The Altus Vest is a quick drying insulated gilet 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.
An essential winter layering piece, the Altus Vest is a quick-drying synthetic vest that lofts like down to offer warmth even in damp or changeable conditions.
Designed for cold and damp environments the Altus Vest has a windproof Pertex® Quantum outer filled with Cirrus™ featherless insulation, providing additional warmth and protection for any winter adventure. Featuring one zipped internal security pocket and two zipped handwarmer pockets, the left side doubles as an integrated stuff sack. Lightweight, packable, and with a rapid dry time, the Altus Vest can be worn as an outer or mid layer, throughout the winter into spring.
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The latest incarnation of the Rab Altus Vest has been slightly tweaked, being re-cut and re-styled for an improved fit. It's basically the Nimbus Jacket with the arms and hood chopped off. 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.
It's perfect for layering when winter climbing and belaying as it has elasticated armholes for greater freedom of movement. 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 an adjustable 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.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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