Constructed from three-layer eVent, REI's Kimtah jacket is a medium weight rain shell that is ideal for long bouts of exposure to the elements or as a lifestyle piece in rainy climates. For hiking or backpacking in rainy conditions where weight is not a huge concern, the Kimtah Jacket will provide excellent protection.
All in all, the Kimtah is a high performing jacket, though we wouldn't recommend it for ultra-light adventures due to its weight and inability to pack down inside its own pocket. But as an all-around solid rain jacket, this will do the trick. For the best in super lightweight jacket design, check out the Montane Minimus Jacket or for the ultimate feather-weight rain shell try the Outdoor Research Helium 2 - Men's. Our Editors' Choice award in all-around rainwear that offers slightly less burly rain protection but increased ventilation and comfort features is the Marmot Aegis.