REI Co-op Drypoint Gore Tex Jacket
BEST ALL-AROUND-PERFORMANCE JACKET, SEASONALLY AVAILABLE AT REI
WEIGHT: 10.5 oz
TECH: Highly breathable GORE-TEX Active waterproof breathable laminate (20-denier ripstop nylon)
VENTILATION: Chest/core vents
FEATURES: Another great REI Rain Jacket. The REI Co-op Drypoint GTX Jacket is a solid three layer jacket at a great price! It has two well placed mesh backed chest pockets and adjustable hem, cuffs and hood (3 adjustments). REI made some good design choices with this jacket: the pockets are high enough to use when wearing hip straps and it has mesh pocket linings creating two large and effective chest vents (which we prefer over pit-zips). Additionally, the Drypoint’s seam-free shoulder design is good when wearing a pack and should increase durability in this critical area.
BEST FOR: Hikers and backpackers looking for a great value in rain protection with good breathability and great ventilation that can endure significant wear and tear. And it has the REI warranty!
WHAT WE LIKE: When compared to the competition this is a great value for a lightweight, breathable, and durable jacket. We expect it to last for years (if not decades).
CONS: They stopped making this jacket for women, which is a shame because it’s our top pick for men.
NOTE: This jacket is currently on clearance at REI, but it will be back and fully stocked in the fall of 2021. When this isn’t in stock, go for the REI Xerodry jacket or the Patagonia Torrentshell 3L.
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