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REI Black Friday - In store/Online - 50% off all REI brand outerwear?
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Joseph R
(Dianoda) - MLife

Locale: Chicago, IL
REI Black Friday - In store/Online - 50% off all REI brand outerwear? on 11/20/2012 20:23:46 MST Print View

According to, REI is having a rather nice black friday promotion this year - 50% off all REI brand outerwear, both in store and online. I find this interesting because most of REI's stuff, while generally not light enough to be considered ultralight and not always the best in materials/design, is usually quite functional and a good value (not to mention the awesome warranty).

So, assuming the sale info is accurate, I believe the REI brand eVent pants/jacket would both be pretty good deals at $95/$120, respectively.

david delabaere

Locale: Northern VA
black friday on 11/21/2012 07:45:58 MST Print View

The REI ACME softshell pants, made with schoeller dryskin, for $169/$84.5 looks interesting.

Will Govus
(willgovus) - F
Pants on 11/21/2012 16:20:03 MST Print View

The REI endeavor pants are really nice winter/shouldery season pants if you like a slimmer fit. Good DWR, and they offer taller sizes as well. Would be ~40$.

Joe Geib
(joegeib) - F

Locale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
REI Mistral Pants on 11/22/2012 19:31:15 MST Print View

Just logged on and noticed that the Mistral Softshell Pants are HALF PRICE!

Enjoy the sale.

Brett Peugh
(bpeugh) - F - M

Locale: Midwest
Kimtah on 11/22/2012 21:28:46 MST Print View

Just pulled the trigger on an REI Kimtah eVent jacket and pants for half price. Not the lightest but much longer lasting and with a fab warranty.

victor larivee
(vlarivee) - MLife

Locale: white mountains
eVent pants on 11/22/2012 21:38:52 MST Print View

eVent pants for $95 i can't afford not to buy them. Better get a pr before your size is gone

(xeren) - F

Locale: Southern California
Vs torrentshells? on 11/22/2012 23:33:08 MST Print View

How much better are the kimtah pants than the patagonia torrentshell pants? I sweat a lot more from my torso than my legs- im not sure its worth the cost to upgrade to the eVent pants.

Stephan Doyle
Re: REI Black Friday - In store/Online - 50% off all REI brand outerwear? on 11/23/2012 03:00:19 MST Print View

REI's pants are great.

The Kimtah pants are far more breathable than the Torrentshell, offer a bit of stretch, and should hold up a lot better. If you aren't happy with them down the line or they develop warranty issues, it's an incredibly easy process to return them.

The Acme pants are my favorite winter pant on the market today. Just about everything in that category is insulated or waterproof these days, the Acmes are simple and super stretchy and hold up to wear against granite.

Brett Peugh
(bpeugh) - F - M

Locale: Midwest
Kimtah on 11/23/2012 07:00:01 MST Print View

I am surprised there still is a lot of REI Kimtah stuff still available. All the pants and quite a few jackets. I was expecting to wake up and find all of that stuff gone!

I looked at the Atom pants but I already have a pair of Patagonia Jackalope pants which I have found to be the best for that sort of thing.

And could someone comment on the Kimtah eVent fabric they use? I tried out a Westcomb jacket for a bit but the fabric was just too rigid and noisy so that it would irritate me and I had to send it back. Thanks.

Edited by bpeugh on 11/23/2012 07:05:02 MST.

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - F

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
Re: Kimtah on 11/24/2012 05:05:35 MST Print View

Brett--i've had the westcomb specter and the kitmah, kitmah is a quieter event, but not by much. the pants did feel softer though, so it could just be the seam lines in the jacket that are stiff. you are supposed to wash it when it gets dirty. wonder if it softens up?

btw, i will be selling a nwt large black kitmah for those who missed out on the sale. please contact me at if interested :-)

Edited by rbeard on 11/24/2012 05:07:21 MST.

Brett Peugh
(bpeugh) - F - M

Locale: Midwest
Kimtah on 12/01/2012 08:43:39 MST Print View

Got my Kimtah stuff in yesterday and I am very happy with it. It might be a few ounces more than other eVent pieces in the same class but I don't care that much because it comes in an XXL jacket and is made of a durable material. I like the material in that it is a lot more flexible than the Westcomb I tried before but still is a bit noisy. I guess I will just have to put up with that since the XXL sleeves are long enough and the jacket is long enough to cover my 6'5" long torso butt. What I liked also was that the hand pockets were made out of mesh on the inside so there is a venting option there if you miss the pit zips. The back pocket on the pants is also made out of mesh on the inside. Now I just have to figure out what to do with my Golite Pertex Shield Tumalo stuff.