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The stretch and comfort of a softshell with the protection of a hardshell. Designed to be worn all-day long come rain or shine
Built to help you pare back your kit on remote multi-day expeditions, it’s the perfect all-round waterproof shell for hikers, climbers and mountaineers
It uses recycled Stretch Knit Proflex™ fabric with a breathable waterproof membrane and a fast-wicking backer to shift moisture fast during high-energy ascents
It also uses Stretch Nylon Woven Proflex™ panels in the hip, arm, shoulders and hood to cope with the abrasion and exposure of tough, technical climbs
Designed with a closer fit than a traditional shell, its flexible dual-fabric construction is combined with a range of high-spec features
For all-day dryness, comfort and mobility, they include a helmet-compatible hood, water-resistant AquaGuard zips and easy adjustment at the hood, hem and cuffs
Tough but flexible, waterproof but breathable, this is the ultimate ‘hard’ softshell for committed alpine adventure
Colour : Nightfall Blue
Fit : Regular.
- neither slim nor loose. Regular fit items are the perfect balance of form fit and ease of movement.
Centre Back Length : 76cm, 30in size large
Weight : 422.5g, size large
Main : Recycled polyester knit face 3L with PU membrane and polyester backer, Proflex, 120gsm.
- Hydrostatic Head : 10,000mm
- MVTR : 35000g/m²/24 hrs
Reinforcement : Stretch polyamide woven 3L, Proflex, 149 gsm
Lining : High gauge knit wicking
Helmet compatible hood with a stiffened and flexible polymer peak
Front and rear hood adjustment
YKK aquaguard 2-way center front zip
YKK aquaguard pocket zips
YKK inner zipped chest pocket
Dual fabrics provide reinforcement in high wear areas
Brushed tricot chin guard
Fully adjustable drawcord hem
Velcro adjustable cuffs
Rab Size Guide : IMPORTANT: These are body measurements, not the measurements of the garments
Chest – Measure around the fullest part of the chest with your arms down. Usually just under the pits
Arm length - Measure from the side of your neck to wrist fold, over the top of your arm
Waterproofness is an absolute measure.
Either something is waterproof or it’s not. However, higher standards of waterproofing allow for more durability and a garment that will stay waterproof for longer.
Rab use a water column or Hydrostatic Head test to find out how waterproof a fabric is. It measures a fabric’s ability to withhold water pressure.
Imagine a very tall, over 30m, open-ended tube standing on the fabric and being slowly filled up with water.
As more water is added, the pressure on the fabric will increase.
The results are expressed as the height of a water column the fabric can withstand before it allows water to penetrate.
For example a Hydrostatic Head (HH) from 1500mm (1.5m) to 30000mm (30m).
The industry standard for a fabric to be classed as waterproof is 1500mm.
Not having a 30 metre tube in their laboratory, for obvious practical reasons, Rab use a hydrostatic head machine that clamps a sample of fabric and then exerts water pressure using a pump to give them extremely accurate results.
In the real world water pressure can manifest itself in several ways.
From the obvious, the speed and size of rain droplets, to the straps of a backpack, a climbing harness or kneeling on the ground, these all exert a water pressure on the garment.
Often it is at these points of contact that moisture can seep through the garment, if the right combination of materials and technologies have not been used.
For example, sitting on wet ground exerts 1500- 2000mm of pressure whereas kneeling, in the same spot, could exert as much as 10,000mm due to the reduction in contact surface area.
Remember, in all Rab waterproof garments they require a minimum HH rating of 10,000mm or above.