The Rab Vital Windshell Jacket is a lightweight super packable wind-shirt ideal for summer days on the mountain where protection from the cooling wind is required without any compromise of breathability.
Hyperlite is a lightweight, windproof nylon fabric that offers high levels of durability and weather protection without compromising weight. Finished with a DWR coating that provides extended life to the water repellency of the jacket.
The two hand pockets are zipped and sit a little higher above the hips so they can still be utilized if a harness or a rucksack waistband is worn. Part elastic cuffs and a half hem drawcord help prevent the jacket from flapping around in the wind and assist with trapping warm air keeping your core warm.
Rab Vital Windshell Jacket Features
- Hyperlite windproof nylon outer with DWR
- Soft touch close-fitting collar
- YKK front zip with internal storm flap
- Venting control popper
- 1 YKK zipped chest pocket converts into stuffsack
- Part elastic cuffs
- Half hem drawcord
- Reflective logos front and back
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Customer Reviews of Rab Vital Windshell Jacket
This is superb product. Facewest had the cheapest price on the internet by far. It is a very light jacket, kind of like a plastic bag but don't be fooled about how amazingly useful it is. I was on top of a mountain with the wind howling. It was cutting through my soft-shell, fleece and merino base-layer. The second i put on this little jacket the wind feeling disappeared. I became toasty warm in my mid-layers. It is tiny and lightweight and can go everywhere with you are it takes up less room than a can of soft drink and weighs only 125g. Now it is important to note that it is tight fitting and does not give much elasticity in the material to stretch, so if between sizes then order up.
It is a wind jacket only and not waterproof. You will need a waterproof with it and that is why it is good that the Vital does not have a hood of its own, you don't need two hoods for rain. However it is reasonably water repellent. I wore it for 45 minutes in a downpour and it did not leak.
Finally, it looks nice. Several people have asked me where I got it just when they have seen me wearing it. It has a nice cut and the log is subtle yet clear. Whether summer over a t-shirt or winter over several mid-layers this will be my go-to wind protector and will go on everywhere with me.
I went for the Acid version and I can now be seen from space! Super lightweight and when folded into its breast pocket it is reduced to almost nothing. There a strong loop so you can use a small carabina to hook it on to you. Also a nice little press stud across the breast so you can have it zipped down for ventilation
Great value for money compared to others in the market. Some venting material under the arms would make this product 5 star.
I wanted a running jacket that was extremely light, kept the wind chill off without being too warm and without a hood fitted. The Vital Windshield ticked all the boxes and is great. Size wise, I'm 5'10"", 86 kg with athletic build and the medium is fairly fitted but not too tight. I only wear a base layer beneath it so the fit is fine. Would definitely recommend."
Really pleased with my purchase. Best price anywhere. Speedy delivery. Had to return the item originally delivered as I had ordered the wrong size (my fault). Almost immediate refund on this item before the replacement item was delivered equally quickly. Great service all round.
Great product, good price, even better service as the item arrived within 24 hours.
Excellent and thanks very much !