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REI Kimtah Rain Jacket - Men's

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The men'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 are placed for easy access with a pack on; mesh lining and long zippers boost breathability
  • Flash pocket underneath center front placket adds stow space and 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 - Men's Specs
Best use
Nylon / nylon blend
Ripstop nylon
Polyester tricot backer
EVent 3-layer waterproof breathable laminate
30.5 inches
15.5 ounces
Fabric type
Shell fabric
Shell lining fabric
Type of waterproofing
Back length
Back length (in.)
Average weight

REI Kimtah Rain Jacket - Men's

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REI Kimtah Rain Jacket - Men'sis rated4.125out of5by16.
Rated5out of5byfromTook a while to find, but glad I did...I needed something for sailing and I wasn't happy with the gear I was seeing elsewhere, mostly due to style (I'm not happy being a walking billboard) and some due to price. The Kimtah jacket ended up being perfect. I had to do a bit of running around to find the size(L)/color(green) I wanted, but it was well worth it. It's light, breathable, and, best of all, effective at keeping me dry. I was in the harbor just the other day and it was pouring rain as I set to rigging. I kept dry and I wasn't restricted by the jacket; peripheral vision with the hood up is affected, but less than expected.
Date published: 2013-06-04
Rated4out of5byfromExcellent valueUsed it first time on 4-day hike in Smokies (windy, wet & temps in 40's). Kept me dry with only a little clammy feeling during hard uphill hiking. A definite keeper.
Date published: 2013-05-08
Rated5out of5byfromWorks PerfectlyI am a college student without a car and commute 5 miles by Bicycle to work and class nearly everyday. I depend on the jacket to keep me dry and warm and it has never let me down. I'm 6' 140 lbs and I selected a Large. It is too big for me, but it covers me and keeps me dry. If i were to go back I would get a Medium for my size, but the Large is very functional. I do not regret this purchase. Great jacket.
Date published: 2013-04-13
Rated5out of5byfromSo far, so goodI bought this jacket to replace my old rain gear that didn't have a hood. So far the jacket has worked great. I always worry about how long the rainprof'ness' will last, though. I coach golf in Washington state and I have used the jacket on many afternoons that were wet, windy, and cold and have really liked it so far.
Date published: 2013-03-04
Rated1out of5byfromUnworthyThere was a lot to like about this jacket - good zippers, relatively good fit, good cinching mechanism for hood, excellent visibility even when hood cinched tight, light weight, long enough in the back to wear cycling - but both arms leaked and my jacket underneath was totally wet after a 50 minute hike in the rain. Design flaw: Waist belt on pack covers pockets.
Date published: 2013-02-25
Rated5out of5byfromIncredible BreathabilityMy first eVent jacket and I am very impressed with both the breathability and the affordability of this jacket. I got it as a gift but obviously kind of know how much it costs and I can't say enough about its breathability. I have been looking at some more ski oriented event jackets and pants from other brands and they are generally a lot more expensive. I'd wondered about the legitimacy of claims about the breathability and this jacket made me a believer. So much so that I might not get anything for winter use because it does not trap in much heat at all. It is light weight but not as lightweight as some less breathable jackets. So now my conundrum is whether to pack this and be a few ounces less comfortable when it is in my pack or take another jacket and be less comfortable when it does rain. I don't think this jacket is trying to be too lightweight so it doesn't really bother me too much but if REI could design another jacket that was more minimalist and very lightweight it would be killer.
Date published: 2013-01-30
Rated5out of5byfromGreat JacketFirst time useing this. I just went up Mt.Si 8 miles total 4 up 4 down with 4000 feet elevation, I like to go fast with a lot of weight. It was raining like it does up here in the pacific north west. I wore a active wear top and my rei kimtah jacket. When I got back to the trail head the jacket was dry, and my top had the usual amount of sweat on it, but not an excessive amount.
Date published: 2013-01-24
Rated5out of5byfromBest waterproof/breathable jacketBest jacket I've ever owned. When you buy a product sometimes you're disappointed, often you get what you expected, and sometimes you get what you HOPED you'd get. This jacket's performance is everything I hoped for and more.
Date published: 2013-01-12

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