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REI Switchback Parka - Men's Video

This rain jacket offers serious weather protection for a wide range of backcountry activities.


  • REI Elements®-rated nylon shell is breathable, waterproof and windproof to 60+ MPH
  • Nylon taffeta lining slides easily over clothing layers
  • Adjustable zip-off hood; collar has a soft tricot lining
  • Pit zippers provide added ventilation
  • Adjustable hem cinch cord
  • Cuffs have adjustment tabs and are shaped to extend coverage over the back of your hands
  • Front zip has an inner stormflap
  • Zip hand pockets and zip chest pockets
  • Front zip and pocket zips are water resistant



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Best Use Fitness, Hiking
Fabric Nylon
Lining Fabric Nylon taffeta
Windproof Yes
Waterproof Yes
Type Of Waterproofing 2-layer REI Elements waterproof breathable laminate
Hood Yes
Back Length Hip-length
Gender Men's
Average Weight 1 lb. 9 oz. ounces

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