REI Drypoint Jacket

Introducing the next generation of GORE-TEX® technology As the saying goes “there’s no bad weather, just bad clothing.” Quality gear can make or break an outdoor adventure and if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably figured this out the hard way. By harnessing the strength of the most breathable and waterproof three-layer fabric by GORE® to date, the Drypoint GTX® jacket is bringing lightweight durability to a whole new level. An extension of the co-op’s lighter-weight Flash series, the REI design team created the Drypoint GTX® jacket with a focus on simplicity, so you can move faster on the trail. Rather than using pit zippers, pockets stand double duty as mesh-lined core vents. The features in the collection are thoughtful but specific, the lines minimal and purposeful. The lightweight, soft and incredible breathability of the Active shell technology can be attributed to the addition of the CKnit backer. REI members from trail runners to dog walkers will benefit from the performance and comfort characteristics of GORE-TEX® Active shell,” said Andy Lovell, fabrics sales at GORE®. The Drypoint GTX® jacket was inspired by moving on the trail and executed with the help of REI Co-op experts and members—all part of the REI Cooperative Design philosophy. When asked about the impact co-op members had in the design process, Britt explained: “The Drypoint jackets were informed by delving into our members' closets and going through their well-loved gear on the floor of their living rooms, and on backpacking trips in all four seasons. Our members are arguably the design team’s single best resource.” The Drypoint GTX® jacket is part of a new series of REI Co-op brand jackets and pants that utilize the next generation of GORE-TEX® technology.

Introducing the next generation of GORE-TEX® technology

As the saying goes “there’s no bad weather, just bad clothing.” Quality gear can make or break an outdoor adventure and if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably figured this out the hard way. So to ensure that you’re prepared for whatever this season may bring, here is the debut of the REI Co-op Drypoint GTX® Jacket featuring brand new GORE-TEX® technology (a first-time partnership for REI). By harnessing the strength of the most breathable and waterproof three-layer fabric by GORE® to date, the Drypoint GTX® jacket is bringing lightweight durability to a whole new level.

An extension of the co-op’s lighter-weight Flash series, the REI design team created the Drypoint GTX® jacket with a focus on simplicity, so you can move faster on the trail. The proof of performance for the Drypoint GTX® jacket lies in the details. Rather than using pit zippers, pockets stand double duty as mesh-lined core vents. When asked about the significance behind the details Britt Berg, principal apparel designer at REI, said, “The Drypoint collection was designed with focused simplicity built for trail use. The features in the collection are thoughtful but specific, the lines minimal and purposeful. Every detail has a reason on the Drypoint.”

Drypoint on hikers

Perhaps what makes the Drypoint so distinctive is what has actually been left out of its construction, like internal pockets, for compact and lightweight style. We’re talking ultralight, like 10.5 ounces in men’s sizes and 8.6 ounces in women’s sizes kind of…

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