Warm, Light, Packable, PILLOW!
Great jacket. I am always cold, and being in Norway, I was tired of it. I had bought a soft-shell that I really like, a Marmot and have several fleeces. They just were not warm enough, plus a little bulky. So I got this. For it's weight, it is very warm. It is almost like not wearing a jacket at all, plus it fits perfectly under another jacket as a layer, not bulky and the fabric is like a liner, so it just slides under the outer jacket no problem. For me, it could be a little warmer, but that would mean a little more bulk, so it is good enough. Keep in mind that I went from wearing a base layer thermal or waffle shirt, polar tech 200 fleece vest, fleece jacket, and soft-shell. Now, in the same weather (about -10 to 0 Centigrade) just shirt, this jacket and soft-shell (sometimes sans soft shell) If it drops below -10 I might put on a fleece vest or jacket, and it is still about the same bulk but with twice the cold rating. Oh, and stuff the jacket outside in with the built in pocket (backside) and you have a great pillow. Worth the money.
Of note: previous version was critisized for upper body restriction at arms and shoulders. This has been redesigned and I have no problem moving. I am 6'2 with a 44 inch chest and long freaking arms. A large fits perfect.
Bought the previous version of this jacket during the Christmas sale. I liked it so much I bought a second one because they're so versatile. Originally I bought it to use as a layer under my bicycle jacket in colder weather but I soon found out that it works almost too good. It really holds in the heat during exercise so it better be pretty cold out when you wear this if you're doing any cardio. I bought the second jacket to wear for casual because it's so thin and layers under another coat so well. The reason I gave it four stars is that there is very little wind protection to this jacket. It can be worn by itself on cold days if there is no wind. I have yet to wear it in wet weather. K
Another thing I like about this jacket, because it has very little bulk, you can stuff it next to you in a movie theater or some other place where there is no coat hook.
If the newest edition of this jacket is as good as the last then I believe you'll be satisfied with your purchase.
Versatile, comfortable jacket
I bought this jacket on a bit of a whim and I am so glad that I did. It works great as an mid-layer if it's really cold outside. But honestly, I use it as my go-to runaround jacket for a variety of temperatures. Go out when it's sub-freezing with a flannel underneath or use it when it's 60*F out over a tee-shirt just as comfortably.
I found the fit to be 'athletic.' I'm 6'-2", around 200lbs and the Large fits me well. The sleeves go to my wrist bone and the waist stops right at belt level.
I bought the green color and the calmness of the darker green is pretty subdued while the neon zipper lining really makes pops out to give it some flair.
I love that it packs into itself pretty easily and packs down pretty small. It doubles as a decent pillow when needed.
I chose this jacket over the Patagonia down version that everybody-and-their-mother already has and I couldn't be happier.
I bought this jacket on a whim at REI for a trip to South Africa. In addition to casual wear, I have also taken this jacket hiking, safari and many other adventures. It's comfy, soft and surprisingly warm for being so light weight. It conveniently packs away into a small pillow shaped square for whenever I want to put it aside. The pillow conversation was more than awesome on the plane ride! My only critique of this jacket is that I have had the pocket zippers snag consistently, which is really annoying since I want to get stuff from my pockets out and in quickly. The snagging had actually caused a tear in one of the pockets. Other than that, I have been wearing this jacket every day since I landed in South Africa - it's winter here right now and this jacket has been keeping me plenty warm!
excellent lightweight outer shell
I bought this jacket on the recommendation of the REI staff person. I am delighted with my purchase. It's lightweight, warm and compressible. It serves as a second or third layer of clothing in cold weather. I can easily wear it over a capilene long underwear top and a Patagonia RI pullover. I'm 6 feet tall and 180 pounds and the large size fits perfectly. One thing I really like is how it compresses into a small stuff bag that provided with the purchase. It takes up very little room in my backpack. A small pocket on the chest holds the stuff bag. There are 2 ample size waist pockets with zippers that can hold things or you can put your hands inside. I give the Revelcloud jacket two thumbs up. It will be a part of my gear for a long time to come.
Wow, almost like a magic trick
Took out my Primaloft jacket first time this week and all I can say is wow! Wore it on a 6.5 mile walk with just a L/S very thin dri fit type shirt. Did not feel a bit of cold or wind in 39-40 degree windy weather. I was kinda skeptical at first, how could something this light be warm, but it is magic and it really works.
The pack moves around more when on this jacket vs. any type of shirt or shell. Not a biggie but you will need to keep that mind when adjusting straps.
**If you are in the market and don't have tons of cash definitely go with the REI version vs. any of the other brands**
This is the second jacket I bought. The first one is a medium and while it fits fine over a base layer, it is not large enough for multiple layers. I like the original one so much, I bought an additional one - Large. I wanted to take it in the winter when hiking, so a large gives me room for a few layers. Used it many times this past snow shoeing and slack-country ski season. Perfect jacket for when you are sitting around the campsite at night or early morning and great for putting on when you take breaks in winter or at altitude.
Fantastic Jacket - One Nuisance
I love this jacket with my heart and soul, so versatile and useful on a large spectrum of temperature (great for those slightly chilly days, and insulated enough to keep you toasty when it's freezing outside). My only issue with this jacket is the lower back interior zipper pocket. If you plan to use this jacket for casual use, namely, sitting in chairs, the zipper body on this pocket jabs into your back. It's extremely uncomfortable and led to me simply removing the zipper entirely to prevent the discomfort. Other than that, this jacket is absolutely perfect and I would recommend it to anyone!
Great Lightweight Insulation Layer
I bought this jacket for a mountaineering class and summit of Mt. Shuksan. The north cascades have really variable weather, and I wanted something that would keep me insulated when things got wet. It was everything I needed. I have worn this thing climbing up tuft at smith, hiking through sage/juniper, and on the summit of mountains. It layers well under a shell, and packs up nicely in it's own little stuff sack. It seems to be pretty durable against abrasion, and if it gets wet, no big deal, Its just primaloft. I would highly recommend this as an addition to your layers.
Yep...This is the Right One. Amazing
Bought this jacket over the Patagonia Down Sweater and a few others because of the weight and value. I'm so grateful. It is incredibly warm, even on half-mile walks near the lake in Chicago when the wind chill is 5 degrees. And it folds into it's own zipper pack and fits snugly in luggage/a pack. Great for a lightweight backpacking warmth option or business trips to the cold weather cities in winter.
For 50 bucks less than the down sweater, I couldn't be happier. Fits great under my Patagonia rain shell as an insulating layer too