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REI Windbrake Thermal Fleece Jacket - Men's

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Count on the REI Windbrake Thermal jacket to provide shiver-free descents. This is the warmest, wind-blocking REI-brand fleece.

  • Breathable, non-bulky heavyweight polyester fleece jacket has a highly abrasion-resistant face, a wind-resistant laminate and a gridded fleece backing; blocks wind to 50 mph
  • REI Windbrake Thermal jacket insulates even when damp, dries fast and has a Durable Water Repellent finish to shed moisture
  • Windflap behind front zipper, a drawcord hem and abrasion-resistant, adjustable cuffs enhance weather protection
  • Zip hand pockets and zip chest pocket; 2 mesh interior drop-in pockets
  • Active fit provides for a full range of motion; flat non-chafing seams and articulated sleeves let you move comfortably and layer easily


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REI Windbrake Thermal Fleece Jacket - Men's Specs
Best use
Polyester / polyester blend
Wind-resistant polyester fleece
28.5 inches
1 lb. 5 oz.
Fabric type
Back length (in.)
Average weight

REI Windbrake Thermal Fleece Jacket - Men's

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REI Windbrake Thermal Fleece Jacket - Men'sis rated4.1429out of5by14.
Rated5out of5byfromComfy, Practical, and QualityComfortable and practical. Great as a middle layer in cold weather or all by it self in cool evenings by the campfire. The windstopping capabilities eliminate the need for a windshield/shell for moderately cold temps. I'm 6ft tall with freakishly long arms and appreciated that the sleeves didn't ride up exposing my wrists like many other jackets/shirts. Great purchase.
Date published: 2013-06-22
Rated4out of5byfromGreat for all seasonsI use this jacket for all around casual wear, morning walks and layering for the chilly or unpredictable days.
Date published: 2013-06-20
Rated4out of5byfromVery NiceNice pockets, very comfortable. I wore it to an Angels game and was warm on a cold night. Great wind protection.
Date published: 2013-05-22
Rated4out of5byfromSecond SkinI bought this because of the lack of obvious logos and a plain appearance. Primary use was over my shirt and tie instead of a blazer but since I got it I use it every chance I get. The jacket is very comfortable and lightweight. I thought it was a little big but realized it is this size in order to accomodate some layering for colder weather. No cons that I can think of at this time.
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated4out of5byfromMy favorite jacketI use this jacket for casual wear and for short bike rides in the morning and it works great. I also took it to Boston when the weather was around freezing. With a couple sweaters underneath it did great.
Date published: 2013-03-29
Rated4out of5byfromSuper warmVery nice jacket: stops a lot of wind, stands up to light rain (haven't tested it in anything super serious). The tiniest nits to pick: The sleeve tightening mechanism at the wrist is a little bulky---velcro straps end up leaving some bunched fabric which took a while to get used to. The pocket zippers have stuck once or twice, but nothing I couldn't fix. Too much force could break the plastic zippers, though, and then I'd be out of luck. The fit around the waist is fairly round, and the drawstring cinches leave it oddly bunched. But these are really minor concerns for such an excellent jacket: the internal pockets are great---they're big enough to hold a sizable book---and the outer ones are fairly spacious as well. Looks good, keeps me warm and dry: great jacket.
Date published: 2013-03-20
Rated3out of5byfromI like it,but does not keep the wind outI got this since I needed a windproof jacket to use while walking and hiking in the winter. I like the jacket and it is warm, but only if it is not windy or if I layer it under a windproof shell or if I stay active. If I stopped to look at something or have lunch I got cold without another windproof layer on top. I really like the fit and it is warm for warmer non windy days. I expect that it will be much better for the fall and spring than for the winter. But I have actually worn it now each time I have been out this winter, but as an underlayer. And I have been really warm even in below freezing weather, but had to have the windshell to have that. I had issues with it getting damp while out in a light drizzle and would not recomend it in bad weather. I use a windproof/waterproof outer layer which works well with this as an underlayer. I probably would buy this again even though it does not block the wind efficiently.
Date published: 2013-01-30
Rated5out of5byfromMy favorite all purpose jacket!I originally bought this jacket for hiking in the cool (not freezing) desert climate. I have a down mid-layer but one hike in desert terrain without a shell and that baby would be shredded. I was looking for alternatives and usually don't like fleece because it's useless in the wind. Then I saw this jacket-- windproof! Its also pretty light and packs down relatively small for fleece. My first hike was in windy high sonoran with snow on the ground. It was perfect-- breathable, windproof, and just warm enough. Then I took it on a smaller hike where it rained and I stayed pretty dry. The jacket itself dries super fast. I started wearing it running and cycling as well. The windproof factor makes it ideal. I could not be more pleased with a purchase-- and its affordable!
Date published: 2013-01-06

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