Synthetic Exceptions from REI

REI Shoeller Wool Torridon Jacket (n/a)

Found out about Schoeller wool-blend by way of Swrve, a terrific company selling knickers in So. Cal

Everything in life should be this easy! REI Torridon features clean lines, minimalist design, warmth and comfort, and it looks great and travels well. Made with a water-resistant Schoeller wool-blend outer face and a warm, breathable polyester fleece interior. Two-way stretch ensures easy-to-move-in comfort and flatlock seams minimize bulk. Windproof to 55 mph. Comfort touches include a soft, tricot-lined collar, a chin guard to prevent zipper abrasion and a drawcord hem. Two zippered hand…

An epic climb to basecamp, a rigorous day of alpine touring, a fast push on snowshoes—REI Kulshan jacket with eVent™ fabric provides ultimate comfort.

  • eVent fabric has a unique membrane structure that allows sweat vapor to escape outside
  • No matter how hard you work, overheating is highly unlikely due to this Direct Venting™ Technology
  • And, because you remain dry on the inside, that uncomfortable, post-exercise chill is eliminated
  • eVent technology works so efficiently, no pit zippers are needed, and all seams are sealed for complete waterproof protection
  • Integrated helmet-compatible hood; drawcord adjustment allows full visibility
  • Features adjustable hem drawcord and snow-resistant rip-and-stick cuff tabs
  • Two mesh-lined, zippered front pockets sit clear of shoulder straps and hipbelt; jacket also includes a sleeve stash pocket
  • Two inner stretch mesh pockets hold skins, and one has an earphone cord port
  • Windproof to 60 mph

Per earlier posts, I’m pretty much opposed to synthetic outdoor clothing. Gore-tex shells don’t insulate, fleece fabrics collect pet hair, down vests with nylon shells don’t repell rain well and capilene underlayers smell after a few wears. Also, it goes without saying that synthetic fabrics just do not have the same eye appeal of wool or waxed cotton. I’m pretty certain there’s clinical research to support my claim (something involving heart monitors and skin grafs). If/when I do buy synthetics it’s usally for cycling where I need research-and-development-department breathability. REI sells a few garments which I high consider purchasing. One is the stape, orange X jacket made out eVent facric which is used in my

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