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REI Salix Jacket - Men's

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Whether you're out for a day of riding in the backcountry or a day of trekking on snow-covered trails, the technically savvy REI Salix jacket wraps you in a cocoon of dry warmth.

  • REI Elements® protection: seam-sealed, 2-layer ripstop nylon shell is waterproof, breathable, and windproof to 60 mph
  • Insulated with high-performance, water-resistant PrimaLoft® Eco synthetic microfiber to provide soft, non-bulky warmth for very little weight; it insulates when damp, too
  • Hypoallergenic Eco fibers come from recycled plastic bottles
  • Fully adjustable hood offers good peripheral vision; hood edges are lined with brushed tricot
  • Pit zips offer ventilation control; articulated elbows and raglan sleeves enhance ease of motion and minimize jacket lift when arms are raised
  • Stormflap backs weather-resistant front zipper; chin guard protects from zipper abrasion
  • Gusseted cuffs adjust via rip-and-stick tabs; 1-hand-adjustable drawcord hem
  • Features 3 exterior pockets with weather-resistant zippers; interior has small open mesh pocket and a zip flash pocket with headphone port
  • REI Salix jacket is trim fitting and allows a full range of motion


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REI Salix Jacket - Men's Specs
Best use
Nylon / nylon blend
Elements 2-layer waterproof breathable laminate
PrimaLoft Eco polyester (50% recycled)
30 inches
1 lb. 14 oz.
Fabric type
Shell fabric
Shell lining fabric
Type of waterproofing
Insulation type
Back length (in.)
Average weight

REI Salix Jacket - Men's

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REI Salix Jacket - Men'sis rated4.4444out of5by9.
Rated5out of5byfromSalix Jacket: "HI"-Me: "Take my money!"This has been simply my all around jacket during cold fall weather/winter. When it's 40, throw it on top of a t-shirt and run errands without a problem. When it's 0, throw a fleece, and then this jacket, and you're set. I'm pretty picky when it comes to jackets and this has been one of my favorites. I never thought a jacket like this would keep me super warm in the hard cold Chicago winters, yet so breathable. The zippers along withe armpits are great for added breathability when it's not too cold. Another perk, it's waterproof. I've had to run back and forth in the nasty pouring rain and I was barely wet. The hood has a cord along the back to tighten around your head to keep you snug, and the little bill pushes the water far enough from your face to keep walking. It's also not bulky at all. Fits me nice and snug - Sm - i'm 5'9, 150lbs - when this jacket decides to poop out on me, which will be a long while, I really hope they don't discontinue it, cause I'll buy this again in a heartbeat!
Date published: 2013-05-19
Rated4out of5byfromAwesome Performance!This is my new everyday winter coat, the weight and flexibility are great! I love the fit, it moves very naturally and the ventilation zippers help in those not-sold cold or very active parts of the day. Great fit and great price!
Date published: 2013-04-06
Rated4out of5byfromGreat Cold Jacket!I bought this Jacket when I moved to live here to Rockville on the Winter, and I´ve used it almost everyday, cause it´s a comfortable, warm, wind and waterproof jacket that protects you from any kind of bad weather
Date published: 2013-04-01
Rated4out of5byfromGreat all arounderI wanted a multi purpose, water proof,warm jacket that was suitable for a variety of activities. The Salix is an excellent selection. In winter applications you can leave the shell behind and wear lighter insulating layers to suit the temperature. I've worn this ice fishing in sub zero conditions with heavier insulating layers and ski touring with nothing but a merino base layer. Ive also worn this with street clothes in cold rainy weather and can report staying dry and comfortable. Hats off to your store rep in Anchorage for recommending the Salix to me.
Date published: 2013-01-23
Rated4out of5byfromJust what I was looking forThis is a very nice lightweight, waterproof, breathable jacket. It's perfect for cool to cold weather and for both wet or dry conditions. In extremely cold weather you will want to wear a sweater or other layers under the Salix jacket. I'm slight of build and sometimes have trouble finding outerwear that isn't too large through the body. The Salix is trim but not too tight and the sleeve length seems true to size. The insulated hood is great for rainy weather, and cut so that it stays up easily and does not block your vision to the sides. I think the blue version is nicely understated and classy. It's the kind of jacket you can wear on a hike or in town. My only feature request would be for more pockets, and perhaps for elastic at the liner cuffs inside the shell (although the velcro works fine too.) No regrets!
Date published: 2013-01-23
Rated4out of5byfromGood jacketThis is a great jacket. Waterproof and light, but remarkably warm, given the amount of insulation. This is nearly my ideal jacket. I just wish it had a two-way main zipper and I do not particularly like raglan sleeves. But this is a great jacket for the price.
Date published: 2013-01-23
Rated5out of5byfromGreat bargain for a multi-purpose jacketThis jacket fills a multitude of uses in various situations and is the jack-of-all-trade in the winter weather department. It has become my first choice on many of the cool, damp days we get here in the Pac NW. I must admit I bought at the recent sale and it has proven to be the bargain of the year. My only negative would be that it's too warm for hiking in other than very cold weather.
Date published: 2012-12-29
Rated5out of5byfromThe best jacket I've ever purchased!I am very happy with this jacket. It is very warm and windproof. It feels like I'm wearing a sleeping bag, but not bulky or cumbersome. This jacket is certainly worth the $. It is the best jacket I've ever purchased!
Date published: 2012-12-29

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