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December 2, 2023

REI’s Two Bestselling Men’s Down Jackets Are Still Up to 50% Off During Its Cyber Week Sale

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Winter weather can turn from nippy to nightmarish in a matter of hours. That’s why it’s a good idea to take stock of your winter clothes before it gets frigid. Fortunately, REI’s Cyber Week sale is still live, and two of the brand’s warmest down puffer jackets, ideal for everyday wear and cold-weather hiking, are up to 50% off for a few more days.

REI famously closes its doors on Black Friday as part of its “OptOutside” campaign, but the brand is in the midst of its alternative Cyber Week sale, which runs until December 4. Savings run the gamut, with deals on everything from kid’s e-bikes to camping and hiking gear, but they’re especially appealing on REI’s Co-op brand clothing, like the Magma 850 Down Hoodie and the 650 Down Jacket, which are on sale for as low as $77.

REI Co-op Magma 850 Down Hoodie, $124 (was $249) at REI

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[$124 (was $250); rei.com]

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REI’s Magma hoodie features 850-fill-power goose down with an outer made from tear-resistant ripstop nylon. The versatile jacket features a hood, zippered hand and chest pockets, and a drawcord hem. The variegated design of the baffles (the cells that hold the down filling) provides insulation where it’s most needed. It’s also packable, making it easy to toss into a bag and take on the go. A very popular jacket, it’s still available in the black and “Stone Blue” colors for 50% off.

Shoppers were impressed with many features of the Magma hoodie, including the fit, with one saying it fits “very much as expected—loose enough for an underlayer and freedom of movement, but snug enough that you’re not heating up wasted space.” A shopper who lives in the Colorado Mountains also attested, “This jacket gets plenty of year-round wear.”

REI Co-op 650 Down Jacket, $77 (was $129) at REI

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[$77 (was $129); rei.com]

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If you’re looking for a basic, even more affordable option, REI’s 650 Down Jacket is discounted to under $80. Originally $129, it’s 40% off during the Cyber Week sale. This jacket features simple horizontal baffles and a hoodless design. The drawcord at the waist and a funnel neck help seal in warmth. It uses 650-fill-power down and is also constructed from ripstop nylon. It comes in a variety of great colors, including black, red, blue, green, and gray.

Shoppers found that the 650 jacket is “very light and warm,” with other customers noting the economical price as a major plus. One shopper went as far as saying, “For the price, I don’t think you can beat it when you can buy two of these for the price of one [name brand jacket].” 

What to Consider When Buying a Down Jacket at REI

When picking a down jacket, there are a lot of factors to consider, and the details can get technical. First, you’ll want to weigh the benefits of down vs synthetic down. Down is warmer, more compressible, and lighter weight than synthetic filling, but it can lose insulation when wet. Each of these REI jackets uses down, rather than synthetic, and has a DWR coating to repel water.

Down “fill power” is another important statistic to consider when choosing a jacket. Fill power, according to REI’s explainer, relates to the quality of the down, which is tested by measuring how much it compresses. A higher fill number denotes greater quality down because a higher down fill power will be better at insulating and lighter in weight. That doesn’t paint the full picture, though. The amount of fill used will affect the warmth (fill power explains quality, not quantity), as will other factors like the type of stitching. The general range of most jackets is between 500- and 900-fill-power.

REI’s Magma jacket has an 850-fill-power rating, making it more premium, but more expensive than the brand’s more casual 650 down jacket. Either jacket is well-suited for casual wear and adventure. But whichever jacket you choose, you’ll want to act fast, because these deals end promptly on December 4.

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