A Top-Rated REI Fleece Jacket That’s ‘Perfect for Cooler Days’ Is Now 50% Off


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Fleece zip-ups are an MVP among lightweight jackets because of their excellent warmth-to-weight ratio. They’re also quite versatile, being as well-suited for the office as they are for the outdoors. It’s for that reason that REI has made them a cornerstone among its house brand goods, despite also stocking fan-favorite styles from Patagonia and Arc’Teryx. And while most good fleece jackets can cost well over $100, one of REI’s most popular styles is on sale in time for spring.

The REI Co-op Hyperaxis Fleece Jacket 2.0 is on sale for just $74—a 50% discount on the normal $149 list price. This feature-packed fleece jacket has earned more than 130 five-star ratings from shoppers who have made it a top-rated jacket on the site. It’s available in sizes small through 3XL in the two vibrant colors that are marked down.

REI Co-op Hyperaxis Fleece Jacket 2.0 in Red Tannin, $74 (was $149) at REI

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The Hyperaxis fleece jacket is designed to move with you. It’s constructed from Polartec fleece, nylon, and Lycra spandex, giving it plenty of stretchiness and durability. The raglan sleeves help maintain a full range of motion in the arms while the thumb holes at the end make layering it under a rain shell easier. REI added a hood that zips up to the chin for warmth and insulation, as well as secure zippered hand pockets and a chest pocket. The pocket bags are also mesh, a minute detail, but one that promotes breathability when unzipped.

Shoppers were impressed with the warmth of this jacket, with one calling it a “great lightweight fleece” and adding that it’s “perfect for cooler days.” Another appreciated “how it dries quickly if caught in the rain,” adding that “it’s lightweight and super warm.”

REI Co-op Hyperaxis Fleece Jacket 2.0 in Solar Red, $74 (was $149) at REI

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Some compared it favorably to similar options from other outdoor brands. One shopper wrote, “I have expensive fleece such as Patagonia and Arc’teryx, but this one is far better and way cheaper.” Another shopper called it “very similar in quality, style, and warmth to the Arcteryx Kyanite hoodie,” adding that it’s “thicker and warmer.” Another said they love that it’s “ready for all adventures,” and that it “feels as solid as anything I would or have purchased from a premium brand name company at multiples of the price.”

REI Co-op’s Hyperaxis Fleece Jacket 2.0 is built to perform outdoors, but it’s also great for wearing around town or for casual use. Now just $74, it’s a steal and one that’ll see miles of use as spring unfolds. This style is discontinued, which means once they’re sold out, they’re gone. So if you’ve been looking for a versatile multi-season fleece with a wear-anywhere look, pick up one of these for spring while they’re still around.

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