I was also a bit sceptical about the Karrimor name for the above reasons.
BUT I had a look at the Alpiniste eVent Jacket in sports direct and it looked well constructed. Tried on a load to get the right fit and checked them all out. Ive been looking for an eVent Jacket for a couple of years as my walking trips usually end up as a boil in the bag session. When I saw this for <£100 and its quality seemed good It was too good to pass up.
So I did and the next week did the yorkshire 3 peaks. This gave it an excellent 1st outing, going from cool to hail and snow, through driving rain and into bright hot sunshine (12-14 degrees). The weather changed so often I didn't get chance to take off the jacket, unlike my friends who went into meltdown on a couple of the climbs. All in all I was very impressed, excellent fit (perhaps a bit shorter than Im used to but I am 6'2''). The chest pockets were good and big and made excellent extra vents when left open. Sleeves were long enough to cover my hands when I was too lazy to find my gloves in my sack. Zips never showed any sign of leaking and the adjustable hood was excellent against the hail and wind.
For what its worth forget the Karrimore name, this is a good strong jacket, well built and finish. It did an impressive job for me.