The Spark Jacket is a lightweight alpine style waterproof jacket designed specifically for women.
The Spark uses Pertex Shield+ fabric with stretch to offer lightweight waterproof protection featuring a helmet compatible hood with a wired peak a YKK Aquaguard water resistant front zip with internal storm flap and rain drain and 2 large napoleon pockets with water resistant zips and mesh lining for extra venting.
The Spark jacket builds on the success of the Momentum Jacket and the Pertex Shield+ range of waterproofs and combines the two to offer a fantastic piece of kit that copes admirably with summer alpine and mountain walking and at just 240g (size 12) will even double as a shell for travel or running use.
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Pertex Shield+ is an exceptional fabric, it achieves high ratings and yet is so lightweight. The version used by RAB in the Spark Jacket also has stretch properties which make this jacket more comfortable to move around in.
What makes this jacket so good is the low weight and stretch properties, its ideal therefore for a range of activities from mountain marathons to day treks to mountain running. I wouldn't use something this light if I was backpacking and expecting a lot of wet days - it would struggle to keep the water out at the rubbing areas such as shoulders and waist - I might take it on a long trip if I was only expecting the occasional days rain.
Feature-wise its got everything you need, the hood is excellent, with a round the head cinch cord and wired peak - so often in jackets this light the peak is merely foam stiffened. The chest pockets are quite large and sit above the hipbelt line. The cuffs are finished with a velcro closure.
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Regular: Medium fitting, contoured with room for movement.
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