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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.

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Wonder Jacket I've had mine for three years now. This jacket can handle all weather with the exception of an absolute downpour. The wind protection is superb. Comfortable and extremely functional. This is my shell in many different layering combinations. I wear mine cragging, skiing, ice climbing, mountain biking, hiking and drinking. This is the perfect jacket for drier climates of the west. It does okay in rain, but it will get saturated in heavy rain as expected. Even when wet it's still somewhat warm and offers wind protection.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Don't like the recent ROMs I bought the original and it was awesome. I've been looking to replace after several years, but I don't think I will stick with the ROM. They've nearly doubled the amount if breathable fabric under the arms. Now it goes all the way behind/in front of the hips. In doing this they have reduced the size of the pockets. They are still deep down to the draw cord, but there is less horizontal room now. This lesser amount windstopper fabric and smaller pockets is a deal breaker for me. The ROM was always plenty breathable. This feels like a move to lower their GORE fabric costs. Shame because this has been my go to jacket for years and I had no plans to consider any other jacket or brand.
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket Bought this jacket about a month ago and it is perfect for the brisk fall weather and early winter. Out on hikes and walks in the park, it has been doing a good job. There are some strong winds in South Dakota and I was able to stay warm. Haven't had a chance to take it out in the rain yet. The fit is athletic like it says and at around 5'9" 180lbs the medium fit me just fine.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MY GO TO JACKET! This is my second ROM Jacket the old one is still going strong after 5 years and 800 miles on the PCT this year its a little heavy but very warm I also use it when snow skiing! buy one you will not regret it!
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lightweight waterproof This jacket delivered everything I was looking for, lightweight and breathable, yet able to keep me dry on stormy days. It's become the go to in my closet and I'm considering buying a couple of different colours
Date published: 2016-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super relaxed and flexible I live through the cold Minnesota winters, and figure I might as well own the gear for it. I've had this ROM jacket (in black, looks really cool) for about three months, and have worn it probably 9 out of 10 days this winter. I bought it to replace a different WINDSTOPPER jacket that wore out from similar use over several years. I've worn this under a light-weight down jacket to fight wind, such as when temps are in the teens Fahrenheit and wind chills drop below zero, and when it gets cooler I also own the Marmot Spire Gore-Tex shell that I'd wear over the down, and am then comfortable well below zero. Mostly, I call this my "indoor hoody" though, as we keep the thermostat at 68F at the warmest, so this keeps me comfortable sitting at my desk in a cooler room. This is not an insulating jacket, but is EXTREMELY comfortable and breathable while keeping the wind off of you. This does trap some of your body heat though, so keeps you a little warm without insulation. The material is as thin and flexible as you could hope for in a three-layer bonded fabric. I'm actually quite astounded how flexibly the material drapes; better than a thin cotton dress shirt, and without the wrinkles! It has a nice stretch to it too, not loose to stretch out of shape, but just enough. The main WINDSTOPPER fabric basically stops all wind, while the backs of the arms and the sides beneath the arms are some space-age flexible knit that increases breathability while still being pretty wind resistant. Mesh pocket lining adds to breathability, as you can unzip them and allow some added airflow. Really excellent construction - good stitching and many inner seams covered in silky bias tape to make them smooth instead of rough layers coming together. Plenty of pockets - hand pockets can run all the way up to your shoulders on the inside if you want, has outer chest pocket on one side with an inner chest pocket mirroring it on the other side. I'm 5'7", 145 lbs., wear a 16" neck x 32" arm dress shirt, a 30" waist, and the small is an absolutely perfect fit for me - athletic enough but not skin-hugging by any means, and can wear it over thick flannels with a comfortable bit or room remaining. It moves really well, no restriction of movement at all. The hood is very adjustable and the brim is bonded with something slightly heavier to keep a little shape while still remaining very flexible. One drawback on this jacket is the elastic cords you tighten the hood with duck inside the collar just in front of your mouth when you've got it zipped up and pulled up to your nose to hide from wind-chills. Having these there is a bit annoying, sort of like having a rubber band between your mouth and the softer collar fabric. The durable water repellent finish, as with most, wears off pretty quick and would need to be restored. I just ran the sleeve under water to test it after a few months use, and it wet out right away. This is pretty normal, but just a caution for anyone thinking this would work as a rain jacket - it may shed a little mist as you cross a parking lot, but it is not a rain protection layer. Overall an excellent jacket. I'm sure I'll be happy with it until I wear the treads out.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alpine essential Whether using it around town or up on a multi-day mountain trek this jacket is an excellent piece of clothing. It is breathable and comfortable on the approach and works very well as a mid or outer layer in higher altitudes. The hood also fits very well when hiking and climbing. An excellent product!
Date published: 2016-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile and highly functional! Very happy with this Jacket! It fights off light precipitation and wind like a champ. My go to when the wind is howling, which is quite often in Colorado. Spring skiing, Rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, etc. Breathable and windproof. Fits like a dream with some stretch.
Date published: 2017-04-17
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Questions & Answers

Does this have zip open arm pit vents?

Asked by: saw143
This jacket does not have pit zips.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-10-09
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