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    REI Kimtah Rain Jacket - Women's

    The women's REI Kimtah jacket is perfect for spring and summer backpacking adventures. It's made with eVent® fabric and offers protection for activities where windy, wet weather is a concern. See details

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    The women's REI Kimtah jacket is perfect for spring and summer backpacking adventures. It's made with eVent® fabric and offers protection for activities where windy, wet weather is a concern.

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    The women's REI Kimtah jacket is perfect for spring and summer backpacking adventures. It's made with eVent® fabric and offers protection for activities where windy, wet weather is a concern.

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    The women's REI Kimtah jacket is perfect for spring and summer backpacking adventures. It's made with eVent® fabric and offers protection for activities where windy, wet weather is a concern.

    • eVent fabric has a unique membrane structure that allows sweat vapor to quickly escape to the outside of the fabric
    • No matter how hard you work, overheating is unlikely due to this Direct Venting™ technology
    • And because you remain dry on the inside, the likelihood of an uncomfortable, post-exercise chill is eliminated
    • eVent technology works so efficiently, no pit zippers are needed; all seams are sealed for complete waterproof protection
    • Windproof to 60 mph
    • Fully adjustable brimmed hood features easy-to-use ripcord-style cinches
    • Includes a full-length, water-resistant front zipper with windflap and chin guard
    • Features adjustable hem drawcord and snow-resistant rip-and-stick cuff tabs; angled sleeves extend coverage over top of hands
    • Hand pockets with mesh lining are placed for easy access with a pack on; includes a zip sleeve pocket
    • Internal stow pocket features an earphone cord port
    • REI Kimtah jacket has an active fit that allows a full range of motion and enhances performance


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    REI Kimtah Rain Jacket - Women's Specs
    Best use
    Nylon / nylon blend
    Ripstop nylon
    Polyester tricot backer
    EVent 3-layer waterproof breathable laminate
    27 inches
    15 ounces
    Fabric type
    Shell fabric
    Shell lining fabric
    Type of waterproofing
    3-in-1 jacket
    Back length
    Back length (in.)
    Average weight

    REI Kimtah Rain Jacket - Women's

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    REI Kimtah Rain Jacket - Women's is rated 3.9231 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket This jacket all around great protection from wind and water. This is NOT insulated and won't be enough protection for super cold conditions. however, if u wear a fleece/vest/thermal underneath this jacket does just fine. I use it for cycling in the rain, backpacking etc. It's super light weight and you can pack it down pretty small. The windproof and waterproof protection is great and I've biked in downpours without a problem. Also, breathability is's noticeably much better than other jackets with the sweat condensation in the sleeves and lower back areas, especially when I'm cycling or wearing a backpack.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, love this jacket I wear this jacket almost everyday. It is so comfortable. The pockets are easy open, easy close, I love the covered zippers. The color is so close to my business color that I can wear it at events. Just washed it for the first time and it came out great. A little tumble in the dryer and I was ready for another day.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Rain Jacket I was planning a bike ride for four days in the Sierra Nevada in June. I had arrived with summer clothing, only to find a big storm about to hit exactly where I was to ride. I asked for recommendations for a jacket to wear for what was now going to be 30+ hours in the rain, with up to 3 inches expected. This jacket was recommended by several team members in the Sacramento store, and it performed admirably. It was breathable enough that I started to dry out almost immediately when I got out of the rain. After 30 hours of continuous immersion in water, the dry coating still allowed water to bead up on the outside and not penetrate, even in the crooks of the elbows where the fabric creased. I was working hard enough that I did not wear the hood so I did get wet from leakage around the neck, but that is not the jackets fault. This is by far the best rain gear I've ever had. Wish it had something reflective on the back of it so I was more visible on the road, but this is my ONLY complaint. Highly recommend for hiking, backpacking, cycling.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love this jacket I love this jacket. It is stylish and super functional. My one issue with it is it does not come with a loop inside the jacket for hanging it up. I am not sure why REI left this off? I am still very satisfied with the jacket.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not waterproof.... I bought this jacket for my wife because she is hot blooded and bikes/walks to work everyday. she needed the breathable and waterproof, tried a North face, not waterproof and too hot, tried white sierra, not breathable, tried Marmot, not waterproof....thought this one was the ticket until today 2/21/13 in Bellingham, raining like crazy, she got to work ant was soaked through on hood and the shoulders...... Jacket is going back.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great jacket with a few flaws I had received an earlier model of this e-vent jacket last season or the season before, I can't remember which, as a gift. It may have been marketed under a different name, but I think it was the same, since it looks just like this season's jacket. I lived in the midwest when I had the first jacket and was dealing with cold weather and a lot of snow. With layering, it was perfect for both walking around town for a few hours in the cold and for skiing trips out west while it was snowing heavily. It breathed really well, was very lightweight and packable, and the cut was great. I'm only about 5 feet tall and the jacket wasn't too long, the sleeves were a good length, and it wasn't bunching anywhere. Unfortunately, I had to return the jacket recently when I moved to Washington state and found myself doing a lot of activities in the rain. The pockets soaked through and I was left with a wet phone. I was looking forward to exchanging it for the Kimtah in almost the same color, but found that the same exact size was about a size and a half larger, which was baffling to me. I thought maybe it was just a fluke and tried on the same size in different colors, but they were all the same. Not to sound rude, but are Americans really getting so large that sizes are getting that much bigger? I know I'm the height of a kid, but I always wear women's size smalls and I haven't shrunk. On a positive note, the jacket itself is GREAT and I found that they began reinforcing the zippers and waterproofing the pockets. I love the e-vent fabric and would definitely buy this jacket again if the size fit--in fact, I'd return my current jacket (which I really like and is not REI brand) in a second for it. One more thing why I really like the REI jacket that you don't really think about unless you've had the comparison--the pockets are higher up so if you're wearing a fanny pack or backpack with a waist support belt (or whatever it is called), you don't have to take it off or undo it. I seriously wish the jacket I have now had that feature.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from eVent is better than Gortex The best thing about eVent is it's breathability. When out on the field coaching in wet weather this jacket breaths and does not "fog up" on the inside as so many Gortex jacket do. Sheds rain well.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from It's a nightmare I bought this jacket as a waterproof, lightweight option for backpacking, skiing, and a RTW trip. This jacket ceased to be waterproof after 1 month of use. It worked great for the first 10 day trekking trip (which was portered-so I didn't wear a heavy backpack). The waterproof-ness started deteriorating so I followed the simple care instructions to clean the jacket, and it hasn't been waterproof since - After washing and ironing, I walked outside in the snow for 30 minutes and my down jacket was soaked in the shoulders, wrists, and back. That was snow, not even rain. We were in the midst of our trip and I didn't have another jacket option so I continued to use it. I noticed after a 4 day backpacking trip (with a heavy pack) that the inside layer of the jacket rubbed off onto my down jacket in the armpits and stained my down jacket black. The seam seal tape also fell off both armpits. And all of this happened within 2 months of use! The jacket is cheaply made and won't last.. and may even ruin your down jacket in the process!
    Date published: 2014-04-16

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