REI Squamish Jacket
Oh man, what a deal. I got this jacket on a sale and…
Fabric: REI Elements
Price Paid: $140 SALE!
Oh man, what a deal. I got this jacket on a sale and it was more of a deal than I thought it would be.
First of, this thing is LIGHT. I thought that would be a problem but it's totally waterproof. I mean soaking rain pouring down WATERPROOF.
Second, the fit is fantastic. It stretches "just" right and feels totally natural. And it really is breathable, no sweat. Using it as a shell layer over even thick jackets doesn't seem to be much of a problem. Total comfort. I can see why the regular price on this was $240!
The BEST part though is packability. This thing squishes into a really small space so it goes with me practically everywhere.
Couldn't ask for more.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Squamish offers the light, technical protection required by those four-season outdoor fans who demand the latest and greatest in their gear. Three-layer REI Elements®/ripstop nylon waterproof, breathable laminate shell has sealed seams for complete weather protection. Two-way stretch fabric and shaped elbows allow comfortable range of motion and ample arm movement with no tugging. Pit zippers allow adjustable ventilation to keep your body temperature regulated. Full storm hood with stiff brim cinches down for a close fit with unhindered peripheral vision. Brushed tricot chin guard protects against zipper abrasion. Two-way, water-resistant front zipper with interior draft flap. Features two hand pockets and one chest pocket with water-resistant zippers; hand pockets can be accessed with your backpack on. All zippers use welded construction which saves weight and is less bulky. Pockets are welded on the exterior of the jacket, leaving a clean-finished, non-bulky interior that doesn't get hung up on underneath layers. Cuff tabs and hem drawcord keep warmth in and cold out. Technical, clean cut is generous enough to allow layering; rear dropped hem offers more protection in back where you need it.
- REI refers to the men's version