REI Signal Peak Soft-Shell Jacket
REI Signal Peak Soft-Shell Jacket – Great price for a great jacket.
Most of the time I wold prefer a soft shell jacket over a fleece jacket. Sure, there are times when a fleece jacket is perfect, but to me, soft shell jackets seem to be a lot more versatile than your basic fleece. The only problem is that all the really good soft shell jackets are super expensive. Most of them are in the $200 to $300 range, but there are still some that are even more expensive than that! From time to time you can come across generic type soft shell jackets that look like the expensive ones, but with out the label. These tend to just be for show and style. Rarely do they offer as much protection and durability as the real deal.
The REI Signal Peak Soft-Shell Jacket however, is a expensive style soft shell jacket with the price tag of a cheap generic one. It really is a great bargain buy for those who want a soft shell jacket, but can’t afford a $200+ price tag. At the high end of its price range, the REI Signal Peak Soft-Shell Jacket will only set you back around $120. Not a bad price if you ask this cheapskate buyer. I have been an ever growing fan of REI gear here of lately and this jacket just solidifies how much I appreciate REIs quality gear that is well priced.
As far as features go, the REI Signal Peak Soft-Shell Jacket has plenty of em. In fact, it has just about everything you could want in a soft shell jacket. The outside of the REI Signal Peak Soft-Shell Jacket offers you protection from both rain and wind. The jacket is made from a water resistant nylon to help keep you dry during light showers. One thing soft shell jackets are popular for is protection from the wind. This jacket offers protection from winds up to 18 mile per hour. While that isn’t as high as some other soft shell jackets, its not a bad start. And for the price, it is down right amazing.
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Why they rock:
- High-performance breathable nylon
- Water-resistant nylon soft shell is windproof to 18 mph;
- Inner storm guard, adjustable cuffs and drawcord hem seal out the weather
- Sleek, athletic cut and 4-way stretch boost fabric performance; brushed interior adds thermal warmth
- Soft collar lining and chin guard are kind to skin
- 2 hand pockets; chest pocket is bonded for durability and low bulk and has a headphone cord port exit
Seat-of-the-pants rating: 9 out of 10
Soft shell jackets are great even for summer time use. Fleece jackets tend to make a bit to warm at night around camp. Jackets like the REI Signal Peak Soft-Shell Jacket however seem to add just right amount of warmth for enjoying a night out during the warmer summer months. I have said it once already, but I will say it again; when it comes to the REI Signal Peak Soft-Shell Jacket you really get the best bang for your buck.
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