Simplicity is the name of the game with the Epic Jacket. An all-in-all middle of the road performer that is fairly lightweight, the Mountain Hardwear Epic Jacket is missing some key features.
The drawbacks to the jacket are that it can't pack down into one of its own pockets and that some of the zippers are sticky (expecially on the pit-zips). If you are looking for a light rain shell but don't want to shell out for the Patagonia Rain Shadow, this is a great jacket for you. Generally, however, we would recommended the similarly priced, slightly heavier Patagonia Torrentshell that has the bonus of being packed into one of its own pockets for maximum portability. To save a little coin but to still get top performance, the Marmot PreCip is your best option, and for the most comfortable, featured, but heavy rain jacket we tested there's the Marmot Oracle.