Every so often we at The REI Blog ask: What’s new and interesting on REI's shelves right now?
The most exciting item this fall and winter may be the Gnar Lite Jacket for men and women ($229) from Sierra Designs. The big news? This jacket features premium 800-fill goose down insulation with DriDownTM, a new water-resistant finish. That’s right, water-resistant down.
How does it work? DriDown is a hydrophobic finish designed to keep rain, sweat or melting snow from soaking in while allowing internal moisture to escape. Per Sierra Designs, it stays dry 7 times longer, retains 34% more loft when exposed to humidity and moisture, and dries 33% faster than untreated down.