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REI Taku Jacket - Men's

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The REI Taku jacket is a versatile option for your backcountry pursuits. Waterproof, breathable stretch fabric provides the ultimate in comfort and the ultimate in protection.

  • Great for aerobic activities in cold conditions when you may encounter windy, wet weather; think alpine touring, climbing, snowshoeing and spring skiing
  • Seam-taped, breathable 3-layer REI Element® laminate blocks rain and winds to 60 mph; shoulders and hood are reinforced to resist abrasion and shed weather
  • 4-way stretch fabrics and athletic fit let you move without restriction
  • Core body vents let you regulate body temperature and are positioned to remain clear of pack straps
  • Storm hood with side and rear adjustments cinches down for a close fit and unhindered peripheral vision
  • Wind guard backs main zipper; chin guard protects sensitive skin
  • All zippers are welded and water resistant
  • Drawcord hem and adjustable cuffs
  • 2 hand pockets and 1 chest pocket


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REI Taku Jacket - Men's Specs
Best use
Polyester / polyester blend
(Hood, shoulders, sleeves) polyester ripstop/(jacket body) polyester interlock
REI Elements 3-layer waterproof breathable laminate
30 inches
25.4 ounces
Fabric type
Shell fabric
Type of waterproofing
Back length
Back length (in.)
Average weight

REI Taku Jacket - Men's

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REI Taku Jacket - Men'sis rated4.3636out of5by11.
Rated5out of5byfromSpectacular jacketI purchased this on clearance at REI. I purchased it as an alternative to the Marmot Precip. It is much more rugged, fully seamed and just a great bargain. It was pouring today and I took it to the office. I arrived dry and comfortable. I am doing a half loop of the Yosemite High Camps later this summer and will definitely be taking this with us.
Date published: 2013-06-06
Rated3out of5byfromNice jacket but too small in waistBought for my son who is 14 and trim. This jacket was too tight around the waist which was odd. It was on the clearance rack so maybe it was mis-cut. The waist was tighter than the rest of the torso and overall there wasn't room to to layer much with it. I returned it and bought the REI Rainwall jacket for him. Same size but much better fit and room to layer. If it had fit him then it would have been a keeper.
Date published: 2013-06-06
Rated4out of5byfromREI Taku JacketI use this jacket for hiking and as a casual wear. The jacket is light weight and waterproof. The side zippers are great but are to close to the pocket zippers. Sometimes while trying to open the pocket zippers I'll open the side zippers instead.
Date published: 2013-04-03
Rated5out of5byfromREI brand scoresFantastic price for REI brand item.
Date published: 2013-02-27
Rated5out of5byfromREI Taku Jacket Large SizeGreat jacket for layering. By itself, on top of a short T-shirt, is an over kill as a simple (warm day) rain jacket. There are cheaper and lighter alternatives for that purpose. Where Taku jacket shines is when layering in cold wet weather is required. With wool base layer and nano puff mid-layer then Taku as outer layer works extremely well for extreme cold (and wet) conditions.
Date published: 2013-02-06
Rated4out of5byfromSeems GreatBought this a few weeks ago. Only been tested in a light rain so far but it held up fine. It's nice that it's not plastic feeling or noisy like some other rain jackets. A lot of the reviews say it's good for winter sports, but it's true to specs and not insulated. Make sure to have under layers if you'll use this in the cold. It would be nice if it had an interior pocket or two. Bought it for hiking, which it's a little heavy for, but for the price and comfort I'll make due.
Date published: 2013-02-06
Rated3out of5byfromSeemed OK but bad jacketI bought this jacket with the hopes it was going to be a good 3 season jacket. It is wind proof and fairly waterproof. I noticed a pull in the fabric after wearing it outside on a walk with my son; first time worn. Not sure if it was there or not at time of purchase only a couple hours before. The fabric pull did seem to leak water through. The jacket also had no hood hold down so the hood is always in the way and hitting you when bending over and such. I still think the jacket has uses but I returned it for the flaw.
Date published: 2013-01-23
Rated4out of5byfromREI Taku jacketHave used this jacket for casual wear, but have found it to be less than appropriate for cold weather (below 30 F). Will be a great jacket at elevation during warmer 3 seasons and may be good for skiing, provided a good base layer is used, but if you're looking for a winter jacket, this is not the one.
Date published: 2013-01-16

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