Rab Kinetic (2012)

A very light jacket at only 190g. It has a nice flattering fit, covers the hips comfortably, and there’s plenty of length in the arms too. The 2.5-layer Pertex Shield fabric is more than capable of coping with heavy rain and is amazingly breathable too. It’s got a nice high collar which is great in bad weather when you’ve got the hood up, but when the hood is down, it feels quite intrusive and chafes against the skin – oh for a fleece chin guard! The hood is excellent, though – plenty of volume, a stiff peak, and side and rear elastic cords clamp it down. It has soft, Velcro-adjustable cuffs and two decent-sized, mesh-lined pockets that you can access even when wearing a pack. 

Sizes: 8-16
Fabric: Pertex Shield
Weight: 190g
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 01773 601870; www.rab.uk.com


Review from Country Walking magazine, May 2012