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REI Randonee Jacket Jackets

4/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

Made from waterproof, windproof, breathable three-layer REI Elements®/polyester mini-ripstop laminate fabric for durable, comfortable protection.. Pit zips, two-way front zipper and mesh inner face on upper body and sleeves allow maximum ventilation control. Rear drop flap provides extra protection in the riding stance; folds up out of the way when not needed. Articulated elbows allow full range of motion. Zippered back pocket securely stows small essentials; features reflective piping across rear zipper flap for enhanced visibility. Elastic cuffs with hook-and-loop tabs keep out wind and rain; collar closes with hook-and-loop tab for a snug fit. Pit zips and front zipper are water resistant.


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Michael Kresko a Cross Country Rider from Eugene

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2005

Strengths:    It packs well; good waterproofness; big lower back pocket. Cuffs open up wide and are easy to velcro shut with gloves on; soft neck lining; fold down rear to cover your rump in really rainy/ muddy situations; long/easy to use pit zips; double main zipper to open from bottom and top at the same time.

Weaknesses:    neck area is too large or doesn't draw up tight enough unless you layer underneath; should be some torso adjustments (i.e. elastic) to draw up around stomach area...it gets a little drafty;

Bottom Line:   
I believe this was the first year they came out with the jacket. It seemed like a good buy at the time and had more "bells and whistles" than some more expensive models/ brands. I commute daily on my bicycle and it's very functional. Maybe a little expensive at the time, but I'm pleased with it's performance.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   REI


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Scott a Cross Country Rider from Ashland, OR USA

Date Reviewed: December 16, 2001

Strengths:    Highly water and wind-resistant
Armpit zips


Weaknesses:    Poofy fit
no front pockets
not really all that breathable


Bottom Line:   
I'm debating whether to return this jacket. Jackets like this are really not very breathable, and the company's claim that the jacket has "mesh lining" is crap. It's really just a textured material that doesn't function the way that mesh does. It's really a pain not having front or inside pockets, especially for commuting or running errands around town. For
$120, I'd really like pockets, damit! The jacket is fairly waterproof. I wish the fit wasn't so poofy-way too much room.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Gill Jacket

Bike Setup:   road, mountain

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Don a Weekend Warrior from Portland, OR

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2001

Strengths:    Takes a beating and keeps going. As I prefer good weather for recreational riding, commuting weather comes in all kinds. This has lots of road grit and mud slung at it and the matching pants, but you can hose it off or toss it in the wash and it keeps keeping you dry.

Weaknesses:    Does not breath as well as Gore-tex products

Bottom Line:   
Only thing better would be Gore-tex. REI has a rock solid rep and stands by their products. Reccomended good value.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   REI Co-op


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Nathan Sondelski a cross-country rider from Utah, USA

Date Reviewed: January 16, 1999

Bottom Line:   

In July of 1998 I purchased a Randone Jacket in canary yellow and black. Looking at the latest pictures from Moab, I thought to myself Wow, I look cool. Good looks aside, it has performed flawlessly. The membrane breathes quite well, and adds surprisingly little to the bulk (Or lack therof) of the jacket. If it does get too warm, the pit zips and double zipped front will make it a windtunnel inside. It also has an extendible rear, and a zipped rear pocket. My only complaint is that the neck, when fully zipped and velcroed, is a little too large for my neck, as well as the velcroed section being a little stiff and scratchy. I have used it in snow, sleet, hail, rain, and, misjudging the weather, in calm, sunny, 70-80 degree weather, and am here to compose run-on sentences about it.

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