The Altus Jacket is a quick drying insulated jacket with a lightweight Pertex Quantum shell. Rab's Cirrus insulation offers down style lofting with the wet weather insulating performance of a synthetic, making it perfect for cold and damp environments. In terms of warmth in the Cirrus range, the Altus is the next step down from the Nimbus but a step up from the Cirrus Flex. It's basically the Nimbus jacket but without the hood.
Climb, walk or ski, however you choose to explore the mountains the Altus Jacket is the perfect all-rounder for cold and damp environments.
Quick-drying and windproof, the Altus Jacket is made with a lightweight Pertex® Quantum outer, and synthetic Cirrus™ insulation which lofts like down with all the warmth with the wet weather performance of synthetics. A YKK® VISLON® front zip with insulated baffle and elasticated cuffs help keep heat in, while a zipped internal security pocket provides storage for essentials. Lightweight and packable, there are two zipped handwarmer pockets, with the left side doubling as an integrated stuff sack which can be clipped to a harness or backpack.
Worn under a protective shell when conditions worsen, the Altus Jacket is an ideal layering piece in cold damp conditions when the weather is changeable.
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Rab's Altus Jacket is basically the Nimbus Jacket but without the hood. It's filled with Cirrus which is the new breakthrough insulation which combines almost all the key benefits of natural down and synthetic fillings, whilst avoiding their limitations. It will keep it's warmth for longer than other insulation, even after multiple washes.
The stitch-through baffle construction ensures that the moisture-repelling insulation doesn't spread or bunch, preventing cold spots from forming. In terms of features, it has lycra bound elasticated cuffs and hem drawcord, 1 zipped internal security pocket for handy essentials and 2 large zipped hand warmer pockets. The left side pocket also doubles as an integrated stuff sack for increased packability.
The latest incarnation of the Rab Altus Jacket has been slightly tweaked, being re-cut and re-styled for an improved fit. In terms of warmth in the Cirrus range, the Altus is the next step down from the Nimbus but a step up from the Cirrus Flex.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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