Basement - Rab Charge Jacket

Pertex Shield+ 2.5 Layer / 20,000mm HH, 20,000 MVTR
Weighs 308g (Medium size)
Code: SS15216
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RAB's Charge Jacket uses the highly respected Pertex Shield+ but this time with stretch. A neater hood than helmet compatible ones and two high set chest pockets complete this impressive shell.

Rab says: The Charge Jacket is a stripped-down waterproof jacket, using a stretch Pertex Shield+ fabric, designed for light-weight and packable all round protection.

Key features include an adjustable hood with roll-down closure, YKK AquaGuard zips throughout, and an integrated stuff sack for packing the jacket away.

The Charge Jacket is made using high quality Pertex Shield+ fabric with stretch, which offers high levels of breathability, lending this jacket to long days walking on the hill or as an emergency piece when climbing in wet conditions.

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RAB's Charge Jacket is made from Pertex Shield + 2.5Layer fabric with a stretch component woven into it. Pertex Shield + has an excellent reputation as a super lightweight waterproof and breathable fabric so we know this jacket is going to perform well.

The Charge jacket differs from the Spark (which is a similar jacket) by having stretch in the fabric, a smaller hood and a different pocket arrangement, making it more suited to a trekking application. The fabric also feels noticably softer than the standard Pertex Shield+.

The garment is well designed with a technical, fully adjustable hood, water resistant zips throughout and velcro adjusted cuffs.

2.5 layer fabric is not as durable as 3 layer but its a key part of getting the fabric this light - so backpacking through days of rain with a 20kg pack is probably going to overwhelm it - but if you're packing light and don't expect to be wearing a waterproof constantly then the Charge could be a good choice.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Help and advice: Advice on choosing a waterproof shell at Ultralight Outdoor GearHydrostatic Head explained at Ultralight Outdoor GearMVTR & Breathability explained at Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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  • Pertex Shield+ 2.5L fabric with stretch
  • Adjustable hood, wired peak, roll down closure
  • YKK AquaGuard front zip with dual internal storm flap
  • 2 A-line mesh lined YKK AquaGuard zipped pockets
  • Left side pocket doubles as integrated stuff sack
  • Velcro cuffs, hem drawcord
  • Reflective trim
  • Fit: Regular
  • Fabric: Pertex Shield+, 20,000mm HH, 20,000g MVTR
  • Small weighs 292g
  • Medium weighs 308g
  • Large weighs 320g
  • XLarge weighs 330g
  • XXLarge weighs 340g
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