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Rab Vapour-rise Guide Softshell Jacket

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Retail Price £170.00Was £153.00

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A versatile single layer for mountaineers, walkers, runners and mountain bikers needing year-round weather protection.

Extremely breathable, fast wicking and quick drying
Highly wind and weather resistant

High durability/abrasion resistance for its weight

Comfortable, lightweight and very packable

The Rab Vapour-rise Guide Jacket is a winter weight softshell made using Pertex® Equilibrium® to provide a 2 layer system that offers windproof, breathable, high wicking and quick drying performance.

A micro-pile inner effectively wicks moisture away from the skin, and a Pertex® Equilibrium outer ‘pulls’ this moisture to the outside of the fabric where it quickly dries. The outer is wind resistant, and it's DWR finish sheds rain and snow.

With high water repellency, fantastic levels of breathability, a 2 way front zip with internal storm flap, a helmet compatible hood, 2 external pockets and a deep chest pocket (that will take an OS map), 2 internal pockets AND pit zips to combat overheating, the Rab Vapour-rise Guide Jacket is perfect for UK winter conditions.

  • Polartec® hi-loft fleece drop liner
  • 2-way YKK front zip with internal storm flap and chin guard
  • 2 external A-line YKK zip pockets
  • 1 deep YKK chest pocket (will hold OS map)
  • 2 large internal zipped pockets
  • Pit zips
  • Helmet compatible hood
  • Double exit hem draw cord
  • hook and loop® adjustable cuff tabs
  • Reflective trim  

Pertex® Equilibrium® (DWR-treated outer):  a highly breathable lightweight double weave softshell fabric with high water repellency in key areas, balances high wind resistance with fast wicking and drying.
It uses capillary action technology conventionally used on base layer products. During high aerobic activity, moisture is moved from the skin to the outside of the fabric where it evaporates, creating body temperature ‘Equilibrium’.


Windproof: Yes
Breathability: Excellent breathablity
Hood Features: Any Hood, Fixed, Helmet Compatible, Volume Adjustable
Underarm Zips: Yes
Waterproof: Water Resistant
Weight (g): 840
Fabric: Pertex Equilibrium
Gender: Mens

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  • 4 out of 5
Great . . . but., 28 February 2017
By Spaceman (UK)
A top of the range jacket for late Spring/early Autumn.The fit is second to none but in cold and windy conditions your back will quickly become cold.
A great midlayer but not a stand alone jacket for the British climate

  • 5 out of 5
Rab vapor jacket, 11 January 2017
By Taff
Fantastic jacket get it while it's in the sales.
I'm a 44 inch chest Xl is spot on for the fit.

  • 5 out of 5
Superb jacket., 27 November 2016
By cade (Peterborough)
Another great jacket from Rab. Keeps you warm with great breathability. Its warm enough for cool spring/autumn days on its own. In winter you can feel the cold on your back due to the thinner back panel. Combined with the Rab microlight vest i find it perfect for winter. The fit is great too being slightly oversized to allow for layering.
Its expensive but for such a versatile jacket its worth it. I highly recommend it.

  • 4 out of 5
Good so far, 10 October 2016
By Mike (Oldham)
The jacket offers a comfortable fit with ample length in the arms and a warm fleece inner lining. Plenty of pocket space and a solid hood. Good Purchase.

  • 5 out of 5
Brilliant all-rounder., 25 August 2016
By Dave (Darlington)
I was given this jacket as a present from my partner 2 years ago. For once, she picked the perfect product! I wear this jacket everywhere. It's casual enough to wear at the supermarket or going to work, but performs fantastically well in the hills.
As some have said, it's not the warmest jacket if you're just standing around, but that's not what it's for! I've used it up Munros, Wainwrights and even the odd cycle commute, and been plenty warm enough without feeling I'm overheating. Design is well thought out - lots of roomy pockets (accessible with a rucksack on), good fit (I'm a big lump - XL fits me easily, with plenty of room for fleece or vest underneath), plenty of adjustability, vent zips and an excellent hood. In the rain, it's shrugged off many a shower, but in a real downpour you will need an actual waterPROOF jacket.
I think the Guide is brilliant, and if anything happens to mine, I'm getting another.

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Size Guide

This size chart should act as a guide only.

Men's Size Chart
Chest Size - 37 40 43 46 48
Waist - 30 32 34 36 40
Inside Leg - 32 32 32 32 32
Arm Length - 33 34 35 36 36

Men's Size Chart
Chest Size - 94 102 109 117 122
Waist - 76 81 86 91 102
Inside Leg - 81 81 81 81 81
Arm Length - 83 86 89 91 91

Women's Size Chart
Chest Size 33 35 37 39 41 -
Waist 26 27 29 31 33 -
Hip 35 37 39 41 43 -
Inside Leg 32 32 32 32 32 -

Women's Size Chart
Chest Size 84 89 94 99 104 -
Waist 66 69 74 79 84 -
Hip 89 94 99 104 109 -
Inside Leg 81 81 81 81 81 -



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