REI is discontinuing their popular Rhyolite rain jackets, but you can still grab this Top Pick Award winner at a great discount until it's gone! In the meantime, REI has a new rain jacket offering, the Drypoint GTX, which we're out in the field testing right now.
The REI Rhyolite is a high-end jacket at a very reasonable price. It features an excellent athletic fit with high mobility and range of motion that easily proves to be one of the most versatile jackets we tested. Our review team thought the Rhyolite performed fantastically at a wide range of activities from simple day hikes, to a week-long backpacking trip, to use while backcountry skiing and ice climbing. The jacket's eVent fabric offered the best overall breathability of any material we tested. For the most aerobic or sweaty users, it's worth noting that other jackets provided superior ventilation features that somewhat negated this difference.