Rab Stretch Neo Jacket

Rab Stretch Neo Jacket


I’m someone who is almost always too hot when moving in more than one layer, and i sweat like a hot badger in a plastic bag. So i tend to get quite wet from condensation in most so-called “breathable” jackets (except Paramo which i find too warm for summer use). Then i get cold when i stop unless i change my base layer immediately.

I’m currently using a Rab Stretch Neo Jacket made of Polartec Neoshell for most of my walking.

I’m deeply impressed by it’s breath-ability and i’m not usually impressed by waterproofs that claim to be breathable at all. I hate every eVent jacket i’ve owned as i find it not very durable, and I only buy Gore-tex’s paclite if its very cheap ‘cos i don’t think it is worth full price.

I must say i do love my Stretch Neo Jacket  and i’m saving up for a pair the trousers next!

Rab say…
The Stretch Neo Jacket is a waterproof and highly breathable jacket designed for mountain use. The Stretch Neo takes advantage of an all new technology from softshell supremos Polartec – the new Neoshell® fabric.  Polartec have managed to find the ‘holy-grail’ of highly breathable waterproof fabric that even has stretch built in.

Tech Spec…

  • Helmet compatible hood with wired peak
  • YKK Aquaguard® front zip with internal storm flap and chin guard
  • 2 external Napoleon YKK Aquaguard® zip pockets
  • 2 internal mesh zipped pockets
  • Double exit hem draw cord
  • Velcro® adjustable cuff tabs
  • Reflective trim
  • Polartec Neoshell® fabric
    • Weight: 136g/m
    • Composition: 100% nylon face and 100% Polyester back
    • Warp: 50 Denier
    • Weft: 50 Denier
    • DWR/Spray: 80/20
    • HH in mm: 10,000
    • MVTR: N/A
    • Air Perm: 0.5CFM


Author: Phil Newby

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Author: Phil Newby