RAB's Atmos Jacket is a minimalist design yet still has a number of key features, such as fully adjustable hood, handwarmer pockets and a gutter backed main zip. Being constructed of 3Layer fabric it will be more durable than some other jackets in its class.
Rab says: The Women's Atmos Jacket is a stripped-down, light-weight Pertex Shield+ waterproof jacket, designed for summer climbing or mountain walking use.
A minimal helmet-compatible hood is designed to fit over a helmet for short periods of time, and therefore the Women's Atmos Jacket is ideal as a light-weight, packable emergency piece in unstable environments such as Scottish winter.
Technical details include YKK AquaGuard zips throughout, internal storm flap and a slim fit for comfortable layering use.
This piece is designed with a slim fit for use over a light baselayer or underneath a larger outer garment.
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RAB's Atmos jacket is made from Pertex Shield+ 3L fabric, 3L stands for 3 layer, this is important because many jackets using Pertex Shield+ are made from a 2.5Layer, which is an excellent performing fabric, but RAB have moved to the 3 Layer construction because the resulting fabric is more durable.
Weight is still kept low because the outer fabric has a lower thread count than a typical 2.5L application - bottom line is RAB can make a jacket that's still very light but will be just that bit more durable than others using 2.5Layer.
Feature-wise the Atmos has a well designed hood with a cinch cord round the head so that it moves with the wearer, two hand pockets, velcro adjusted wrists and a water resistant main zipper backed by a rain gutter.Inside the hand pockets are fabric, not mesh. The peak is stiffened with foam.
A similar jacket but with more features and a very slightly heavier face fabric (and hence a heavier jacket) is the Xiom - also made with 3Layer Pertex Shield+.
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All RAB products are designed with end-use in mind. The fit of our garments reflects this, and varies across different product categories.
Slim: Close fitting, for maximum performance.
The fit of each garment makes allowances for clothing layers likely to be worn underneath it: a ‘regular fit’ shell jacket will have room for several layers underneath, whereas a ‘regular fit' tee will not.