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Rock Jacket

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Rock Jacket

Manufacturer: REI

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Page By: Erik Beeler

Created/Edited: Dec 30, 2004 / Dec 30, 2004

Object ID: 1212

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Just like your favorite sweatshirt--with a technical twist! Rock offers lightweight, wind-resistant comfort during moderately aerobic activities.

Lightweight Wind Pro® (durable jersey face and stretch velour back) provides wind- and water-resistance; four-way stretch offers great mobility

Athletic, performance-oriented fit means you can use this jacket as both an insulating layer and an outer layer

Close-fitting hood fits easily under a ski or boarding helmet adding comfort and insulation

Features two zippered hand pockets placed cleanly on the side seams

Chest pocket has smoothly-finished, reverse-coil zipper and an exit portal for your headphone cord

One-hand-adjustable drawcord hem and full-length zipper guard help keep the elements out

Drop-tail hem provides excellent coverage

Flatseaming throughout provides chafe-free comfort, especially important when used as an inner layer against skin

Reviews

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Erik BeelerUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

This jacket was an editors pick in one of the gear mags and I can tell why. I really do like this jacket for use as an outer layer when the weather is not wet and as a inner insulation layer when its a bit colder. I really like the hood. Its very soft and stretchy and follows your head when you look left and right and does not restrict your vision at all. It is tight enough to fit under my helmet and makes for a nice alternative to a hat. Of course wind pro is not perfect at stopping wind so on a cold day you may feel the cold in your ears.



This jacket is very stretchy and does not hinder your movement at all. The outer is treated with a hard face finish that makes it really easy to put on under other soft shells like Power Shield. The inner is nice and soft.



I can thing of many people who would like this jacket, climbers, mountaineers, snow boarders, skiiers, and just for around town.



Oh its down to 79 bucks so the price is so right. I think REI has done a bad job advertising this jacket so they maybe taking it off the shelves so find yours fast before they sell out!
Posted Dec 30, 2004 9:53 am

PCHoranUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

I bought the Rock Jacket when the price dropped to $60. At that price it's a great value. It's not the most refined jacket--it's cut a little looser than Arc'teryx and other high end products. It will creep up more when you reach for a hold.m But it is comfortable and durable. It is resistant to wind, rain and snow.
Posted Feb 15, 2005 2:55 pm

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