- August 16 2011
I've worn this jacket for several months now in a variety of weather conditions. It's highly versatile. Paired with a layering garment it's good in wet, cold conditions. But it's also pretty breathable and won't cause you to overheat during exertion or warmer weather. The best features are the zip in hood and the zippered ventilation. These features set it apart from most of the competing brands and really add to the versatility of the jacket. It's nice to have the hood zipped up and out of the way during dry conditions. And the pit zips are great for high output activities. I'm really happy with this jacket. I recommend it - highly.
- July 17 2011
Revel great so far
Great purchase so far. The revel is living up to reviews I've read thus far providing excellent water and wind protection. Can't beat the zippers and the many modes like "poncho" style is a fantastic feature. The test will be if it holds up over time but so far so good.
- June 25 2011
A Best Rain Jacket.
This is a review of outdoor research Revel Jacket. First of all I love outdoor research products, so I hope my review isnt so biased. Since the time I started to look for a rain jacket, Outdoor Research Revel jacket was a frost runner. By the way, I love Outdoor Research, Rab , and Mammut. I had checked North Face one and Marmot Precip jacket, but they didnt click with me. I also looked into Mountain Hardwear one. I had tried them at a local outdoor shop. Pros 1. Fabric is just excellent. I checked Outdoor research ramport jacket and pants. But the shininess of ramport pants and jackets is much more, so I didn't see them as cool. 2. First thing you notice is how light it is. It weights nothing. Then the compact into a small footprint. This compactness itself is a huge advantage for traveling or a daily life because you can put that into any decent bag or backpack. One thing I wasn't sure is its size. I usually wear size L or XL. So I ordered size L. My height is 5 feet 11 and weight is 170 pounds. Size M. might have been better, but not sure.
- December 5 2010
Great Light/Stylish Rain Gear
Love the cut on this, works with wide shoulders well. Bought a Large and occassionally they don't work but this has plenty of space and still looks like it fits right. Haven't tried it in the rain but impressed with the zipper seams and the hood is nice too. Pockets were a little strange at first, vertical zippers that are easier to open from the opposite side. Overall I'm really pleased with my order.
- September 2 2010
Great Lightweight Rain Jacket
The jacket is perfect for Spring-Summer-Fall. Lightweight and packable. The OR jacket is waterproof and made very well.