I’m guessing this is named after Ben Nevis in Scotland, the highest mountain in the British Isles. I read somewhere that all Scottish cuisine is based on a dare. I mean, haggis, what’s up with that?
But don’t barf on this jacket, it’s quite sheik. The insulation is the latest synthetic, Primaloft One. The arms zip off and the zippers are color-coded for easy reattachment; pure genius. The shell material has a nice hand, the stitching is not overdone so there’s plenty of loft and the overall fit is trim enough to layer under a slightly loose shell.
A lot of nice detail work finish this piece off: two zipper hand pockets, elastic cuffs, drawcord hem, chin guard and zipper flap. An interior zippered pocket has a cord port. All in all a very stylish and functional piece that’s getting a lot of use from the SheFlogger, both in the backcountry and about town.
One response to “REI Nevis women’s jacket”
I have the guy’s version of this jacket and it truly is great. I have used it on very windy (40+ mph) days and not had single breeze get through it. (the jacket is rated to withstand 60 mph).
I appreciate gear/clothing that has multiple uses and the ability to go from jacket to vest is huge for me. But on mine their is no color coding for the arm zippers, just a R and L tag, very small and hard to find. I used bright nail polish for color coding.