The Rab Xenon Jacket is a versatile synthetically insulated partner providing you with lightweight warmth and protection from the cold and damp weather. Perfect for year round UK conditions and as a fast and light alpine belay jacket.
The outer and lining fabric is lightweight ripstop Atmos which is durable and super compressible. Insulated with lightweight and breathableStratus insulation, temperature regulation is easy when your working hard. This means you'll be more likely to keep the Xenon X Jacket on after you're finished belaying and started moving eliminating the need to keep taking it on and off. Stratus insulation is produced using 100% recycled fibres made from post consumer PET bottles. The Rab Xenon Jacket has done away with the need for a quilted construction as the Stratus insulation is laid continuously throughout the jacket, preventing any cold spots and making it very packable.
The hood is lycra bound to create a good seal around your face and to be comfortable when worn under a climbing helmet. The YKK Vislon front zip is two-way and features an insulated baffle to further protect you from the cold, for added comfort the end of the zip is guarded. Externally on the jacket there are two YKK zipped hand warmer pockets that are slightly raised so that they can still be accessed when a harness or ruck sack waist belt is worn. Inside the jacket there is a zipped pocket that is perfect for keeping small items safe, secure and warm, this pocket also doubles up as an integrated stuff sack for the jackets transportation and protection when packed away.
Rab Xenon Jacket Features
- Atmos DWR outer
- Atmos lining
- Stratus 60g Insulation
- Under helmet lycra bound hood
- 2-way YKK Vislon front zip with insulated baffle and chin guard
- 2 YKK zipped hand pockets
- 1 YKK internal zipped pocket which doubles as a stuff sac
- Elasticated cuffs
- Hem drawcord
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Customer Reviews of Rab Xenon Jacket
Having read extremely positive reviews on this jacket and seen it was the top 'Editor's pick"" on my American go-to outdoor gear site, Outdoor Gear Lab, where they do stringent testing on the best outdoor gear there is out there, I decided to take the plunge and get one from Facewest - who always have great gear and excellent prices and customer service.
I am not disappointed! Absolutely great jacket. No fancy stuff where it isn't needed, just super lightweight and very warm and windproof.
The only negative for me and all that is stopping me awarding 5 stars is the hood. With a little tiny bit of effort they could have stuck a drawcord adjuster on it but they didn't and it is too big for my head unless I am wearing a beanie under it. Apart from that, I love it. A great investment."
Usual Rab quality construction.
I ordered a medium as that’s my normal size but it was a bit too baggy for my liking so I returned it for a small which is a neater fit yet still gives full movement. The jacket is very warm and great in the wind, and also seems to be fine in light rain. But it’s not that breathable and if you are working hard or walking fast then you will notice this. I read a few reviews prior to buying the jacket so was well aware of this issue. A couple of under arm zip vents would be a great addition.
If your priority is warmth and protection from the elements in a light weight synthetic jacket then it’s a great option.