Rab Borealis Pull-On

Weighs 250g (Medium size)
Code: SS18162
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The Rab Borealis Pull-On is a lightweight, wind resistant and packable jacket with excellent breathability. Offers great fit, comfort and protection in varied conditions.

Rab says:

Designed for long days on the rock, the Borealis Pull-On is a lightweight softshell combining wind resistance, high breathability and small packsize. The perfect climbers piece, it’s ideal for a trip to Squamish where the rock never ends but conditions can be changeable.

Inspired by the demands of big wall climbing, the lightweight Matrix™ single weave fabric with two way stretch and DWR offers complete freedom of movement and protection from the elements. UPF 50+ protects from the sun, while the deep venting YKK® front zip with chin guard and lycra bound cuffs offer adaptability and shelter from the wind as conditions vary. The Pull-On packs down small into the YKK® zipped chest pocket which doubles as integrated stuff sack. This can then be clipped to a harness, so its always there when you need it.

During long multi-pitch routes on the Chief or a day’s cragging at the Smoke Bluffs, the Borealis Jacket combines breathability and freedom of movement, with protection from sun, shade, and wind.


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Rab's Borealis Pull0On is a light-weight, highly breathable windshell, designed to provide protection for fast-and-light mountain use. It replaces the older Boreas and Ventus garments, with it's updated features and improved DWR.

The Borealis is quite a thin garment so great for layering. The hood is the low profile type with a lycra binding that fits nicely around the face and under a helmet. The cuffs are also lycra bound which makes them easy to push up if you start to get too warm.

The jacket features a zipped chest pocket which also doubles up as a stuff sack as it has a zip pull on both sides. Overall this lightweight jacket offers great fit, comfort and protection when you're on the move.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

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  • Lightweight Matrix™ single weave with 2-way stretch and DWR
  • Low profile, under-helmet hood with lycra binding
  • Deep venting YKK® front zip with chin guard
  • YKK® zipped chest pocket doubles as integrated stuff sack
  • Lycra bound cuffs
  • Half hem drawcord
  • Reflective branding
  • UPF 50+
  • Small weighs: 240g
  • Medium weighs: 250g
  • Large weighs: 268g
  • XLarge weighs: 284g
  • XXLarge weighs: 300g
  • Fit: Slim


  • Matrix™:,DWR (C6) 80/20,11.7cfm,130 g/m2,90d/90d,85% nylon 6 15% Elastane
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Review Summary - 4 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
June 26, 2019 | MN
Great piece

I have the older Ventus and Boreas pull-ons, this is a newer version with some features of both older pieces. It has elastic wrist cuffs, but no thumb loops, and a waist drawstring, plus the hood has been redesigned from the Boreas. As for fit, I found it to have the same size/fit as the other shirts mentioned. I read reviews stating that the Borealis was cut slimmer, but did not find this to be true. I love this shirt for active use climbing and backpacking. It breathes very well, never feels hot/clammy, yet still blocks wind. They have also been plenty durable as climbing shirts. I use them as a next to skin layer for a wide variety of temperatures and carry a wind-jacket to layer over for cold belays and top outs.

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