Designed to be worn all day in the mountains, the VR Alpine Light provides outstanding comfort in varied conditions. Lighter and more versatile than ever using re-engineered Vapour-rise technology.
Our VR Alpine Light Jacket is always in its element. With fast-wicking liner, breathable softshell and easy-vent chest pockets, it brings you all-day mountain dryness, however intense it gets.
As the middle of our three new Vapour-Rise™ layers, the VR Alpine Light Jacket strikes the perfect balance between insulation, breathability and protection. It uses a shell made from lightweight Pertex® Quantum Air, alongside a combination of VR Wicking and VR Airflow polyester linings to transport excess moisture away from the body. It then creates a thermoregulating ‘microclimate’ between the layers, which keeps the wearer warm as well as dry. In addition to a belay-friendly double-ended front zip, the VR Alpine Light Jacket features a pair of oversized zipped chest pockets for additional venting and a lightweight elasticated hood and cuffs to help keep the weight down to just 312g.
Our VR Alpine Light Jacket’s approach to insulation is built on two years of applied field testing with the Association of Mountaineering Instructors. Warm, dry and uniquely versatile, it is an all-weather mountain layer you need never take off.
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Rab's VR Alpine Light Jacket is arguably the most versatile jacket in the VR range. Providing a balance of warmth with a light insulation, protection with the hood and performance with the mid-weight package. The use of VR Wicking and VR Airflow ensure this jacket is focused on providing maximum breathability with the technical ability to quickly and effectively wick moisture and help regulate temperature to an impressive level. No matter how hard you're going this jacket will perform brilliantly to keep you comfortable.
The Pertex Quantum Air fabric used on the outer provides exceptional breathability without sacrificing protection from the wind and rain, with the addition of a good DWR coating. The VR Alpine Light sheds weight with limited features without losing the practical feel. It is certainly much more of a mid-layer for all-year round use. Two decent chest pocket provide some storage while the elasticated hood and cuffs keep things lightweight and simple.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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