Dakine Reverb Hoodie Review

Dakine Reverb Hoodie Review

Color: Black
User specs: 6’0″, 190lbs, size XL
Intended use: Midlayer or everyday use during colder months

Tech Features:

  • 2 Year Limited Warranty
  • PrimaLoft® SILVER ECO Insulation: 100G Body, 80G Sleeves
  • Zip chest pocket with audio routing
  • Zip hand pockets
  • Packable into a neck pillow
  • Stretch binding on hem

Review:

During cold winter mornings on the way to the mountain or in afternoons when the lifts stop spinning, I often found myself looking for a hoodie or flannel. My riding jacket was too much to travel in or too wet at the end of the day. But a lot of the time a hoodie or flannel is just not enough on brisk days in the Tetons. The Dakine Reverb Hoodie caught my attention, as it’s more than a hoodie but less than a full blown winter jacket.

The Reverb hoodie has a tailored fit boasting a really nice feel. It’s designed nicely in the chest and shoulder areas with just enough room to breath without feeling big and bulky. Most times I would just wear a t-shirt underneath since the insulation in the body area was more than sufficient. There’s 20% less insulation in the arms to provide freedom of movement yet still offer ample warmth. The waistband and cuffs have elastic in them that offers a snug enough fit to keep the cold air out without binding or feeling uncomfortable. The hood is shaped well so that it fits snugly over your head.

Made from a water resistant, 50d Polyester Mechanical Stretch Micro Ripstop material, the outer shell provides a soft layer of protection from the elements. Providing the warmth, it’s filled with a PrimaLoft® insulation that’s made of 70% post-consumer recycled materials. With 100G in the body, 80G in the sleeves it keeps your core very warm while allowing you a bit more flexibility in your extremities. The taffeta lining is really soft and feels very comfortable against your skin. I did find the Reverb started to absorb some water in a rainstorm so I added an extra bit of water protection with a wash in treatment.

The Reverb features 3 pockets: two hand pockets and a chest pocket with audio routing. The two hand pockets are very large and taffeta lined like the body of the jacket. A great added bonus is that the jacket comes with a stuffable neck pillow bag, stored in the chest pocket. The jacket easily stuffs into the pillow bag for an added convenience while traveling.

In summary, the Dakine Reverb has been my go-to jacket when I am not riding but still require warmth.  The Reverb has a nice design and look to it and can be paired with just about anything. I use it on the way to the mountain, after riding and even wear it to work during the winter months. A very neutral style, it’s splashed with very subtle Dakine wordmarks.

Price: (4.5 / 5)
Construction: (4.7 / 5)
Performance: (4.8 / 5)
Overall: (4.7 / 5)

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