Rab's Electron Vest is a mid-weight technical down vest, with a water-resistant Pertex® outer shell, designed for year-round climbing and mountain use.
Using the same high-quality 800FP RDS Certified European Goose Down as our Electron Jacket this vest offers high levels of emergency warmth and protection for the mountains. A combination of midi and mini baffle sizes allows for controlled down migration and elasticated arm holes allow for maximum freedom of movement and reaches when climbing.
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Rab have finally decided to create a vest version of the much loved Electron Jacket. The vests quite similar to Rab's Neutrino Vest in terms of warmth as they're both made with 120g of 800 fill power hydrophobic down. The main difference is that the Electron Vest has a Pertex Endurance shell which is more water resistant and a little tougher in feel. The Electron Vest is also designed with stitch-through construction throughout, with varying size baffles to help reduce bulk in key areas and to help eliminate cold spots.
In terms of look it's clear to notice that the bottom of the armholes are elasticated which gives you greater freedom of movement. There's a soft microfibre fleece around the inside of the collar which feels soft against your neck, and the same fleece is also lined in the pockets, giving you comfortable hand warmer pockets. If your after a versatile down vest for year round climbing and mountain use, then this is ideal.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear