This soft shell jacket from Rab is a good fit, with plenty of adjustment at the cuffs and hem, and has a rustle-free hood that is a delight to wear. The soft Pertex outer and fleecy pile lining make a very comfortable combination. Beyond criticism in cooler, nastier conditions, and would win a winter test hands down. But it’s a little warm, heavy and bulky for year-round use.
Verdict: The Vapour-Rise is windproof, shower resistant and incredibly breathable, and is a fantastic jacket for winter or higher altitude walking. A little too warm for summer though.
Colours: Blue, dark shark and petrol
Fabric: Pertex Equilibrium with DWR outer/micro pile inner
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 01773 601870; www.rab.uk.com