REI Co-op Rainier Rain Jacket
VALUE RAIN JACKET PICK
WEIGHT: 13 oz
MSRP: $89.95 (clearance options $27-$64 also available)
TECH: 2.5-layer waterproof breathable laminate Bluesign Approved Nylon with DWR finish
FEATURES: A quality rain jacket in the range of $30 – $90 is a steal. The REI Co-op Rainier Rain Jacket’s utilitarian design keeps weight and cost low. Styling is a bit boxy, but the jacket also has room to layer. The Co-op Jacket has a modestly sized, 3-piece hood with dual hood adjusts (but still best with a ball-cap under it), two zippered hand pockets, a drawcord hem and internal elastic cuffs to allow a seal at waist and wrists. And, the new model has pit zips and uses recycled nylon ripstop (bluesign® approved).
BEST FOR: Budget hikers and backpackers looking for good rain and wind protection that will last at an incredibly low price.
WHAT WE LIKE: A modestly priced jacket with room to layer underneath, strong wind protection, and pit-zips for ventilation.
CONS: Weighs more than many 2.5 layer jackets. Bulky styling and minimal hood brim.
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