The new Geon Jacket is a mid weight stretch fleece offering low bulk all round insulation for climbing, scrambling and hiking in cold conditions.
Our new Geon Jacket is a true all-mountain fleece. Built as a breathable midlayer for high-energy cold-weather use, it is equally practical for walking in the hills and for easy-boost insulation during your post-climb downtime.
The Geon Jacket is a mid-weight stretch fleece, designed to provide low-bulk layering insulation for cold-weather climbing, scrambling and hiking. Built from our polyester-based Thermic™ fabric, it combines inherent hydrophobic properties with outstanding breathability to help move moisture through the layers and away from your skin. A brushed grid backer increases strength, comfort and warmth retention and, with its athletic fit and low-bulk flatlock seams, the Geon Jacket will also sit very comfortably between a base layer and a shell. Additional mountain features include a pair of discreet, harness-compatible YKK® zipped hand pockets and a full-length YKK® front zip so you can adjust your ventilation on the move.
With its active style, features and colour options, the Geon Jacket is an authentic mountain midlayer that is equally comfortable as a three-season everyday outer.
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Rab's Geon Jacket falls into the mid-weight category for fleece. This top provides a good amount of warmth and comfort in a nice looking package. The Thermic stretch fleece is versatile and durable so it's worth the weight over lighter alternatives. It does a good job in regulating heat more effectively than normal, traditional fleece. It allows excess heat to escape when things warm up but in colder conditions that warm air can be trapped in to keep you warm. It is also really good at wicking moisture and dries pretty quickly too so it works really well for a range of outdoor activities.
The Geon combines comfort, performance and value really well. This is a great all-rounder, from acting as an effective mid-layer in cold conditions to being a single outer layer in milder conditions this fleece works as well for hiking as it does for comfortable casual wear. This jacket version loses the hood and cuts weight, without sacrificing the full zip which will appeal to many.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear