pocket.
I wasn't unhappy with my event jackets. The first Rab one I got de laminated in about 18months so I got a free replacement, that started de laminating after about 2 years, which I considered OK and kept wearing it for another 2 years until it leaked too much despite many repairs. When held to the light you could see lots of little holes in it.
I think with event it de laminates and deteriorates much faster / more frequently than goretex.
That said I think if you are going to climb in your waterproof jacket it won't stay water proof that long so I'm not sure goretex is worth the extra cash. My current rab event jacket only cost 150 quid!
Never had a problem with eVent material - The only bit of kit I've had to send back was an eVent gaiter with a failed strap.
Equip (the company behind Rab, Lowe Alpine, etc..) replaced them by return and were incredibly helpful.
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