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!
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.
- 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