Rab Vital Windshell Hoody

Weighs 140g (Medium size)
Code: SS18163
  • £44.99
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  • RRP £49.99
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Ideal for a wide range of mountain activities, the Vital Windshell Hoody is a lightweight hooded jacket, that offers instant protection from the wind when the weather turns.

Rab says:

Made with a durable Hyperlite™ windproof outer, the Vital Windshell Hoody is a simple but essential piece of mountain clothing, providing extra protection as you approach a summit, or any exposed position. Weighing just 160g, it doesn’t compromise on features, including elasticated hood with stiffened peak and rear volume adjustment, so it stays in place even in strong winds. Featuring two YKK® hand pockets, a YKK® front zip with internal storm flap, part elasticated cuffs, and half hem drawcord, the fit can be adjusted for additional protection. An integrated internal stuffsack ensures it takes up minimal space in your pack.

Offering protection when you need it, the Vital Windshell Hoody is a key piece for anyone looking to reduce weight while moving quickly through the mountains.

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Rab's Vital Windshell Hoody is a lightweight wind-shirt that provides high levels of weather protection for a great price. With an RRP of only £49.99 it makes it a lot cheaper than some of it's rivals currently on the market.

The Vital Windshell Hoody has pretty much replaced Rab's Windveil Jacket. By swapping the Pertex Microlight fabric for Rab's own Hyperlite fabric, it saves on costs while still keeping the jacket at a lightweight 140g (size medium).

The jacket hasn't skimped on features either as you still get everything you would want from a jacket of this type. I won't list them all but we particularly like the full zip venting control popper that provides you with a variety of ways to regulate your core temperature when required.

Overall this lightweight and super packable jacket would be ideal for summer days on the mountain where protection from the cooling wind is needed without any compromise of breathability.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

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  • Hyperlite™ lightweight and windproof nylon outer
  • Elasticated hood with stiffened peak and rear volume adjustment
  • YKK® front zip with internal storm flap & snap closure for ventilation
  • 2 YKK® hand pockets
  • Integrated internal stuffsack
  • Part elasticated cuffs
  • 1/2 hem drawcord
  • Reflective logos front and rear
  • Small weighs: 134g
  • Medium weighs: 140g
  • Large weighs: 144g
  • XLarge weighs: 148g
  • XXLarge weighs: 160g
  • Fit: Regular


  • Hyperlite™:,DWR 80/20,48g/m2,20d/20d,100% nylon
Showing 2 of our total 4 reviews, with an average rating of 4 stars. Read all 4 reviews for Rab Vital Windshell Hoody.
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Review Summary - 4 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
April 12, 2021 | Fran
Good for the price

Good for the price, but the material is a bit shiny, not quite as nice as Pertex. I went up a size as Rab wind jackets seems a bit snug.

Ultralight Outdoor Gear Limited
March 6, 2019 | Ian Price
Highly Recommended

I have used this jacket a few times already and it performs really well. Nice and light, the zip pockets are handy to have, and I really like the hood with the 'peak'. The only reason it's a 4 and not a 5 for me is the sizing. I am 44" chest with broad shoulders so thought the XL would be the size for me. An XXL would have given me that little bit of extra room I like. BUT...having said that the jacket still does it's job.

Ultralight Outdoor Gear Limited