Cloudveil RPK Jacket
Great snow sport jacket. This is a nearly perfect…
Source: bought it new
Great snow sport jacket.
- Waterproof and breathable
This is a nearly perfect jacket for snowsports. The Gore-Tex softshell fabric is comfortable and extremely durable. I have never gotten wet even in wet snowstorms or spring slop. I couldn't ask for any more pockets. They are perfectly placed to work with a pack.
The only item that might be considered a negative is the powder skirt isn't removable. This would make it a little more versatile as an everyday jacket.
As a disclaimer, I am affiliated with Gore for product testing of Gore-tex products for the purpose of product review and recommendation. I do receive items from Gore for these purposes.
The Cloudveil RPK is a softshell jacket. It was the…
Price Paid: $180
The Cloudveil RPK is a softshell jacket. It was the company's use of softshell that attracted me to the RPK jacket. Out of the box, the RPK is a totally quality product, exactly what I would expect from Cloudveil. The fabric is sturdy and somewhat stiff. It’s a moderate weight that’s appropriate for alpine skiing in all but the harshest conditions.
The RPK has plenty of pockets, both exterior and interior, including lined handwarmers, napoleon, and a mesh goggle pocket on the interior. The hood zips off and is helmet compatible. The pit zips adjust from either direction for exceptional control of cooling. There’s also a powder skirt which doesn’t zip out. On the upper sleeve is a cool little pocket with a built in bungy for holding your ski pass.
The fit is good. There’s plenty of room underneath for layering – including a puffy should you need it – without feeling bulky. The RPK is lined with a micro fleece so it does tend to grab hold of certain fabrics causing them to bind up when putting the jacket on.
Overall, it's a great jacket for the slopes, cool weather hiking and camping. It’s got all the features you need and a few more.
You can find a full review and photos at my blog GearGuide.
I just got a sweet deal on this jacket and since I've…
Price Paid: $150
I just got a sweet deal on this jacket and since I've been looking for a snowboarding jacket I went for it. I have been an Arc'teryx user for a while now and wanted to put to rest my older Sidewinder and was saving for an Alpha SV or a Westcomb Mirage.
So last week I happen to go to my local TJ Maxx looking for some socks for my son when suddenly I found the RPK. It is the '07 model but it is sweet, it does look pretty well put together and construction is top notch and for the price I paid I could not be happier.
As for the other reviewer, time will tell if it survives the season.
This jacket seemed absolutely amazing. The fit was…
Fabric: Gore-tex with poorly glued outer fabric
Price Paid: $350
This jacket seemed absolutely amazing. The fit was great, the style was great. The second time I wore it the zipper broke and the material on the sleeve starting peeling off (coming unglued). I called Cloudveil, got an ra# and sent it in for repairs or, hopefully, replacement. 3 weeks later I got a call saying they would fix the zipper but the sleeve peeling was "not their problem". After several calls and emails to Cloudveil customer service, I finally got a customer service manager who told me, and i quote, "We never like to lose customer support, but life goes on". I would never buy a Cloudveil product again, ever.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The Cloudveil RPK is the heavier and burlier version of the Koven for those that don't live in Sunny Lake Tahoe. The main difference between the RPK Parka and Jacket is the removable hood that comes with the Parka. When deep days arrive in blissful multiples, the men's RPK is a committed ski shell that knows the morning drill. Softened with a crinkle-free fabric and warm interior texture, the bombproof Gore-Tex Soft Shell fabric seals out all forms of frozen precip, moves silently through trees and feels increasingly comfortable when worn day after day at the hill. Waterproof pit zips cool the core when hiking for lines, a safety leash holsters a season pass and an internal stretch snow skirt keeps head-high pow from breaking the seal. This jacket is fully equipped for inch-an-hour storms with stretch cuffs, a fixed hood and a collar cinch. Materials: GORE-TEX Soft Shell. Transporter Brushed Tricot collar, chin guard, and hand warmer pockets. Weight: 34 oz.. Available Colors: Reservoir and Krypto
- Tahoe Mountain Sports
The Cloudveil RPK Jacket lives for steep vertical big mountain skiing and riding. It's the soul of this premier jacket. Cloudveil RPK Jacket Features: Removable storm sealing hood Hidden interior brushed Tricot collar Stretch powder skirt Powder skirt storage snaps Snap to pant system Interior mesh pocket Interior electronics pocket with cord and portal keeper YKK water-resistant zippered chest pocket YKK water-resistant zippered hand pockets CMW chamois goggle wipe pass and key keeper RECCO Advanced Rescue Technology Dual slider zippered pit vents Adjustable cuffs with gusset Adjustable storm sealing hem Contrast zippers Relaxed fit Fully seam sealed Custom logo trim package Embroidery logos Center back length: 29.5" Cloudveil RPK Jacket Features (Closeout): Drop down storm sealing hood Internal cinch storm sealing flap Center Front Storm Flap with YKK zipper Transporter brushed tricot lined collar Bonded draft flap with foldover chin guard YKK waterproof zippers bonded and sewn for durability Dual slider pit zips Chest pocket Oversized handwarmer pockets Adjustable storm sealing hem Laminated storm sealing cuff tabs Internal stretch powder skirt with pant attachment snap system Pass pocket Electronics pocket with cord portal Interior stretch mesh pocketing Fully seam sealed Materials: Fabric: Gore-Tex Soft Shell Lining: Transporter brushed Tricot (Collar)Materials (Closeout): Fabric: Gore-Tex Soft Shell
100 inches in 100 hours No problem. Thanks to Gore-Tex Soft Shell fabric, the Cloudveil RPK Men's Ski Jacket is ready for storm cycle of the century. Cloudveil lined the flexible Gore-Tex Softshell material with light fleece for full-on warmth and waterproof protection.
CLOSEOUTS . Cloudveil's RPK Gore-Tex(R) soft shell jacket has the waterproof breathable protection you need to tackle powdery backcountry skiing all day without getting soaked or overheated. Waterproof breathable Gore-Tex(R) soft shell Zip-off, helmet-compatible hood Welded YKK(R) front zip Right zipper pull Welded zip chest pocket and hand pockets Interior audio pocket Welded two-way pit zips Powder skirt Elastic drawcord hem Length: 29 (based on Large) Weight: 2 lb. Fabric: Nylon Care: Machine wash/dry CLOSEOUTS . China.
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