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SHORT: Some pants are available in short sizes, which generally means an inseam that is 2.5 inches shorter than regular sizes.
TALL: Some pants, shirts, jackets and parkas are available in tall sizes, which generally means an inseam that is 3 inches longer and a rise that is 1 inch longer, a shirt or jacket body that is 2 inches longer, a parka body that is 2.5 inches longer and sleeves that are 2.5 inches longer than regular sizes.


Rated 1 out of 5 by from Frayed and Snagged Loved this jacket initially. It was everything I wanted until it started fraying and snagging. I could wear it by itself as a light, waterproof jacket that worked well or put layers underneath and head out in the bitter cold. Loved the fit, pockets, comfort and protection. Even the hood which was a rarity. I only wore it for my commutes to work and a couple of other outing during one winter season. I took care of it with the intent of it lasting me a long time. Never a hike or any other type of outing yet. It started fraying at the sleeves and had a couple of snags on the arms and back. The durability is pathetic.
Date published: 2016-05-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from meh So i purchased this jacket with the intent of using it for a thru hike, I've been wearing it around local trails on the weekends. I've done maybe 50 miles in it with a 10lb pack on and there is significant wear on the shoulders where my pack straps sit. Not very pleased with that and plan to return it shortly. Now for the good. I experienced excellent wind resistance. Im highly pleased with it in that aspect. As for water resistance i can't make a claim on that yet Ive worn it hiking in the snow a few times and had no issues with getting wet but it has yet to be heavily rained on. Overall if your not carrying a pack go with this jacket its a great bang for the buck. but if you plan to carry a pack look elsewhere.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not quite what I wanted The wind resistance on this jacket was great. I could throw it over any under layers and I'd warm up quite quickly. The issue with I had with this jacket lies in the waterproof aspect. It worked great for the first few rainstorms. Then after a bit (2 months) of use it started to have a few spots where water would come through. The shoulders and forearms mainly. It was a decent jacket but did not do the job I expected for the price
Date published: 2016-04-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wet-Out Quickly Fit is good and allows for movement, but the waterproofing is minimal. For extended exposure to rain/water, the jacket "wets out" (saturates) completely, leaving you cold, wet, and soggy.
Date published: 2016-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for rain/wind My review is based on very recent usage; I bought it for a trip to San Francisco, parts of Oregon and Seattle. At several national parks it was down pouring, there was strong wind, and in one case it was snowing. This jacket did exactly what it was supposed to; keep me warm, prevent water from penetrating, and holding up very well with the wind and snow. It's surprising, and a testament, that a jacket so light is able to do that. It is very light and folds into the hood for packing. I also dig the inner hidden pocket and the adjustable cuffs--meaning you can tighten or loosen them. As for sizing, because I always look for reviews that reference it if I am considering ordering online, I am 5'9 and about 170, fairly average build, and the medium fits me perfectly including for layering. A large would have been too big. I had a hoodie on underneath and it fit very well. I bought the jacket at a store so I was able to try it on but for anyone that doesn't have an REI near them hopefully this info about jacket size helps.
Date published: 2016-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I have worn this jacket in two separate pouring rains and it had preformed perfectly. I am a tall guy at 6'4" and it's nice to find a jacket that is long enough but not loose and huge. Very good pocket space to keep things dry along with myself.
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So Far, So Good The REI branded version of this jacket seems to be on par with more expensive versions. The stretch fabric is great and the jacket is very "quiet" compared to some other waterproof options. I wore this as a shell over a couple of base layers on a recent backpacking trip. As the temps increased I was able to zip open the vents in the arms and continue my hike in comfort. I also wore it in camp as the temps dropped over a fleece. The jacket itself has no insulation and is versatile for that reason. The only thing that I wish was different is the cuff closures are very thick and stiff. They get caught on things and sometime cause them to come open. I suppose these are built for gloved hands. I would prefer to do a bit more work with the gloves on and have these closures lay more flat on the cuff. I have only had this jacket out a few times so can't speak to long-term waterproofness.
Date published: 2016-04-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bring back old school When my 10+ year old REI favorite rain/wind jacket was stolen, I tried to find a replacement. This Talusphere was the closest I could find, but I am taking it back. Why? Definitely not breathable! Without a 2-way front zipper and no other way to secure the jacket mid-chest to leave the top and bottom open, I was sweating within minutes and totally soaked from sweat, not the rain! And yes, I had every other "breathing" option open....the pit zips, the hand pockets, etc. My old jacket had both 2-way front zipper and snaps, and the interior had a more fabric-type finish that did not feel so clammy against skin. The velcro fasteners kept getting caught on gloves and the hood doesn't roll up or detach. Sometimes "old school" is still a good option.
Date published: 2017-10-22
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Questions & Answers

On my computer the color Greystone looks it?

Asked by: EricBC
​Yes, the greystone color has a purplish hue to it.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-09-22

how does this compare with event or goretex fabric?

Asked by: pauln730
The REI Elements waterproof/breathable membrane inside this jacket will provide the same amount of water protection as Gore-Tex or eVent. REI Elements is slightly less breathable than eVent.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2018-01-14

Does this jacket have a 2-way zipper?

Asked by: Oldone
No, the Talusphere Rain Jacket does not have a 2-way front zipper.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

I love this jacket but it's starting to allow rain through and gets saturated. Is there anything I can do to make it waterproof again?  

Asked by: isaac snuggs
The Nikwax Hard-shell Outerwear Cleaner and Waterproofing - Duo Pack is a great choice to touch up the waterproofing on your jacket:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-21

Is there an under layer that can by purchased to go along with this jacket? I am comparing it to the North Face Clement Triclimate 3-in-1. Thank you.

Asked by: rmlarovere
The Talusphere Rain Jacket is not zip in compatible. An insulating layer can be worn underneath the jacket for warmth. ​Here is a link for some options:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-28
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