Our relationship with puffer coats is complex. We appreciate their warmth, and we totally recognize that few items of clothing are cozier. And yet the majority of puffers insist on turning us into walking black garbage bags or colorful imitations of the snowman standing in our neighbor's yard. But not the REI Revelcloud II. Even better, it's 66 percent off as part of REI's Cyber Monday sale.
The lightweight design is every bit as warm as its pillowy predecessors, but actually allows for some semblance of a body shape that isn't simply "marshmallow." It's also waterproof, is entirely made from recycled or eco-friendly fabrics, is wind resistant up to 50 mph and packs neatly into its own pocket so you can easily take it with you wherever you go. Even if you prefer a coat that extends past your hips, the Revelcloud II is thin enough to layer under a longer or more stylish jacket so you can get the best of both worlds.
True, this puffer was designed with hikers in mind, but that doesn't mean it's not also appropriate for running errands in the 'burbs or running to catch the subway in the city. One note about fit, however: Some reviewers mentioned the jacket feeling tight in the hips, so if you're between sizes or are looking to layer bulky sweaters underneath, you may want to size up.
Considering the Revelcloud II typically retails for $149, meaning you're saving about 100 bucks, the fact that you get free shipping with orders over $50 and REI's impressive return policy (you can bring back any item you're unhappy with, excluding outdoor electronics, within one year of purchase for a replacement or refund even if you've worn the item multiple times), we'd say this is one of the best Cyber Monday deals of 2019. And just in time for a week's worth of snowy weather predictions. How fortuitous.
Available in sizes XS to XL
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