Rab

Nim­bus

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£145 Men's S-XXL Women's 8-16 Weight 475g (size L) Outer Per­tex Quan­tum In­su­la­tion Rab Cir­rus

IT'S GOOD

Com­pared to oth­ers this of­fers a good set of fea­tures and per­for­mance. It's based around Rab’s Cir­rus in­su­la­tion, which is able to loft (ex­pand to cre­ate air pock­ets) bet­ter than other syn­thetic op­tions. It’s a loose in­su­la­tion so it has to be locked in place with baf­fles, hence the lines of stitch­ing across the body. The Per­tex outer is light and thin and, to­gether, this cre­ates a low weight that packs down eas­ily. In­su­la­tion level is good for au­tumn and for tak­ing the edge off in win­ter. There is a hood and a pair of map-sized zipped hip pock­ets. The fit is rea­son­able with no hem or cuff move­ment.

HOW­EVER

While there is a hem draw­cord, there is no hood or cuff ad­just­ment, apart from elas­ti­ca­tion, so these ar­eas may not fit you per­fectly. The hood did not turn with my head, which is not ideal. If you want to wear this with a ruck­sack, ac­cess to the pock­ets is re­stricted by the hip belts. The fea­tures are not per­fect and the fit of the hood could be bet­ter, but if you are just go­ing to throw this on around camp, these nig­gles are per­haps not too wor­ri­some.

VER­DICT

A good prac­ti­cal jacket for hill­walk­ers who want good warmth dur­ing short breaks.

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