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  • Articulated elbows and stretch fabric for maximum range of motion
  • Helmet-compatible, wire-brimmed hood stays where you put it
  • Brushed tricot-lined collar is soft on your neck and stands up to keep off the chill
  • Internal front stormflap, waterproof zippers and fully taped seams keep wind and water out
  • Two-way center zipper
  • Includes chest pockets, two internal drop-in pockets, zip hand pockets and an internal media pocket
  • Hand pockets are placed for easy access above a harness or pack hipbelt
  • Sleeves include hook-and-loop straps that wrap over your thumbs to extend coverage
  • Elastic cuffs and drawcord hem keep snow out
  • Key Clip


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Best Use Downhill Skiing
Fabric 84% nylon/16% spandex (shell); 70D stretch plain weave (face)
Lining Fabric 100% polyester/30D knit
Waterproof Yes
Type Of Waterproofing AscentShell 3L
Hood Yes
Thumbholes Yes
Ventilation Core Vents
2-Way Zipper Yes
Back Length Hip-length
Gender Men's

Size chart

Sizing notes

All sizing is based on body measurements.

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Does anyone know what "core vents" means. My preference is pit-zips, but this might be an acceptable alternative

Asked by: tencap1
Core vents are generally chest pockets that have mesh inside. They can be opened to let in air. In this case, the Skyward Jacket has zippers on the sides. They are from the hem to the bicep.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-08

what is the center back length, sleeve length and chest measurement of this jacket in size medium vs large? Not sure which to order as a will wear this jacket year round. Need room to layer for overnight winter backcountry trips. Thanks! 

Asked by: Scottyseren
For a size medium, the back length is 30 inches and the sleeve length is 36 inches. For a size large, the back length is 31 inches and the sleeve length is 37 inches. We recommend comparing your chest measurement to the measurements listed in the size chart for the best fit.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-31
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