New for the 2017 Spring Season RAB are introducing three new Softshell jackets using their own Proflex fabric that promises to 'permanently change the way you dress for high energy pursuits in mixed mountain weather'. A new version of Polartec Alpha (insulation with breathability for high activity) has removed the need for a lining material dramatically reducing weight and bulk of this innovative insulation.
Read on for more details about these garments and other new products for this season.
Kinetic is a RAB innovation and a breakthrough in protection and flexibility when layering for the mountains. For the first time your outer protective shell clothing can have unimpeded mobility and exceptional softness and comfort for day long use in mixed challenging conditions.
Kinetic uses Rab's own Proflex fabric technology which has maximum stretch built in for incredible freedom of movement when climbing and moving fast. The waterproof component is hidden inside: a high performance flexible membrane with a waterproof measure of 10,000mm and an exceptional breathability level in excess of 35,000cc/sqm/24hrs. The outer and inner layers of Proflex are engineered, high gauge knits - the outer DWR - treated for water repellency - the inner wicking to move moisture rapidly through the system. All seams are taped.
Kinetic garments remain protective and comfortable throughout the day.
Now you no longer have to layer or de-layer during intermittent rain and changeable conditions.
Kinetic with Proflex is soft, reliable and liberating and will permanently change the way you dress for high energy pursuits in mixed mountain weather.
The Kinetic softshells are engineered for high energy activities in the mountains. The 3-layer Proflex stretch fabric offers superb mobility for dynamic movement. A highly breathable membrane and a wicking inner face help to move sweat and maintain comfort. The windproof and water-resistant Proflex fabric, combined with a fully taped seam construction provides a high level of weather protection.
The 3-layer Proflex fabric offers superb freedom of movement.
At RAB we understand the importance of keeping warm - without overheating when moving fast.
This is why we are among the first to use Polartec Alpha. It's a unique insulation that can be shelled inside more open fabrics than those used with down and other insulations. This gain in airflow allows unimpeded breathability when your activity level rises, giving Alpha garments a much wider range of operating temperatures in comfort. Alpha Direct removed the need for a lining fabric dramatically reducing the weight and bulk whilst boosting breathability and drying time.
For Spring 2017 RAB is launching the Alpha Flux garments in a new lighter Alpha Direct, suited for Spring through to Autumn. The insulation is shelled in a new super soft yet durable woven outer fabric which has a high level of permeability. RAB have paired this woven outer with their Thermic-lux; light, stretch fleece is strategic areas of the body for freedom of movement and reduced bulk.
Alpha Flux Jacket - Highly breathable, lightly insulated mid/outer layer using Polartec Alpha Direct technology and stretch fleece for 'On the Move' multi-season use.
Worn as an outer layer Alpha Flux keeps your body temperature in balance when your need a degree of warmth working hard in the mountains. It will also work impeccably as a warmer, fast drying mid-layer in windier, cooler conditions.
A superlight and versatile technical quilt for light-weight adventurers.