Basement - Rab Neo Alpine Jacket

Polartec Neoshell 3L fabric / 10,000mm HH / Exceptional Breathability
Weighs 376g (Medium size)
Code: AW15120
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Rab Neo Alpine JacketThe Neo Alpine Jacket is a waterproof, very breathable, minimalist climbing jacket designed with stretch Polartec NeoShell fabric to offer high levels of dynamic movement when in the mountains.

|Polartec NeoShell, Breathing is Believing - The exclusive membrane allows air to pull moisture vapor out – even at extremely low levels of pressure. So it helps keep you drier during high-exertion activities. Polartec NeoShell is the first-ever fabric to enable peak performance in any condition.
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The Neo Alpine Jacket is made from Polartec Neoshell which is a waterproof, breathable fabric that uses two-way air exchange. The fabric is not as waterproof as eVent or Goretex (Hydrostaic Head figures are typically 10,000mm compared to eVent at 30,000mm) but Polartec argues you don't need such a high rating for most conditions so can produce a fabric that's a lot more breathable. The feel and drape of the material is also softer than your eVent or Goretex hardshell so it actually feels a lot more comfortable.

Technical features include a helmet compatible hood with wired peak, 2 large napoleon chest pockets for ease of use when wearing a harness, and fully waterproof zips throughout. Anti-snag Velcro adjustable cuffs and a lined collar also provides further protection from the elements. An essential piece of kit for winter climbing or when tackling projects in unpredictable climates.

- 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
  • Polartec NeoShell 3 layer fabric with stretch
  • Helmet compatible hood, wired peak and tricot lined collar with roll down anti-snag velcro tab
  • 2-way YKK Vislon AquaGuard front zip with dual internal storm flap system
  • 2 YKK Vislon AquaGuard large, zipped Napoleon chest pockets with rain drains
  • 3mm seam allowance
  • Anti-snag velcro adjustable cuffs
  • Hem drawcord
  • Reflective trim
  • Regular fit
  • Rab Fit: Regular
  • Polartec NeoShell 3L fabric with stretch
  • Centre back length (size L): 78.5cm
  • Small weighs: 362g
  • Medium weighs: 376g
  • Large weighs: 390g
  • XLarge weighs: 408g
  • XXLarge weighs: 422g
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