The Flashpoint 2 Jacket is a super lightweight waterproof jacket, offering protection from the elements when the weather is changeable and weight is at a premium.
Using ultralight but durable 3L Pertex Shield waterproof fabric, the Flashpoint 2 Jacket has all the features you would expect from a waterproof, with the benefit of a tiny pack size. At just 185g including its stuffsack, this jacket can be clipped to a harness or bag so easily you won't notice it until you need it.
The Flashpoint 2 jacket is designed to keep you dry, including a fully adjustable helmet compatible hood, adjustable velcro cuffs, and YKK Vislon AquaGuard front zip with internal storm flap. Ideal for mountain days when you want to keep moving come rain or shine.
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Rab's Flashpoint 2 Jacket has had a few modifications with the features but still uses 3L Pertex Shield Fabric. You might have noticed the Pertex Shield+ is now just Pertex Shield - Pertex have re-branded the name but the fabric is exactly the same. This fabric is particularly breathable and is a full 3 layer construction which adds durability to the performance features of the fabric.
The fabric is quite thin so it won’t stand up to being scraped along a rock wall, but in its intended environment (adventure racing and ultralight backpacking) its an amazing piece of kit which packs small and only weighs 192g (size medium).
Feature wise the big changes have been with the pockets, hood and logo. You now get 2 A-line pockets, a fully adjustable helmet compatible hood with stiffened peak and the reflective logo has increased in size and moved to the arm for increased visibility. Small changes but still an improvement on an already popular jacket.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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