REI Randonee Jacket Jackets

REI Randonee Jacket Jackets 

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.

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 16, 2001]
Scott
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Highly water and wind-resistant
Armpit zips

Weakness:

Poofy fit
no front pockets
not really all that breathable

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.

Similar Products Used:

Gill Jacket

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 02, 2001]
Don
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

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.

Weakness:

Does not breath as well as Gore-tex products

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

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 16, 1999]
Nathan Sondelski
cross-country rider

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.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[May 06, 2005]
Michael Kresko
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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;

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.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
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