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REI Ultra Light Jacket - Women's

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  • Ultra Light jacket packs inside its own pocket and offers 2-way stretch for comfort over layers; plus, the fabric is strong, abrasion resistant and quiet
  • Lightweight Elements® 2.5-layer diamond ripstop nylon is waterproof, breathable and windproof to 60 mph; seams are sealed for complete protection
  • Fully adjustable brimmed hood zips off or rolls up and secures via a tab; soft tricot-lined collar
  • Full-length front zipper features a bonded placket that keeps wind and wet weather from penetrating; features rip-and-stick neck closure and hem snap closure
  • Pit zips adjust venting; centered zippers prevent fabric from billowing in strong wind
  • Drawcord hem and rip-n-stick cuffs hold heat in
  • Zip hand and chest pockets; chest pocket has an earphone cord port and jacket zips into left-side hand pocket


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REI Ultra Light Jacket - Women's Specs
Best use
Nylon / nylon blend
Ripstop nylon
REI Elements 2.5-layer waterproof breathable coating
26.5 inches
15 ounces
Fabric type
Shell fabric
Type of waterproofing
Back length
Back length (in.)
Average weight

REI Ultra Light Jacket - Women's

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Rated 4.3824/5 based on 34 reviews
Rated 2out of5
by fromcould be better I recently used this jacket on a geological field outing where it rained all day. I needed a jacket that was light enough to pack, but kept me dry. Well after about an hour of steady light rain the jacket reached saturation and was completely soaked through. I retreated to my truck for a hour and it somewhat dried out. I went out again and it dried nicely in the wind till it started to rain once again and the same resutls, no water proofing! Will be returning for a better rainjacket.
Date published: 2011-11-13
Rated 3out of5
by fromFits well, doesn't breathe I got this to layer under a Patagonia R2 (very slim) fleece. I'm 5'1" and got the XS, which was a perfect fit. It did the job (kept me warm and dry with the R2 in 40 degree weather), but for an ultralight shell, it's pretty heavy! In a torrential downpour at 80 degrees, it was just too warm even with the pit zips fully open and just a cami underneath. I couldn't wear it without a layering piece or I would just get extra sweaty (even with the pit zips fully open) because the fabric (while waterproof and windproof) was not breathable at all. I can't really complain because I got the jacket on super sale, so I guess I got what I paid for.
Date published: 2012-01-29
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat rain jacket!! I live in Oregon, so I can't let the rain and wind keep me from hiking. I needed a lighter jacket that keeps me dry but light enough to wear something underneath and not feel smothered. This jacket seems perfect! The only thing I didn't like was that I bought it on clearance and only the easter-egg purple color was available. :-) But it is a feminine cut and fits well.
Date published: 2012-11-06
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat Travel Jacket Very nice jacket for the price. Great on the trail or running around town. Would like to have a 2 way zipper for cycling or sitting in the car. Other than that, I highly recommend the jacket, and just love the REI brand.
Date published: 2010-02-03
Rated 4out of5
by fromGood Jacket but some design flaws I used this jacket during a 3 week backpacking trip in January through the Grand Canyon and the Superstition Wilderness and it served me pretty well (during El Nino storm 2010). Water beaded right off of it except where my pack straps were or where my arms rubbed against my sides. It worked great as a windbreaker, and was breathable while I hiked. This jacket worked well as a windbreaker - I wore a fleece jacket underneath and was plenty warm. HOWEVER, I returned this jacket today and bought a different brand for three reasons: the REI jacket is too short in the torso and sleeves and the hood is not deep enough (my beanie always got wet), or it is but doesn't sit properly. I'm 5'9" 140 lbs and bought the small (not too mention most hats are usually way too big for my head, so an abnormally large head is not the reason the hood didn't fit). The small fit well in the chest with a thick fleece underneath.
Date published: 2010-03-18
Rated 4out of5
by fromNice light jacket I tried on several of the lightweight jackets at REI and liked the fit, feel, color and pockets best on this brand. However, I also found it fit short. I am 5'10", 140 pounds, and had to buy the XL to accommodate my height. Fortunately this size is not excessively big across the chest. This size feels alright and so far I am a very happy camper with my new jacket.
Date published: 2010-05-20
Rated 4out of5
by fromNot breathable for moderate activity I bought this jacket to wear on a 4 mile bike commute in Seattle. It is comfortable, stylish, has lots of great waterproof pockets and a nice pocket/interior slit for your headphones to come out of. However, it was not breathable - I don't ride that fast or hard but the inside of the jacket would be wet from perspiration when I got to work, even on colder days. It was fine when I was just walking around in it, but not for moderate exercise. I have returned it and am going to try out the Kimtah Event jacket.
Date published: 2010-12-17
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat Jacket! I love EVERYTHING about this jacket except for the hood could be deeper. That is my only complaint. The rest of this jacket is perfect.
Date published: 2011-03-20

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