Friday, November 27, 2009

My Review of REI Triad Parka - Women's

Originally submitted at REI

The waterproof, breathable REI Triad parka features smart styling and a zip-in/zip-out insulated liner jacket for versatility in all climates and weather conditions.

Warm, practical, and versatile

By crheinga from Ann Arbor, Michigan on 11/27/2009


5out of 5

Gift: No

Sizing: Feels true to size

Pros: Versatile, Breathable, Good Fit, Pockets

Cons: Bulky

Best Uses: Travel, Freezing Conditions, Year-round, Casual Wear

Describe Yourself: Casual Adventurer

I went to the store where I bought this coat wearing a hooded sweatshirt, which I often wear in the winter, and the coat fit comfortably over it. The inside jacket didn't make a lot of friction with the sweatshirt (like a fleece would), which I like. The inside pocket of the inner jacket is big enough for my large (approx 7"x4.5"x1") wallet, as is the outer shell's inner pocket. The inner lining and outer shell both have zip-up pockets, which I find useful for skiing and when I travel (pickpocket anti-theft). I also like the hood, which has two ways of tightening - along the front and the depth of the hood. I also appreciate that it is a darker color (I got the teal) and won't look as dirty as quickly. It does feel a little heavy compared to my last coat, which wasn't a 3-in-1. I like that I can wear either jacket separately in the spring and fall, too - and the outer shell is waterproof for rainy days!