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by Biker21fromLightweight and well designedThis jacket seems to allow freedom of movement, and has a feeling of being lightweight. For skiing, that will mean less resistance when wearing what sometimes is many layers to create warmth. I have not been able to actually wear the jacket in cold weather yet, so my reality warmth test will come until I wear it on the ski slopes of Utah in early January, 2014. The REI reps were very helpful in product selection, and are a great resource for matching gear to customers' needs.
Date published: 2013-12-04
Rated 4out of5
by Nick HfromWell-rounded jacket with many featuresI am from Michigan and our Fall and Winter climates are generally very wet and snowy so I wanted a synthetic insulated jacket for cold weather that was waterproof and fit well. The jacket is visually appealing to me due to its simple design and "athletic" cut.
The features I enjoyed the most at the armpit zippers, although they can be difficult to zip while wearing the jacket, the inner sleeve-cuffs to block wind, and the waterproof shell. After some time wearing the jacket in the rain the shell will feel damp in the occasional spot but the insulation and lining are still completely dry.
The only drawbacks I have are very minor fit issues. The fabric that guards the zipper from rubbing against my chin on the collar is stiff and when the collar is not zipped all of the way it rubs on my face and cheek and can be annoying. Additionally, due to the trim fit on the jacket the size of the arm openings is small than most winter coats and can make it difficult to heavily layer. However this is not a jacket I would use for extremely cold conditions so the layering issue is not common.
Overall I have thoroughly enjoyed this purchase due to its versatility and snappy looks.
Date published: 2013-11-21
Rated 5out of5
by CharlieMurphyfromGreat jacketGreat jacket, very light, slides over base layers easily. Hood fits well without a helmet, if you are going to wear this with a helmet, it might be a bit small. Sleeves are a good length, long enough to cover hands. Wrist gaiters keep wind and cold out. Only gripe is pitzips, they are difficult to zip up on your own while wearing the jacket.
Date published: 2013-10-25
Rated 5out of5
by REIReviewsfromMyFor a couple of years now I've been looking for a "do it all" jacket that I could wear mainly as my everyday jacket both at work and outdoors. I do not need it to be a hardshell or super warm, as I already have those jackets. Just something I could wear most of the time to keep me warm and dry. My criteria were understated, black, no hood, down or synthetic down, not bulky or stiff, and some level of waterproofness. With the exception of the hood, this jacket meets all of these requirements. That being said, this review is more from a casual perspective than from an "I need a good ice climbing jacket" perspective.
This REI exclusive takes it's inspiration from Mammut's non-REI exclusive Marangun jacket. The Marangun costs about 10% less and can be found for half as much depending on your size and color requirements. The key differences that I found are that the Takhin has more insulation, has a headphone pass through from the chest pocket, and has sleeve/cuff gaskets (or whatever they're called). The Takhin does not have the zipper garages that the Marangun does and it wish it did. For me, the extra warmth was worth it, so I kept the Takhin.
After a few days with the Takhin, I love it. It is very toasty and I expect it will be highly water-resistant or better. In a moderate rain, the water beaded up and ran right off. I don't expect it to be waterproof, but then I don't expect to be in rain or snow showers for an extended period of time with this jacket either. That's what my shell is for. The material and loft is soft and fairly low-profile. My dress for work is business casual or jeans, and this jacket works well in that regard and is not too technical looking. I do wish the hood wasn't there, but I'm willing to live with it and perhaps I'll come to like it. The pit zips are an unexpected bonus, as I keep them open most of the time and they do a good job of ventilating and keeping me from overheating. Love the chest pocket (that's where the phone goes) and there is also an interior zippered cargo pocket that I'll probably never use. Drawstring cinches at the waist and hood are also helpful, as are the wrist gaskets.
As I've said, I expect this jacket to be my "daily driver" from fall through spring. The understated black look, means it goes with everything. I also plan on using it hiking and skiing when I know the precipitation will be minimal. If you think you'd like this jacket with a little bit less insulation and for a bit less money, take a look at the Marangun, as it's basically the same thing as the Takhin. If you need something like this, definitely take a look at the Mammut Takhin.
Date published: 2013-10-08
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