Rab Neo Guide (2014)

The latest upgrade of the Stretch Neo, Rab’s Neo Guide trousers are still made from the same Polartec Stretch Neo waterproof and breathable fabric. The fabric offers extremely high levels of breathability, while having a little more freedom of movement, which makes these trousers ideal for scrambling, climbing and mountaineering. The waist is elasticated with belt loops and braces to stop them slipping down, and there are zipped pockets plus a zip fly. The legs have thigh-length zips so they’re easy to get on, as well as built-in internal gaiters to keep debris from entering your boots. There’s also a huge anti-scuff panel inside the ankle to protect against crampon spikes. These trousers also perform well if used in snow, providing a close fit while maintaining freedom of movement.

Material 3-layer Polartec Stretch Neo
Sizes S-XL (men’s); 8-14 (women’s)
Weight 682g (size L)

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine November 2014