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The REI Shuksan (men’s) and Kulshan (women’s) jackets with eVentâ„¢ fabric have been selected as a top 10 Gear of the Year pick for 2008 by the GearJunkie.com. Additionally, the REI Shuksan has also been recognized as an award winner by Men’s Journal magazine. The high-performance jacket is co-branded by REI and eVent, and is available nationwide at REI retail stores and online at rei.com.
The REI Shuksan and Kulshan jackets were announced in January of 2008 and have been available for sale since August. Since their introduction, the jackets have been recognized for their use of the new, breakthrough eVent fabrics’ waterproof-breathable capabilities, as well as for their availability and affordability.
â€œBoth customers and reviewers alike have been impressed with the phenomenal, highly waterproof and breathable performance of these jackets,â€ said Tim Brown, product line manager for REI Gear & Apparel. â€œWe’re honored to receive recognition from two well-respected gear connoisseurs.â€
Men’s Journal, a magazine focused on the best gear for adventurous, outdoor men, selected the REI Shuksan jacket as a Gear of the Year pick for being a â€œwell-designed shell at a great price.â€ The jacket appears as part of â€œThe Perfect Systemâ€ gear picks in the December issue of the publication.
Nationally-syndicated newspaper columnist and industry blogger Stephen Regenold, also known to his readers as â€œThe Gear Junkie,â€ has selected the REI Shuksan and Kulshan jackets as products that â€œstood out as best-of-the-best from the dozens of products reviewed in 2008 for the Gear Junkie column,â€ which runs weekly in a dozen newspapers around the U.S. and online at http://www.gearjunkie.com.
About REI Gear & Apparel
REI’s in-house team designs and develops award-winning gear and apparel for camping, hiking, cycling, urban lifestyle, travel and general outdoor recreation. The brands REI and Novara are private labels and are sold exclusively through the co-op’s retail stores, online at www.rei.com and through its catalogs. REI is a national outdoor retail co-op dedicated to inspiring, educating and outfitting its members and the community for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. Founded in 1938 by a group of Pacific Northwest mountaineers seeking quality equipment. REI is committed to promoting environmental stewardship and increasing access to outdoor recreation through volunteerism, gear donations and financial contributions.