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Sierra Designs Elite Cagoule (2015)

Item # SDEQ5201M


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Weighing a mere 6 ounces the waterproof/breathable Sierra Designs Elite Cagoule has an extra-long cut and multiple integrated vents that deliver greater coverage and breathability than most traditional rain jackets.


Built on the concept that even the best of waterproof/breathable membranes cannot fully keep up with the heat (and moisture) your body creates during high aerobic activities the extra-long Sierra Designs Elite Cagoule incorporates multiple vents and delivers maximum coverage.

The Elite Cagoule is constructed of a PU-coated 20D polyester/nylon blend that wards off precipitation. The jacket extends well below your waist to protect your lap and backside as well as your upper body. Awning vents under the arms and additional vents at the hemline maximize airflow without sacrificing protection. The hem vents also allow for backpack hipbelts to pass through without pinching closed the jacket and inhibiting air circulation.

A relaxed fit allows for the wearing of underlayers. A deep opening on the chest makes the Elite Cagoule easy to take on and off and provides yet another venting option. A minimally-adjustable hood has an integrated stiffened brim to further fend off the elements. While there are no pockets pass-through openings grant access to the pockets on whatever layers are wearing underneath the Elite Cagoule.

Available in your choice of size and color the Elite Cagoule weighs just 6 ounces. By combining the jacket with Sierra Designs Elite Rain Chaps (sold separately) backpackers can have complete weather protection at a weight of just 10 ounces.

  • Ultra-light for those who know they need full protection
  • Extra-long length prevents your lap from getting soaked
  • Unique hip belt vent allows your torso to vent while wearing a hip belt
  • All new Awning vents allow constant airflow under the arms
  • Minimally adjustable hood with stiffened brim
  • Pass-through openings to warm hands or access pockets from an under layer
  • Deep chest opening secures with hook and loop tabs
  • Thin cuff tabs with half-elastic seal adjustment
  • Relaxed fit to go over all under layers
  • Waterproof breathable membrane


Best Use Backpacking, Hiking
Jacket Back Length Knee-Length
Center Back Length 35"
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Type Rainwear
Shell Material 2-Layer Poly/Nylon
Other Extra long length
Item Weight 6 oz
Hood Yes

1 Item(s)

Tight Fit but good concept - Jury still out on durability

Likes: Like the long length and the ability to buckle the belt of my pack under the rain flap. Arm vents should work. Very light weight.

Dislikes: Bought large based on the sizing. Large was very tight which is a problem when slipping the garment over one's head. Length is better than most rain jackets, but was not long enough to fully cover crotch area. Exchanging for extra large which will hopefully resolve the length and fit.
Light weight fabric - almost poncho like - once I get the XL will do some durability testing.

Will adjust rating if the XL is better fit!

Reviewed by Timothy H. - May 28, 2015