Rab Neutrino Endurance (2017)


The 800 fill power Nikwax Hydrophobic down insulation absorbs less water than standard down. The outer fabric is Pertex Endurance, which has a water-resistant coating to protect the insulation. The hood is helmet-compatible with face drawcords and a rear volume adjuster. The cuffs have Velcro tab adjusters, and two zipped pockets are provided. But the Rab Neutrino Endurance is relatively heavy and bulky. 4/5


Men’s sizes are XS-XXL and women’s sizes are 8-16. The hood fits with very little adjustment needed, but it does not turn with the head as well as some others and the drawcord locks ended up very close to my eyes. The body fits well but feels bulkier than other jackets, while the cuff and hem adjustment is effective at locking out draughts. 4/5


Those hood drawcords caused a comfort issue for me as they were very annoying. But apart from that the Rab Neutrino Endurance is very warm, and ideal for sitting around in colder conditions. It also has a nice soft brushed area at the chin. As the outer resists water a little and the down is hydrophobic this comfort should remain despite some dampness in the air. 4/5

In use

The Rab Neutrino Endurance is relatively big and bulky so it’s not the best for stashing in a pack. But in a campsite or bothy it is great as it’s so warm. Also that water-resistant construction is a benefit worth having in the UK. The outer feels more durable too, and less likely to rip than some lighter designs. But for carrying in a rucksack it is a bit heavy and bulky. 4/5


This is a very warm jacket, made of great materials – and so the price is acceptable for what you get compared to others. 3/5


The Rab Neutrino Endurance is a very warm jacket for wearing around a campsite or bothy; but the weight and bulk limit its value when in a rucksack. 3.8/5

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine February 2017