The very lightweight jacket from Rab has a pleasant, technical look. The fit and length of the arms and body are good, and the deep, adjustable hood excellent. It’s very roomy in the chest, which will be perfect for some women. Although simply styled, the attention to detail is very apparent. The cuffs and hem are fully adjustable, the hood is nice and deep, and the pockets are perfectly placed for easy access with a rucksack. The high collar will help you stay totally dry in a downpour, and the eVENT fabric is very breathable. There’s no lining, hence the light weight.
Verdict: A top quality waterproof worthy of its high price tag. Excellent for its durable feel, breathability and low weight. It is well cut for women, and will especially suit those with a larger bust.
Colours: Blue, earth, luna, shark, black
Fabric: Three-layer eVENT
Main features: Wired peak tab down hood, double storm flap, two external pockets, water resistant zips, zipped inner pocket, self draining pockets
Men’s version: Bergen
Contact: 01773 601870; www.rab.uk.com