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Waterproof / Breathable / Packable
The Downpour Eco is a next-generation shell for walking, hiking and weekend escapes
With ultra-sustainable Pertex® Revolve fabric, it’s the perfect way to embrace the Great Outdoors without leaving a footprint
Soft, lightweight, comfortable and practical, it is tailor-made for challenging 3 season treks and rainy days in the hills
Built from recycled 2.5-layer Pertex® Revolve fabric with a fluorocarbon-free DWR treatment, the Downpour Eco is a monopolymer waterproof jacket
It uses a polyester outer and membrane, which means that, in addition to being 100% recycled, it also has the potential to be recycled at the end of its life much more easily than waterproof fabrics made from multiple polymer layers.
Adjustable hem and cuffs and a pair of deep-venting pit zips enable you to tweak the fit and ventilation as conditions demand
It features a pair of zipped handwarmer pockets large enough for a map, alongside an integrated stuff sack for an easy carry
The hood with polymer peak is two-way adjustable for reliable visibility and the zipped handwarmer pockets are large enough for a map.
Light and packable, with a weight of just 280g, this is the go-to jacket for hikers who demand more sustainable gear as well as performance.
Centre Back Length: 69cm, 27.2inch size 12 UK
Weight: 280g, size 12 UK
Main Fabric: Pertex Shield Revolve, recycled 50D polyester 2.5L with polyester membrane, 98g/m²
Hydrostatic Head (measure of waterproofness) : 20,000mm
MVTR (measure of breathability) : 20,000 g/m²/24 hrs
YKK zipped front opening with storm guard
Front and rear hood adjustment
Non-helmet compatible hood with a flexible polymer peak
YKK zipped pockets with storm guard
YKK pit zips with storm guard
Brushed tricot chin guard
Fully adjustable drawcord hem
Velcro adjustable cuffs
Rab Size Guide: These are body measurements, not the measurements of the garments
PERTEX® Shield Revolve
Conventional waterproof breathable fabrics are constructed from multiple different polymer layers
- nylon, polyurethane, polyester and fluoropolymers - laminated into a multi-material fabric.
These fabrics are very difficult to recycle at the end of the product’s life due to the major challenges of separating out the different polymers into their relevant waste streams.
Pertex® Shield Revolve™ fabrics are mono-material laminates, each layer of the fabric is made from a single polymer - recycled polyester.
A face fabric woven from recycled polyester yarns combined with a waterproof breathable recycled polyester membrane and an optional recycled polyester backer.
The mono-material composition means Pertex® Shield Revolve™ fabrics are much easier to recycle at the end of a garment’s life.
This keeps the material in a closed-loop, minimising the waste of resources and reducing the overall environmental impact of the fabric.
Waterproofness Ratings Guide :
5,000mm: This is the minimum rating for a jacket to be called rainproof, however, it won’t stand up to much more than a shower over a period of time
10,000mm - 15,000mm :In this range a jacket will withstand most downpours but will soak through over time if subjected to pressure, ie sitting on
20,000mm plus: The rating you should look for if you plan to be out in all conditions
Rab Breathability Guide (MVTR): mm/m²/24 hours
Very Poor <1,000 Modest 1,000-5,000 Good 5,000-10,000 Great 10,000-15,000 Exemplary 20,000+
Durable Water Repellency, or DWR, is a technology that Rab use throughout their range of waterproofs
DWR causes water to bead on the surface of the fabric so that instead of soaking into the garment's outer fabric, the rain simply rolls off
By reducing the amount of standing water on the garment’s outer, the breathability of the fabric is maintained and it remains light and comfortable to wear
PFC-Free DWRs offer excellent water repellence but less oil/dirt repellence than PFC chemistries, and they require more regular reproofing to maintain performance
PFCs are perfluorinated compounds. They are used in a very wide variety of products including cosmetics, cookware, and textiles
Their use has come under increasing scrutiny because they accumulate in the body and do not readily degrade; their use is now restricted