The REI Crestrail rain jacket pairs up REI's proprietary 2.5-layer laminate with a burly and stretchy polyester face fabric. It will keep you dry in the rain, and the fabric is more abrasion resistant than the nylon used in lighter competitors. Comfort features like a fleece-lined collar and shaped wrist cuffs make this a comfy jacket for around town, hiking, and other short adventures.
The Crestrail is currently being phased out of REI's line of rain jackets, making room for a new line of products from this manufacturer. This product is currently available on the REI website at a large discount. If you're interested in this product, now is a good time to pick it up!
With its burly face fabric, this jacket competes most directly with the Marmot Minimalist and Outdoor Research Foray. While both of these jackets are more expensive, they are both more durable and lighter as well. In the Crestrail's price range, we highly recommend our Best Buy winner, the Marmot PreCip. We find it a much lighter, higher performing rain jacket at a more affordable price.