User Review: REI Men's Revelcloud Hoodie Jacket
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $73.83
This is an affordable, warm, packable, lightweight jacket and very good quality for REI.
- Could use more pockets
I picked up the Revelcloud jacket at REI on clearance. I had been eyeing the Patagonia version of this style down shirt/jacket for a while but could justify the cost. Now that I have it, I'm glad I waited, but also know that it's worth its original price, especially when compared to the price of the Patagonia.
The quality is very good. A lot of times, with gear from REI, it's a mixed bag. On this one, they've got a winner. The stitching looks great, the material is very nice too, and you can't go wrong with Primaloft. (I wonder if they'll move to something like Primaloft's new Alpha for the next version of this jacket?)
As far as function, it does what it is supposed to. It's warm and has a nice fit. It comes with an included stuff sack which makes the jacket pack down to a tube about 4"x 9". It has a breast pocket on the outside, just like my marmot softshell (a great place for an iPhone) and it also has a headphone port in the fabric on the inside of that pocket so you can route earbuds out.
I do wish it had at least one more pocket on the inside. I really like the larger mesh pockets in the REI rain jackets, but I guess with this application, as a insulating layer, they deemed it unnecessary.
I highly recommend this jacket to anyone looking for a lightweight insulating layer, it's more than enough for going around town or on the trail in 30-40 degree weather.